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Authentic Wood Fired Crusts: New Options for C-Stores, Delis and More [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 9:10:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties, Video

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Fire and food. The combination arguably goes back thousands of years, but the recent spike in the popularity of wood fired pizza has made everything old new again. Customer demand for an authentic wood fired pizza experience has presented a challenge for entertainment venues, c-stores and delis since they generally lack a key piece of equipment: a wood fired oven.

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Anything But Pizza: Alternate Uses for Dough Balls [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2018 9:08:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Kitchen Operations, Menus & Recipes, Video

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Dough balls are a go-to for delicious pizza crusts, but these innovative pre-made products are so much more! Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust helps you rethink how to incorporate dough balls into your menu offerings with these fun, fast non-traditional uses.

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From Frozen to Perfectly Proofed: The Dough Ball Life Cycle [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 9:13:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Performance/Quality, Video

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Using pre-made dough balls is a valuable best practice for keeping your kitchen running efficiently and profitably. In this hands-on demonstration, Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust walks you through the life cycle of a pre-made dough ball and provides tips for taking it from frozen to perfectly proofed.

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Why You Should Have Flatbreads on Your Menu [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 9:28:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties, Menus & Recipes, Video

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Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust is back to talk about one of today’s most prevalent and adaptable menu trends: flatbread.

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Pizza 101: Troubleshooting Common Crust Issues [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2017 9:19:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Performance/Quality, Video

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Perfect pies are possible! Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust walks you through ways to avoid common pizza crust issues.

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Pizza 101: When to Consider Using a Dough Ball or Pre-made Crust [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2016 9:09:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Custom Crusts, Crust Varieties, Video

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In our latest video, Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust weighs in on the pros and cons of making your own dough, and how to recognize when it may be time to transition to using dough balls and pre-made crusts.

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Pizza 101: Perfectly Proofed Pizza Dough [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2016 9:19:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Performance/Quality, Video

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Having your dough proofed properly is key to making a delicious pizza. Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust is here to show you how to take a dough ball from frozen to a fabulous crust.

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Pizza 101: Tips and Tricks for Using a Wood-Fired Oven [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2016 9:20:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Performance/Quality, Kitchen Operations, Video

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Wood-fired ovens are unique, and some traditional oven rules don’t apply. Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust is here to share tips and tricks for making a perfectly cooked, tasty wood-fired pizza.

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Pizza 101: Hand Stretching a Dough Ball [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2016 9:07:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Performance/Quality, Video

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Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust is back in the kitchen to demonstrate how to hand stretch a dough ball into the crust of a patron-pleasing pizza.

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Pizza 101: Tools You Need and How to Use Them [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2016 2:49:14 PM / by Nick Charles posted in Kitchen Operations, Video

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Making pizza is part skill, part art and all dependent on the proven tools of the trade. What does it take to make the perfect pie? Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust walks us through Pizza 101: The Tools You Need and How to Use Them.

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