The idea came to us like a lightning bolt. Authentic Neapolitan Italian pizza using homemade dough specially prepared each day in our kitchens in Cobham using traditional ingredients and delivered hot within 30 minutes to our neighbours in Cobham, Oxshot, Downside and Bookham.
It was a novel idea, pizza delivery, but perhaps someone had already thought of it. We searched high and low but we couldn’t find anyone doing what we considered our idea.
So what did we need…
- Italian chefs with Mamma’s recipe
- A huge and expensive Italian pizza oven
- Large dough mixer thing
- Long shovels for the oven
- Inconspicuous little smart cars
- Delivery drivers
Finally we had to think of a name, Dom (who knows pizza) suggested Dommi-Knows Pizza, this suggestion was immediately poo-poo’d “who would buy a pizza from a place that sounded like an old mans pub game” Good point, we agreed… so that’s how Baked came about!
We spent many months looking for a suitable home for our new pizza idea but to no avail. Then one day whilst chatting over a bag of jolly good chips to Annie (the quiet unassuming owner of Station Fish Bar) she mentioned that perhaps it was finally time to follow her dream of opening an English Language Charm school in Hong Kong.
Annie was also concerned that Jack (her husband) hadn’t seen the light of day since 2001. So over numerous portions of fish and chips (which we had to pay for, cash only of course) a deal was struck Battered was born and together with Baked we created Baked and Battered.