Wednesday, October 03, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 306
In this workshop, Crazy Dough’s Founder, Doug Ferriman, will walk attendees through the trials and tribulations that come with opening new restaurants. From what can — and will — go wrong, to what you should expect from vendors, partners, contractors and the city — he’ll talk shop and provide insights... Read More
Speaker(s)
Doug Ferriman
Co-Founder
Crazy Dough's Pizza Co.

Doug Ferriman is a serial pizza/food entrepreneur with 20 years in the pizza business along side his wife Melissa, founding Crazy Dough’s Pizza an artisan slice bar, Oath Craft Pizza and recently the Craft Food Hall Project a next generation dining destination and concept incubator. Doug’s passion for all things...

  • Room: 318
You may have an idea of the toppings you want to offer or the entrees you want to serve, but do you know how to plan a menu in a way that maximizes your profit potential? That’s the scope of this workshop, where consultant and former pizzeria owner Michael Shepherd... Read More
Speaker(s)
Michael Shepherd
Owner-Operator and Consultant
GrowingPizza.com

Michael Shepherd is a four-time World Pizza Champion and president of the pizza resource website perfectingpizza.com. Michael owned and operated three pizzerias in Northwest Ohio for 20 years, growing the small-town locations into a multi-million dollar company using nontraditional marketing methods, out-of-the-box thinking and a systemic approach to operations...


Wednesday, October 03, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Show Floor Pizza Demo Area
Sure, you could develop one dough recipe and offer one style of pizza and that’s it. But how adventurous is that? In this workshop, pizza master Tony Gemignani will help attendees navigate the ins and outs of offering many different pizza styles to their customers. He’ll go over what you... Read More
Speaker(s)
Tony Gemignani
Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco
Tony Gemignani's Restaurant Group & International School of Pizza

Tony Gemignani has won 12 world titles for his pizza making and acrobatic dough-spinning routines, authored or co-authored three books (including “The Pizza Bible”), appeared on several national TV networks and is an owner in 16 pizzerias. His first, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, opened in 2009, has been...


Thursday, October 04, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 306
If you’re looking to grow your business but need access to capital, you may be thinking of shopping your growth concept to potential investors. Doug Ferriman has been there, done that, and will share the pros and cons of his experiences — as well as provide guidance on how to... Read More
Speaker(s)
Doug Ferriman
Co-Founder
Crazy Dough's Pizza Co.

Doug Ferriman is a serial pizza/food entrepreneur with 20 years in the pizza business along side his wife Melissa, founding Crazy Dough’s Pizza an artisan slice bar, Oath Craft Pizza and recently the Craft Food Hall Project a next generation dining destination and concept incubator. Doug’s passion for all things...

  • Room: 318
One of the most popular workshops in Pizza Expo history is a can’t-miss event at Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2018. Here, industry consultant and former pizzeria owner Michael Shepherd will detail the steps he took to ensure his stores generated him a handsome 20% profit. It can be attained, and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Michael Shepherd
Owner-Operator and Consultant
GrowingPizza.com

Michael Shepherd is a four-time World Pizza Champion and president of the pizza resource website perfectingpizza.com. Michael owned and operated three pizzerias in Northwest Ohio for 20 years, growing the small-town locations into a multi-million dollar company using nontraditional marketing methods, out-of-the-box thinking and a systemic approach to operations...


Thursday, October 04, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Show Floor Pizza Demo Area
Sure, you could develop one dough recipe and offer one style of pizza and that’s it. But how adventurous is that? In this workshop, pizza master Tony Gemignani will help attendees navigate the ins and outs of offering many different pizza styles to their customers. He’ll go over what you... Read More
Speaker(s)
Tony Gemignani
Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco
Tony Gemignani's Restaurant Group & International School of Pizza

Tony Gemignani has won 12 world titles for his pizza making and acrobatic dough-spinning routines, authored or co-authored three books (including “The Pizza Bible”), appeared on several national TV networks and is an owner in 16 pizzerias. His first, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, opened in 2009, has been...


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