The following interview took place at Pizza Expo.
I was walking through the exhibition area when Francesco Marra motioned to me. Francesco is the CEO of Marra Forni pizza ovens. He wanted to discuss his pizza ovens with me. I asked if I could record the interview and he was enthusiastic about sharing his story.
He explained that he started the company seven years ago with his brother. At first the company was in a small 3,000 foot space. They wanted to not only offer quality pizza ovens but were interested in being a “one stop shop” for every pizza business. The rotator deck oven is able to cook 200-250 pizzas in one hour. The unique aspect of this particular oven is the programmable touch screen. The screen has an automatic turn on and turn off. You can set the oven to be cranked up by the time you get to the store to open your pizzeria. There is a very special insulation used in the ovens which allow them to cook their pizza at 900 degree F.
All of the raw material for the ovens is imported from Italy. The company assembles all of the ovens in the United States.
The oven line includes Neapolitan style ovens, rotating deck ovens and electric ovens. They offer a wide variety of pizza tools, pizza ovens, both wood fired and electric. They also do consulting. He stressed that the company is very customer service oriented.
“If you succeed, we succeed…” Francesco Marra
He is very interested in all aspects of the pizza business. He went on to explain that Marra Forni is not just an oven company. The company wants to help in all aspects of the pizza business. From choosing the correct oven to helping you be a pizza success.
Here is the interview:
You can order a Marra Forni oven here: