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National Restaurant Association Show Wrap Up

2018 National Restaurant Association Show is a Wrap

Jun 06, 2018

Booth #1068 in the South Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place, the largest exhibit hall in the country, was our home for 4 days in May. Placed right near the escalators whisking people up from the registration area, it was a prime location to introduce thousands of attendees of the National Restaurant Association Show to Forno Bravo Pizza Ovens! People stopped to take pictures of our custom tiled Napoli120. When they... Read More

Chef Leo Spizzirri showing the copper finished Napoli140

North American Pizza and Culinary Academy Opens for Classes

May 04, 2018

The North American Pizza and Culinary Academy officially opened its doors on May 3, 2018. Founded by Master Instructor and world pizza champion, Chef Leo Spizzirri, and Chef Anthony Iannone, this new state-of-the-art cooking school, and test and demonstration kitchen will specialize in hands-on, interactive education for all levels and ages. The school is located just outside of Chicago in Lisle, IL. Equipment and Classes The school features several kinds of equipment, including... Read More

2018 International Pizza Expo Demo Wrap-up

Mar 28, 2018

The Forno Bravo Booth was buzzing at the 2018 International Pizza Expo as Maestro Instruttore and World Pizza Champion, Chef Leo Spizzirri kept us fed, educated, and entertained for 3 days! We created quite the traffic jam in the aisles as 60 – 100 people stopped by to watch each live cooking demonstration. All of the dishes were cooked in a Forno Bravo Napoli120, custom tiled for the show.  Thanks to... Read More

Live Demo from the 2017 International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas

Feb 15, 2018

In 2017, Forno Bravo hosted a booth at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. Chef Leo Spizziri, a certified master instructor, and world champion pizzaiolo was there with us to engage the crowds and showcase the Forno Bravo custom Napoli 120 oven with his entertaining and educational in-booth demos. As we busily prepare for the 2018 show, we would like to take a look back at Chef Leo’s last demo from... Read More

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Uncle KoKo’s Wood Fired Pizzeria Features Custom Tiled Napoli Pizza Oven

Apr 14, 2016

In the fall of 2015, Forno Bravo received an order for a Napoli commercial wood fired oven for a new pizzeria being opened in Belle Vernon, PA by Kodey Suomela.  Kodey requested to customize the tiling on the oven with not only the logo of the pizzeria, but also a tribute to his grandfather.  Here is Kodey’s story: “My grandfather and I have owned a gym now for 3 years.... Read More

The Napoli — Pizza Napoletana Made Simple

May 01, 2012

I’ve thinking about simplicity recently. When done right, a simple product can make your life easier, maybe a little better; it can solve problems; and it can free you up to think about what you want to do—not the device you use to do it. A simple product can be relaxing to look at and a joy to use. A simple product makes innovative design, craftsmanship and sophisticated technology feel... Read More

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