Pizza Academy

Wood Fired Pizza Cooking Classes with Italian Chef Alessio Lacco


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.


Neapolitan Pizza Making Class


Master the art of baking a true Neapolitan Style Pizza from scratch in our 4-hour hands-on class from Pizzaiolo Alessio Lacco, a 4-time world pizza making champion. Classes available covering all aspects of Neapolitan pizza including how to make Fresh Mozzarella, Neapolitan Dough, Stretching and Proofing techniques, the correct cooking and handling techniques using the ilFornino Wood Fired Pizza Ovens. Classes coming soon. Click here to get notified.

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Basic Series

Couple Cooking Class:
Gourmet Three Course Wood Fired Dinner


Learn how to Cook a Gourmet Three Course Wood Fired Dinner with Chef Alessio Lacco in our 2-hour evening class. The Chef will demonstrate and teach you how to cook a wood fired three course meal from farm to table. This course is interactive and fun. Perfect for date night.

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Basic Series

Hands-On Wood Fired Cooking And Oven Maintenance Classes


Sign up for a one-on-one hands-on introduction to wood fired cooking. Learn the fundamentals of wood fired cooking, types of wood, starting your oven and cooking your very first wood fired pizza. Guided by our chef, master all the necessary skills and knowledge to become an expert. Please contact our ilFornino Team to discuss details and to sign up for this one-one one hands on course.

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Professional Plus

Private Classes & Events


Want to create a customized class for your next big event? Whether it's a birthday party, team-building outing or an office outing, we can design a personalized class to suit your needs. Contact our team for more information.

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