Home Chef Series Feb 17 Detroit Style
February 17, 2023
Pizza University and Culinary Arts Center
Join our culinary director Chef Sed on a journey through pizza styles. Sign up for one class and learn the tricks and tips for creating a specific style of pizza or sign up for the entire series and become an expert home pizza chef. You will go home with a recipe, knowledge of how each style evolved, its key identifying characteristics, and how to properly top, bake, and serve each style. Each student will make their own pizzas utilizing our dough, toppings, and commercial pizza ovens. You will also learn how to use and load your pizzas into the oven with confidence. Beer and wine will be available. You are welcome to take home your final products.
Our popular, Hands-On Pizza Workshop is perfect for both beginners and practicing pizza-makers.
- Perfect Handmade Dough
- Stretching techniques
- Recipe Development (Bakers Percentage)
- Fermentation Basics (Working with Yeast)
- Home oven and Brick Oven techniques reviewed
And there’s more…
- All students receive our exclusive Pizza University Manual
- Pizza to Bring Home in our Pizza Boxes
- Wine and Beer Tastings
Friday, February 17, 2023 – Detroit Style Pizza– Learn the secrets to making the best Detroit-style pizza. This rectangular deep-dish pizza is known for its thick crispy and chewy crust. It is traditionally topped with cheese and Wisconsin brick cheese on its edges, then tomato sauce layered on top of the other toppings (rather than directly onto the dough). You will learn about the differences between Detroit and Chicago-style pizza. You will also learn about the key tools to help the home chef recreate this style in their home ovens and how to identify quality Detroit-style pizza when ordering it from a restaurant.
Friday, March 3, 2023 – Neapolitan Style Pizza-Learn the secrets to making the best Neapolitan pizza. It can be challenging for a home chef to consistently create a moist and soft crust texture without overcooking it. The goal is a light and crispy crust that is full of air bubbles. Learn how to make this golden-brown crust with its typical brown spots given by the high baking temperature. You will also learn how to adjust your sauce and toppings for the ideal finish.
Friday, March 17, 2023 – New York Style Pizza-Learn the secrets to making the best New York Style pizza at home. They are traditionally made with a characteristically large hand-tossed thin crust. The crust is thick and crisp only along its edge, yet soft, thin, and pliable enough beneath its toppings to be folded in half to eat. Students will learn about how to balance the toppings and sauce on these pizzas at home to perfection. The goal is to be able to produce a consistent product at home every time.