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

    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. Mike Shepherd has created a tool for operators to compare the cost of doing delivery on their own with their own cars, drivers... 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...

      Ready to take the next step and open a new store? Doug Ferriman has been there, done that. He lives it each day. In this workshop he’ll give attendees an inside glance at the nuts and bolts of opening a new store, from thought to finished product. Additional registration fee's for... Read More

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

        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, Grandma Pizzas will be demonstrated and... 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

          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...

            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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