Our Mission

Pizza University & Culinary Arts Center was established to fill the need for skilled pizza makers and professional chefs in the restaurant industry. Our immersive hands-on training focuses on both the theoretical and practical methods necessary to form the perfect dough, a sublime sauce, crispy crust, and to identify only the best ingredients to produce the most authentic, delicious, and healthy end results.

We here at the Pizza University aim to grow a new generation of knowledgeable pizzaioli and professional chefs, and to help create a system that can improve the wellness of both the fast-growing restaurant industry and the rich world of diverse cuisine which so deeply fuels all of our passion for cooking!

John Arena, Jonathan Goldsmith, and Scott Wiener and Team at Pizza University with Pizza
Pizza University Students kneading dough at Pizza University with Antonio Starita

What We Do

  • Work towards the development of a highly-qualified and committed new generation of culinary professionals and pizzaioli.  
  • Promote authentic culinary practices by introducing our students to only the best methods, ingredients, traditions and passion.
  • Strive to support the Hospitality and Food & Beverage industries by producing well-trained chefs. 
  • Connect well-trained chefs with thriving restaurants.
  • Providing career guidance for veterans and young adults who wish to pursue a career in pizza making and other culinary arts.

Official Partners

Local Promoters

You Will Receive

Certificate & Chef Swag

Certificate and chef swag

A Pizza University certificate and cool chef swag.

Take Em Home!

Take em home

You’ll receive a Pizza University apron and chef jacket. As well as take-home containers for leftovers and containers for extra dough.

Networking

Networking

Connect with fellow pizzaiolos and restaurant owners.

Support

Support

Post pizza-class support via email to our Culinary Director.

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