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Pizzaiolo for a Day: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Pizzaiolo for a Day: Greater Chicago Food Depository

In Italy, pizza-making apprentices train under experts for years before earning the title pizzaiolo. Now, local pizza lovers have the opportunity to work with our own expert pizzaioli with Eataly Chicago's all-new series!

Every Thursday, Eataly invites a different Chicago food lover to our open kitchens at La Pizza & La Pasta for a crash course in the love, labor, and tradition that goes into each pizza napoletana. After training with our Neapolitan team, each “Pizzaiolo for a Day” will stretch and toss one of our four new doughs, top with high-quality ingredients, and watch the pizza bake in our traditional wood-burning ovens.

On Thursday, April 13, join us in welcoming the team from the Community Kitchen at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, as they join our Rossopomodoro pizzaiolo, Simone Iavarone, in the pizza kitchen for our all-new weekly series: “Pizzaiolo for a Day."

More details coming about the pizzaioli from the Greater Chicago Food Depository's special pizza coming soon!

The Greater Chicago Food Depository's Community Kitchens is a free 14-week job training program for unemployed and underemployed adults in Cook County. The program prepares students for a productive career in foodservice. While training for their future, students gain hands-on experience in a variety of culinary techniques as they prepare lunch every day and participate in catering opportunities.

Join us each week at La Pizza & La Pasta to watch your fellow Chicagoans master the process – and maybe pick up a couple tips and tricks yourself! Reserve your table now.