Pizza Consultant Experts From The world’s best pizza makers.
We offer complete pizza training and consulting. If you’re looking to create an incredible fast-casual pizza place or an upscale pizza bar or even start your own pizza franchise, we are here to help you. We are Pizza Consultant Experts With over 25 years in the pizza business and four World champion titles (as well as dozens of national and regional ones) we are the pizza experts. We have trained 100 of students throughout the years, from all over the world and help open dozens of concepts worldwide.
What we do for Our Students.
We are the only one on one training school! It’s all live hands on in a real restaurant environment. So you get all the attention and really produce amazing pizza and learn!
Compare that to some schools that have 8 people in a class and teach one style, we teach it all, so you get 8 times the value and skill.
We teach the “science” of dough!
So you know everything there is to know about making the perfect dough every time. Starters, Bulk ferment, and Flour types so you can make the best dough possible.
We will teach you how to make some of the best sauces, all fresh daily! New York Pizza Sauce, Italian Pizza sauce, Neapolitan pizza sauce, Vodka sauce, Porcini sauce, Roasted Pepper sauce, and Pesto. (You name it, You Make it) You will also be provided with complete a complete recipe and workbook. . Our books have photos and step by step instructions so you can train your staff to make our amazing sauces.
Learn about cheeses all types: Fresh mozzarella, Provolone, Asiago, Marscapone, Fontina, and Pecorino Romano! We use them all.
You will cook live everyday, prep all the products, Roast Peppers, Roast vegetables make Garlic knots, Calzones, Rolls, and the best bread you ever tasted.
Pizza Styles New York style pizza, Neapolitan Style pizza and dough, Sicilian style pizza, Grandma Style Pizza, Gourmet Pizzas with amazing sauces, Salad Pizza and Desserts Now That’s a school!!
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If that’s not enough we also teach food cost for pizza items. This way you know how to cost your menu items. We provide you with temperature charts for perfect dough, Par sheets to get your ordering and inventory perfect, and order guides with a complete product list of everything you will need.
You will also become part of the Pizza school alumni and we will continue to help you with any questions and support.
The Original Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza in Staten Island, NY has been a trendsetter in the Gourmet Pizza game since it’s inception in 1992. The “fellas” launched the Pizza School NY in 2012 with the intent to teach the art of NY Brick Oven Pizza to anyone that is serious into breaking into the competitive pizza market. After 5 years of teaching the passion of pizza, here are some of the tremendously successful concepts shaping the pizza world today. The best thing about all the successes is that most of our students have never been in the pizza business before or even made a pizza!
Pizza PIVI: The Worlds 1st Pizza Boat
Sasha and Tara Bouis,two amazing students are the creators of the worlds 1st pizza boat “Pizza PIVI” which operates in the Virgin Islands. One day they decided to quit the rat race to live the ultimate dream – to open a pizza boat in the stunning Caribbean ocean.
The eatery has gained an army of fans who have even rated it as the top restaurant in the area.
If that wasn’t good enough, pizza lovers Tara and Sasha Bouis, originally from Indiana and Manhattan respectively, even do deliveries.
Their tasty offerings are served in the eye-catching location of St Thomas, where boats can moor up alongside the floating pizzeria for a meal. Incredible people with incredible passion see some of the stories below!
Sam Nunnery Rocking the pizza world in Foley Alabama. A bright ambitious young man who jumped in and went for his dreams! He truly a talent man and you can see him in the school below.
Five Points Pizza, Nashville TN – 2 locations
One of our 1st students ever here at the Pizza School NY. This crew brought their passion for pizza back to Nashville with their new pizza knowledge and was voted Best Pizza in Nashville 5 years in a row. They even competed in Italy with the US Pizza Team!
Strongs Brick Oven Pizza, KY and Indiana – 3 locations
Strongs Brick Oven Pizza was voted Best of NKY 4 years in a row, competed alongside the Pizza School NY team at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas NV.
Gino’s Pizza – Seoul South Korea – 3 locations
Cerrone’s Brick Oven Pizza – Columbus, GA
Check out the owner of Cerrone’s, Big Leo competing with the Pizza School NY at the International Pizza Expo. Leo took home Best in his region his 1st time competing.
