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SILVIO CICCHI:Male Age:54 A restaurant-trained Executive Pizza Chef, he is the author of upcoming book of pizza recepy: “PIZZA e FANTASIA“, you can download it for free registering on this site. He currently resides in Spinetoli (ITALY) with his cats and dogs. Specialized in Business start up – Pizza dove – Pizza courses – Art of pizza.
The Most Clicked Links On Our Site

The Most Clicked Links On Our Site

The Most Clicked Links On Our Site. Today we are going to look at a very interesting thing, that is, which are the links that are clicked the most by the readers of our website.

Some links are classic and topical, but others are absolute surprises. Let's see them together.

The most clicked links

The most clicked link is the one that provides all the information regarding our pizza school, The courses we organize, where we are, how to reach us, costs, hotel accommodation. You will find all the information here.

Another very clicked link is the one that leads to the calendar of upcoming courses in programming. It is nice to have an always updated calendar. This is the link.

The Most Clicked Links On Our Site

There he is, this is certainly the most clicked, who does not want to always have on hand over 200 pizza recipes? It is very useful, everyone uses it when making pizza at home, is a great source of inspiration. Follow the link.

Here we are at the online professional pizza chef course. From the following link you have access to information on the fantastic ONLINE professional pizza chef course, an excellent course that you can download on your pc or mobile phone and follow it comfortably from the sofa at home. Get it here.

Other useful links

The page reserved for my collection of recipes which is called: Not only pizza is one of the pages with the highest number of clicks, You find it here.

This page leads to the fantastic pdf manual dedicated to those who love pizza. It is the manual that all pizza chefs who enroll in the online course receive at home in the email. To learn more, click here.

We're the end

I finish with another very popular link. The post is called Digesting Pizza. Please read it, it is very important for those who care about pizza. Clicca who.

Last, but no less important is our article which explains in detail the pizza maturation process, Follow this link.

Greetings

Appointment in a few days for more news on the fantastic world of pizza

Ciao

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

Serve the customer the pizza cut into wedges

Serve the customer the pizza cut into wedges

Serve the customer the pizza cut into wedges. Lately, often going to dinner in a pizzeria, I notice that the bad habit of serving the pizza already cut into wedges at the table is gaining ground. In your opinion it is right or wrong?

But have you ever been served a plate of spaghetti already shredded?? I know this is going to seem really absurd to you, you can't serve a customer a plate of shredded spaghetti.

But then why the pizza yes?

During my professional practical courses in our school, addressing my students, I always recommend arranging the ingredients on the pizza evenly, trying to give it a decent look.

Last night they served me a pizza with rocket and raw ham, alas, already cut into wedges. Well you can never imagine what a horrible look it looked, try to imagine the rocket and the raw ham cut with the pizza cutter. A total havoc.

Serve the customer the pizza cut into wedges

Please don't follow this example, if you really like to cut pizza, first present it to the customer, then if you are asked to cut it you will.

For other tips like this, add this site to your favorite sites, to always have other useful tips at hand.

Conclusions

If you like pizza and are planning to enroll in a professional pizza chef course, follow this link.

For those who were not yet aware of it, my latest recipe collection called. is already available for download: Non Solo Pizza. You will be able to find it at this link.

For those who do not have the time or resources to come to our school, I remember that here on my website a fantastic online pizza chef course is available for everyone, very simple, just download it on your mobile and it's ready to go. You can find it at this link.

Greetings

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Ciao

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

How Many Pizzas Can A Pizza Chef Make In An Evening

How Many Pizzas Can A Pizza Chef Make In An Evening

How Many Pizzas Can A Pizza Chef Make In An Evening. Tutti i miei allievi che partecipano ai miei corsi professionali per diventare pizzaiolo, prima che il corso termini hanno una domanda fissa da pormi.

The question they want to ask me takes a while to measure themselves and to see the state of preparation they have reached. Maestro, but how many pizzas can a pizza chef prepare at most in a working evening?

Verification of the skills of a pizza chef

Know that it is not easy to answer this question, Because? Precisely because not all pizzerias are the same, and when I say the same, I mean that we will have to examine the available space that the pizza maker has, the equipment, the capacity of the oven, the convenience of always having all the ingredients at hand.

Then we have to consider if you are working with a wood stove or an electric oven. As you well know, the wood-fired oven requires a lot of maintenance during its work, a small piece of wood to keep the flame alive, which must always be lit., a larger piece of wood to always keep the temperature high. All the time that is taken away from the preparation of the pizzas.

