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Learn to Make Artisan Pizza with a Pro

Los Angeles, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Noel

3 hours
American
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Whether you are a beginner, an experienced home baker or a professional chef, Noel can help you unlock your inner pizza genius. He'll teach you the same recipes and artisan baking techniques he teaches to the world's best restaurant chefs so you can go back to your own kitchen or restaurant and make great artisan pizza and bread in your own oven. It may sound crazy but Noel promises to set you on your way to making better pizza and bread than you get at most restaurants and pizzerias.

He'll cover a variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced baking topics including flour types, mixing styles, artisan dough techniques and characteristics, controlling fermentation, hydration and how water affects the final product, yeast vs sourdough, oven techniques, topping preparation and home-hacks that everyone can do.

More specifically, you will spend the first hour of the class learning the fundamentals of baking and discussing common issues that all bakers need to understand. The first batch of dough will go into the oven and soon we will be eating some of the best bread we have ever tasted. The second hour of the class is then dedicated to learning the four basic artisan dough mixing styles: hand mix, short mix, improved mix and intensive mix. Finally the final hour will be spent stretching, topping, baking and eating lots and lots of New York and Neapolitan pizza.
Other things to note
Reminder: the storefront is on Washington Blvd but the Parking Lot and Entrance are on 3rd Ave just around the corner.
Whether you are a beginner, an experienced home baker or a professional chef, Noel can help you unlock your inner pizza genius. He'll teach you the same recipes and artisan baking techniques he teaches to the world's best restaurant chefs so you can go back to your own kitchen or restaurant and make great artisan pizza and bread in your own oven. It may sound crazy but Noel promises to set you on your way to making better pizza and bread than you…

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What's included

  • Food
    Artisan Pizza - Please let me know in advance if you have any food allergie...
From $175
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Noel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 103 Reviews
  • Identity verified
The founder of Slow Rise Pizza Co, Noel Brohner is an APN USA Certified Pizziolo and a 30+ year restaurant veteran. The best restaurants in LA and beyond call him to launch and fine-tune their artisan pizza and bread programs including Bestia, Republique, Felix and Rose Cafe. If you follow the national restaurant scene, you may have noticed Noel consulting at RPM on the Water for Chef Doug Psaltis and Lettuce Entertain You in Chicago, at Free Play at the Banc of California Stadium for French Laundry alum Chef Tim Hollingsworth, in SF at Flour & Water Pizzeria with chef Thomas McNaughton and most recently in Venice Beach at Hotel Erwin's brand new Venice Way Pizza's Slice Window. Besides having an A-List roster of private pizza catering clients, Noel also loves to share his artisan pizza and bread recipes and techniques with home bakers.
The founder of Slow Rise Pizza Co, Noel Brohner is an APN USA Certified Pizziolo and a 30+ year restaurant veteran. The best restaurants in LA and beyond call him to launch and fine-tune their artisan pizza and bread programs including Bestia, Republique, Felix and Rose Cafe. If you follow the national restaurant scene, you may have noticed Noel consulting at RPM on the Water for Chef Doug Psaltis and Lettuce Entertain You in Chicago, at Free Play at the Banc of California Stadium for French Lau…
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Where you'll be

Surfas Culinary District is the oldest restaurant supply store in LA. Formerly in Culver City, Surfas opened this new location and Noel was hand picked to inaugurate the Test Kitchen by doing demos, teaching classes and doing pizza R&D and consulting for lots of new restaurants and pizzerias around the world. The neighborhood of Arlington Heights is not only historic but it is also experiencing major development, growth and prosperity.
Jonathan
March 2020
This was a wonderful experience. I'm a home baker, but also with some professional cooking, baking, and food science experience, and I got a lot out of the class and my conversations with Noel. Skills in the class ranged from beginner to advanced, but everyone seemed to get something out of the course. Noel is willing to answer all your questions, you get to eat some wonderful food, and you even get to take some home! Would happily take the class again to learn more.
This was a wonderful experience. I'm a home baker, but also with some professional cooking, baking, and food science experience, and I got a lot out of the class and my conversatio…
Jaime
March 2020
Cannot say enough great things about this experience! Noel was incredibly knowledgeable and taught us in a way that was easy to understand but also not a "short cut" - really delved into the ins and outs and time that needs to go into a good dough. Great value too, several hours, lots of pizza, and hands on instruction. Left with the skills and recipes to make some bomb za at home! Highly recommend (and great for all ages).
Cannot say enough great things about this experience! Noel was incredibly knowledgeable and taught us in a way that was easy to understand but also not a "short cut" - really delve…
Sascha
February 2020
In short: fantastic and delicious! This was extremely educational but also fun - what was surprising was that despite the range of complete baking beginners to people who owned fancy ovens or even chefs - everyone seemed to need to learn the same stuff. Noel, Justin and the whole team were excellent and helpful and it ran like a well oiled machine and yet was not remotely impersonal. We ran over by nearly an hour but they checked with us all first if we had hard outs - mostly it’s very clear they love what they do and what they do is complex and interesting with yummy results. Also the location is awesome - a must for kitchen/cooking equipment lovers!
In short: fantastic and delicious! This was extremely educational but also fun - what was surprising was that despite the range of complete baking beginners to people who owned fa…
Elda
February 2020
I love dough bread, and Noel knows how to do it perfectly, and make my own pizza was awesome too, it was an incredible experience.
Cesar
February 2020
Awesome hands-on class. The whole staff made us feel welcome and enthusiastic for making some great pizza. Best of all we had pizza to take back to our place afterwards :)
Mike
February 2020
An amazing class that packs in tons of great pizza making knowledge not commonly found in pizza books and recipes! Noel and his team are all experts, happy to help and share what they know. Ask tons of questions, if you have them. Thank you Noel, Justin and crew!
An amazing class that packs in tons of great pizza making knowledge not commonly found in pizza books and recipes! Noel and his team are all experts, happy to help and share what…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Gluten-free
Fish allergy
Pescatarian
Tree nut allergy
Dairy-free
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Soy-free
Vegan
Egg-free
Shellfish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please bring cool and comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little messy in. Also, since this is a hands-on class, you will be standing more than sitting so please bring comfortable close-toed shoes (more suitable than sandals or flip-flops)

If you think you'll want to take notes, please bring a pen.