Woostone Pizza Oven History
In late 1989, during a routine call on a key customer, Keith Carpenter learned that a customer was struggling to find a wood fired stone hearth or ‘brick oven’ that could stand up to the rigours of the American commercial kitchen.
The idea of building a wood fired oven suited to the rigours of a modern American kitchen intrigued him and led him to contact Harry Hegarty. Harry had been building large scale, high temperature ceramic incinerators for the forest products industry for 17 years. This meeting was a turning point.
In April 1990, Keith and Harry founded Wood Stone and were soon revolutionising stone hearth cooking.
In 1995 Woodstone introduced the gas-fueled and gas-assist stone-hearth ovens, with many different configurations to meet different production requirements. Wood Stone gas-fired ovens are carefully designed to be responsive to the demanding needs of high production cook lines. Now customers know they can get “wood-fired flavour” from a gas-fired oven!
The main reason why we use this oven however is because of the taste, you’ll recognise that wood fired flavour!