Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Francesca’s Pizzas – Business success story

Media Release – Francesca’s Pizzas – Business success story
Wanaka: Five years on and Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow remains a favourite for one of Wanaka’s big business success stories.

Back in 2012 Francesca and James Voza pooled their resources to build their first ‘Francesca’s Pizza’ food truck. One of the first events they attended was Warbirds Over Wanaka.

Since then the ‘Francesca’s’ empire has grown to now include Francesca’s Italian Kitchen Restaurants in Wanaka and Christchurch and Pizzeria de Francesca in Timaru, a second pizza food truck and the Gin and Raspberry bar on Wanaka’s lakefront.

But the dynamic duo aren’t stopping there. Along with their business partner James Stapley, they are currently in Italy writing a cook book which is due for release later this year. At the same time they are working on three further restaurants in Wanaka, Christchurch and Dunedin which are expected to be open by the end of this year.

Francesca and her husband have been working on the Pizza food truck at the past three Warbirds Over Wanaka airshows and will be there again next Easter. So with all their other business interests why do they still do it?

“I try to work every event on the food truck, either taking orders or making pizzas. This means most weekends in the summer I'm travelling around to events. I love working on the food trucks, it's a really fun job and that's why I do it. I get to go to great events and work outside during the summer, who wouldn't love that?” says Francesca.

Food and beverage stall operators from around New Zealand come to the airshow to sell their fare. Only a handful of coffee stall sites remain available for the 2018 Airshow.

The 30th Anniversary Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow is being held on March 30th, March 31st and April 1st. Information and tickets are available from www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com

- ENDS -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost

New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>

ALSO:

Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>

ALSO:

Divesting: NZ Super Fund Shifts Passive Equities To Low-Carbon

The NZ$35 billion NZ Super Fund’s NZ$14 billion global passive equity portfolio, 40% of the overall Fund, is now low-carbon, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Split Decision - Appeal Planned: EPA Allows Taranaki Bight Seabed Mine

The Decision-making Committee, appointed by the Board of the Environmental Protection Authority to decide a marine consent application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd, has granted consent, subject to conditions, for the company to mine iron sands off the South Taranaki Bight. More>>

ALSO: