Pizza Expo News

9 Weeks: Making Pizzas With Tony Gemignani

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Two-day hands-on workshop with 11-time World Pizza Champion and founder of the International School of Pizza. Day 1 Tues., March 25: dough and starters; Day 2, Wed., March 26: making authentic Neapolitan, New York and Sicilian pizza styles. Tony G also will appear in Monday, March 24, Pizzeria Concept Showcase with a presentation on theMore »

Teaching staff side by side

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Reginelli's Pizza New Orleans

By Bruce Erhardt, Reginelli’s Pizzeria Our company’s success revolves around making an impact on more than 350 Reginelli’s “students” every single day — a responsibility we do not take lightly. To make things even more challenging, we have “classrooms” spread out across restaurant markets in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and, most recently, Houston. Our staffMore »

Countdown to Expo 10 Weeks: 3 Shows for the Price of 1

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Week 10

Free admission to the 2013 Amusement Expo and the Catersource Conference and Tradeshow during selected times. View exhibits at these shows after Pizza Expo floor closes. Expand the range of products and services you see and evaluate. For more information: www.pizzaexpo.com/attendee_registration.cfm

Countdown to Expo 11 Weeks: Monday Programming for New Operators

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Power Panel featuring Pizza Today magazine Independents of the Year: Joe Fugere (Tutta Bella), Adam Goldberg (Fresh Brothers), Paul Hibler (Pitfire) and Darryl Reginelli (Reginelli’s). Other sessions Monday afternoon, March 24, include How to Brand Your New Store, First-Year Marketing for Pizzerias and a panel discussion on Common Pizzeria Start-Up Mistakes.   For more information:More »

Expo Spotlight: Make plans to attend Pizza Expo 2014

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This year we’re expanding our education program to include more than 85 business boosting seminars, demonstrations and workshops. We’ve also added 20 new industry speakers who will address the hot-button issues facing pizzeria operators today. In the current environment, it’s more important than ever to discover new, innovative ways to boost profits and improve efficiencies.More »

Countdown to Expo 12 Weeks: One-Stop Product Shopping

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Expo Showfloor

Top lines and new products from more than 450 exhibitors focused on the pizzeria industry. Chance to compare products and prices right on the Exhibit Hall floor. Product showcases at the Exhibitor Demonstration Stage. Special deals from various exhibitors for onsite purchases. Opportunity to connect with vendors representing every major supplier to the pizzeria industry.More »

Countdown to Expo 13 Weeks: Networking Opportunities

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Two end-of-the-day Beer & Bull Idea Exchange sessions. A Monday reception for new operators and early-arriving attendees. The 30th Birthday Bash on Wednesday evening. Seminars and panel discussion each show day. Thousands of like-minded pizzeria operators and vendors on the Exhibit Hall floor. For more information: www.pizzaexpo.com/about_the_expo.cfm

Motivating Your Millennial Employees

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By Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed When Amanda Ross learned that her boss had hired two recent high school grads to fill vacancies in her pizzeria she started to worry. Amanda was brought in to manage the pizza restaurant five years ago, and now that she’s 37 years old, the prospect of supervising these “almost-20-something” fills herMore »

A One-Two Punch: Two Systems to Lower Your Food Cost

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By David Scott Peters Turning a profit in the pizza business is tough and pizza operators are always looking for ways to control costs. While there is a laundry list of systems you can use to reduce your food cost — such as engineering your menu for greater profitability and using labor controls, both ofMore »

Pizza Expo 2014: Michael Shepherd Talks Employee Solutions

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Michael Shepherd, owner of Six Hundred Downtown in Bellefontaine, Ohio, gives a sneak-peek look at his School of Pizzeria Management course: Employee Solutions. All School of Pizzeria Management courses will be held at International Pizza Expo, Sunday and Monday March 23-24. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Shepherd is a four-time World Pizza Champion whoMore »