Stoked Embers – Canada
Mobile Pizza is a huge business when you do it right, and the crew from Stoked Embers did not hold back! They built a monster Pizza Truck with a revolving brick oven from NY Brick Oven Company.
If you want to learn to cook amazing pizza and incredible dishes come to the Pizza School of New York. We teach the art of pizza and everything you can think of! Check out our amazing Pizza School Cooking in the revolving brick oven from the New York Brick Oven Company. Cooking all types of pizza, seafood, appetizers, calzones, rolls, and steaks.
Learn from the best!!!! Here at the Pizza School of New York, our courses are taught by three World Champion Pizza Makers: Scot Cosentino, Andrew Scudera, and Salvatore Russo. Our students grasp every aspect of what we teach because of a professional live environment, with personal one on one instruction. Our students leave with the ability and confidence to create some of the best pizza’s in the world. As you can see from the video below, our students get a taste of Wood Fired cooking at it best with many other great profitable menu ideas other than just pizza!
The best investment to make when getting into the pizza business is to first invest in yourself.
The Goodfella’s Pizza School of NY will give you the experience you need to be a powerhouse in a very competitive pizza market. We can teach you many styles of pizza, not just one style like other schools. The one on one personal training is the only way to learn. The benefit to one on one training is tremendous, allowing our students to pause the class and ask important questions they need answers to, mastering every task they learn along the way. It’s a live environment where not only are you learning, you are serving the actual patrons of the restaurant and getting the true experience of the restaurant atmosphere and true customer satisfaction. So call us today if your serious about being the best and avoiding the pitfalls a novice makes in this business. 718-987-2422
Pizza School Alaska! Well, these two wonderful students came all the way from Alaska to learn with the world champion pizza team at Goodfellas Pizza School of New York ! Every week we have amazing students from all over the world.
Learning the art of pizza is what the pizza school is all about. One on one training, personal care, and ensuring our student’s success. We know that every student learns at a different pace, so we train them to master each step of pizza making as they go. Our training focus is on the student’s ability to do, rather than lecture them, we make them produce all recipes and make pizza live.
You learn it all! We don’t just teach one style of pizza like some pizza schools do, and we know that a classroom environment with multiple students just divides your instruction. You can learn New York Style, Sicilian style, Neapolitan style, calzones, pizza rolls, garlic knots, breads, desserts and dozens of incredible creations along with our international pizza winning recipes and sauces. This is all taught in a live environment where you roll up your sleeves and get down to the business of pizza making!
We also offer all recipes, with workbooks and fantastic training materials as part of the course that are yours to keep.
Our Latest Alumni on the way to show Alaska how it’s done!
Our alumni are as successful as they are because they get the undivided attention by being the only students in the course, AND because the course is taught by 3 World Champion Pizza Makers: Scot Cosentino, Andrew Scudera, and Sal Russo. So come master the learn all you can so you to can be a great pizza success!
What a huge week at the International Pizza Expo 2016
The Goodfella’s Pizza School of NY and NY Brick Oven Company at the International Pizza Expo 2016! The Pizza School of NY family was in full force this year at the expo. The team competed in Traditional and NonTraditional categories and placing 1st and 3rd in their regions. The International Pizza Expo is the largest trade show for the pizza industry loaded with hundreds of vendors selling everything pizza. Thousands of attendees attended and competed from all across the planet. Leo DiCesaris from Cerrone’s Brick Oven Pizza placed 3rd in his region. He has only been in business for a few months and competed in the expo for the 1st time. Joey Nidel from Tuscono’s also competed for the 1st time and placed 1st in his region for the NonTraditional category. Andrew Scudera from Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza and the Pizza School of NY placed 1st in the East Coast Region and moved on to the 2nd round to compete for best pizza in the world. Scudera finished 3rd overall in the competition this year. Scudera is no stranger to the Pizza Expo, winning first place for Best Pizza in the World in the Non Traditional category with the Tequila Pie. Goodfella’s is no stranger to competition, winning 3 National Titles, 4 International Titles and 9 Regional Titles in the East Coast in past years. Click HERE to see some past press and photos from their many years of competing! Also competing the non-traditional and traditional categories were the all-female crew from Strongs Brick Oven Pizza in Northern Kentucky. I would like to congratulate all my Pizza School of NY alumni on a job well done. We are looking forward to seeing you next year in 2017 for another very successful expo! Below is some highlights from the competition and about the Pizza School.
