MEET THE TEAM

The Oakwood Fire Pizza Team

MEET OUR TEAM

Oakwood Fire Pizza is more than just a food truck; it is the culinary creation of Chef Tom D’Ambrosio, co-creator of other delicious food trucks such as Aioli Gourmet Burgers and Modern Tortilla. Tom and his partner, Kyle Hollebeck, started off with a single truck and eventually grew into a full-on catering company here in the Phoenix valley. Since 2018, Oakwood Fire Pizza has used Chef Tom’s Italian upbringing and Kyle’s Chicago influences to create the perfect pizzas. Oakwood Fire Pizza continues to celebrate our successes as being the best pizza in Phoenix, Arizona and one of the top catering food trucks.

Some of the Best Pizza in Phoenix, Arizona

Oakwood Fire Pizza not only wishes to serve the best pizza in the Valley but also with the freshest ingredients around. Our authentic dough and fresh ingredients create the perfect pizza, which is cooked within 90 seconds with our wood fired oven. But eating this pizza is only half of the incredible experience. See our chefs in action as they prepare each made to order pizza step by step—from tossing the dough to drizzling our delicious sauce. Our guests love to finish off each meal with our hand tossed salads and freshly baked sides that create the pizza food truck catering experience.

The Team

Oakwood Fire Pizza is not just a two-man job but instead employs the best team in the Valley to keep this catering company strong. Check out our fantastic staff below and see how they helped influence Oakwood Fire Pizza to become what it is today!

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Tommy D’Ambrosio

Executive Chef

Chef Tommy D’Ambrosio is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and has over a decade of fine dining experience. He was also crowned Chopped Champion on The Food Network in January of 2019 on the episode Tacos & Tequila! Being born and raised in Arizona, Chef Tommy was happy to come back to his hometown and start, own, and operate one of the fastest growing food truck experiences in Arizona, Aioli Gourmet Burgers & Catering. Chef Tommy has also lead the Aioli Gourmet Burgers Brand and his second concept Modern Tortilla Brand into the winners’ circle of state & national competitions such as Arizona’s Burger Battle, Phoenix Devoured, and Scottsdale Culinary Classic Events.Oak Wood-Fire Pizza started with the idea of bringing hand crafted pizza with simple ingredients to the valley. Chef Tom plans on taking his third concept to new heights!

Kyle Hollenbeck

Director of Sales

Kyle is a founding member and Director of Sales for Aioli Gourmet Burgers and his second concept Modern Tortilla. Growing up with the other two partners in the Shadow Mountain area was a big reason Kyle wanted to have the first Aioli Burgers location near the school. That is also why he was passionate about starting Oak Wood-Fire Pizza. His home town needed something new and fresh that was simple to provide. He will help work with you on any food truck or catering bookings! Kyle wants to always make sure you have the best experience when having Oak Wood-Fire Pizza cater your special event.

Vivianna D'Ambrosio

Event Sales Manager

Vivianna D’Ambrosio was born and raised in a large Italian family in Westchester, New York. She started cooking with her grand mother in the kitchen at a very young age which sparked her passion for food and cooking. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and worked under some of the most talented chefs but she soon realized that she had a deeper passion for front of house operations. She moved to Arizona with her husband Tom D’Ambrosio and continued to work at resorts in the valley which eventually led her into event planning and sales. She is excited and eager to create your next food truck event!

Paola Valenza

Administrative Assistant

Paola is the Administrative Assistant for Aioli Gourmet Burgers. Her position encompasses everything from human resources to customer service. She personally makes sure that each client’s expectations have been met with each event.

Mary Davisson

Market and Sales Eve

Mary Davisson is an Arizona native, raised in Fountain Hills, AZ. She knew at a young age that hospitality was in her blood. After graduating from high school, Mary attended Northern Arizona University, where she received her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She focused her efforts on the event planning and coordination side of the industry. For the last seven years, Mary has had the privilege of coordinating corporate and social events, for restaurants, venues, and hotels, including retreats, conferences, and weddings. Right now, she is living in Phoenix with her fiancé and two pups. Mary is eager to help you coordinator your next event with Oak Wood Fire Pizza!!

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US

Oak Wood is about bringing Wood-Fire Pizza too your home, wedding, private party or company meeting! We have a mobile pizza oven and are perfect for late night snacks and much more. Chef Tommy can compliment his amazing pizza with Pasta, Bruschetta’s, salads, charcuterie and cheese boards with cannoli for dessert. We can offer a simple menu of pizzas for speedy service as well as a customizeable menu for whatever occasion you are looking for.

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