Sunday, December 11, 2016

We do Custom Grills

I want to give an example of the type of custom grills we do. Say, for example, that you admired this grill from Latin America:

If you called NorCal Ovenworks, and asked for a similar grill, I would design one for you. I'm pretty sure the inspiration grill is 96" X 36", but here is one I have designed that is 72" X 30", a very practical size. The grill is constructed of 3/8" thick steel, quite rugged.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Little Things Our Smallest Grill

Here is a photo of the smallest Argentine Style Grill we have ever made.

This grill is installed in a home in Athens, Illinois, in the kitchen. While small, it is all that is needed for a small family to have grilled foods year round.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Von Trapp Grill

Argentine Grill Kits for the Von Trapp's Wurst Haus in Vermont.
Yes, this is the family from the Sound of Music.

Monday, July 25, 2016

A Firetable Grill, 72X32, shipped to Dallas Texas on 7/22/16.
Kyle Knackstedt and I will be traveling to Dallas to start the grill up, and instruct on its use.

This grill features 3/8" steel and 9" X 4.5" X 2.5" Firebrick Construction, Front Facing Wheels with our Unique Worm Gear Drive, Center Brasero, Wood Storage Below, and Complimentary Tools.

A nice set of tools to go with the Firetable Grill.

Friday, July 15, 2016

La Huella Miami in the Brickel Center

The Parrilla, built by NorCal Ovenworks Inc. at La Huella, in the Brickel Center, Miami, FL, is a 10 Foot X 6 Foot Walk Around Grill.
The wrap around grill grates and central brasero or ember maker are suspended 6 inches above the floor so that embers can be moved anywhere required without obstruction. The floor of this grill is solid 3/8" steel with firebrick lining. This grill was lifted by crane to install on the 5th floor of the Brickel Center.

Just another view. Exhibition cooking at its finest.

Ember production in full swing.

Authentic Latin American Cooking on an Authentic Uruguayan Grill by NorCal Ovenworks Inc.

Everything is suspended above the firetable. a free span that is ten feet by six feet so embers can be moved anywhere, quickly and easily.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Journeyman Restaurant

TW was gracious enough to send me pictures of one of our larger grills, installed in his restaurant in Massachusetts. He calls this grill "The Beast". Constructed of 3/8" steel with a floor lined with firebrick, and equipped with worm drive grill grates, I can truly say we are building some wicked cool stuff. This grill even has a griddle over its own dedicated firebox with a very cleverly designed exhaust system that takes up zero space, and exhausts the smoke up through the brasero space.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

WOW! Have a look at this installaton!

Sometimes the grill is but a small part of the overall picture, as in this case. What a lovely outdoor area!

NorCal Ovenworks Grill Kit in a fabulous outdoor space.
Courtesy Bob Pignataro

NorCal Ovenworks Argentine Grill Kit in an amazing outdoor space.
Courtesy Bob Pignataro

Friday, January 15, 2016

Grand Caymen Cookoff Photos

NorCal Ovenworks occasionally gets a chance to send equipment to the top chefs of the world. Several months ago, Tony Biggs told me he was going to participate in the Cook Off, at the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman. He asked me what to cook on, and we talked about a whole or half steer rotisserie, which was logistically difficult to get to Grand Cayman. After batting some ideas back and forth, I asked him what he thought about cooking beef ribs like they do at a Brazilian Church Asado. His enthusiasm and how it turned out stunned me.