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Tony Gemignani

Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of twenty one locations in Northern California and Las Vegas: Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Capo's, Giovanni Italian Specialties, Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza, three Slice Houses by Tony Gemignani, all in San Francisco; Pizza Rock in Sacramento and Las Vegas; and Tony's of North Beach and Slice House by Tony Gemignani in Rohnert Park and Las Vegas. A 12-time World Pizza Champion, Tony has been perfecting his craft for more than two decades and holds an impressive set of awards for his pizza making and tossing skills. He is proprietor of the International School of Pizza in San Francisco, where he certifies chefs from around the world, and is 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. Tony has appeared on a number of popular shows including “Good Morning America”, “The Today Show”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, and is a regular on Food Network. He even took home the gold medal at the Food Network Pizza Champions Challenge. He is the author of PIZZA, Tony and the Pizza Champions, and most recently, The Pizza Bible, the definitive book on pizza. He has been inducted into the Guinness World Book of Records four times.

The Versatility of Pizza: Making Sicilian, Grandma, Detroit & New York Pizzas – November 27 (8:00am-4:00pm)

In this is an 8-hour, one of a kind, hands-on course you will learn to make Sicilian, Grandma, Detroit, & New York Pizzas. You will also learn the fundamental techniques of pushing pan pizzas, making dough & starters, making tomato sauce, making agave pesto, making Sweet Italian Fennel Sausage, and stretching and shaping your dough, as well as how to troubleshoot problems and oven skills. You’ll walk away with the knowledge and confidence to build upon what you have learned.

Cost: $650

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Amy Riolo

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Bread baking is one of the most pleasurable and delicious activities around! Unfortunately, many people are intimidated by words like “chemistry,” “rising,” “proofing,” and “kneading.” For this reason, Chef Amy has put together a series of her most successful bread baking classes for beginners. Inspired by childhood baking with her family and Italian techniques, her methods have been tweaked to make them fool-proof for students during a decade of teaching baking classes.

Building upon the basic baking traditions learned from her family, chef Amy has created a streamlined series that makes reproducing pizza, bread and pastry shop favorites a cinch. You’ll learn the history behind each recipe, significance in the Italian culture, and easy techniques to reproducing them with success at home. Best of all, you’ll gain tips and strategies to incorporate the joy of Italian baking into your busy schedule!

Mediterranean Breads Basics - November 30 (6:30pm-9:30pm)

This class teaches delicious Middle Eastern recipes that will become favorites in your home. Menu: Moroccan Country Bread, Pita Bread, Spinach Fatayer, Lebanese Za’taar Dusted Bread

Cost: $125

upcoming courses

In our other upcoming 1 & 3-day courses, you’ll learn the theoretical as well as the practical methods of making the perfect dough, the secrets of the sauce, stretching techniques for forming the perfect crust and all about ingredients. You will learn the secrets of baking the perfect pizza from highly skilled master pizza instructors.

Pizza styles include:
• Neo-Neapolitan      • Sicilian       • Roman      • American 


Award-Winning Executive Chef
American Style Pizza
Date: December 2018


Sweet and Savory Baking Series
Santa Lucia & Italian Holiday Cakes Celebration
Date: December 7, 2018


Sweet and Savory Baking Series
Christmas Cookies, Cannoli, and Struffoli
Date: December 15, 2018

You’ll Receive...

Pizza University Certificate

Certificate + Chef Swag

A Pizza University certificate and cool chef swag.

Pizza Universtiy Networking


Connect with fellow pizzaiolos and restaurant owners.

Pizza University Take Home Goodies

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You'll receive a Pizza University apron and chef jacket. As well as take-home containers for leftovers and containers for extra dough.

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