Aloha! We are so grateful to have you with us on this Wood Fired Pizza and Hawaiian Shave Ice journey. Thank you for checking out our website to see what Ohana Pizza Company has to offer. Our story started in 2012, when my wife and I were married, then jetted off to Hawaii on our honeymoon. We’ve since made this an annual vacation destination and tend to count down the days when we can return again. During one of our visits we discovered a local wood fired pizzeria that we have returned to many times over. I took an interest in the art of wood fired pizza making and learned as much as possible about proofing and hydration. Using a small 900 degree wood-fired oven on our back deck we began to formulate our, made from scratch Ohana pizza dough. For those of you who ate these test pizzas and gave their input to solidify the recipe, thank you! I’ve been heard to say I could eat pizza every day, my wife not so much (unless it’s Ohana Pizza), however, she could eat shave ice everyday which is our favorite island treat. In 2020 the idea to start a food trailer was ignited, we had found our match…
We tossed around the idea of building our own food trailer, but after much research, making some awesome connections at The International Pizza Expo (where spinning dough is truly competitive), and many phone calls we eventually decided to save time and have the job done right the first time by hiring the professionals at Concession Nation in Florida. We hit the ground running and started our design. We picked our trailer out and tailored it to how we wanted it built. We are thrilled to say it will be ready THIS Spring (2022) to serve the Chippewa Valley, the area that we call home.
“Ohana” means “Family” in Hawaiian, which for us is very important. You are likely to see our two young children with us at various events ready to greet and give you smiles, we call them the OTT (Official Taste Testers)! To us this is not a job, but rather a hobby we get to share with our community! During our family time we love to travel, read, and host friends over for dinner. We attend a local church and cherish the people in our church. We love to serve in our community and look forward to relationship building!
While designing the trailer, Craig, a friend of mine, expressed interest in coming alongside and joining in on the endeavor. Craig and his wife, Pamela, plus their two OTT’s, are passionate pizza people and love the idea of catering events, while building relationships. Our two families get along great, love spending time together, and have really enjoyed bouncing ideas around. Craig’s family loves to travel, golf, run, and spend as much quality time as possible. I have known Craig for many years and love the excitement he brings to everything he does, he is one of the hardest workers and most caring individuals you could meet. We are thankful to call them friends and look forward to embarking on this adventure together.
Our hearts desire is to serve great food, love those around us, and seek to find ways to bring people together. Mahalo (thanks) for reading a small slice of our world and we look forward to serving you!
Brandon and Jenni