How Many Pizzas Can A Pizza Chef Make In An Evening

Allora non è proprio possibile calcolare quante pizze può preparare un pizzaiolo in una serata? Diciamo di sì. Un buon pizzaiolo che non prepara pizze quadrate ed è attento ai particolari, senza che bruci le pizze a metà 🙂 dovrebbe preparare circa 30 pizze per ora. Si può arrivare anche a 35 pizze l’ora se si è fortunati con qualche ordine ripetitivo, cioè che prevede 4 pizze uguali, senza molte varianti per intenderci.

La cosa cambia completamente se si avvicina un aiutante al pizzaiolo. I have seen pairs of well-knit pizza chefs get to produce too 100 pizzas in an hour, One in front of the oven and the other for the preparation and seasoning.

What if they were 3 the 4 pizzaioli?

Having only one oven available, unfortunately this places a limit on the production of pizzas. It is not true that doubling the number of pizza chefs doubles the pizzas produced. 3 or 4 pizza chefs having only one oven available can produce 120 pizzas about every hour.

If you want to become excellent pizza chefs, vi suggerisco di iscrivervi ad uno dei nostri corsi pratici individuali presso la nostra scuola della pizza. You will find all the information at this link.

Greetings

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Ciao

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

 

Rising in the Summer with the Heat

Rising in the Summer with the Heat

Rising in the Summer with the Heat. As I always recommend, every holy day, during our professional courses to become a pizza chef in our school, Pay attention to the leavening.

Leavening is one of the 300 and more chemical processes that occur during the pizza preparation phase, it is so fast that it can be seen with the naked eye.

What to do in hot weather to control leavening

It is clear that before rolling out the ball we must wait for the leavening to have reached a sufficient stage, and this happens very quickly in the hot summer.

It is also true that the perfect pizza is not obtained when the leavened dough is in its descending phase, when it starts to smell of acid so to speak.

Rising in the Summer with the Heat

Someone should explain to these guys who pass themselves off as pizza chefs that refrigerators have long been invented, the fridge in addition to the classic use made of it for maturation (I really hope it gets done) it is also used to check the dough.

Going around pizzerias I see scandalous things, pizzas with shapes more similar to a square than to the classic round pizza. I understand that when you are in a hurry you don't mind these little things, but ... we are sure?

Summary on leavening

Leavening it's important, but you don't have to get the dough to "pierce" otherwise we are no longer talking about pizza.

If you need a freshen up, or a refresher course, I strongly suggest you sign up for one of ours Professional workshops that we organize weekly in our pizza school. They are individual courses.

Conclusions

My latest collection of recipes that have always been monuments of Italian cuisine is already available for download, is called: Not just Pizza. What should have all the pizzerias in your menu. You will find it here

If you need suggestions for the next time you prepare pizza at home, I invite you to follow my collection over 200 pizza recipes. You will find it at this link.

See you in a few days for more news on the fascinating world of pizza.

Ciao

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

 

Summer Pizzas Here's Which To Prepare

Summer Pizzas Here's Which To Prepare

Summer Pizzas Here's Which To Prepare. Here we are, Summer arrives and with it comes the season of strange requests from customers, extra work for the pizza chefs.

I definitely don't want to say that customers go crazy in the heat, but the managers of pizzerias know very well that with the great broth customer tastes change, you go in search of delicious and refreshing pizzas.

How to change the menu and make it summer

The winter season includes rich and steaming pizzas, lots of cheese or mozzarella and many ingredients such as sautéed mushrooms, sausage, gorgonzola etc., all this makes the pizza heavy and very difficult to be consumed in the heat of the season

The summer menu includes light pizzas, in most cases with fresh seasonal vegetables, fresh tomatoes and sliced ​​raw mozzarella added after cooking. Even the buffalo lends itself a lot to combat the great heat.

Summer Pizzas Here's Which To Prepare

It is no coincidence that the best-selling pizza in the summer turns out to be the Caprese pizza. Nothing better on a hot, sultry summer evening than a focaccia base with a nice fresh ripe tomato on top and a mozzarella of the day cut into thin slices topped with extra virgin olive oil, quality salt and oregano.

On our site entirely dedicated to pizza, hundreds of pizza recipes are available, all can be consulted and downloaded freely, that you can find AT THIS LINK, but I wanted to do more, select for you the best and best-selling summer pizzas.

