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Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    No matter the size of your city, you can turn your pizzeria into a destination establishment. Melissa Rickman has done that in her town, and now she wants to show you how to do it in yours!...
    Speaker(s)
    Melissa Rickman
    Co-Owner and Operator
    Wholly Stromboli

    Melissa Rickman, co-founder in 2010 with her husband Eric of Wholly Stromboli Restaurant, has built a $1 million-plus sandwich and pizza restaurant in the small-town of Fort Lupton, CO. She has won awards at the International Pizza Challenge been listed on Denver’s A-List of restaurants and has been featured on...

      Beer enthusiasts will seek you out if you provide a worthy beer list they can’t get around the corner. Let Nick Bogacz of Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse in Pittsburgh show you how to build a winning lineup that will bring customers in....
      Speaker(s)
      Nick Bogacz
      Owner-Operator
      Caliente Pizza & Draft House

      Nick is the founder of Caliente Pizza & Draft House. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, he opened his first location in 2012 in Pittsburgh and has grown to four current locations. Caliente has won numerous awards in the industry, including 2016’s first place in the...

        The constant revolving door of recruiting, hiring and training is both cumbersome and expensive. Retention is key. Mike Bausch of Andolini’s in Tulsa will show attendees proven techniques to keep top talent....
        Speaker(s)
        Mike Bausch
        Owner-Operator
        Andolini’s Pizzeria

        Mike Bausch moved from California to Oklahoma in 2005 to found Andolini’s Pizzeria at the age of 22. He has since transformed what began as a 1,500-square-foot pizzeria with 10 employees into a multi unit restaurant business with more than 300 employees. Andolini's currently has 7 highly profitable locations in...

          While technology is great and highly effective, sometimes it’s important to mix in some old-school marketing techniques. Scott Anthony has done so to great success, and he’s eager to show you how to pull it off in your neighborhood as well....
          Speaker(s)
          Scott Anthony
          Owner-Operator
          Punxsutawney Pizza

          Scott Anthony, a member of the World Pizza Champions, operates an award-winning pizzeria in Punxsutawney, PA. He is an author, speaker and consultant within the industry. His innovative marketing techniques over the last 23 years have gained him recognition as a marketing guru on a local and national basis....

            What’s the secret formula to restaurant profitability? Scott Sandler of Pizza Head in St. Louis says there may not be a magic bullet, but he’ll teach you how to look at cost of goods sold, payroll and other expenses so that you can plan to make the profit...
            Speaker(s)
            Scott Sandler
            Owner-Operator
            Pizza Head

            Scott Sandler opened Pizzeoli Wood Fired Pizza Napolitana in 2014 with a passion and no prior restaurant experience. In 2016, Pizzeoli was ranked in the 25 best restaurant in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 2017 Scott sold Pizzeoli and opened his second place, Pizza Head, a New...


            Wednesday, September 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

              Our Man on the Street, Scott Wiener, will sit down with Tony Gemignani and others to discuss the pros and cons of the various styles of pizza popular in America today....
              Speaker(s)
              Scott Wiener
              Scott Wiener
              Scott’s Pizza Tours

              Scott Wiener is the founder of Scott's Pizza Tours in New York City, bringing his infectious love for all things pizza to more than 40,000 guests since 2008. He also writes the "Man on the Street" column for Pizza Today magazine and has been featured talking about top pizzerias on...

              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 - 10:00 AM

                If you want to be in business 10, 20, 30, 40-plus years, then you’ll need to learn to adapt and overcome. Achieving longevity is about much more than luck. It takes perseverance and a plan....
                Speaker(s)
                Scott Anthony
                Owner-Operator
                Punxsutawney Pizza

                Scott Anthony, a member of the World Pizza Champions, operates an award-winning pizzeria in Punxsutawney, PA. He is an author, speaker and consultant within the industry. His innovative marketing techniques over the last 23 years have gained him recognition as a marketing guru on a local and national basis....

                  You may be in a small town, a rural area or a less ritzy part of a major city, but that doesn’t matter. You, too, can build white-collar sales in your blue-collar area, and Mike Bausch will tell you how....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Mike Bausch
                  Owner-Operator
                  Andolini’s Pizzeria

                  Mike Bausch moved from California to Oklahoma in 2005 to found Andolini’s Pizzeria at the age of 22. He has since transformed what began as a 1,500-square-foot pizzeria with 10 employees into a multi unit restaurant business with more than 300 employees. Andolini's currently has 7 highly profitable locations in...

                    Baker and author Peter Reinhart sits down with John Arena of Metro Pizza and Brian Spangler of Apizza Scholls to dish on dough. Experimentation, adaptation and constant tinkering is at the heart of this discussion....
                    Speaker(s)
                    Brian Spangler
                    Baker and Pizza Maker
                    Apizza Scholls

                    As founder and co-owner of Olive Mountain Baking Co. from 200-2005, Brian Spangler’s reputation went far beyond his Portland, OR, location. In 2014, he put his dough knowledge to work on pizza, opening the highly acclaimed Apizza Scholls serving what have been described as “New York-meets-Connecticut” pies....

                    John Arena
                    Co-owner and Chef
                    Metro Pizza

                    John Arena is a 50-year veteran of the pizza industry and co-founder of Metro Pizza, which currently has six locations in the Las Vegas area. He also created and teaches a course in pizzeria concept development at the University of Las Vega School of Hospitality and is a consultant to...

                    Peter Reinhart
                    Chef and Baking Instructor
                    Johnson & Wales University

                    Peter Reinhart is the co-founder of PizzaQuest.com, a video website devoted to the never-ending search for the perfect pizza, as well as to the celebration of artisanship wherever it may be found. Peter is the author of 10 books on bread, pizza, and food culture, and he has consulted with...

                      Speaker(s)
                      Larry Fiel
                      Director of Marketing
                      PDQ Signature Systems

                      With 35+years of proven experience and leadership in product marketing, business development, communications, public relations and service & support for numerous verticals in the private and not-for-profit sectors, Larry has leveraged his technology prowess with the ability to create, foster and propagate a company’s most important asset: its brand. Larry...

                        Our Man on the Street, Scott Wiener, has been around the block a time or two. He’s seen the good, the bad and the ugly in the world of pizzeria. He’ll tell you where he sees pizza shops missing the mark so that you can hit yours....
                        Speaker(s)
                        Scott Wiener
                        Scott Wiener
                        Scott’s Pizza Tours

                        Scott Wiener is the founder of Scott's Pizza Tours in New York City, bringing his infectious love for all things pizza to more than 40,000 guests since 2008. He also writes the "Man on the Street" column for Pizza Today magazine and has been featured talking about top pizzerias on...


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