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. All candidates for our professional courses will be pre-interviewed by phone.
*Basic pizza proficiency required for this course
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5 Day Certification Course
History of classic Italian pizza
Chemistry of Italian doughs
Preparation of traditional ingredients for toppings
Focused training on traditional Italian and American pizza equipment
Proper dough stretching, topping, and baking techniques
Theory: Intro to grains and flour
Practical: Introduction to pizza equipment needed for pizza production, calculating water temperature, dough mixing and handling
Theory: Dough chemistry, recipe for Classic Italian Pizza, and introduction to yeast
Practical: Dough mixing, dividing and handling; dough stretching, topping and baking
Theory: Written examination of theory covered in first two days, dough maturation, water properties and salt
Practical: Focused training on wood, gas, and electric ovens, direct and indirect dough preparation using various types of mixers, dough stretching, topping and baking
Theory: Alternate grains and mixing dough with various types of flour, malt and fats
Practical: Direct and indirect dough preparation using various types of mixers, dough stretching, topping and baking
Theory: Review and discussion, final exam
Practice: Dough stretching, topping and baking, comparing the organoleptic qualities of various doughs
Presentation of Certificates
The cost for the 5-day certification course is $2900.
Once registered, Leo Spizzirri will contact you to schedule a phone interview to better understand your core competencies. We will either refund your deposit in full, redirect you to an introductory class to ready you for the certification class, or secure your seat in the 5-day session.
Should you need to cancel a reservation for this class, you will receive a full refund for any cancellation made seven (7) days or more days before the class date.
Cancellations made six (6) days or fewer before the class date will incur a 30% “cost of goods” fee (based on the total fee paid) with the remainder put on a class voucher that can be applied toward a future class, however, no refunds, exchanges or vouchers will be given to changes or cancellations made on the day of the class or for no shows — without exception.
Changes and cancellations must be made in person or by calling us during business hours at 630-395-9958 and speaking directly to a member of our staff. Due to timing issues we cannot accept or honor cancellations sent by email or left via phone message or on voicemail. In the event we cancel a class a full refund will be given.
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