As well as pizza, flatbreads and naan, it's excellent for roast fish, steak, vegetables, and gives food a beautiful subtle wood-fired flavour. It's fully portable too, so you can easily take it to a friend’s, to the beach, camping or to festivals.
What's the best thing about working with family? Has the experience brought your family together?
Uuni's purpose is to connect people with exceptional food experiences. We have such a strong culture and connection which we think has come from great relationships in our family and friendship groups.
Kristian and I are husband and wife, and my brother is our Head of Sales. Our good friend is our CFO and his brother is our UX Manager. We have other team members who have brought friends into the core Uuni team.
Of course, we have team members who were not relations or friends previously, but we’re a close group and only hire A-grade players who are values-driven and passionate about food and community.
Did you always intend to be entrepreneurs?
We had worked for other people previously and learned a lot, but since 2007 we’ve had Suklaa (our education company) and haven't looked back since. We're strong believers in building your own future, so that fits entrepreneur’s lifestyle.
What’s your biggest motivation to succeed?
I think the biggest motivator is our Uuni community of global users. They're so passionate and it's important to us that we continue to deliver on our goals.
What are the biggest lessons you've learned since launching Uuni?
Always trust your gut when hiring and making big strategic decisions. And be authentic.
What are your hopes for the future?
We have high hopes of being one of the top five outdoor cooking brands in the world by the end of 2020. We have a fantastic product roadmap and hiring strategy to make this happen. We are purpose-driven and aim to continue to connect people through exceptional food experiences and be faithful to that ethos.
What was it like to win Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year for Scotland and Northern Ireland?
It was great. It was so flattering to receive the recognition, especially when surrounded by such a strong network of exceptional businesses. I think anyone running their own business is in a privileged position to be able to design a company that they can be proud of. Working with family and friends and the wider Uuni team is an incredible experience!
It's National Pizza Day, so we have to ask: What's your favourite topping? Pineapple on pizza?
I've recently turned vegan, so I'm testing out all the vegan cheese options. Some are better than others. I love surprising toppings like edible flowers! My absolute favourite topping on pizza is jalapeño though. Pineapple on pizza? I wouldn't say no!