Meet The Chef
Owner/Operater; Christopher Gasson
I have been a Qualified Chef for over 12 years, now I am able to share my experience and love of food with you, your friends and family
Now I am able to share my years of experience and the love of great food with you, your friends and family.
My Philosophy with food is simple, use only the best quality ingredients and make it with love!
Traditional European Style of pizza with a thin crispy base that does not leave you feeling bloated!
As an owner operator I care about my product, my customers and the old fashion word of mouth referrals!
Welcome To My Website
A little bit of history about myself and my business; I started my apprenticeship in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast many years ago and after several years of travelling and living all around Australia as a chef I returned to the Sunny Coast to start my own business, where it all began. I am currently based on the Sunshine Coast servicing Gympie to the Gold Coast.
I have been a qualified Chef for over 12 years, working all around Australia, from five star resorts such as Hayman Island to being a private chef on a luxury charter boat cruising the West Coast of Australia. I have also worked in many different styles of restaurants and up market cafes in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Adelaide, Perth and Broome. Within this time I also worked as a wood fired pizza chef both mobile and in restaurants within Perth and Broome.
The Woodfired Pizza King began in late 2008 at the Peregian and Caloundra markets testing my product in the market place for about a year before I commenced doing private catering. In this time I was also testing out my competitors both here, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and believed that I could offer a far superior product and service than what was on offer.
So, after many years of planning and saving money I have built two mobile wood fired pizza ovens on trailers to keep up with demand, thanks to the help and support of my family. Now I am able to share my years of experience and the love of great food with you, your friends and family.
This is one of my secrets to my famous crispy pizza base, shh don't tell anyone OK.
Firstly I make my own dough for both my pizza bases and garlic bread, using a very small amount of yeast which has been proved for over a 24 hour period. This means that the yeast has had the chance to fully develop and you don't get that strong yeast flavour when eating your pizza, causing you to feel bloated, which is often what happens when you eat pizza's where the dough has been made on the same day. We prepare our dough and all the pizza ingredients in a licensed bakery, and our pizza bases are par bake to insure a consistent product every time.
Many of my competitors will either make their own dough in bulk then portion into balls and freeze or buy their dough in frozen portioned balls for convenience and cost savings; alternatively they outsource par baked pizza bases, so the care factor and quality is lost in my opinion.
So now you know what to look for and what questions to ask when you are making a decision about whom to chose as your caterer, as it all starts with a high quality pizza base.
The Woodfired Pizza King pizzas are made in a more traditional European style with a thin, crispy base that does not leave you feeling bloated (so you can experience all six types of pizza). I don't overload my pizzas with to many toppings enabling you to taste each ingredient. Lastly I only add my mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese to the bottom of each pizza so all the ingredients can caramelize to bring out there natural flavour, are you getting hungry yet?
My pizza sauce is made from Italian tomatoes & Italian tomato paste with my own mix of secret herbs, I use a mixture of roasted and fresh vegetables with real premium quality meats like shaved leg ham, marinated chicken thigh, and Italian style Pepperoni.
In my experience I have found that most mobile woodfired pizza businesses in the market place use low quality, high processed meats and raw vegetables simply to save time and money. Many will focus on public events which are all about turnover with a lack of focus on quality. Some also make and sell their pizza ovens once again taking away their focus on their pizzas. This is where I differ from the rest, we focus mainly on private parties and making the best possible woodfired pizza we can do, so you the customer get to enjoy a pizza that is made with love. Finally as an owner operator I care about my product, my customer's and the old fashioned word of mouth referrals, which is where I get the majority of my business, since we began in 2008 we have not spent and money in advertising or SEO website work and we continue to be booked out 1 month in advance all year round.
If you would like to read some testimonials from customers that have experienced my product and service over the years, for some peace of mind that you are dealing with a professional that cares about their customers satisfaction, please click Testimonials.
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