Il Forno Community Oven

community oven


Oven’s On, Lets get Started!

Historically these communal ovens in Italy acted
as a gathering spot through which the art of bread making was passed on
throughout the community. Il Centro hopes to reignite this tradition of
communal baking, learning, and furthered appreciation for locally
sourced food and products through our already solidified partnerships
with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society,
Slow Foods Vancouver, and Farm Folk City Folk.

Reserve a 4 hour time slot to use Vancouver’s first Community Bake Oven today!

Pick between the three following options:

  1. Pizza Making

    Learn how to make authentic fire-baked Italian Pizzas and how to use an authentic community bake oven! Our Pizzaiolo will guide you and your party through the art of making the perfect Pizza. The 4 hour session includes an instructor pizzaiolo, all ingredients, tools, and equipment. Simply show up with your group, learn a new skill, and enjoy delicious fire baked pizza.

    $100 (Base Charge for 4 hour time-slot and pizzaiolo) plus $25 per person per session*

  2. Artisanal Bread Making

    Discover the rewards of baking with stone and fire and learn to make three different authentic sourdoughs; white, olive, and whole wheat from start to finish. Let one of our bakers guide you through the art of bread baking and allow you to experience the joys of fresh baked bread. The 4 hour session includes a baking instructor, all ingredients, tools, and equipment.

    $100 (Base Charge for 4 hour time-slot and baking instructor) plus $25 per person per session*

  3. Do it Yourself!

    Know exactly what you are doing? Feel free to use the community oven at your discretion with the supervision of a pizzaiolo. Bring your own ingredients and impress your friends and family with your bake oven skills. Il Centro will provide all the tools and fuel to ensure the day is a success!

    $100 (Base Charge for 4 hour time-slot and pizzaiolo)

Email your reservation here to book your time-slot today!

All community oven reservation options include an oven supervisor and are held for a 4 hour timeslot. Use of the oven is prohibited without the presence of an oven supervisor. There is no limit to the amount of attendees per reservation. Both pizza and bread-making options include all ingredients, tools, and instruction. No tables or chairs are provided on site. Use of the Osteria Patio is permitted if drinks are purchased on site.
*A minimum of 5 people is needed to make this reservation.