From Pottery to Pizza; the artists behind the oven at Pizza Carrello

*(Gillette, Wyo.) – *For 16 years, Adriane Kalenberg spent her days as a potter, sculpting bowls, vases and plates. She traveled from one art festival to another and tried to make ends meet and in ‘starving artist world.’ At her last art festival Adriane noticed something, “No artists were making money, but the hot dog vender next to use was sure making a killing!” Sticking to her artistic roots, Adriane said she often thought of ways to make money that involved a kiln and food. Having been a bread maker for some time, she dreamed of having a wood-fired oven in her backyard. As the saying goes, “one thing lead to another” and before she knew it, Adriane’s passion for potter turned into making pizza in a food cart that traveled to events, fairs and festivals in Gillette. ​ Adriane’s original plan was to only be open in the summertime, so that she could be a potter in the winter. As the demand for Pizza Carrello grew, Adriane and co-owner, Rachel Kalenberg found themselves staying open year round. They eventually expanded and moved into the Gillette Brewing Company, with their wood-fired oven located outside. “It was cramped and after the second winter of cooking outside, something had to change,” Adriane said. “Two of our employee’s got frostbite, it was brutal.” Now located at 400 W 2nd Street, Pizza Carrello has seating inside, a drive-thru window for takeout and of course, the wood-fired oven. “Everything we do revolves around the wood-fired oven. We don’t have a microwave or a steam table.” Adriane said. “If it comes from us, it’s made when you order it.” ​Everything Pizza Carrello serves, pizza, sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, is made when you order it. Nothing is pre-cooked! “Our day starts at 4 a.m. We make dough, sausage, prep the veggies,” Adriane said. “We are prepping vegetable maniacs around here!” From pottery to pizza, Adriane and Rachel strive to keep their artistic souls alive in the pizza they create. They’ve grown Pizza Carrello from a traveling food cart, to an established pizzeria -- a passion and a dream come true by the artists behind the oven. Connect with them on Facebook ! ​#sponsored #news #county17 #pizzacarrello