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    Posts written by Luke Siedow

    Luke Siedow
    Culinary Specialist, Alive & Kickin' Pizza Crust
    Not only is Luke a trained culinologist, but he has managed a successful pizzeria – and currently owns one! Luke brings value to a number of areas throughout Alive & Kickin’, including sales, culinary, and product showings – experience that makes him able to solve even the trickiest challenges operators face. Luke is also the face of Alive & Kickin’ in many of our demo videos!

    3 Unmistakable Signs That Pizzerias Should Stop Mixing Their Own Dough

    July 22 2020
    By Luke Siedow



    It’s an age-old debate: scratch-made or pre-made pizza dough? Understandably, sentimental attachment to tradition or loyalty to family heritage may drive initial decisions around keeping dough-making ...



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    June 24 2020

    When making a recipe, it’s no secret that ingredient quality impacts results. However, staples like flour are often viewed as functional and not ...



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    May 20 2020

    Hand stretching pizza dough is part science and part art. It's also part of what makes customers loyal to your hand-tossed pizza — nearly 60% of ...



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    March 25 2020

    A convenience store pizza program is a gateway to profitability, since foodservice offerings — particularly pizza — have margins of 57%.1 That’s a ...



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    March 11 2020

    Like a hundred times before, you consult your favorite recipe, mix your pizza dough and let it proof. This time, though, you return to discover that ...



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    February 26 2020

    No doubt about it, thin crust is the “in” crust. More than 60% of Americans prefer it to any other pizza crust type1. Some cite how a thin or ultra ...



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    January 29 2020

    It’s no secret that customers love their pizza. Crust and high-quality ingredients top the list of most important factors when ordering a pie for 44% ...



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    January 15 2020

    Proofing frozen pizza dough is a balancing act between time and temperature. Introduce too much or too little of either one as dough is rising, and ...



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    December 18 2019

    Veggie pizzas are growing in popularity as more and more consumers jump on the healthy-eating bandwagon, but making these pies palatable can be a ...



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    November 20 2019

    Our Pizza Crust Types series has explored many varieties: whole grain, multigrain, par-baked and self-rising. All are distinctive and delicious, but ...



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