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Regular Pizza Course

at VPN Americas - Inglewood

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$1,850 3 seats left
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Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - Jul 24, 4:30pm (3 sessions)

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Location:
Inglewood, Other Suburbs/Cities
440 Hindry Ave Ste B
At W Hillcrest Blvd
Inglewood, California 90301
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this pizza making class:

The course is recommended to people who want to learn how to make pizzas for professional purposes and want to work as Pizzaiolo in a Neapolitan pizzeria.

The program is divided in 4 periods:

1 - Theoretical period: Knowledge of the Product and Preparation Process
The course's theoretical hours aim to furnish the student with an essential knowledge of the physiological, morphological and genetic components of the products composing the Neapolitan pizza. The theory section will take place in the workshop following a well–defined schedule in which the instructors will teach these essential concepts:
  • Introduction to the VPN Association: rules and organization.
  • VPN Americas activity and market presence.
  • History of the pizza and its ingredients.
  • Pizza in USA
  • Properties of the products for making a dough (flour, yeast, water, salt).
  • Characteristics of the ingredients for making a Neapolitan pizza (San Marzano style plum tomato, extra virgin olive oil, buffalo's and cow's milk mozzarella, basil, oregano, garlic).
  • Technical aspects of the main equipment and tools
  • Nutrition facts of the Neapolitan pizza
2 – Workshop Period
The course is focused on practice. You will also acquire many secrets and skills. You will have a space on the bench for practice, supervised by a VPN Certified Master pizzaiolo and you will spend the majority of the time preparing the dough, forming the balls, slapping the dough, cooking pizza and preparing all the ingredients you need.
  • Turning on the oven, learning how to bring it to proper temperature and how to maintain it during baking.
  • Preparing the dough by hand following the recipe.
  • Preparing the dough using a fork mixer.
  • Learning how to prepare fresh mozzarella (fior di latte), ricotta, smoked mozzarella and burrata cheese.
  • Making bread with leftover dough.
  • Leavening of the dough.
  • Cutting, shaping and forming of the balls.
  • Stretching and opening the dough with the proper technique to form the disc.
  • Organizing the working bench.
  • Preparing the ingredients (mozzarella, how it should be cut, how the tomatoes must be grind, etc.)
  • Putting the toppings on the pizza.
  • Cooking and managing the pizza in the oven (choosing the proper timing and temperature and the right tools)
  • Preparing the Classical Neapolitan Pizzas (Marinara and Margherita) and other pizzas with typical Neapolitan traditional topping.
  • Learning how to manage more than one pizza in the same time
  • Preparing and cooking of the Pizza Fritta with its variations (Pizza Montanara and Calzone Fritto).
3 – Cheese making factory
At student choice, you can spend 30 minutes at a cheese factory watching the process of producing mozzarella and tasting different fresh cheeses

4 – Training Examinations: Written & Practical
A panel composed of members of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana supervised by the President Peppe Miele, will examine the trainees at the end of the course. The student will
undergo two tests and a verbal interview:
  • A written test with 30 multiple–choice questions.
  • A practical test requiring the preparation of the dough and the preparation of the two classical Neapolitan pizzas: Margherita and Marinara.
At the end of the test, the trainee will receive a score out of 100 possible points. The written portion will be worth 30 points and the practical skill portion will be worth 70 points. A verbal
interview will follow to further assess the knowledge and the skills of the student.

The cost includes:
  • T–shirts
  • Aprons
  • Pizzaiolo red hat
  • Pizzaiolo red handkerchief
  • New tutorial handbook (with pictures and recipes)
  • Gift basket

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.

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Tue, Jul 23 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Jul 24 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
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Tue, Jul 30 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Jul 31 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
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Tue, Aug 06 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
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Wed, Aug 14 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
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Tue, Aug 20 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Aug 21 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
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Tue, Aug 27 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Aug 28 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
10:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,850
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Tue, Sep 03 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Sep 04 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
10:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,850
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Tue, Sep 10 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Sep 11 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
10:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,850
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Tue, Sep 17 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Sep 18 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
10:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,850
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Tue, Sep 24 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Sep 25 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,850
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Tue, Oct 01 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Oct 02 10:00am - 4:30pm TBD

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