What you'll do
We'll start out making the dough. I'll teach you about the importance of time and temperature, about different yeasts and how to make biga or poolish (and even what those words are and why you will want to care). Once the dough is out of the spiral mixer we'll practice shaping it into balls. Next we'll practice what is probably the hardest yet funnest part of all.... opening up a Neapolitan pizza ball. You'll learn to massage the dough, so the air moves outward toward the edge - otherwise known as the cornicione. You'll learn to dress the pizza and then then place it into the wood-fired oven. There's no turning back now. In 90 seconds your pizza will be finished. We'll practice this over and over using the same techniques I learned from a world champion. This will be the best class ever because you get to eat your homework!
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I'm a television cameraman who fell in love with making pizza after I filmed a History Channel documentary on everything there is to know about pizza. From there I sought out one of the finest pizzaiolos in America, and traveled to NYC to become his student, and learn one on one the craftsmanship of making true Neapolitan pizzas. Having now made thousands of pizzas and spent a career delivering show-and-tell through television, I believe I can teach anyone how to make an exceptional pizza, and have a lot of fun while doing so.
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Where you'll be
We'll make our dough in my kitchen and then move out onto my patio where we'll make pizza on a real prep station and then bake them in a tiled, professionally built, wood burning oven.
Things to keep in mind
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.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry,…
This is primarily an outdoor experience. If the weather forecast is predicting rain 3 days in advance of the event then it may be prudent to cancel. Everyone booked will be brought in on the decision whether to cancel, reschedule or forge on.
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