Wood-Fired Pizza Making

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£185.00 per person
Duration: 1.0 day(s) Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm Tutor: Wayne Caddy
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Authentic wood-fired pizza is the ultimate and original fast food, but pizza-making at a professional level takes time and skill to master. This comprehensive hands on course has been developed for existing bakers, chefs, food business start-ups and advanced home bakers who want to learn how to produce authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas.

Tutor and expert baker Wayne Caddy has travelled to Italy to learn how to produce ‘vera pizza’. He will share his expertise as you create a range of authentic pizzas in a wood fired oven and in a stone-based deck oven. This professional level one day course will cover:

  • Professional recipes and formulas
  • The importance of ingredients, in particular flour types, tomato varieties and cheese selection
  • Pizza bases and different yeasts in dough production
  • Professional mixing methods
  • Dividing and scaling
  • Hand shaping and pinning techniques
  • Traditional and contemporary pizza toppings
  • Oven management; from firing of wood-fired ovens to loading and unloading

This course will take place at The School where pizzas will be baked in professional stone based deck ovens, as well as a mobile wood-fired oven.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as a buffet style lunch prepared by our team of chefs. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.

The School of Artisan Food makes a conscious effort to reduce waste and packaging. We welcome students to bring their own containers to transport their food home. Learn more here ...

This course is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

"I thought you did a great job of covering pizza making for such a wide range of scenarios, from small domestic to bigger commercial."

"High quality teaching - the kind that really sticks with you and changes your behaviour rather than just making for a nice day out. Good job!"


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