International Pizza School. Every week we have amazing students from all over the world, They come from great distances to fulfill their dreams and learn the art of pizza.
They to come and train with us at the International Pizza School of New York ! I guess you can say we are an international Pizza School with students from every continent, it’s truly amazing!The truth is we love them all and their all great people of all types of beliefs and cultures and incredible stories All with a ton of passion and really brave folks who want to go out despite anything and make their dreams a reality . They bring such interesting stories about their lives, their towns, and cultures, They travel from places I know I will never visit this lifetime, but I do, I know that when they leave, I will always have a friend and be able to enjoy a great pizza and conversation and enjoy their success .
I guess we are changing the world in some little way, sharing a common bond, and a passion for the art of pizza. I would love to say “that it is our mission to have the whole planet covered with great pizza shops and good people who love the art and share the love.” I guess you can say “I’m a dreamer” but dreams lead to realities and anything that can contribute to peace a better world happier people , even for a moment can make a difference. ,To me making that difference is through pizza and that is fantasist !
We all love pizza and it’s a common bond worldwide as with all great food. It’s truly hard to argue while enjoying a great pizza! So everyone enjoy, and perhaps the peace will spread and the world will be a better place!
Neapolitan Pizza School. A lot of people call and ask about Neapolitan pizza school. It seems that some want to make it and don’t even know what it is. They say “they have been reading about it in pizza magazines etc”. The fact is that Neapolitan pizza is great pizza, but many people would not appreciate it due to how soft and blistered it is with leopard spots.
It’s also what we call a “fork and knife pizza”.
The dough is very soft and when cooked it’s not something you can pick up with your hands so easy . The mozzarella is buffalo the tomatoes are imported San Marzano and the flour, imported as well, a fine milled low gluten double zero flour
.It should take a few days to make the dough and needs to be cooked at 900 f ,anything less is not what we consider being Neapolitan Pizza. We would be more than happy to show them how to make truly amazing Authentic Neapolitan pizza using double zero flour and San Marzano tomatoes.
We teach the classes every week and most students learn all the styles with us.
You see Neapolitan pizza is great but most of the times it’s not what operators want or even their customer base. The reason is that it’s a soft and burnt and blistery, not what the Avg consumer is looking to eat. But as a lifelong pizza maker I admit that I do love it too . We teach this style as well as many others including what we call classic New York Brick oven style pizza. That is real brick oven style made with fresh mozzarella and a high gluten flour that makes a crispy pizza that most people will enjoy.
We teach this style as well as many others including what we call classic New York Brick oven style pizza. That is real brick oven style made with fresh mozzarella and a high gluten flour that makes a crispy pizza that most people will enjoy.
So if you want to learn it all (why not) we are here to help you master the art of pizza! We teach all about the art and anything the student needs to learn . It’s all one on one, at your pace live in our restaurant. This is the perfect experience to really see what is happening day by day and what it takes.
Nobody does what we do. That’s correct nobody! ! This way you know your business you know all about flour ,you know all about sauce, toppings, cooking and most importantly what type of pizza you really want to make!
Classes are every week, book early because we are always full. We can also hep you with all your design needs, concept development or anything else when it comes to making great pizza . We have been doing it for over 25 years and have helped so many wonderful people all over the world learn the art of pizza . Call us today and we will be glad to discuss your needs and what we can do for you! Call day or night if your looking for the just a Neapolitan Pizza School ! 1(718) 987- 2422
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Pizza Consulting Service world wide. We offer complete Pizza Consulting Service , Concept Creation, and Store Design. When you need pizza a consultant who better than the experts. We offer complete drawings for your concept and can help you with every aspect of your project. Our team of pizza experts and restaurant designers understand what it takes to properly set up a great concept. We will lay out your store so that it’s more efficient and cost effective to operate and build. We provide you with Auto Cad Drawings (Automated Computer Aided Design/Drafting) complete with all equipment needs (brands) including plumbing and electrical roughing’s.
