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May 22, 2019 9:00 am
May 22, 2019 5:00 pm


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Master Instructor Tony Gemignani will be teaching a unique and 1 -day class here at NAPCA, with Laura Meyer 2 time world pizza champion and corporate chef.

This class gives you a better understanding of  different pizza styles. This course will give you the confidence to make great pies and leave you with a better understanding of classic Italian pizza.

Your day will start in our classroom at 9AM, with Tony and Leo. We’ll move to the dough room and finish in our oven room, stretching topping and baking.


The following pizza styles will be demonstrated: 

Sicilian, Detroit, NY, & Pizza in Pala  

  • Making dough with starter –  Classic American w/starter demo in a spiral mixer
  • Making a classic east coast tomato sauce & vodka cream sauce
  • Proper techniques for opening and stretching dough
  • Oven technique and training – Students will work on grabbing pizzas on a peel and turning pizzas in the oven etc.

Students will work in very small groups, seating is limited

Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of twenty-one concepts in Northern California and Las Vegas and a 13-time world pizza champion. Born and raised in Fremont, California, Tony Gemignani has received a number of accolades for his impressive pizza making and throwing skills over the past decade. He is the first and only Triple Crown winner for baking at the International Pizza Championships in Lecce, Italy; and, his most prestigious title to date, the 2007 World Champion Pizza Maker at the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy, where he was the first American and non-Neapolitan victor. Tony has been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records four times for most consecutive rolls across the shoulders, largest pizza in the world, longest pizza in the world, and most people tossing pizza at once. In 2016, he became the first American to win first place in the Pizza In Pala division at the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy.

Tony is president of the World Pizza Champions, and an official U.S. Ambassador of Neapolitan Pizza by the city of Naples, a prestigious title only given to three people in the entire world. He is also the first Master Instructor in the United States from the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli and is the proprietor of the International School of Pizza where he certifies chefs from around the world.

Tony has appeared on a number of popular shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Food Network, including taking home the gold medal at the Food Network Pizza Champions Challenge. In an effort to share his talent and passion with aspiring connoisseurs, Tony collaborated with acclaimed cookbook writer, Diane Morgan, on his first cookbook PIZZA, which was showcased on Emeril Live and The Rachael Ray Show. Following the success of PIZZA, he wrote his first children’s book, Tony and the Pizza Champions, a fictionalized telling of a pizza team’s journey to compete in the International Pizza Lovers’ Competition. In October 2014, he debuted The Pizza Bible, the definitive book on pizza