New Haven Pizza School

Brought to you by The Pizza Gavone

 Please go to our new stand alone

New Haven Pizza School website here (click link directly below):

Learn how to make New Haven Style Pizza

  Classroom, Team Building, Lunch & Learn

Friends & Family

Ooni and Wood Fired Oven Training

2024 Dates

 Please go to our new stand alone

New Haven Pizza School website here (click link directly below):


Please contact me at

Seats are on a first pay, first seat basis

How to Pay for a class/Gift Card

Venmo me $133 per person, please include your email in the notes field, tell me it’s for a gift card and I will send you a numbered electronic gift card to your email address. My Venmo handle is @newhavenpizzaschool (9126 last four of my cell).


Cancelation Policy

48 hours notice before the beginning of the class time you signed up for or you can gift the class to someone else for that night/day.  Class will be held on snow days outside of a blizzard or State mandated no travel.  Only exceptions are major family emergency.


Have you always wanted to learn how to make (dough, sauce, assemble & bake) New Haven Style Pizza?

We are New Haven Style Pizza Making Experts.

Brick & Mortar, Team Building (both Learn or Make), Lunch & Learn, Date Night, 1:1 and Friends & Family classes offered each week. 

Gluten Free Classes can be added to any option as well.

This class will show you how to make the perfect New Haven style pizza right in the comfort of your home or our wood fired oven in New Haven.  We also do Ooni (or equivalent portable oven), Wood Fired Oven and standard gas/electric home oven training as well.

Learn Style Classes

I will teach you how to make the dough (you get the recipe and what I have create called a “cheat cup”), the sauce, how to assemble the pizza (stretching the dough, adding the cheese and olive oil), and oven tips and tricks such as launching the pizza correctly and how to turn the pizza for an evenly baked crust. I also will teach you some history of New Haven pizza from lingo, fun facts, and tips and tricks. This class is packed with apizza value! 

Make Style Classes

I also offer a class that allows people to simply make a bunch of pizzas for fun.  ZERO instruction other than assembling the pizza.  This is an option for people who don’t want to learn how to make the dough, sauce, stretch, assemble and just want to have fun make a pizza once in their lifetime.

Class time is 3 hrs.  Brick & Mortar classes taught in New Haven, CT.

There are 4 class options:


 Brick & Mortar location in New Haven, CT is for an individual(s) who want to take class, but do not want to do a 1:1 and do not have a group of people to get together. All classes are Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please send me an email at
for all the details and open class dates.  Cost of class would be $133 per person for a 3 hr. class.

Great for date night, birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas & Holiday gifts, etc.


Team building & Lunch & Learn events are available as well, Monday through Friday. Get your workforce together to eat from the same pizza! We can get very creative with this, some examples would be a best pizza making contest, most creative pizza, New Haven Pizza trivia, etc.


1:1 Classes for home user and aspiring New Haven Style Pizzeria owners.  These are personal classes and I tailor the class around what you want to learn, what equipment you have, etc.  Please send me an email at
Pricing starts at $750 on up.


 Friends & Family class at your home with up to 8 people.  $1,500.  I’m now doing this on a limited basis, ideally in New Haven County only.  $100 hr. travel fee with be charged to and from my home in Milford, CT.  + CT State Sales tax

The Class will include the following:

1. Brief history on NH Pizza

How it all began

Where it all started

Who started it

Generations of pizza makers

2. How to make the dough – KISS

Is it really in the water? LOL

Different flours and why

Mixing technique



Time in the fridge

3. How to stretch the dough

Knuckle stretch

Bench stretch

“Knucench” stretch – hybrid between knuckle and bench stretch

4. Pizza assembly





5. Launching the pizza

Peel prep

Shake & bake

How to practice on your own using pizza dough or a “practice dough”

6. Baking the pizza

Set time before turning pizza the first time

How many turns

“Testing” to see how much longer the pie has to bake

How to “read” the pizza

Char v burnt

7. Cooling the pizza

Cooling rack

8. Eating the pizza

No knife or fork please!

Unevenly cut slices

Foxon Park Soda

9. Q & A


** Please note this is NOT a pizza party where you can invite 50 guests. You can invite people over after or at the end to try your Apizza, but only the paid class participants can be active (making the dough, assembling the pizza, etc.) in the class.

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