Did you know that Pizzacraft employs its own Culinary Manager? Well, we do! The Culinary Manager’s job is to help test product prototypes, write recipes and books for our products, and occasionally win brownie points by letting us test their amazing pizza. They also help us answer pizza-related customer service questions. Things we don’t know offhand because we don’t have the same level of kitchen expertise that they do.
We sat down with Jonny recently to learn more about his relationship with our favorite food.
What is your fondest pizza memory?
I worked at a restaurant called Oliveto where they had a huge wood fired pizza oven. It was really fun and challenging working with a live fire.
Do you eat pizza crusts? Is it ever acceptable to throw out the crust?
I always eat the crust, unless it is reheated day old pizza.
What is your preferred style of crust?
Neapolitan crust is my favorite. When its done right its amazing. Thin, crispy, and delicious whats not to like.
What’s one ingredient that you’d never want on a pizza?
I don't think there is an ingredient I wouldn't want on a pizza.
What is your ideal pair of toppings?
One of my favorite pizzas is fresh mozzarella that's been smoked, sliced garlic, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. It's simple but incredibly delicious.
How often do you eat pizza each month?
Lets just say too much. There's no need to get into specifics.
Which is the most important quality of a pizza: Sauce, Cheese, Dough, or toppings?
Its all equally important. If one is out of whack it can ruin a pizza, but if they are all balanced it's amazing.
Are you a folder?
Absolutely. I call it the Italian taco.
When is the best time for pizza?