Conversation with Jeff Smokevitch, Brown Dog Pizza, Blue Pan Pizza

Jeff Smokevitch

Jeff Smokevitch Brown Dog Pizza – Telluride, Colorado Blue Pan Pizza – Denver, Colorado World Pizza Champion Jeff Smokevitch opened Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride with Dan Lynch in 2001. Last year, he expanded his concept of multiple pizza styles to Denver with the opening of Blue Pan Pizza with co-owner Giles Flanagin. “Smoke” speaksMore »

Commentary: Pizza Expo mobile app

Jeremy White
Editor-in-Chief
Pizza Today

The world’s most important pizza industry event is just over a month away. Between now and then, get your game plan together and prepare for International Pizza Expo like never before with the show’s newly released FREE mobile app. The app has been designed specifically to help attendees stay organized with up-to-the-minute event information. WhetherMore »

Conversation with Ed Simmons, Dough Artisan Pizzeria

Ed Simmons, Chef/Owner, Dough Artisan Pizzeria, Caldwell, New Jersey

Dough Artisan Pizzeria Caldwell, New Jersey Since opening Dough Artisan Pizzeria in 2013, Chef/owner Ed Simmons has made sure the artisan culture pervades his business. He cultivates a seasonal menu with hand-crafted pizzas, small plates, main dishes, and salads.   Ed discusses artisan pizza The concept for Dough is an American wood-fired pizzeria, utilizing locallyMore »

Respecting the Craft: Staffing and Retention

Tony Gemignani World-champion Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Owner

Talent pool suffers in a strong economy   As a follow up to last month, let’s examine other reasons for high turnover: • Higher housing and rising inflation. The fluctuation and increase in rent in big cities where the housing market has skyrocketed hasn’t helped employees at all. In fact, more potential employees have movedMore »