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What we really do: We provide detailed lay outs of your restaurant based upon the menu and design of your building. We will consult you on proper work flow diagrams and set ups that will allow you the most economical design. We offer Compete mechanical drawings that can be used for build out purposes with all Equipment specified. The drawings will be in auto cad format as well as printed drawings with equipment schedule. Our designers have worked on dozens of jobs and understand what it is you need to accomplish and pizza consulting . This will cover all equipment specifications, plumbing, and electrical schematics. Wall backing materials and elevations for finish cabinetry where necessary.
This will be done by our design team and your input as well. You can present this to your local architect for filing as well as contractors for biding. Our approach to every design is to first understand the concept and vision. We do that through an interview process. It then is our job to utilize the space in the most efficient way. We understand the cost of employees and real estate. It is imperative that we do not waste either. We understand the cost of over-drawing and specifying needless kitchen equipment. Thousands of extra dollars can be spent with poor plumbing locations. We make sure that each floor drain can handle 2 or 3 pieces of equipment.
The concept phase of the project is your complete layout based on your concept and vision. This includes helping define a menu to ensure proper equipment specifications. The second phase is the rest of the package which includes foodservice plumbing plan, food service electrical, equipment specifications, equipment branding and Equipment Company pricing. Elevations of equipment are supplied when necessary as part of the package.All drawings that we provide are Auto CAD based. We draw to all health department and ADA codes. The equipment we select for your space is based purely on the ability to produce a specific product. We do not overdraw or have any reason to exceed your budget. It is our job to realize your vision and concept and at the same time design a space that is very customer and employee friendly.
Equipment Specifications and Quotes. We will specify all equipment for your store at the best prices we can get for you through several reputable vendors with quotes. We will shop the cheapest prices and find you the best deals on the market this will include all equipment, ovens, tables, chairs, small wares and Point of Sale needs. You can shop the quotes as well one we present them. We will line up several for you with options on equipment. So if you’re looking to develop an incredible fast casual concept call us today or need any type of pizza consulting service give us a call today. 718 987 2422
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Business Plans, A complete business plan with startup cost, financial projections, food cost, head counts, and interactive spreadsheets with up to 5-year projections of profit and loss with various scenarios.
Logo Design: let’s face it, your logo is one of the most important marketing items you have. We work with our clients and make sure that their brand image is captured and communicates the message that they want the public to get. We can do many variations of logos and color schemes and get our clients exactly what they need.
Pre-Opening Checklists: prior to construction there are many actions to complete. We will provide you with guidelines and a punch list that covers every detail of what you need to be doing such as licenses, legal, health regulations, hiring, purchasing, staffing, vendors, etc. – all put together on a checklist with suggested timelines and targets to get your location open in an efficient and organized way.
This will help keep you focused on all the task that need to be accomplished and keep you moving towards your opening goals in an organized and professional manner.
Menu Design: We do complete menu design and engineering for any size project. If you are looking to create great pizza concept (for fast casual) we are the pizza experts. Our world championpizza team has helped launch more individual fast casual concepts and pizza restaurants than any other company.
We can develop menus for gourmet pizza, salads, sandwiches, bread, soups and pasta for any concept style.
We can specify products, food cost and create recipe standards for all your menu items. After our clients expand upon their desired menu ideas, we evaluate them for consistency, ease of operation, and practicality.
Some of the points we cover are inventory, training, price points, labor, skill level, and market demographics.
Upon completion of your menu evaluation and development, we offer a complete Operational System Book for each station. The operational System Books include recipes, photos, step by step guidelines, training procedures, and operational procedures. The books are important tools and are crucial for your success. They are the tools that allow your team to train the staff and run a successful restaurant.
