Jeffrey Freehof

Jeff Freehof owns The Garlic Clove in Evans, Georgia. He is a frequent contributor to Pizza Today and a speaker at International Pizza Expo.

pasta puttanesca

January 1, 2017 |

Put on the Puttanesca

Classic sauce gets its due Puttanesca sauce is a robust concoction comprised of (but not limited to) tomatoes, capers, onions, olives, garlic, anchovies, herbs and olive oil. It lends itself to many Mediterranean dishes and has been said to originate in Naples, Italy. While rustic and unrefined in its ingredients and presentation, puttanesca is rich…Read More

pasta puttanesca

January 1, 2017 |

Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Sauces Ingredients ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large medium onion, diced 6 cloves of garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons capers, drained 1½ tablespoons anchovy paste 3 cups coarse chopped roasted tomatoes ½ cup pitted black olives, halved ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved A…Read More

November 30, 2016 |

Carbonara Sauce

Carbonara Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Sauces Ingredients ½ pound bacon, cooked and chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound cooked pasta (of your choosing) ⅓ cup grated Parmesan ⅓ cup grated Romano 3 egg yolks 1 whole egg ¼ cup white wine (optional) Salt and pepper, to…Read More

mac and cheese and red potato salad

April 1, 2016 |

On the Side

Don’t overlook the power of the side dish with your sandwiches The pride we take in the quality ingredients we use in our dishes, as well as the variety we offer, is unprecedented. The industry is ever changing and the focus of what our patrons look for is widening. It’s like a great IMAX theater…Read More

March 1, 2016 |

Oven Lovin’

Baked pastas perfect in-house and for catering We are in a segment of the foodservice industry that is specialized. Each operator truly refines their craft and what they offer to attract the best client base hoping for a rapid rate of return. It’s interesting to think back to my very first business I opened in…Read More

portioning sausage on pizza at prep table

February 1, 2016 |

Portion Control: Size Matters

Proper portioning extends beyond pizza Are you measuring up to your food cost goals? Profitability is just one factor in the key to success. Profits are how we keep going and growing in a multitude of ways. Don’t be fooled by focusing on maximum profit as the best way to run your business, because that…Read More

August 1, 2015 |

Pesto Perfection

Simple sauce has multitude of uses, twists Pesto is a sauce whose origin comes from northern Italy and is traditionally made up of fresh basil, garlic, salt, olive oil, Parmesan and pine nuts. The ingredients get blended together except for the pine nuts, which get added at the end so they are recognizable. Pesto is…Read More

gnocchi, pasta, entree

August 1, 2015 |

Go With Gnocchi

Italian staple isn’t difficult to pull off in your pizzeria As we all know, pasta comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Long and short, stuffed or stout, pasta is loved by most. An empty pizza skin or a bowl of plain pasta are to a chef what an empty canvas is to an…Read More

spinach ravioli

July 1, 2015 |

Holy Ravioli!

Pillowy stuffed pockets are big movers in pizzerias   Stuffed pasta pillows, known as ravioli, have been filled with either beef or cheese for decades. It was that simple. Now with the Food Network’s popularity, the culinary arts have become such a highlight with more and more home cooks, chef wannabes and other great culinarians…Read More

April 6, 2015 |

The Big Boost

Increase your bottom line with inexpensive ideas   When it comes to increasing check totals, pizzerias have it tough. Pizza is filling by itself, and many customers don’t consider anything beyond pizza and breadsticks. I want to share some fast and easy menu boosters that bring in some extra dough without breaking the bank when…Read More