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Pizza Dough Testing 1-2-3

Pizza Dough Testing is important to every scratch pizza kitchen. Dough expert Laura Meyer shares how to batch test pizza dough.

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A Safe Pizza Kitchen

Discover how more robust safety training can prevent kitchen injuries.

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Ground Beef is a Top 10 Pizza Topping

Explore ways to use ground beef as a pizza topping with tips on sourcing and preparation, along with a killer meatball recipe.

 

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Commentary: Resiliency Wins

I watched the news as Hurricane Ian decimated Ft. Myers and the surrounding region on Florida’s Gulf Coast. I’ve spent a lot of time in Ft. Myers and on Sanibel Island as a result of my oldest son playing in several baseball tournaments down there. From June through September, it’s often a home away from […]

Pizza and Pasta Northeast 2022 Competition Winners are…

Pizza & pasta makers take home top prizes in Atlantic City Talented pizza, pasta and calzone makers converge onto the Atlantic City Convention Center to find out who makes the best pizza, pasta and calzones. Pizza and Pasta Northeast hosted four competitions including Best of the Northeast, Young Pizza Maker of the Year, Northeast Pasta […]

Get the Pizza & Pasta Northeast App Now

Plan your PPNE before you hit the show floor The Official Pizza & Pasta Northeast show mobile app is available for download now. Simply go to the app page and click to download from App Store or Google Play. Once you’ve downloaded the Emerald Experience app, Search “Pizza and Pasta Northeast” and go to the […]

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10 Ways to be a More Environmentally Sustainable Pizzeria

Back when Michael Oshman founded The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) in 1990, environmental sustainability hovered as a fringe issue. The popular press rarely reported on climate change and plastic waste was only beginning to find a spot on consum

10 Ways to be a More Environmentally Sustainable Pizzeria

Back when Michael Oshman founded The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) in 1990, environmental sustainability hovered as a fringe issue. The popular press rarely reported on climate change and plastic waste was only beginning to find a spot on consumer radars.  Fast forward 32 years, however, and sustainability is now baked into the American lexicon and […]

Achieve Sustainable Goals in a Restaurant Buildout or Remodel

Smart Design Making sustainable decisions can start long before you open your doors or reopen when it comes time to renovate. In some cases, it doesn’t have to be a complete remodel but an opportunity to evaluate where you can improve upon the initial buildout to be more sustainable. Selecting sustainable choices during the buildout […]

Ground Beef Can be a Star in Your Pizzeria

Rumble in the Crumble The question blew my mind 22 years ago as my designated food salesperson showed me his two ground beef pizza toppings; The bag of individually quick-frozen beef crumbles looked like cemetery soil ready to be thrown on a pizza like dirt on a coffin. The crumbled topping seemed so distant from […]

Building Blocks: The First Steps in Building Your Pizzeria’s Team

In a column named “Building Blocks,” it’s no coincidence that we’re going to spend some time talking about building a team. After all, employees are among the most important “blocks” in your business. Follow along for the steps to follow when hiring and assessing your new staff. Make a ‘lineup’ The first key to building […]

Conversation: Cecily Federighi, Pizza Chicken Ice Cream, Eat Free Pizza, Kim’s Uncle Pizza Chicago

Pizza Chicken Ice Cream, Eat Free Pizza, Kim’s Uncle Pizza Chicago, Illinois   Concept: E.F. Pizza started as a home kitchen experiment. We were giving away free pizzas every Friday night from our apartment in 2018. It was a way for us to R&D our product and to meet people in the industry. It’s what […]

Recycling benefits the earth and your bottom line

RECYCLE When we think sustainability, we immediately think recycling.  Waste is a huge issue that must be addressed appropriately, whether viewed at the level of a single pizzeria or the nation as a whole.  According to the Green Restaurant Association, an average restaurant produces about 100,000 pounds of garbage per year. However, the GRA also […]

Knead to Know: Pizza Dough Testing 1-2-3

Documenting and controlling variables is vital to batch testing your pizza dough Practice makes perfect. As someone who has taken part in sports and pizza competitions for many years, this is a phrase that I have heard very often. In the beginning this used to frustrate me because if you take the phrase literally, it […]

Sustainably Sourcing Ingredients

Operators say buying flour, tomatoes and cheese from environmentally friendly providers can be time consuming but rewarding When it comes to sourcing ingredients, the term “sustainable” refers to whether the food was grown or produced in a way that does not deplete natural resources. Pizzeria operators that want to sustainably source ingredients look for certain […]

Effective kitchen safety blends training and awareness

Safe! Is your kitchen safe? Hopefully, right? But is your kitchen as safe as it could be? If your protocol assumes that your staff will use common sense rather than train protocols, then your kitchen is vulnerable. You are vulnerable from injury to them, you, your customer and a big fat bill on top of […]
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127: PPNE 2022 Show Floor Sessions: IV – The Up and Comers

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126: PPNE 2022 Show Floor Sessions: III – Advancing the Business

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125: PPNE 2022 Show Floor Sessions: II – Doing Business Their Way

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124: PPNE 2022 Show Floor Sessions: I – Two Veteran Pizza Pros

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123. Trends from Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2022

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122. Last Pizza & Pipes Restaurant in America

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121. Thriving in a College Town

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120. Get Ready for Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2022

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119. Getting Real with Mike Bausch

Pizza Expo March 28-30, 2023

Now in it’s 38th year, International Pizza Expo remains unchallenged as the industry’s leading event. Join thousands of pizzeria professionals as they convene in Las Vegas for 3 days dedicated to all things pizza! With suppliers from across the globe, educational sessions taught by top industry professionals and national competitions, this event is one you simply cannot afford to miss.

Pizza & Pasta Northeast, October 16-17, 2022

Join us October 16-17, 2022 in Atlantic City, NJ for the 4th Annual Pizza & Pasta Northeast! There’s no shortage of opportunities to improve your business and get involved at the show. Learn from Tony G in our School of Pizzeria Management Workshops, show off your skills in one of our yearly competitions & much more!

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