What we really do: We create custom menus and manuals specific to your concept “——”. This can include all pizza: children’s, individual, and large sizes if applicable. The pizza manuals will include dough recipes for your standard pizza, sauce recipes, toppings, all specifications, and procedures. We custom create a ‘’Pizza Operations Manual” that will be specific to your concept.
We can also develop specialty pies, (based on your input and recommendations or ours) and create specification recipes for each one. Included will also be ingredients lists, all procedures and step by step photos to have and use in a training manual for future staff. This manual will help you to train your staff successfully and consistently.
Also included in the menu engineering will be food cost for all menu items .This will be on an interactive spreadsheet that will allow you to know the cost of all goods being sold at all times. This will also help you with setting pricing of each menu item and give you the data to sell them at the correct profit margins.
Here are some of the points:
Custom menu for Pizza includes dough recipe, sauce recipes, specialty pies etc.
Prep list (par) sheets for pizza.
Training Manuals for Pizza includes all recipes procedures, hiring, and standards
Line checks for pizza (Quality checklist) for the station to be used daily.
Pizza station set up, all containers and tools set and labeled. Small wear list.
Food cost for all pies determined with the spreadsheet for future use.
Recipe book, food cost and cheat sheets.
Employee manuals with all information and procedures.
The manuals and recipe developments can also be done for Salad, Sandwiches, Soups and Pasta!
Store Design: We offer complete drawings for your concept. We are restaurateurs and designers who understand what it takes to properly set up a great concept. We are an experienced and a professional team who know firsthand what it takes to do the job correctly and efficiently. We will lay out your store so that it’s efficient and cost effective to operate and build. We provide you with Auto Cad Drawings (Automated Computer Aided Design/Drafting) complete with all equipment needs (brands) including plumbing and electrical roughing’s.
What we really do: We provide detailed layouts of your restaurant based on the menu and design of your building. We will consult you on proper workflow diagrams and setups that will allow you the most economical design. We offer complete mechanical drawings that can be used for build out purposes with all equipment specified.
The drawings that we provide will be in auto cad format as well as printed drawings with an equipment schedule list. Our designers have worked on hundreds of jobs and understand what it is we do. This will cover all equipment specifications, plumbing, and electrical schematics as well. We will provide wall backing materials and elevations for finish cabinetry where necessary. This will be done by our design team with our clients input as well.You can then present the plans to your local architect for filing and approvals as well as contractors for bidding. Our approach to every design is to first understand the concept and vision. We do that through an interview process. It then is our job to utilize the space in the most efficient way. We understand the cost of employees and real estate. It is imperative that we do not waste either. We understand the cost of over-drawing and specifying needless kitchen equipment. Thousands of extra dollars can be spent with poor plumbing locations. We make sure that each floor drain can handle 2 or 3 pieces of equipment. And do all we can to avoid custom equipment. The concept phase of the project is your complete layout based on your concept and vision. This also includes helping define a menu to ensure proper equipment specifications.
The second phase is the rest of the package which includes food service plumbing plan, food-service electrical, equipment specifications, equipment branding and Equipment Company pricing.Elevations of equipment are supplied when necessary as part of the package.
All drawings that we provide are Auto CAD based. We draw to all health department and ADA codes. The equipment we select for your space is based purely on the ability to produce a specific product. We do not overdraw or have any reason to exceed your budget. It is our job to realize your vision and concept and at the same time design a space that is very customer and employee friendly.
Equipment Specifications and Quotes. We will specify all equipment for your store at the best prices we can get for you through several reputable vendors with quotes. We will shop the cheapest prices and find you the best deals on the market. This will include all equipment, ovens, tables, chairs, small wares and Point of Sale needs. You can shop the quotes as well once we present them to you. We will line up several vendors for you with options on equipment.
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3D Color Renderings: The Concept sketch; we specialize in interior design… Don’t guess at a look you want or waste money and time, nail
it down before you start!
