Pizza School (January 2019)


Pizza School (January 2019)


Learning the secrets of the perfect pizza with Handsome Pizza

This hands-on pizza workshop will take you from powdery flour to crisp crust. Learn the basics of dough, stretching and topping pizzas, and how to use a wood-fired oven. We'll also pass on tips and tricks for getting the best results in your home oven. In just a few hours we'll cover everything you need to know to make some truly excellent pizza! The best part: dinner + a drink is included in your tuition.

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Date: Tuesday, January 29th
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Handsome Pizza - 1603 NE Killingsworth St.

Cost: $99. Space limited to 10 students. This course is not eligible for the YOUVEGOTAFRIEND discount.

|| All You Need to Know about Pizza Dough ||

  • Sourdough vs. commercial yeast

  • Variations on dough recipes

    • New York vs. Naples + Round vs. Square

    • How to scale recipes using bakers percentages

  • The chemistry of dough 

    • What is gluten and why should I care?

    • The magical world of enzymes

  • White flour vs. whole grain flour

|| The Basics of Making Pizza ||

  • Mixing + stretching dough

  • Pizza topping—making Goldilocks happy—not too much, not too little

  • Baking pizzas

    • Tips and tricks for getting the best results out of your home oven

    • Getting the perfect mix of char and golden carmelization

    • Managing a wood-fired oven for the best results

Remember to dress comfortably in close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Aprons will be provided, but fun in the kitchen often results in fun in the laundry room.


Will Fain is the founder of Handsome Pizza + a lifelong pizza enthusiast.