March 8, 2018 |

We Salute Women in Pizza

By Denise Greer

international women's day, women chefs, women business owners, women in pizza, pizza owners

In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate woman chefs and pizza entrepreneurs

These are just a few of the high-powered women owner/operators and pizza chefs who lead their pizza restaurants with vision, innovation and creativity. The achievements of exceptional women have helped drive the advancement of the pizzeria industry. We invite you to share your story with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Don’t miss the Women in Pizza Panel Discussion with moderator Jacque Farrell (Farrelli’s, Tacoma, WA) and panelists Melissa Ferriman (Crazy Dough’s, Boston), Melissa Rickman (Wholly Stromboli, Fort Lupton, CO) and Brittany Saxton (Six Hundred Downtown, Bellefontaine, OH) at Pizza Expo, on March 21.

Over the years, we’ve featured dynamite, women-led pizzerias. Check out three Pizza Today On the Road features:

The 2014 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, MN
How Minnesota’s Ann Kim conquered the world of pizza. The oven perches on its supports smack in the middle of the building. Central to the business…

Pizza Today on the Road: Pizzeria Paradiso, Washington, DC
DC Trailblazer Pizzeria Paradiso celebrates 25 years of staying relevant. Capturing lightning in a bottle, for many business owners happens once, if they’re lucky. Chef Ruth Gresser has found…

Pizza Today on the Road: Hot Italian, Sacramento, CA
Modern Italy Meets California Hot Italian’s concept, menu sharp amongst heavy competition We visited California’s Hot Italian on a steamy fall day. It was past lunch, but the restaurant…

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March 19, 2018 |

Overheard at New Operator Monday – Pizza Expo

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March 18, 2018 |

Young Entrepreneur Award: The Future’s So Bright

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