When you have some fire, some delicious food and a space for the community to share, you end up with a pretty amazing thing.
The Community Wood Fired Ovens provides a unique and fun way for people to interact with each other and develop new connections and friendships.
Anything you can cook in a regular oven can be cooked in the wood fired oven. Bring your ingredients, invite your friends and meet us at Hovell Tree Park, near the Albury Swim Centre, to discover the delicious tastes of wood fired food.
The ovens are fired up every second Sunday for free community use. An expert Oven Coordinator is on hand to help (guidance only – you do the fun bits).
During daylight savings (October–March) the oven is open for baking from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For the rest of the year (April–September) the oven is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Join us at the Wood Fire Ovens over the coming months for our Cultural Bakes!
Our Venezuelan, Bhutanese, Filipino and Sri Lankan communities will each host a community bake at the Hovell Tree Park Wood Fire Ovens. Learn about the culture, food, and music and meet some wonderful people sharing their favourite dishes and traditions. Cooking demonstrations and baking will take place throughout the afternoon from 11am-4pm, so we hope to see you there!
*The ovens will still be available for community use on each cultural bake date. Please bring along any items you’d like cooked by our oven coordinators on the day.
The ovens are cleared of ash, prepared and lit the night before a bake.
The oven temperature slowly drops during the day. Pizzas should be cooked early in the bake, then bread and finally roasts, cakes and biscuits.
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Mid - Low Temperature
400ºC - 300 ºC
300 ºC - 250 ºC
250 ºC - 180 ºC
Anything you bake in your oven at home you can bake in the Wood Fired Oven. This includes:
For extra convenience, why not ask your local bakery or pizza shop if you can buy dough ready made?
The Oven Coordinator is available during the bake to offer guidance. However, sometimes half the fun is in the surprise that comes out of the oven!
Complete the Wood Fire Oven Booking Request form. Have at least two dates / time options in mind as your preferred choice may not be available.
Once we have received your request we will contact you to confirm availability of both the oven and a coordinator.
Once a date and time are confirmed, booking confirmation details will be provided and you will have the opportunity to dicuss food details with your coordinator in the lead up to your event.
For events that attact over 100 people or require special infrastructure, sound and staging, marquees and or further use of the Hovell Tree Park area, please contact our Events Team on 02 6023 8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and event approval.
We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are committed to keeping you safe.
If you feel unwell, we ask that you do not attend our community ovens.
Remember that COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough, runny nose, headache or shortness of breath.
The Community Wood Fired Ovens are proudly funded and maintained by AlburyCity.
Hire the Community Wood Fire Ovens for your next private function, from birthday parties, family gatherings, Christmas functions, corporate and community events.
All you have to do is bring the food and we’ll cook it to perfection, from pizzas to hot fresh bread, scones, beautifully roasted meats and vegetables, everything tastes better served straight from the oven!
Enjoy great food in a tranquil outdoor setting by the Murray River. With access to power, water, BBQs, undercover seating areas, we can help you plan your next function, big and small.