Well Crafted Kitchen to Open at Union Collective
From Mobile to Mortar, Wood Fired Pizza Catering Business Expands
Baltimore, March 12, 2018—Baltimore-based wood fired mobile pizza catering business Well Crafted Pizza is opening Well Crafted Kitchen (www.wellcraftedkitchen.com) adjacent to the Union Craft Brewing taproom at Union Collective this summer, coinciding with the brewery’s opening. The new 920-sq.-ft.-kitchen will serve locally-sourced foods to enhance the guest’s brewery experience.
With a commitment to working with local farmers and producers, Well Crafted Kitchen will feature a seasonally inspired menu of creative, unique, and traditional wood fired small plates, snacks and pizzas. Sample menu items include Well Crafted’s signature wood fired pizzas, as well as wood fired kabobs, sausages, stuffed spuds, and soft pretzel dippers. The menu will feature items that pair well with Union’s beers, and will vary seasonally, based on the availability of local ingredients.
In addition, Well Crafted plans to host regular collaborations, pairings, and “kitchen takeovers” with Union Craft Brewing and various Baltimore-based makers to create a one-of-a-kind offering that enhances Baltimorean’s and visitor’s experiences at the Union Craft Brewing taproom.
Well Crafted’s current mobile wood fired pizza kitchen will continue to operate as a catering vehicle, serving private events in the Baltimore area.
“We are so excited to share a permanent space with our friends, and talented brewers, at Union Craft Brewing. Having a space to celebrate the everyday, surrounded by so many incredible Baltimore makers within the Union Collective, is truly an honor. Opening Well Crafted Kitchen provides an opportunity for us to not only share our love of genuine local food, but to celebrate and showcase all of the farmers, growers, makers, artists, and creative thinkers we have the honor of working with in Baltimore and the surrounding area. We are grateful for the community support we’ve received over the past two years and couldn’t imagine this new adventure in any other place,” said co-owner, Liz Bower.
“To create a better experience in our new taproom, we felt the need to add a food partner to serve our visitors. The decision to approach Well Crafted to take over the space was an easy one. They are fantastic, honest people dedicated to making a fantastic, honest product while showcasing local farmers and their products. They’ve done an outstanding job with their truck, and care deeply for how their ingredients are sourced. Through this collaboration we can provide them with both a space and an audience for them to expand on that success. We know that their food and brand will be the perfect complement to our tap room, and I think we’re going to have a lot of fun together,” said Jon Zerivitz, co-owner of Union Craft Brewing.
ABOUT WELL CRAFTED:
Well Crafted was established in April 2016 by four co-owners – Laura Wagner, Tom Wagner, Liz Bower, and Ryan Bower – who are on a mission to bring people together through a shared local food experience. The mobile wood fired pizza catering business is built onto the back of a 1949 Dodge truck. Well Crafted aims to facilitate a unique and quality food experience that creates an opportunity for all people to share, engage, and connect with their food, each other, and their place in the world. Stay connected at www.wellcraftedkitchen.com, on Instagram and on Facebook.
About UNION Collective:
UNION Collective will transform 10.5 acres and 138,000 square feet of warehouse space located at 1700 W. 41st Street in Baltimore’s neighborhood of Hampden-Medfield into an interactive and collaborative assembly of several of Baltimore’s growing independent businesses. With 87,000 square feet adjacent to UNION Craft Brewing’s new headquarters, brewery and taproom, the project will be home to eight other commercial tenants. Local makers, non-profits, and other businesses will produce and sell their wares on site, share resources, collaborate, and connect with the community at large. For more information, visit www.union-collective.com.