A Conversation with Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd 600 Downtown

Michael lets us in on proven ways to increase check averages   Six Hundred Downtown Bellefontaine, Ohio Owner Michael Shepherd is a four-time World Pizza Champion, eight-time world medalist. He is also a pizza industry speaker, author and Pizzeria School of Management Instructor.   Honestly, increasing check averages and upselling is all about getting customersMore »

A Conversation with Jason Dorsey, the Gen Y Guy

Keynote Speaker -- Jason Dorsey, The Center for Generational Kinetics, Austin, Texas, Chief Strategy Officer

Jason Dorsey talks Gen Y (Millennials) The Center for Generational Kinetics Austin, Texas The center’s Chief Strategy Officer Jason Dorsey is known as the “Gen Y Guy.”  He brings his key insights for selling to Millennials and managing Gen Y employees to his keynote presentation kicking off International Pizza Expo on Tuesday, March 24, 2015More »

Respecting the Craft: Daily Bread

Tony Gemignani headshot

I took a group of pizzeria operators to Central Milling in Petaluma, California, recently and we worked with Nicky and Keith Giusto. These guys are rock stars in the bread world. Nicky formulated several recipes for breads using different flours, pre-ferments and techniques. Pizzeria operators tend to think that making fresh bread is impossible inMore »

Man on the Street: The Decentralization of Pizza

Scott Wiener

Naples. Chicago. New Haven. New York City. Since the dawn of time, they have been the most important pizza cities on the planet. It’s completely understandable because these locales each have a long history of Southern Italian habitation, so their pizza scenes reach back further than others. But as time rolls on and we stepMore »

A Conversation with Jason Oziel, New Belgium Brewing Co.


WEB EXCLUSIVE : Jason lets us in on the brewer’s side of selling craft beer   New Belgium Brewing Company Fort Collins, Colorado This Online Conversation on the brewer’s side of selling craft beer with New Belgium’s director of national accounts Jason Oziel is an extension of the Pizza Today feature: Brewhaha: Creating a craftMore »