Pizza Academy

Wood Fired Pizza Cooking Classes with Italian Chef Alfonso Saviello

Management at ilFornino saw a need to educate the public to be able to enrich their pizza making experience of creating authentic traditional Neapolitan pizza. In order to achieve this noble goal, the IPA, or ilFornino Pizza Academy was created. The founding fathers of this academy are Chris Salman, Jimmy Salman and direct from Italy, Master Pizzaiuolo AlFonso Saviello. Master Pizzaiuolo Alfonso Saviello, brings with him his tremendous knowledge of the history, the authentic tradition, evolution, and teaching ability surrounding Neapolitan pizza. Chef Alfonso pays particular attention to the ingredients by selecting quality Italian products imported directly from the Campagna region in Italy. He understands that is necessary in order to be faithful to the recreation of true essence of Italy right here in the US.

Pizza Cooking Classes

Valley Cottage, New York

Basic Class

Introduction to Wood Fired Cooking and Oven Maintenance

Course Number: iPA O1

Course Duration: 3 hours

Student limit: 12-14

Instructor: Chef Anthony Lo Pinto

Pre-requisites: None

Who should attend: New or future users of wood fired ovens. Anyone who wants to learn best practices for wood fired cooking.

Topics Covered:

  • Proper starting a fire in a wood fired oven.
  • Best practices for preparing the oven for a variety of foods (pizza, meats, vegetables, bread and cake)
  • Cooking a pizza in the oven.
  • Enjoying your tasty creation at our pizza party.
  • Instructions on proper care, cleaning and maintenance of your wood fired pizza oven.

Notes and certificate of completion will be provided.






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Basic Class

Intermediate Pizza Making Class

Course Number: iPA O2

Course Duration: 3 hours

Student limit: 12-14

Instructor: Chef Anthony Lo Pinto

Pre-requisites: Existing knowledge of heating and cooking in your wood fired oven.

Who should attend: New or future users of wood fired ovens. Anyone who wants to expand their knowledge about making different pizza dough, proofing and proper handing techniques of pizza stretching.

Topics Covered:

  • Making dough from scratch using different types of flour (Caputo 00, King Arthur etc.)
  • Proper techniques to proof the dough.
  • Stretching the dough. Learning how to stretch the dough.
  • Cooking the dough in the oven.
  • Enjoying your tasty creation at our pizza party.

Notes and certificate of completion will be provided.

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Basic Class

Advanced Pizza Making- Cook like a Champ!

Course Number: iPA O3

Course Duration: 3 hours

Student limit: 12-14

Instructor: Chef Anthony Lo Pinto

Pre-requisites: Intermediate Pizza Making Class.

Who should attend: Current wood fired oven users. Anyone who wants to expand their knowledge further and start cooking like a professional.

Topics Covered:

  • Learning how to use the dough mixer in making your pizza dough.
  • Learning about fermentation and maturation of the dough.
  • Advanced stretching techniques.
  • Introduction to Neapolitan Pizza.
  • Enjoying your tasty creation at our pizza party.

Notes and certificate of completion will be provided.








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Facility and venue

Our facility is located in Valley Cottage New York 45 minutes north of Manhattan. Free Parking is available on site. Our brand new facility and showroom occupy 3000 square feet of commercial space. We have two indoor ovens and 6 outdoor ovens to practice with as well as a full range of dough mixers.

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Schedule Of Classes - June 2019

Call to register (877) 302-6660 or click on the register button

  • June 13, 2019

    Basic Class 3-6 PM

    Price: $150
  • June 14, 2019

    Intermediary Class 3-6 PM

    Price: $225
  • June 16, 2019

    Intermediary Class 11-2 PM

    Price: $225
  • June 16, 2019

    Advance Class 3-6 PM

    Price: $275
  • June 20, 2019

    Basic Class 3-6 PM

    Price: $150 Register Now
  • June 21, 2019

    Intermediary Class 3-6 PM

    Price: $225
  • June 23, 2019

    Intermediary Class 11-2 PM

    Price: $225 Register Now
  • June 23, 2019

    Advance Class 3-6 PM

    Price: $275 Register Now
  • June 27, 2019

    Basic Class 3-6 PM

    Price: $150
  • June 28, 2019

    Intermediary Class 3-6 PM

    Price: $225
  • June 29, 2019

    Intermediary Class 11-2 PM

    Price: $225
  • June 29, 2019

    Advance Class3-6 PM

    Price: $275