The passionate pizza people at Alive & Kickin’ are absolutely obsessed with quality — because we know that it’s the quality of your pies that determines the success of your operation. We offer a variety of crusts (and sauces!), and we’re even happy to customize a crust or dough ball to your specifications, allowing you to have all the benefits of pre-made with the signature potential of a crust made exclusively for you.
Beyond our laser-focus on delicious taste and texture, there are other important reasons to partner with Alive & Kickin’:
Frozen dough balls provide that distinct made-from-scratch taste, and take nearly all the work out of the process — no scaling, mixing, dividing or rounding. Just thaw, toss, and you’re ready to go. Success made simple!
We’ve got answers to just about any question you have about dough balls, on topics from proofing and stretching to applications and costs. Check out our Dough Shop® Dough Balls page for pro tips, recipes, videos and much more.
The way we approach custom projects is “The sky’s the limit.” Our signature crusts can be made for any application or setting and to meet special recipe or nutritional requirements. Want to replicate an old family recipe, create something no other operator offers, or add a menu item to inspire customer loyalty? A custom crust is the ticket! Please note that minimum quantities do apply to custom products.
Par-baked (or partially baked) crusts are the ultimate in convenience and ease of handling. From a crisp, flaky ultra-thin to a rich, yeasty Sicilian-style dough, par-bakes offer the full range of styles, textures and tastes.
This is it — the real deal...genuine wood fired pizza crusts, made using traditional artisanal methods. Not “wood-fire flavored” or “wood-fired style” but pizza crusts that we wood fire in our lava stone deck oven. All you have to do is add toppings and final bake it in any oven! Our Authentic Wood Fired Crusts are that “something special” you’ve been looking for to make your offerings stand out from the competition!
We start with premium quality ingredients — no additives, preservatives or conditioners. A long fermentation ensures that the dough has a robust flavor and aroma. Then we fire up our lava stone deck oven with real wood, lending a subtle hint of smoke flavor unique to this type of crust. Direct heat creates natural bubbling and outstanding texture and structure. No shortcuts, and no compromises on authenticity.
Astoria crusts are fresh frozen, self-rising crusts that rise while they bake in consumers’ ovens, giving each pie a pizzeria-fresh taste. They’re ideal for retail, foodservice and deli settings, and especially in QSR applications, where space is at a premium and the product might be held under warming for some time.
“I was surprised when I started working with ANK about the depth of their capabilities, and am always impressed by their flexibility and responsiveness. They really understand us.”
MANUFACTURER OF PRIVATE LABEL PIZZA AND DRESSINGS