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.
Valley Cottage, New York
This 3 hour class will give you the extra confident and knowledge to tackle your wood fired cooking. After completing this class you will learn the proper technique(s) to:
This 3 hour class will answer lots of uncertainty questions that we most fear. How to make your dough? How to proof the dough? After completing this class you will learn how to:
This is a 3 hour class that will teach you how to use yeast which is the most important part of pizza dough. Learn how to grow your sourdough starter yeast, how to use all types of yeast in general and cook pizza with sourdough starter yeast.
US World Pizza Champion US David Conti will share his experience and teach you how to make his famous Lobster Fra DiaVolo Pizza that landed him first position in the non-tradition pizza category. This is a two hour class with Chef David that will give you an insight about pizza completion. This what you will learn
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 indoors ovens and 6 outdoor ovens to practice with as well as a full range of dough mixers.
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