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NAPCA offers the classic teachings and traditions for all levels of students in our $1 Million facility and event space. We host hands-on workshops, demonstrations, kids events, special events and more. We’re here to show you how easy, fun and rewarding cooking can be.

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Check out this video of our different classes!

Certifications

The 5-day Pizzaioli course includes theory and hands-on learning according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in Italy.  1 and 3 day non certification immersion courses are also available.

Demonstration

Watch a chef instructor teach and prepare a multi-course meal from start to finish in a fun, interactive and informative setting. This allows you to hone in on all the questions you may have about cooking and then enjoy a deliciously prepared multi-course meal.

Hands-On

Work amongst other chefs and to create dishes from start to finish. Your Chef instructor will teach proper techniques through individual and group work to elevate your cooking. At the end you’ll consume a full meal of what you created.

Kids & Teens

Have a budding chef at home? These classes focus on recipe reading, understanding flavors and ingredients, kitchen safety, knife skills, sanitation, sautéing, mixing, working in groups and more! They will prepare a full 4 item meal from start to finish in a fun, hands-on environment.

Private/Corporate

Host your next gathering in our state of the art contemporary space. We work closely with your budget and type of event to bring your vision to life. Each event is unique and has options.

Special Events

We host special themed events throughout the year. Whether it's holiday related or just for extra fun - grab your crew and join us for an enjoyable and lively outing.

Upcoming Workshops

month date, year at 2pm

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OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - MAY

Thursday, May 16th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - MAY

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago!

Brunch Pizza Class - May

Saturday, May 18th, 2024; 10:30am-12:30pm

Brunch Pizza Class - May

Enjoy everything Brunch has to offer, our way, which is starting with the pizza!

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - May

Saturday, May 18th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - May

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - May

May 20th-24th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - May

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

New York Pizza @ Home - MAY

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

New York Pizza @ Home - MAY

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different styles of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Chicago Pan Pizza Class - May

Thursday, May 30th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Chicago Pan Pizza Class - May

Chicago style pizza that is not quite deep dish, not quite stuffed.

Spring Pasta Class - MAY

Friday, May 31st, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Spring Pasta Class - MAY

You too can make fresh pasta simply at home with these step-by-step techniques for making perfect dough every time

The BBQ Classes with Bob Trudnak and Moe Cason

Saturday, June 1st, 2024; 10am-3pm

The BBQ Classes with Bob Trudnak and Moe Cason

Come join us for this BBQ class!

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - June

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - June

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Knife Skills Class - June 2024

Saturday, June 8th, 2024; 1pm-3pm

Knife Skills Class - June 2024

At the heart of all great culinary creations are tried-and-true techniques.

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 7-11

June 10th -June 14th, 2024; 10am-12pm

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 7-11

Designed for ages 7-11

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 12+

June 10th - June 14th, 2024; 2pm-4pm

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 12+

Designed for ages 12+

3-DAY WOOD-FIRED PIZZA COURSE - June

June 11th - June 13th, 2024; 9am-5pm

3-DAY WOOD-FIRED PIZZA COURSE - June

The 3-day pizza immersion class is designed for the more advanced pizza maker.

Italian Sausage Making with the Sod Father - June

Saturday, June 15th, 2024; 10am-1pm

Italian Sausage Making with the Sod Father - June

Join us for an afternoon of Italian Sausage making with “The SodFather” Frank Balestri.

Old World Chicago Pizza - June

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Old World Chicago Pizza - June

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago!

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - June 22

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - June 22

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time

Tavern Style Pizza at Home - June

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Tavern Style Pizza at Home - June

We are making tavern style pizza at NAPCA!

Date Night-Italian Summer Nights

Saturday, June 29th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night-Italian Summer Nights

We’ll show you how to sear steak the Italian way with a few simple ingredients: olive oil, lemon, garlic and rosemary.

New York Pizza at Home - July

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

New York Pizza at Home - July

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different styles of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 7-11

July 15th - July 19th, 2024; 10am-12pm

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 7-11

Designed for ages 7-11

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 12+

July 15th - July 19th, 2024; 2pm-4pm

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 12+

Designed for ages 12+

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - July

July 22nd-26th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - July

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - September

Monday, Sept 16th - Friday, Sept 20th

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - September

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - November 2024

Monday, Nov 11th - Friday, Nov 15th, 2024

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - November 2024

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - May

May 20th-24th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - May

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - July

July 22nd-26th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - July

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - September

Monday, Sept 16th - Friday, Sept 20th

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - September

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - November 2024

Monday, Nov 11th - Friday, Nov 15th, 2024

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - November 2024

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day.

