A little over 3 years ago, while driving to upstate New York late at night, I passed an old train car that was sitting on the side of the road. I looked long and hard at that dilapidated caboose, and had a vision of serving pizza out of one….wow, that could be pretty unique I thought, and slowly let the thought slip to the back of my mind. A couple of days later, I was walking through Pittsford, NY when I spotted a Caboose for sale! This couldn’t be happening… I looked into it very quickly and inquired about the price… but, decided to let that go due to health code restrictions, space confinements and the logistics of moving the 30-ton behemoth. But the dream took seed on that night. The dream has grown and evolved, and is definitely not what we thought it was going to be, but we are serving hundreds of people top notch pizza from a beautiful wood fired oven.
Our end of summer season is approaching the peak and our fall season is ramping up. Our client base is growing and we’re booking quite a mix of events, from private parties in Northern Virginia, to corporate gatherings closer to DC, to a wedding coming up in Philadelphia. If you would have told me 3 years ago that I would be serving the Swiss Embassy wood fired pizza out of a mobile oven at a farm in Washington, VA…I probably would have laughed at you…and then I might have thought of the possibilities (life as I know it to be a dreamer).
But I love the change and the growth. And part of that growth comes from our desire to be the best. Inspiration takes many forms….I remember my father’s work ethic and love of food & my grandfather’s attention to detail (I swear he walked around with a magnifying glass to check your work)… Coupled with inspiration from a quote by Thomas Keller of The French Laundry…”focus on trying to do a little better than I did yesterday”. With these ideals, success is inevitable.
We’re ecstatic to be part of something that continually puts a smile on people’s faces. Stop out and say hi…we’d love to see you.