This class is for those who want to learn from the best, and succeed in the pizza business! No experience needed, just passion for the art, and a willingness to learn and work hard! Menu development and all recipes books and training tools. Includes all meals and chef jackets daily. Book early in advance because classes are limited.


Founded by the Three World Champions at Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza

This class is the most intense pizza training in the world. You will have all the secrets to making our world’s Best Pizzas and recipes. It is completely hands on in every way. We will teach you all we know about pizza and make a master pizza maker out of you. Not only does the class cover all the arts of pizza making, but is specifically tailored to the students’ needs and wants. In other words, we help you develop your own custom pizza menu with all the recipes and standard practices. Our approach is one on one training in a live restaurant environment. It’s all about doing it and getting it right. When our students complete our course, they can make any style pizza and know exactly how to train others to do the same. They are also getting insight, training, and tools to manage the concept on the operations side of things with an introduction to business management tools. 

Dough Master:  Our students learn all the fundamentals of dough making daily. We have comprehensive work books that allow our students to grasp the basics and truly learn how to make great products. These fundamental are explained and demonstrated every day. Our students make the dough from our standard recipe from start to finish. The student rolls the dough, ensures the quality of the dough, and understands all the principles regarding making perfect products.  This is the basic fundamental of pizza. When the student understands and masters these skills, he will never have to worry about perfect dough making again. The student also gets a training guide on how to make perfect dough every day!

Our students learn how to open the dough and make various sizes of pizza. The student will work at opening and stretching dough throughout the day. This is a technique that we will have you mastering within several days.  It’s about repetitive training and you can practice as much as needed. We also teach our students how to make incredible brick oven breads from the same dough recipe. The training is one on one with a master trainer who ensures the student is doing a good job while building confidence and ability. Basically every day you make all the dough and manage the whole system. This will be done consecutively for all the days of training and at the same time you will be learning all the other skills and recipes.

You will make a thousand dough balls, Fresh bread daily, some of the best bread you ever tasted. After day one you will make all the dough and breads without instructions.

· Gourmet Sauce preparation: We will teach and review all the sauce making procedures for standard pizza and gourmet sauces. These sauces such as Vodka sauce, Porcini mushroom sauce, Cheddar Scallion sauces, Seafood and tomato based sauces will allow you to make incredible products for your restaurant. All recipes and techniques will be practiced and mastered. Recipes will be provided. You will open all cans, prepare all ingredients, and mix all sauces. You will cook and taste sauces daily, some of the best sauces you will ever have! These sauces and cooking techniques will allow you to create some of the greatest gourmet pizzas including our International World’s Best Winners. This will give you the foundation for creative culinary expertise. How about boasting that on your menu!


Our students learn all the fundamentals of dough making. We have comprehensive work books that allow the student to grasp the basics, and truly learn how to make great dough.

These fundamentals will allow you to understand the art of dough making without the mysteries involved. Then you will truly know your business when it comes to dough.

These basics are explained and demonstrated daily. We teach with time and temperature charts, exact recipes so that you make the perfect dough every time. These charts are for you to use in your own store so that you can teach others the exact science of dough making.

  • Flour: What type of flours there are,  and how they are used properly to create certain styles of pizza. Thin, crispy, thick crust, or Neapolitan  style.

  • Yeast:  What types of yeast are there, which is the best to use.

  • Dough Management: How to prepare, store, and be ready for perfect pie making!

  • Dough Stretching:  You will be an expert!  If it takes a dozen times or 100 times, we won’t let you down.  You will have the technique mastered.

  • Trouble Shooting: What to do in any dough emergency.

  • Breads: We will show you how to make incredible bread with ease daily.

As the student, you do  the work, making dough from our standard recipes (start to finish)  every day. This way you have the  complete hands on experience and become an expert. 

As Trainers, we ensure that you as a student are doing a great job; we build your confidence and ability by repetitive training. We work with you (or your team) on exactly what is needed until you feel truly confident about what you are doing and can do it!

Our mission in teaching is simple: Students who understand, can apply what they have learned, and can make perfect pizza for life!

· Pizza Sauce: We will show you and give you the recipes for our authentic Italian Pizza Sauce.  The sauces that we make are all done fresh daily and the pizza is amazing.

· Tomatoes: What about them? You need to know and we will teach you.

· Fresh Ingredients: They do make a difference and we will show you all the standards and procedures for high-quality toppings and ingredients.

New York style thin and crispy, Old World- Brick Oven, Grandma (thin crispy square), Sicilian The ultimate square Pie. Specialty pies, Dessert pizzas, toppings, salad pizza you name it!

World’s best pizza winners as well. Whatever you want we will teach you and you will master it! It’s about the student and of course; we will be happy to answer all your question. You will learn Pizza’s such as : The Vodka Pizza (voted Americas Best Pizza Jacob Javits Center NYC.) Sally Pie (Voted Americas Best Pizza Las Vegas Nevada Pizza Expo.)

