This is my oven in my backyard.
Beautiful Forno Bravo wood fired oven. I chop the wood. I make the fire. I wait for the oven to heat up. This takes me about 1.5 to 2 hours! Then I make pizza. Put it in the oven. Sixty seconds later it is done. And I feel that this is really crazy.
Wood fired ovens are complicated. You don’t pay attention for few seconds and pizza can burn. The temperature is not even. Some parts of the oven are hotter. Some are colder. The differences are pretty big. You really have to be very experienced.
I am not going to use wood fired pizza in my commercial restaurant. I want to be sure that my employees are able to learn how to make pizza very quickly. I don’t want to rely on highly paid and experienced labor. I want to have processes in place which assure that making pizza is very fast!
Does the pizza taste better from wood fired oven? Yes, it could, but I don’t think this is such a big deal. I think that good ingredients are much more important. So I am definitively going with conveyor oven for my restaurant.