You may have noticed some photos of our team in California in recent Facebook and Twitter posts – beaches, sunsets, countless pizzas, and exam papers. That’s because while PPS Cook was closed for repairs, Chefs Andrew and Alex and Ops Manager Andrew flew to Southern California to attend a VPN Americas training course.
“Verace Pizza Napoletana” translates to “Real Neapolitan Pizza.” You may recognize the acronym from the signs we hang (with great pride) outside both of our PPS restaurants.
At Prima Strada, we’re always looking to improve our skills and, in turn, our pizza.
With Cook closed for some TLC, A3 were more than happy to head south for sunny weather and training from “the source” – Peppe, Jose (#3 ranked Pizziaolo in the world) and Donato.
Here’s a play-by-play of their trip with a few photos.
After dropping their bags in their Marina del Rey condo, they explored Venice Beach. After tacos and beer, they headed back to the condo for some rest.
On Wednesday morning they made their way to the AVPN headquarters where Peppe, Jose and Donato awaited. It was class time!
Day 1 was spent making dough, stretching…
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