We are the Smoking Goodfellas International pizza champions. We are also the world’s best winner the International Pizza Expo.

We are also Tequila Pizza World’s best winner of 2012. We have over one dozen super gourmet pizzas that will make your concept nothing but a success.

  • We will show you the traditional way to make Real Italian Pizza Sauce the sauces that we make are all done fresh and the pizza is amazing.
  • Tomatoes what about them? You need to know and we will teach you.
  • Fresh Ingredients they do make a difference and we will show you why.
  • Meats: How to slice them, what meats to use and how to make them jazz your pizza up!
  • Vegetables:  How to cook or not, how to top your pizza with fresh vegetables so that they look great and taste great.
  • Cheeses: All types, we will review and show you all kinds of cheeses and blends that will allow you to make delicious creations
  • Garnishes: We will show you how you can perfect your creations by adding ingredients after the bake!
The Iconic New York Slice - Mastering the Art at Goodfellas Pizza School 

We will show you several types and styles and talk about them all.

Portion control and correct topping procedures that will set you up for success.

If you’re at the school we might as well show how to make some amazing stuff!

That’s what the art is about. You will be making pizza every day, making it live, serving our guests because that’s how much confidence we have in you. You will cook dozens of pizzas daily besides making dough and getting your station ready. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Recipe Standards!

You will also receive all dough and sauce recipes with step by step instructions and photos on all that you learn. This is yours to keep and to use to train others with.

By the end of the 4 day class you will know the secrets and skills on how to make some of the best pizza, rolls, breads and calzones on the planet!

We train all our students in a professional manner. This class is a must for all new operators and exiting ones who want to add brick oven pizza or get their whole team trained in the art of pizza.

No one can offer what we do for you! We also provide chef jackets, hats and two meals daily! Call and book today! Classes are every week when openings are available.

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Some of the most incredible desserts ever!

· Calzones any way you like them.

Par sheets:  This way you will know exactly how much product to prepare, have, and use daily

Inventory control:  You will learn how to control the ordering and inventory cycle

Waste control, quality control, and training. The quality control check list is one of the best tools to ensure you always have perfect products every day

The above tools allow an operator to manage all the basic fundamentals from the operation side of the pizza station. This gives you a great grounding on what should be done daily from a management aspect of pizza operations.

At course graduation, the student will be a proficient pizza maker and be able to train others doing so. At the end of the class,  you will be able to showcase and sell these incredible items with complete confidence. We will also review product specifications and give you a complete list of all products needed for your inventory guide.

This is a very intense training program.  Our students leave with complete knowledge of how to make dough, sauce and incredible pizza while understand all the basic principles regarding it. We will also be able to answer any of the questions you may have regarding the industry. We not only teach the art of pizza at our school but we also consult on all concepts from menu development, store design, and equipment specifications.

When it comes to learning the art, we train all our students in a professional manner and guarantee they will be able to produce perfect pizzas upon completion. The atmosphere is fun, hard working, and professional.

Step by step photos recipes and training materials are all part of the training.   

Classes are from 10:00 to 5:00 and longer as your training progress. Our goal is to have you producing perfect pizza every time, working by yourself at our pizza station on several busy shifts by trainings completion. You will cook live during our dinner rushes as you progress!

We also provide chef jackets, hats and meals.

Master Certificate will be awarded at completion. Classes are one on one with master trainers who will work you hard. You are the only student and every question you could have will be answered. We are here to help you succeed.

If you are looking for the best pizza consulting, look no further, there is none. What we offer is peace of mind for our clients by helping them obtain the ability to have a unique concept that offers their guests some of the most unique pizza they have ever tasted. For twenty years we have been industry trend setters, winning 3 National Titles and 3 International Worlds Pizza Titles.

To sum it up we will teach you all we know about pizza and train you daily on all aspects of it. This is not a class room environment, its hands on hard work. If your passionate about what you want to learn and are willing to take initiative then you will master the art and this training is for you.

We also build custom brick ovens and offer complete staff training, restaurant design packages as well as concept development.

The Four Day Pizza Master Course.

The best in NYC.

CertificateBy the end of the four-day class, you will know the secrets and know how to make some of the best pizza! Our students learn how to operate a wood fired oven and practices these skills every day. All the basic fundamentals are explained and the student cooks dozens of pizzas daily. We also cover sauce making and pizza toppings as part of the four-day training course. This can include calzones, rolls and brick ovens bread.

Brick Oven

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The Forno Bello Series (Beautiful Oven Series) is an incredible 33″ X 35″’ wood-fired pizza oven. It comes in 2 beautiful colors (Red or Tuscan Yellow). Featuring a cool modern design on the traditional brick oven, by the world champion Pizza School of New York.

Fast heat up times for making incredible wood-fired pizzas, steaks, chicken, fish, bread and incredible desserts!