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Pizza Makers-Be Prepared

Pizza Makers be Prepared for a huge amount of business in the very near future. It is always darkest before the dawn and as sure as the sun rises America will pull out of this nightmare. The media is spreading horrible fear and using terms like death counts instead of reporting anything good such as the thousands recovered from this virus. It is very easy to go into apathy about the current scene and that is exactly what you should not do! Remember when you first started this game?  How excited you were to make pizza, open a place and sell pizza. Remember how you were going to do it your way and show the world what you could do?

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Marc and Scot Cosentino standing in front of the first Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza on Hylan Blvd. Staten Island

Well, keep that in mind. Be strong because you are the leaders in your community. People depend on you. Show them you are still there and preparing to deliver for them. Keep your staff pumped up. Support your local front line workers. Be active on social media and spread as much positive influence as you can. America needs it’s local businessmen now more than ever. Despite everything, set a good example and get ready because once this is over we are going to have the greatest boom in history! God speed to you my friends and I will see you on the other side of this. Marc Cosentino

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Pizza The Quick and the Dead

Pizza-The Quick and Dead.

In this fast-changing world, there is one thing for sure-SPEED of DELIVERY has a huge effect on volume, return customers and viability. How fast can you turn the tables? How fast can you get the deliveries and catering orders out? How many customers drive up and drive away when they see the long lines? How many customers stop ordering because your delivery time is too long? 

This is why so many operators are switching over to the New York Brick Oven Co. and their Revolving brick ovens.  These ovens set the World record at Pizza Expo and have proven themselves in the pizza battle around the country. Fueled by gas or gas and wood these ovens are both fast and consistent while having been compared to a Mack Truck for durability and a Ferrari for speed. The solid construction, heavy mass and Spitfire burner system ensures high output because the extra floor rotates and is radiantly heated evenly. This results in no hot spots, no cold spots and more importantly no having to continually shuffle the pizzas around in a hot oven. Another benefit to your employees is not having to reach into the oven with a long pizza peel because the pizza revolves and is in easy reach.  The trade secret extra dense cooking surface creates the perfect crust every time too.

Be ready to deliver and have the finest equipment in your place that will make it easier for you and your staff.  Since the oven is so easy to use it doesn’t require skilled labor and it is very easy to train new pizza makers to use.  This reduces training times and the need to pay highly skilled pizza makers.  World champion pizza men are using these ovens to make incredible artisan pizzas for their demanding customers so make your life easier and make that pizza faster become more profitable and manageable.

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Commercial Wood Fired  Ovens

Commercial Pizza Ovens

Commercial Pizza Ovens From The New York Brick Oven Company. The Industry Leader In Revolving Wood-Fired And Gas Commercial Brick Ovens. Looking for a high production oven that will save you on labor and produce hundreds of perfect pizzas? Look no further we have the amazing revolving brick ovens that are run on wood gas propane or combinations of both. We offer all types of options with our ovens and they can even be built on site.

The Inferno Series Commercial Brick Ovens

We have 4 sizes of ovens from our 85-centimeter (rotating deck) bistro series oven great for small bars and restaurants for personal pizzas in as fast as 69 seconds. Check out the video   Our 105, 125 and our super high production 140 model great for large pies high volume and consistent baking.

We also build on-site and install through a 36 ” door to make the installation prosses easy. The Beautiful Thing about our ovens is the fact that all oven can have a custom look to fit your concept with a simple wall built in front to fit your decor and own style.

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Pizza Business has a Basic Purpose

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Pizza Business has a basic purpose that can make all the actions involved align and become easily understood and accomplished.  Sell Pizza, simple isn’t it. Unfortunately, business schools, parents, friends and a host of experts make this into a very complicated subject by adding many confusions to “Selling Pizza”. If you are new to the pizza game and thinking of starting this may be of great help to you and if you are a seasoned veteran of the pizza trenches this may validate what you already know. You need a pizza to sell(hopefully a good one) and someone to sell it to.

Yes, that is it. You need a pizza and someone to sell it to. Simple and easy to understand. Now let that sink in for a moment because that is what you are doing no matter how you twist it, color it or flavor it. Every single action that you take will revolve around this simple idea. No matter if you are a champion pizza maker, a Wall Street Guru, a celebrity chef or a Warren Buffet. This is the basic fundamental you build off of. If you keep this in mind-“hava a pizza and someone to sell it to” the rest can be broken down to achieve this. Then your ingenuity, style and ability to get things done will determine your success. 

Each of these can then be looked at as separate and doable target:

Building or storefront to sell from.

Promotion and marketing to get someone to buy the pizza.

A pizza to sell.

Personel to make the pizza and sell the pizza.

Personel to handle the banking, records, ordering and accounting.

Now you can work out what is needed for each of these topics and start making targets to get them done. Future articles will go into greater detail and break down but you get the idea.

By marc Cosentino







Pizza School Of New York

Goodfella’s Pizza School Of New York  Is the World’s Most Comprehensive, Hands-on Pizza Schools. The School Teaches All The Practical Aspects And The Art Of Pizza.   Whether you’re brand new and going into business for the first time, or have years of experience,  They have a great program just for you.

From The Pizza School New York!

Our goal is to teach our students to succeed and be confident in creating some of the world’s best pizza creations. Our instruction will instill knowledge and ability in all things pizza, from recipe building to preparation and finally creation.

