Our Story

Too many events involve food that leaves you feeling disappointed, underwhelmed and unsatisfied.  We’re here to change that.

The Wild Oven is a team of people committed to bringing enjoyment and connection to those around us. We do this by bringing our wood fired ovens in classic vehicles to life’s celebrations where we provide raved about food and service that brings people together.

It all begins from our base which is located in our family’s converted dairy. From here we prepare the details and ingredients that enable us to bring fabulous wood fired food to your event.

Research from Oxford University revealed that sharing food enhances the bonds between us alongside increasing our happiness and life satisfaction. We serve food that delivers enjoyment and enhances the connections between all of us and the experiences that we share. The feedback we get from the guests and clients who have enjoyed our food and service confirms this.  If you would like you and your guests to be brought together to share wood fired food to rave about then contact us.

 

Client Testimonials

I couldn’t recommend The Wild Oven highly enough…from the incredible tasting afternoon where we were able to try anything and everything on the menu to the flawless execution on our wedding day, Zoe and the team were outstanding. The food was simply amazing; rustic sharing platters, sharing feasts, wood-fired pizzas and toasted marshmallows – we received countless compliments from our guests. The staff on the day were always smiling, polite and followed our every instruction, making sure it was the day we had hoped for. You will not regret using The Wild Oven, they are so much more than a catering company and we would use them again without hesitation.

 

Thank you Zoe & all.

Patrick Reade

Event Style: Wedding

A great choice for pizza and petrol heads alike! (Or if you simply like great food and service)

We used The Wild Oven team to cater the christening of our two children. Everyone loved it. Including my 102 year old grandma. She had never had pizza before, so as her first she was overwhelmed with how delicious they were. Kirsty and Charlie were fabulous, and to arrive home after church to see the Land Rover on our drive was amazing – And a huge weight off. Cracking from first contact with Ed, to the tidy up!

Charlotte Woodcock

Event Style: Christening

I just wanted to say thank you to your team for the wonderful job they did on Saturday night.

The food was fantastic, they managed with the weather conditions really well and they were incredibly friendly and professional throughout the evening. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Tracy Williams

Event Style: Birthday Party

Thank you so much to Öllie, Lucy and Josie for being so delightful during our party.  Our guests were fascinated by “the wood fired oven” in the Defender, I know quite a few friends were very interested in having The Wild Oven at future events they are planning. The food was fabulous, many compliments about the lamb wraps and the toasted brownie marshmallow has become the dessert of choice for many.  Thank you again

Susie Cumine

Event Style: Party Catering Festival Style

I’ve got nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience with The Wild Oven on Sunday. The girls were absolutely charming and the standard of food produced was incredible. We had a complete age range of guests who attended our engagement party, and every single person praised everything about it. No doubt you will hear from some of our friends and family in the future too. Please thank the girls for all of their hard work, I look forward to our wedding breakfast tasting in October!

Charlotte Dyer

Event Style: Party Catering

Our History

The Wild Oven began in 2012 with a dream to create enjoyment and connection centred around the exciting food that the British farms around us produce. This dream started the journey towards reality when James and I were on our travels in Northern Italy. We wandered through the cobbled streets of Bormio into the town square, where we discovered a gathering of people around an enthusiastic Italian and his wood fired oven. When we tasted the hot wood fired pizza it became our light bulb moment. It was here that we put together our love and passion for bringing the greatest food from British farms to life with the theatre and romance of the wood fired oven. It was back to our farm in Warwickshire to start the dream. James spent the Winter in the workshop building our first roaming wood fired oven whilst I set about developing recipes and learning how to start a business.

In our first year, we spent our Summer travelling around local festivals honing our techniques and learning how to cook with the wood fired oven. It wasn’t long before people were asking us to provide food at their weddings and parties, and before we knew it every weekend we would find ourselves with our ever growing team at someone’s event helping them celebrate.

Remembering James

Sadly our story took a turn, and in 2015 James passed away in a car accident.

James’ death was a great loss, both for us and for everyone who’s life he had touched with his positivity, love, charisma and ability to turn his hand to anything. After a period of mourning I was faced with a choice. Whether to continue with our dream or take another path. It was with the strength of the team around me that the choices I made allowed The Wild Oven to continue and flourish into what it is today.  The loss of James serves as a reminder to each one of us here at The Wild Oven that life is about enjoying the moments and appreciating the people around you.  Which makes it even more special when we’re able to help others celebrate their special moments and the people that they share them with.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the ‘Wild Oven’ team for all that you did for us at our wedding on Saturday! The ‘Wild Oven’ were absolutely amazing, and the food was so delicious! So many people commented on how great the service and the food were, so thank you so much. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR EVENT

We would love to talk through menus and styles with you to create your perfect event. We’ll send you a free, no obligation proposal letting you see exactly what we can do for your event and how much it will cost.

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The Wild Oven Ltd,
Billesley Manor Farm,
Billesley,
Stratford upon Avon,
Warwickshire,
B49 6NE
01789 273 212 hello@thewildoven.co.uk