I dont really know where to start with this whirlwind Pizza trip all I can say is it was a real trip ! The first Day Monday was packed with " So you want to open a pizzeria ? " hmm maybe someday? espcially after hear some of the killer success stories and inspirational speakers. The panels of speaker were all ledgends in the industry and all a blast to meet. I will start with that first. You can see by the schedule the incredible offerings all included with admission.
I hade the pleasure of meeting and speaking with most one on one few a brief pieriod. To name a few
Tony Gemignani , Franco Pepe, Don Antonio Starita, roberto,Gulio from Forcella was there, all the Marra Brothers from where I bought my mixer, Micheal Fairholm, My froends at GI metals, Andrea at Mugniani,... I could go on and on My only regret was I did not stay another day. The seminars were so good it limited my time for cruising around the packed show floor. Between that and watching the dough acrobatics, the cook offs, and sampling toppings , cheeses, tomatoes, pizza's and more. I highly recommend a minimum of 2 full days for the show. It was amazing to see all the suppliers, from a-z the equipment, mixers, so many different tyoes of deck ovens and electric ovens, wood fired ovens.... you get the idea endless info and pizza overload. Heres a few pics of these great people I met. I will be glad to answer questions from the curious. will post more on the show , seminars, ovens... after I gather my thoughts an incredible amount of information to take in!!