David Berger developed his passion for artisan pizza during his travels when he was inspired by the texture, aroma, and taste of perfectly baked pizza. Having been in the grocery and restaurant equipment industry since 1984, David knew the key to great pizza was authentic equipment. His journey to produce authentic Italian pizza led him to the International School of Pizza. He completed his studies at the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in Northern Italy under headmaster and world pizza champion Graziano Bertuzzoand certified by 12 time world pizza champion Tony Gemignani. Now, David owns Pizza Equipment Professionals, an importer and distributor for some of the world’s best pizza ovens and tools supplying restaurants, hotels, bars, and homes across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. He continues his passion for authentic pizza and pizza making equipment in California from his test kitchens in Manteca and Paso Robles.