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OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - MAY

Thursday, May 16th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - MAY

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago!

New York Pizza @ Home - MAY

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

New York Pizza @ Home - MAY

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different styles of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - May

Saturday, May 18th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - May

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

The BBQ Classes with Bob Trudnak and Moe Cason

Saturday, June 1st, 2024; 10am-3pm

The BBQ Classes with Bob Trudnak and Moe Cason

Come join us for this BBQ class!

3-DAY WOOD-FIRED PIZZA COURSE - June

June 11th - June 13th, 2024; 9am-5pm

3-DAY WOOD-FIRED PIZZA COURSE - June

The 3-day pizza immersion class is designed for the more advanced pizza maker.

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - June

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - June

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Knife Skills Class - June 2024

Saturday, June 8th, 2024; 1pm-3pm

Knife Skills Class - June 2024

At the heart of all great culinary creations are tried-and-true techniques.

Old World Chicago Pizza - June

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Old World Chicago Pizza - June

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago!

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - June 22

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - June 22

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time

New York Pizza at Home - July

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

New York Pizza at Home - July

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different styles of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Date Night-Italian Summer Nights

Saturday, June 29th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night-Italian Summer Nights

We’ll show you how to sear steak the Italian way with a few simple ingredients: olive oil, lemon, garlic and rosemary.

Tavern Style Pizza at Home - June

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Tavern Style Pizza at Home - June

We are making tavern style pizza at NAPCA!

Italian Sausage Making with the Sod Father - June

Saturday, June 15th, 2024; 10am-1pm

Italian Sausage Making with the Sod Father - June

Join us for an afternoon of Italian Sausage making with “The SodFather” Frank Balestri.

Brunch Pizza Class - May

Saturday, May 18th, 2024; 10:30am-12:30pm

Brunch Pizza Class - May

Enjoy everything Brunch has to offer, our way, which is starting with the pizza!

Chicago Pan Pizza Class - May

Thursday, May 30th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Chicago Pan Pizza Class - May

Chicago style pizza that is not quite deep dish, not quite stuffed.

Spring Pasta Class - MAY

Friday, May 31st, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Spring Pasta Class - MAY

You too can make fresh pasta simply at home with these step-by-step techniques for making perfect dough every time

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 7-11

June 10th -June 14th, 2024; 10am-12pm

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 7-11

Designed for ages 7-11

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 12+

June 10th - June 14th, 2024; 2pm-4pm

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 12+

Designed for ages 12+

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 7-11

July 15th - July 19th, 2024; 10am-12pm

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 7-11

Designed for ages 7-11

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 12+

July 15th - July 19th, 2024; 2pm-4pm

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 12+

Designed for ages 12+

Festa della Sopressata - ATTENDEE 2024

Saturday, April 20th, 2024; 11am-3pm

Festa della Sopressata - ATTENDEE 2024

NAPCA to host 5th annual Festa della Sopressata

Festa della Sopressata - Competitor 2024

Saturday, April 20th, 2024; 11am-3pm

Festa della Sopressata - Competitor 2024

NAPCA to host 5th annual Festa della Sopressata

Read Our Reviews!

Testimonials

Had a fun night learning to make a Chicago Tavern Style pizza. This is a hands on class. We made our own dough and sauce. Then we rolled it out and watched it bake. They provided salad and dessert too! We went home with the dough we made and extra sauce so we could make another pizza at home. Fun class in a world class facility. Highly recommend you try it for date night or with a group.

Irene Panos

Just finished the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli certification course, and I highly recommend to any serious pizza maker. They flew in Scuola Master Instructor,  Fabio Sebastiani from Italy, and I learned so much from him. The academy’s staff from Anthony, Dan, Chuck, Shawn, and many others (most who are also certified pizzaiolos) brought a wealth of knowledge and were dedicated to providing a educational/fun/and positive experience to us students. Not to mention, the facility is TOP NOTCH! Can’t thank the team enough for assisting me to make my craft and restaurant, West by God CoalFired Pizza, a success.

Ben Boggess

I literally love this place! I made home made dough and it was the best experience ever! I also got to make my own pizza in the back with the big ovens! I literally am in love. I recommend you come here with friends or family and just have the time of your life!

Victoria McMahon

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