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Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 306
One of the hottest industry topics right now is third-party delivery and how to deal with it. Operators coast to coast are getting crushed by the fees. Should you consider using third-party delivery? Should you be managing delivery yourself? Do you even know how much it costs you to deliver... Read More
Speaker(s)
Michael Shepherd
PerfectingPizza.com

Michael Shepherd is a four-time World Pizza Champion, president of the pizza resource website perfectingpizza.com, and owner of Pizza Fixation Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza. 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...

  • Room: 318
Will Grant and his family have built 13 restaurants over 35 years and he will share his creative process with you! This course is a step-by-step guid to create and execute a profitable slice house. From concept creation and lease negotiations to staff training and marketing he will show you... Read More
Speaker(s)
Will Grant
Owner
That's A Some Pizza

Will Grant began his career at ripe old age of eight, working the kitchen in his family’s restaurant, That’s A Some Pizza, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. By 10, he was apprenticing under several different chefs and, into his late teens, he had helped to open 5 restaurants. As a young man,...


Wednesday, September 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Pizza Demo Area, Show Floor
Pizza master Tony Gemignani is ready to get his hands in the dough and help Pizza & Pasta Northeast attendees learn the ins and outs of various pizza styles and dough techniques. Learn how to make dough, sauce and starters.  Neapolitan, New York, Sicilian, and Grandma Pizzas will be demonstrated... 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, September 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 306
Systems comprise a major need in the industry. Operators are often reluctant to implement systems, procedures, checklists, etc. in their shops because they are intimidated by the process. But the truth is that pizzeria owners need them so they can be consistent and actually take a day off. It’s time... Read More
Speaker(s)
Michael Shepherd
PerfectingPizza.com

Michael Shepherd is a four-time World Pizza Champion, president of the pizza resource website perfectingpizza.com, and owner of Pizza Fixation Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza. 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...

  • Room: 318
One of the biggest headaches of any operation: employee scheduling. Who is begging for more hours? Who needs every other Tuesday off? Who do you already know in advance is going to call in sick on game day? It can drive an owner/manager insane. But it doesn’t have to be... Read More
Speaker(s)
Hassi Sadri
Founder
Napoli Culinary Academy

Hassi Sadri opened Café Napoli in 1992 in Sacramento, CA, and followed its popularity with the founding in 1997 of the Napoli Culinary Academy, which offer diplomas in culinary arts management. He has been the head judge for several years for the International Pizza Challenge held annually at Pizza Expo....


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