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Milestones 2014

Posted: 01/04/2015

April

After probably years of thinking about going into business by himself, it took Mike a holiday to France for the idea of Bare Bones Pizza to come to fruition. After coming home and telling the rest of the family, it was settled – we were going to jump in feet first.

May

Research began straight away. Looking at local food markets and the street food scene in the UK. Books purchased, websites perused. We also had our first meeting with Jay from Dingley Dell ovens. The guru of wood fired pizzas we spent a morning with him bombarding him with questions about our business. Next we had to get our vehicle. We knew that we wanted a van, but we were on the lookout for the right deal. After an off road experience that Mike had for his birthday, we drove down to Swindon where we bought a Citroen Relay. Next we had to find the right coach fitters. We checked out three places, settling on the second place we visited – Tudor Trailers.

June

The van at this point was in Weston Super-mare at Tudor Trailer’s. We had one last visit to Jays workshop to see our finished oven before it was sent down and fitted into our van. Excitement levels we’re at their peak in June!

July

Continued visits down to Weston to see the progress on our van and our first booking! Another huge mile-stone for us.

August

The month Bare Bones Pizza hit the streets. We invited 200 of our nearest and dearest to our launch party on the 10th August and raised over £700 for the Cancer ward at Russell’s Hall hospital. We plan to make this a yearly fundraiser. Five days later we had our first gig at Eat Street in Leamington Spa, where you can find us most Fridays.

Our highlights in 2014

• 78 events/gigs in 2014
• Accepted into Scoff (Midland St Food Collective)
• Shortlisted by shortlist.com in their search for the best Pizza in the UK
• Awarded 5 stars for Hygiene and food safety standards
• Accepted our first wedding booking for 2015
• Received another excellent review from ichoose Birmingham
• Traded at both Digbeth Dining Club and Brumyumyum, Kingsheath. Birmingham’s top Street Food venues

This year has been great for us with many highs and minimal lows. We have learnt a lot, and had a blast while doing it. Plans are already coming together for 2015 and we can’t wait to see you all while our business grows and we continue to deliver delicious wood fired pizzas to you.

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