NorCal Ovenworks Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Argentine Grills, BBQ Pits, Built-In Grills, Brick Lined Grills, Commercial Grills, Parrillas, Portable Outdoor Wood Fired Ovens, Santa Maria Grills, Tuscan Grills, and Uruguayan Grills in the United States. We started in the residential arena, but restaurants and caterers quickly found us. Today, custom commercial grills make up over 50 percent of our business. NorCal Ovenworks Inc.has separate websites, www.exhibitiongrills.com
which has information about our most popular Exhibition Grills for commercial customers, and www.masonrygrills.com
which contains information specific to our masonry grills, smokers, ovens, and fireplace kits.
Americans often cook over gas grills, and we do make grills to accommodate this, but the flavor of our food has suffered greatly. When you have time, select one of our wood and charcoal burning Argentine, Santa Maria, or Uruguayan grills to prepare your next menu properly. Our grills feature adjustable grates for precise temperature control and a variety of fireplace depths depending on the kind of cooking you want to do. Choose the 14" depth of a Santa Maria Grill to allow cooking over an immature fire, when the fire is releasing a lot of smoke, to aggressively flavor your meat, or choose our Argentine or Uruguayan Grills with brasero to prepare embers which are used to cook over. Cooking over embers provides only light smoke flavoring to meat, but flare-ups are greatly reduced and temperature control is awesome.
NorCal Ovenworks provides a complete selection of built-in grills including our component system, which enables customers to choose a wood/charcoal firebox, an optional gas drawer to convert the wood/charcoal firebox to propane or natural gas, and a large variety of cooking components to place on top of the firebox, including Argentine Grills, standard grill lids or covers, pizza ovens, smokers, tuscan grills, woks, discadas, stockpots, etc. We even have a chili roaster for tose so inclined. After choosing the firebox, gas drawer option, and component, the customer is still left with choices. We provide carts to make out built-in components mobile, or full fledged black iron cabinets to provide a full fledged outdoor kitchen.
NorCal Ovenworks makes two kinds of pizza ovens. Our first pizza oven is part of our wood/charcoal/gas component system and provides a pizza oven that can be added or removed from our component fireboxes for versatile pizza cooking. This pizza oven can be moved easily by two people, and provides a pizza for the backyard chef that takes little room, heats up to temperature rapidly, and is relatively inexpensive. Our second pizza oven is a traditional dome shaped "black" pizza oven crafted of 1/4" steel. As this pizza oven is crafted solely of steel, it provides an extremely attractive option for those who want to put a pizza oven on a trailer. After all, nobody will argue that using masonry on a moving trailer is a dicey proposition as regards to shock and vibration.
Our goal is to provide the best grilling equipment that can be made, uniquely adapted to your usage. If you can envision it, we can make it is our motto.