Fogazzo Wood Fired Ovens and Barbecues was started in 2002 by Sergio de Paula and a small group of craftsman to produce the very best wood fired ovens and authentic Brazilian Churrasco barbecues. Initially most products were imported form São Paulo, Brazil, where he was born, but gradually the production of both ovens and barbecues was moved to Arcadia, California.
As of January 2012, all Fogazzo wood fired ovens and barbecues units are 100% made in USA! Fogazzo carries a full line of wood fired ovens, mesquite fired churrasco Brazilian barbecues, as well as an extensive line of oven and barbecue accessories, chimney parts and insulation products.
In late 2011 Fogazzo received a patent for a new wood fired oven design. It has been affectionately named as the “Treasure Chest Wood Fired Oven”, by the craftsman who make them. The Fogazzo Treasure Chest Series, is a perfectly balanced wood fired oven for every day use and it takes advantage of space normally lost by round ovens, since it has a more rectangular shape, just like a “treasure chest”
Please visit the Fogazzo website to learn more about these amazing ovens!
SERGIO DE PAULA IS A RENOWNED WOOD FIRED OVEN DESIGNER AND A MASTER PIZZAIOLO. With over a decade of wood fired oven design, and nearly forty years of pizza making experience Sergio’s uncompromising pursuit of perfection has taken him to some of the best pizza markets in the world, like Naples, New York, and São Paulo.
Sergio’s passion for great pizza began nearly four decades ago when, at a very young age, he began acquiring his knowledge on the subject. Initially trained as a traditional bread baker in his family’s bakery, he later as a pizzaiolo. That experience, combined with his Italian heritage, led him on a lifelong quest to elevate pizza to its highest form, from a simple staple for the masses, to a culinary masterpiece.
Today Chef De Paula strives to combine only the freshest locally sourced ingredients over his signature old worlds crust. All his passion is used to create unique and flavorful wood fired pizzas. He is continually sharing his authentic Neo Neopolitan style wood-fired artisan pizzas with his many friends and customers at Fogazzo Wood Fired Ovens and Barbecues test kitchen and showroom, in Arcadia, California and in many parties and catering events throughout Southern California every year.
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