September 2019 (Dates TBD)
VPN Americas President Peppe Miele returns to teach his second course at the Pizza University! This course is recommended to any aspiring pizzaiolo who wants to learn how to make traditional Neapolitan Style pizzas for professional purposes. This course will offer a theoretical and practical examination into the Neapolitan Style in order to furnish students with essential knowledge of the physiological, morphological and genetic components of the products composing the Neapolitan pizza. You will also acquire many secrets and skills that will be taught by VPN Certified Master Pizzaiolo himself, Peppe Miele, and 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.
Students will walk away from this course with an understanding of the VPN Associations rules and organization, a history of pizza and it’s ingredients, technical aspects of equipment and tools, proper oven operation and usage, dough stretching/slapping, proper topping of ingredients, and the creation of the perfect Neapolitan style pizza.
Peppe Miele is the President of VPN Americas, the American delegation of Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana. Back in 1992, he opened the original Antica Pizzeria and for the first time provided the LA culinary public with delicious Authentic Neapolitan Pizza. Antica Pizzeria was the first restaurant in the US certified by the AVPN.
After he closed his restaurant in 2011, he dedicated his time to the promotion of the Neapolitan pizza across America, first opening the Accademia della Pizza Napoletana in Marina del Rey (CA) and later, founding Napoletana Consulting, the most accredited consulting company for Neapolitan style pizzeria in USA. -VPN America
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