Ooni was founded by husband-and-wife team, Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland. Before Ooni Kristian and Darina were running an education company to promote creativity, innovation, and problem solving within school communities.
Speaking of problems, Kristian had one: he was really getting into making pizza but he was frustrated— ‘my pizzas are good, but they’re not great.’ The pizzas Kristian was able to make at home lacked that restaurant-quality taste that comes from a very high heat. His domestic oven simply wasn’t cutting it.
Kristian went on the hunt for a wood-fired pizza oven to use in his backyard, but the only products on the market were eye-wateringly expensive and bulky. Kristian wasn’t an inventor, an engineer, or a product designer, but he knew he had a great idea. After a series of sketches, many prototypes, and ongoing backyard testing, Kristian created the world’s first-ever portable wood-fired pizza oven. Ooni – the fast, portable, cost-effective, kick-ass wood-fired oven was born! YES!
Since our launch Ooni has grown into a multi award-winning business that sells products all over the world. Ooni’s founders are so stoked to have brought in a mindblowing team of international dynamos. HQ’d in Scotland we also have Ooni team members in the US and mainland Europe. We live, work, play and hire by our values and we think this shows.
Innovation is core to Ooni and we’ve gone on to release new awesome pizza oven models – including Ooni Fyra 12, Ooni Pro 16, Ooni Koda 12, Ooni Koda 16 and Ooni Karu 12 – as well as hardwood pellets our ovens run on wood, charcoal and gas so now there’s an Ooni for everyone. We also have a range of must-have accessories + Ooni ‘merch’ for pizza lovers.
We are so grateful for Ooni’s passionate community and are pumped to say that our customer + media reviews are outstanding. What’s that? WIRED has named us The Best Pizza Oven? (*Blushes!)
Ooni’s reputation and innovative products have attracted partnerships with some of the world's most trusted and respected global retailers and distributors. We build partnerships based on authenticity and shared values.
With brilliant products, an innovative product road map, our Impact Fund, stand-out customer service, a world-class team and a fully fired up global community, we’re excited about the future. Peace and pizza to the people.