Culinary arts rising enrollment drives increased skilled kitchen applicants

Culinary arts rising enrollment drives increased skilled kitchen applicants

From California to New York, culinary arts programs are experiencing record enrollment growth. It’s good news for pizzeria operators seeking skilled kitchen help. New York’s Boards of Cooperative Educational Services culinary classes for high school students has experienced increased demand and even wait lists for its programs. Instructors have pointed to the popularity of theMore »

The world’s largest pizzas are…

The world’s largest pizzas are…

Fox News recently counted down the world’s top five, biggest pizzas that are commercially available. Three U.S. pizzerias made the list. The top five are: 1. Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria Los Angeles, CA 54-inch x 54-inch 2. Il Colosseo Sydney, Australia 70-inch x 70-inch pizza 3. The Pizza Machine Gallatin, TN 60-inch pizza 4.More »

Return of the pizza wars?

Return of the pizza wars?

Are the low-cost pizza wars returning? Pizza Hut, which sits at No. 1 on Pizza Today’s Top 100 Pizza Companies list, has announced that it will offer a $5.55 one-topping large pizza starting today through June 15. The promotion directly targets not only Little Caesars’ $5 HOT-N-Ready (and newly launched $8 deep-dish offering) but alsoMore »

Domino’s ‘DomiCopter’ drone delivers two pepperoni pizzas

Domino’s ‘DomiCopter’ drone delivers two pepperoni pizzas

Could the future be drone delivered pizza? T + Biscuits a creative agency in the UK, was hired by Domino’s Pizza to construct a custom–built octacopter for that purpose. The drone made a 10-minute test flight, delivery two large pepperoni pizzas —boxed and stored in thermally insulated bags — last month. To read a fullMore »

Chicago deep-dish is for tourists?

Deep Dish, Chicago style

Chicago Weekly recently reported that a debate has stirred on the south side over which is better — thin or deep dish? One south side chef has even referred to the Chicago deep-dish as a pizza for tourists. In actuality, Chicago stakes claim to three styles: CHICAGO THICK Essentially a casserole of delicious ingredients, Chicago-styleMore »

Louisiana pizza delivery driver arrested for inflating tips

Louisiana pizza delivery driver arrested for inflating tips

A 20-year-old Gonzales, Louisiana man has been arrested on two counts of forgery and theft for allegedly inflating tops on two credit card receipts. Only two weeks into his job at a local pizza chain, management discovered that he had increased the tip amount on two credit card receipts, alerting both the police and customers.More »

International Pizza Challenge 2013 crown best making winners

International Pizza Challenge 2013 crown best making winners

If you were in Las Vegas, then you know that International Pizza Expo® was THE place to be. You could feel the energy and pizza enthusiasm from the moment you walked into the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Traditional Division of the International Pizza Challenge™ had the following regional winners and wild cards that advancedMore »