We cook pizzas (including sourdough), meats and fish with wood, seasoned Norfolk ash to be precise. We do it inside an African clay oven mounted in a converted 1977 french van. We are Norfolk born and reared.
All pizza dough is made using the finest ingredients sampled in Napoli and perfected in Norfolk.
The menu will always do best to have one local & seasonal pizza for sale.
As well as pizza the wood fired oven will cook steaks, pulled pork, jerk chicken, venison burgers and variety of fish (sardines a classic).
The van is Norwich based and will travel to wherever people want classic food from a classic van. Pop up in your street, corporate bashes, weddings, fêtes, sports events, festivals, gigs, divorce parties, you name it!
The Wood Kitchen will always travel and serve.
Just wanted to say thank you again for a fantastic party on Friday night. The pizza and salads were amazing, the truck was so cool and you guys were the best! We couldn't ask for a better start to our wedding weekend. I'm trying to think up a reason for another party so we can do it all again!— Gabrielle & Tom
Thank you so much for the evening food we had such an amazing day and the pizzas went down very well. My nanny got her pizza too which she was very pleased with. There were definitely a few sore heads in the morning!— Laura & Daniel
Thank you very much for the lovely pizzas on Saturday night. I have had some lovely messages and comments about the delicious pizzas, you and your Mum did a great job! Hopefully it will lead to more business for you!— Caroline
A big thank you, for all your hard work yesterday it worked really well for us, the pizzas were delicious, everyone was well impressed.— Carrie & Mart
Our van was born in 1977, Haute-Loire Department of France. It was last used as a horsebox before we purchased it, converting it to a mobile wood fired pizza wagon. The van was converted over the winter of 2012/13 in Acle, Norfolk. George (proprietor) spent summer of 2012 in Napoli researching and sampling the best flour, tomatoes, mozzarella, cured meats and seafood.
The Citroën H Van, Type H, H-Type or HY is a light truck (or delivery van) produced by the French car maker Citroën between 1947 and 1981. It was developed as a simple front wheel driven van after World War II. A total of 473,289 were produced in 34 years in factories in France and Belgium. Most of them were sold in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. They were not sold in the UK in right hand drive.
In France, this strange (or funny) looking van is known as "Nez de Cochon", "Pig Nose". When used by the police, it was called "panier à salade", "salad basket".
The distinctive corrugated body work was inspired by German Junkers (Aircraft) of the 1930s, the three engined Junkers Ju 52, being the last to use this construction. The ribs added strength without adding weight, and required only simple, low cost press tools. The flat body panels were braced on the inside by 'top hat' box sections, at right angles to the ribs.