Here is the list of the best-selling summer pizzas

Pizza with seafood salad and cherry tomatoes

Pizza with tomato, bacon, stracciatella and black olives

Pizza with prosciutto, arugula and parmesan

Click on the link to view the article

Focaccia with cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

The Prosciuttella pizza

Pizza with raw ham and rocket

Pizza with tomatoes, tuna and onion

I could go on for hours, but since you have grasped the concept of the best-selling summer pizzas, I invite you to visit the link that takes you to all the pizza recipes contained on our site and… you make the choice. This is the link

Ciao

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

Pizzeria Open for Lunch

Pizzeria Open for Lunch

Pizzeria Open for Lunch. After Brazil, Italy is the country that boasts the largest number of pizzerias. The biggest difference between these two countries is that in Italy pizza is eaten very little for lunch. We are more for the famous dish of Pasta.

In other countries where the culture of pasta is less felt, pizza for lunch sells more. But that's right? Even in Italy there are many pizzerias that work a lot for lunch.

Because the pizzerias don't work for lunch

By studying this phenomenon well, we understand what could be the causes of this fact: In all tourist areas there are pizzerias that work for lunch, and with the classic slices of pizza, and with other products which we will talk about later.

Then, it is the tourists who mostly pull the pizza product during lunch hours. Even the pizzerias that are far from the tourist flow only work during dinner.

Pizzeria Open for Lunch

The main cause that prevents the consumption of pizza for lunch is certainly that of the time available which is always too little for those who want to visit the city..

Another cause could certainly be that of the offer which does not always coincide with the customer's request.

How to overcome this inconvenience

I have a great suggestion for all those who want to stay open during lunch time: expand the offer at the counter for your consumers.

My latest recipe collection that's right for you is available for download, is called: Non Solo Pizza, What should have all the pizzerias in your menu. These are recipes for products that have always been monuments of Italian cuisine. Take a look at it, find it at this link.

But it works? Yes, I'm sure

I have seen pizzerias that, following these little tips, have turned, starting to work a lot even during the lunch period.

Unfortunately, the new generation that has bought existing pizzerias is not "old" enough to know the products you will find in my book suggested earlier..

Conclusion

Even today I have concluded, I hope my suggestions can help you in some way. Download my book Non Solo Pizza.

See you soon for more news on our fantastic world of Pizza.

Ciao

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

The Duties of a Pizza Maker's Assistant

The Duties of a Pizza Maker's Assistant

The Duties of a Pizza Maker's Assistant. Today we spend a few words to answer a question that is often asked me by those who work in the world of pizzeria.

The question is the following: What are the duties of an assistant pizza maker? The answer to this question is very simple, and is contained in the title of this article, "Pizza chef helper".

The job that the assistant pizza chef should do

Help the pizza chef. And, just so, help the pizza chef in all his tasks. If you have chosen to employ an aid for the pizza chef, this is because the pizza chef has so much work to do that alone he cannot carry out all the tasks that are assigned to him.

So from the preparation of the dough to the preparation of the balls, to the preparation of the pizzas, to the dressing of the same, bake, take out and take care of the wood if you are working with a wood oven.

The Duties of a Pizza Maker's Assistant

I forgot something? well ... yes, you can easily add it to the list. The more time passes, the more the pizza chef's assistant learns the tricks of the trade and is able to overcome the various difficulties encountered along the way.

After a few years of helping pizza chef you can start looking for a job as a pizza chef, if you have acquired the necessary experience to be able to carry out the department on your own pizzeria.

Our professional courses to become a pizza chef

If you want to quickly learn the art of the pizza maker, I suggest you enroll in one of our professional practical courses at our school. A very high percentage of our pizza chef students open their own pizzeria at the end of the course, this demonstrates the excellent level of preparation that is acquired by attending one of our professional practical courses. Find out how to participate, follow this link.

A new individual course is available every week in our pizza school. See the calendar of upcoming courses in programming. Clicca who.

Appointment in a few days

I'll meet you in a few days for other invaluable information regarding the fascinating world of pizza and pizzeria, add our site to your favorite sites.

One last tip: My latest collection of recipes suitable for all menus of pizzerias and restaurants is already available for download. It's called Non Solo Pizza, you will find all the information this link.

Ciao

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

Safety Shoes Pizza Chef Mandatory

Safety Shoes Pizza Chef Mandatory

Safety Shoes Pizza Chef Mandatory. As the title clearly says, safety shoes they are mandatory for a pizza chef and for all those who work in the kitchen.

From personal experience and because the law requires it, listen to me, buy a pair of these shoes if you work in the kitchen or if you intend to open your own pizzeria.

Why get a pair of safety shoes

It is known that those who work in the kitchen or in front of the oven are subject to various accidents, from hot oil to many objects that can fall on our feet, even heavy.

I've seen all the colors, pizza chefs in slippers, chef with ordinary tennis shoes, the list is very long, be serious and professional, equip yourself with these special shoes.