Let our design team give you 3d color renderings of your complete concept. We can provide you with complete drawings in 3d and with color details of all finishes, tables, lights, chairs, wall paint etc. This way you will see your vision come to life before you start. This will also save you time, money and allow you get the exact look and feel of your concept before you begin the build out process. This also makes the building and bidding process a much easier process. We also provide the “specific material list” based upon the chosen finishes. You will have all vendor’s contacts and website links for the specified materials of your design. This way you can get estimates and the known cost of materials while making the building process much more streamlined and efficient.
What we really do: After the basic design layout is done, we go to work with our interior design team. We interview our clients and ask them for their desired look, ideas, feel, colors and similar concept designs that they like and any special needs or ideas that they might have.
We then take those ideas and begin adding colors and texture to floors, walls, ceilings, chairs booths etc. We then review the design with our clients and continue to develop the concept look and feel. Each step is approved by our clients as we build on their ideas and add more color and design finishes. This will include Floor finishes, such as tiles, woods, concrete, vinyl, etc. Wall finishes: such as paint, woods, graphics etc. Lighting fixtures of all types and ideas. Ceiling finishes and designs. Counter finishes such as wood, granite, etc. Logo placement, menu board location and any other ideas that fit the new concept.
You basically help us to create the looks from multiple design phase meetings and ideas that we present you over the web.
When the concept is complete we provide detailed drawings in color and a list of all materials chosen with the manufacturers websites to source the products or shop and compare. You can now present this to your architects and contractors for review, bidding, and filing.
What we don’t do. We do not provide stamped plans. This is done by your local architect who can approve and inspect all plans to be sure that they are drawn to local codes. We can also update and change anything that needs to be done for that particular purpose if need be,
We do not do Mechanical Engineering for HVAC. This is something that needs to be done by local engineers or HVAC contractors.
Our Plans are interior and design specifications as well as all plumbing and electrical roughing’s provided for your local approvals.
Concept designs with a 3D Color rendering. This way our clients can have a clear vision of what the place will look like.
Table Top colors, wall finishes paints, flooring counter tops lighting fixtures chairs and listed out with vendors contacts and exact product specifications.
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When it comes to concept development we are here to help our clients succeed and take away the problems before they occur.
By being able to view your concept you can see your vision come to life each step of the way.
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What makes a great chain successful?
They have systems in place for every aspect of the restaurant. We can provide operation manuals and systems for all stations and positions.
What that does is allow operators to produce perfect products, consistent products while allowing staff training to be constant and professional. The operating systems are the heart and soul of the operation and a definite must for all successful operations, especially for startup operations.Specific to your Brand and specific to all stations. We can provide you with custom manuals for all stations.
What that truly means is that you will have a consistent method of training and standard systems like franchise companies use.
This can cover all areas of your concept Front of the house training (bussers, runners phone persons) and back of the house training (Pizza, cooks, dish washers, prep people). As well as management systems.
Each staff member will have specific duties and responsibilities. They will have a manual that will define those duties.
The manuals cover how to do things, example: prep food, tools used, containers used, store food, set up pars for ample amounts of food daily, food safety practices, cleaning systems and recipe standards.
They also include things like: How to answer the phone, what is the uniform policy? How to treat the guests, how to act, etc.
The manuals that we provide will encompass all the training data used for each station. They will basically cover what is expected of all employees and define their jobs and duties. This creates a stable work environment without confusion and gives the operator the ability to manage and train his staff to professional standards.
Training at your location. It is essential to train your key staff on pizza and all staff before you open. We can assist with training your employees and management (owners) at your locations for (x) days on the products we help you create for your concept.
The staff will become familiar with all items and techniques.
It is extremely important to ensure that they become confident and able before you open. The training can be on all pizza specifications, dough recipes, procedures, sauces, toppings, oven use, food prep and station set ups.
We are Professional trainers, who have trained hundreds of newbies and “professionals” in the food industry.
This can also include setting up all stations, equipment use, sanitation practices, food safety, and prep work involved for all items and par sheet training. This will be the “set standards” for all your staff. We use the training manuals created for your staff and will review all details daily. Management must be part of each station specific training. This way the systems are known and you set up the standards from then on!
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