Mobile wood-fired oven manufacturer Fire Within has expanded its reach by establishing a partnership with the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD).
The deal means that the manufacturer will now supply the district with its customized, mobile wood-fired oven.
In addition, the oven will be integrated into the school curriculum, enhancing SBUSD’s “Farm to Toast” initiative.
Nancy Weiss, SBUSD’s director of foodservice, said: “Teaching kids to grow wheat, mill it into flour, learn to knead dough, and make bread or pizza is a full spectrum experience.
“We enjoyed a complete ‘buy-in’ from our newest partner, Ajith Dharma of Fire Within Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza Ovens; he not only worked to make this happen but personalized our mobile oven with our logo, further enhancing our program’s brand of school food.”
Ajith Dharma, Fire Within Mobile Wood Fired Ovens, CEO added: “Expanding on the success and lessons learned from working with North Bend High School in Oregon, we gained a unique perspective on the challenges many school districts face when establishing curriculums designed to not only educate, but engage younger minds and increase graduation rates; we’re proud to add Santa Barbara to education partners and are fully committed to supporting their goals.”
Fire Within produces a diverse configuration of wood fired ovens, in both truck and trailer models.
With the increasing interest and growth of this popular food category, it produced ‘Rolling In The Dough’, a mobile food business-manual that was written to help eliminate the guesswork, hassles and frustrating learning curve of operating mobile restaurants.