Safety Shoes Pizza Chef Mandatory

Why use them: it is known that those who work in the kitchen or pizzeria are on their feet many hours a day, this type of shoes as well as giving great relief to your feet, they will protect you from any type of accident or various slips.

Slipping into the kitchen is a large part of the accidents you may encounter. Comfortable and accident-proof shoes.

Shopping tips

Other choices

They are very comfortable for those who spend many hours on their feet

Spending many hours on your feet is really stressful, severe back pain is felt at the end of the day, swollen legs and so on and so forth.

That's why it's good to have a good pair of shoes to tackle a long day at work.

Keep following our suggestions

The pizza chef does not work, the pizza chef is an artist, if you are a lover of this fantastic art, sign up for one of our practical courses at our pizza school. Will find all the information here.

I remind you that it is already possible to download my latest collection of recipes that have always been monuments of Italian cuisine. If you want to know more about my collection, follow this link.

Greetings

Even today we arrived to greetings, see you in a few days for more news on this fantastic world of pizza.

Ciao

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

Pizza Dough Boxes

Pizza Dough Boxes

Pizza Dough Boxes. Today we continue with our useful suggestions to obtain a perfect dough both at home and in the pizzeria.

We are talking about the very useful dough boxes that are used in all pizzerias after having formed the balls, these plastic boxes are used for the maturation dough.

Very useful boxes for storing pizza dough

All those who prepare pizza at home certainly already have this useful tool. For those who still do not have it here is how and where they can be purchased.

The dough boxes are available in different sizes, to be adapted to all types of fridge on the market.

Pizza Dough Boxes
Pizza Dough Boxes

Pizza Dough Boxes

Before making your choice, get yourself a measuring tape and measure the space available inside your refrigerator well.

Tip number one: Small size dough box, 30x40x10 centimeters high. Suitable for all home refrigerators.

Other dough boxes

Professional crates for pizzeria fridges: 2 boxes with lid with dimensions 60x40x10

Also this professional box for large pizzeria refrigerators, 60x40x10 with lid.

More choices

Another small size dough box 30x40x10, without cover. Caution, balls in the refrigerator must always be hermetically sealed, so we assume that you already own a lid.

Another type of home refrigerator box with small dimensions, i.e. 30x40x10 with lid, very reasonably priced and fast delivery in one day with Amazon prime.

Conclusion

As you can see, there is a wide choice to be able to make a perfect pizza at home as well. Follow our advice.

Instead for all those who want to improve or learn more about the art of pizza and bread making, a fantastic professional course is available in our pizza school. You will find all the information at this link.

Greetings

Our courses are individual (one to one) suitable for everyone, whether you are planning to open your own pizzeria, whether you are simply a lover of this fantastic art.

Appointment in a few days for other very useful information on the fantastic world of pizza.

Silvio Cicchi

Bake Pizza at Home Like in a Pizzeria

Bake Pizza at Home Like in a Pizzeria

Bake Pizza at Home Like in a Pizzeria. Today we dedicate some of our precious time to some very useful tips.

There are many people who know how to prepare pizza perfectly, but alas they don't have a good oven at home to cook pizza perfectly

How to cook the perfect pizza at home

Fortunately, today's technology has made great strides, and with a small expense of less than one hundred euros we will finally have the opportunity to prepare a perfect pizza at home like the one you usually eat in a pizzeria.

Today I want to give you some good tips on how to orient yourself to buy a small oven from Amazon too, but perfect for cooking our pizza.

Bake Pizza at Home Like in a Pizzeria

Choose one of these very affordable ovens, enjoy free delivery with Amazon Prime, you will not regret.

The first proposal is an Ariete oven 919 perfect for all families, also numerous, reaches the temperature of 400 degrees and cooks the pizza in less than 4 minutes

Other proposals for ovens

The second proposal sees us facing an Aries 918, maximum temperature of 400 degrees with 5 cooking levels, find out by clicking on the link below

Another excellent oven is the Spice, reaches i 400 degrees, refractory stone and cooks the pizza in 4 minutes. It has a circular resistance. Click on the link below for more information

Again and again inexpensive ovens

G3Ferrari Delizia, we have reached the top of the range, I also have a red one. It is absolutely perfect.

G3Ferrari pizza Express Delight, really impressive, cooks pizza in less than 4 minutes on the firestone.

Conclusions

If you often make pizza at home, consider making a small investment to buy one of these fantastic ovens to have at home a perfect pizza like the one you are used to eating in pizzeria.

See you soon

Silvio Cicchi