An Australian boy meets an English girl. They learn to make pizza in a coastal town of Italy, then move their life – and pizza-making skills – to picturesque Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula. The rest is history.
Hannah and Zak Round first learnt the art of traditional pizza making in the Coastal town of Sorrento, Italy. Their teacher, Chef Biagio, taught them the secrets of authentic wood-fired pizza: keep it simple, use quality ingredients, nail the dough.
Inspired by their travels, the pair purchased a classic Citroen H truck and began converting it into the roaming pizza wagon of their dreams. The old-school, vintage charm of the refurbished van – paired with Hannah and Zak's appreciation of quality food and service – proved to be a recipe for success.
Based in the seaside town of Mount Martha, the pair began catering for events and functions all across the Mornington Peninsula and Greater Melbourne.
A couple of years later, the couple flew back to Hannah's native England for their own wedding. They arranged a festival-style celebration in the countryside, complete with live music, tipi tents, and epic food trucks.
Hannah and Zak decided to bring the concept back to Australia on their honeymoon, launching Gather Round Events Co as the ultimate event catering service. Gathering all of the best suppliers under one roof, their offering includes their original Pizza Wagon, Peninsula Tipis, The Old Fashioned Bar, Gelati Cart, Pretty Cool Room and Privy the Pretty luxury mobile bathrooms.
You can now find the pair and their pizza truck popping up at parties up and down the coast, creating unique events and celebrations wherever they go.