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NorCal Ovenworks Inc.
Commercial and Residential Wood Fired Grills


Designed by Gary Knackstedt, BS/MS Mechanical Engineer
Quality Grills for Quality Results using Methods Almost Forgotten




We design and build: Argentine Grills, Asado Catering Equipment, Built-In Grills, Built-In Grills for Complete Modular Kitchens, Portable Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Ovens, Santa Maria Grills, Smokers/Smoker-Grills, Tuscan Grills, and Uruguayan Grills



Our equipment is featured at the Ritz Carlton/Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando Florida, The Ritz-Carlton, in Naples, FL, and the Ritz-Carlton, in Lake Tahoe, CA!

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Exhibition Charbroiler Exhibition Catering Grill
Our Exhibition Charbroiler is designed to burn wood or charcoal below sloped, grease draining, flareup avoiding Argentine style grates or cast iron commercial grates. Precise temperature control is accomplished by a height adjustable fuel grate. Raise it to sear and drop to finish meats at a low temperature. The fuel grate is available in mesh, or can be fitted with firebricks depending on the cooking style preferred. Available with a discrete hidden crank to raise or lower the fuel grate or exhibit the workings of this grill with a large wheel in the open for everyone to see. Customers have even outfitted this grill with a rear brasero to allow them to exhibit the making of embers to all who wish to see.

Cooking temperature isn't the only temperature controlled on our exhibition charbroiler! This Exhibition Charbroiler is equipped with firebox insulation for a happy chef.

Available in a variety of sizes, from 26" to 36" deep, and 30", 36", 48", 60", and 72" wide.

Download Exhibition Charbroiler Owners Manual
An Argentine Exhibition Catering Grill. Another of our exhibition grills designed to be the center of attention. This two walled firebox can be insulated.
  1. Dimensions from 30" to 96" wide by 30" deep.
  2. Available with or without ash drawers which are required for indoor restaurant use.
  3. Available as an Argentine Grill in single or split grill configuration.(shown)
  4. Available as a Montevideo Parrilla as used in the Port Market in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  5. Optional rotisserie for turning a whole animal or primal cut up to 300 lbs.
  6. Optional Argentine Crosses for roasting whole animals Patagonia style.
Pizza Oven 37 Inch Dome Bear Series Argentine Grills
Bear Series Argentine and Umbrian Wood Burning Grill Pits
This 37" hemispherical pizza oven core comes completely assembled. Available to customers for installation in decorative insulated masonry surround, or we will insulate and equip this pizza oven with surround, cart, or cabinetry of your choosing. NorCal Ovenworks announces a line of BBQ grills meant to be the ultimate wood burning grill pits for residential use. One of the most beautiful wood burning barbecue grill pits we have ever built, these Argentine barbecue grills feature heavy duty 3/16" steel construction, a rear brazero (Argentine ember maker) to make embers for authentic Argentine style cooking, our signature wheel, and a traditional sloped Argentine style angle iron grill grate with drip pan to avoid flareups. In addition, our Bear Series of Argentine grills feature a brick lined floor for firebox protection and heat retention.

Our Bear series of grills has an optional cart with 4 casters for the ultimate in Argentine Grill mobility.

Dimensions:
  • Goldilocks Umbrian Grill: 23 X 32 X 42 features a steel plate brasero and a 3 position grate, inspiration from Umbria
  • Baby Bear Argentine Grill: 36.5 X 32 X 63
  • Mama Bear Argentine Grill: 45.5 X 32 X 63
  • Papa Bear Argentine Grill: 63.5 X 32 X 63
  • Papa Bear Split Argentine Grill: 63.5 X 32 X 63 (Two independently adjustable cooking surfaces)

Available with front facing grill adjustment wheels if desired.



Charcoal Catering Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate Argentine Exhibition Grill
$749.00
Charcoal Catering Grill with Adjustable Grill Grate
We set out to make a charcoal grill for the unique requirements of a caterer who wants to cook over charcoal. The grill comes in 36" X 24" or 60" X 24", features an adjustable height grate, a shallow firebox, only 6" deep, and all of the components break down for easy storage inside the firebox. Our attempts at standardization have once agan been thwarted, we will equip this grill with several choices of wheels/casters, and will even weld the legs and attach a lower shelf/leg brace upon request. Haul a dozen of these in your pickup or trailer, set up quickly and easily, and when done, store in a compact space.

We have an optional whole animal rotisserie for a 150 lb. max animal with 600 in-lb motor and 3/4" shaft for this grill.
An Exhibition Argentine Grill made of 3/8" thick steel, with rear brasero. Another of our exhibition grills designed to be the center of attention. Guests will love the wall of fire emanating from the back of the grill as meats are cooked on an Argentine grate over embers that are raked forward as needed.

  1. Dimensions from 30" to 96" wide by 30" deep.
  2. Available with or without ash drawers which are required for indoor restaurant use.
  3. Available as an Argentine Grill (shown)
  4. Available as a Montevideo Parrilla as used in the Port Market in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  5. Optional rotisserie for turning a whole animal or primal cut up to 300 lbs.
  6. Optional Argentine Crosses for roasting whole animals Patagonia style.
  7. Available as a built-in (shown) or on legs or a cart.
  8. Available with a flexible mounting system for multiple configurations.