Our classes are taught at the Original Goodfella’s of New York, established in 1992. This is a real live restaurant environment with nothing but continuous hands-on experience and personal training. Our master pizza trainers are owners and founders, (6 time National and International Pizza Champions) who have taught hundreds of students the art of pizza and have helped them to achieve their goals in being a successful pizzeria operator.

Through the years we have been featured in many TV programs, magazines,  catered on the Presidential Yacht and Gracie Mansion, and have received many prestigious accolades.

Each student works directly with our master trainers (owners and founders), who assure the student understands all that he or she learns and can produce great pizza from start to finish.

We provide compressive workbooks for training, recipes, product lists, equipment needs, and give continuous hard-won knowledge to all our students. Our classes and programs are tailored

exactly to what the student needs.

We make sure they learn all of what they are taught and graduate with confidence. Our classes are fun, exciting, hard work and extremely fulfilling.  After our students graduate, we support them by being available for their many questions during their pre-opening process. Check Us Out At The Pizza School Of New York


Pizza Styles and Types

Pizza Styles and Types

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Fast, consistent gourmet pizza! NY Brick Oven Co.

Pizza style traditionally was limited to New York Style Pizza which most of us know as the Giant slice from an 18” pie served at a walk up window or counter.  A great example was the scene in Saturday night fever where John Travolta grabs 2 slices from Lenny’s and places them on top of each other, folds them (as most New Yorkers will do) and then proceeds to strut down 86th street in Bensonhurst Brooklyn.  NY style pizza is usually a hand tossed dough of high gluten flour, sauce spread over the dough from a ladle and then covered with shredded mozzarella and a touch of grated Parmesan cheese. It is still the standard around the country by which most pizza is judged, and hundreds of places promote being NY Style pizza to this day. Then starting in the 1950’s it was emulated by the chains across the county who sold a lot of pizza but just didn’t get it right.

Meanwhile the old Italian Bread Ovens were being used at a couple places such as Grimaldi’s and Patsy’s in NY to make the original Margarita Brick oven pizza. Sadly, this was only available to a few insiders that lived near the local Italian bakery. This was later expanded on by places like the Original Goodfella’s Pizza on Hylan Blvd. Staten Island that brought excitement with things like the Vodka Pie, which became a national trend after they published the award-winning recipe.  Soon the national Brick oven Chains like Bertuccis and California Pizza Kitchen came on the scene giving a whole generation the chance to try Artisan pizza. This was great but only the tip of the iceberg once the internet and the Food Channel hit. Now everyone everywhere became educated on fine ingredients and the flavor of wood burning brick oven pizza. Not only that but places like the Goodfella’s Pizza School of New York and others began training world champion Pizza Makers that brought brick oven pizza to small town USA and around the world.

During this time, we can’t forget some of the regional pizza delights that burst on the scene with a bang. We had Chicago deep dish made famous around the country by Pizzeria Uno and the now rapidly gaining ground Detroit style pizza which has crispy bottom layer made in square pans. Now look at the incredible amount of wood fired chains popping up and you can see that the style and variety is about to go into hyper drive all to the delight of the pizza eating public!

Worker Blues?

The Workforce Blues

Workforce Blues seems to be the biggest complaint from restaurant owners all over the country today.  What happened to the youth of Amerca is a common question shared with me from others in the industry. Employers have watched the quality, integrity, and desire to do a good job go down the toilet these past few years. Personally, I remember starting a restaurant back in the early ’90s and how different it was! We were in Staten Island New York (one of the 5 boros of NYC) and “it was so different then” said my brother Scot., “People would come in every day looking for a job and the kids would keep checking in to see if any jobs opened”.  I remember that also and the kids at that time had great initiative and took great pride in doing a good job and not having to be told what to do or ordered to do the job constantly. Creativeness ran high and the staff was excited to come into the Original Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza and be part of a great scene. World Champion Goodfella's pizza

Founders Marc and Scot Cosentino front of Goodfella’s Pizza

Flash forward to 2019 and the workforce has become a “give me”, “it’s not my job”, “as soon as I’m done texting” “I can’t make it in today my goldfish died” insanity. What happened? I don’t think I have all the answers nor do the experts but some things are obvious. We live in society that despises the word responsibility. Spychiatriac school curriculums and the media have destroyed simple ideals such as doing the right thing, being proud of a good job and working hard to make a living and have made the good guys into the bad guys. Police are bad, religion is bad, successful businessmen are bad. What is good now-hating your country, phones, video games, all kinds of welfare, drugs for every made-up disorder under the stars moon and skies and working as little as possible?

Despite this we must go on producing and providing jobs for the current workforce we have, but how does the little guy cope? Several things stick out. One is hiring fast and firing fast if they don’t work out. Another important thing is to constantly have the ads and signs up for hiring and keeping a good stock of applications. In the workplace, you have to have VERY Clear policy on what is acceptable behavior-like no phones while handling tables or cooking, lateness, and replacement for shift coverage. Even more basic may be common manors that have gone out the window.

You as the owner set the policy and standards, it comes from the top down and your example says volumes. Giving praise for a good job goes a very long way to keeping morale up. Rewarding production is another way of getting production and moral up (quite the opposite of what our government is doing by constantly rewarding people that have become a permanent victim class).

Look for the happy, bright and energetic employee and think about training them instead of hiring a miserable person with “Experience” a little extra work with an eager person may outweigh the old pro.


Brick Oven Pizza Success

Fire Show Revolving Brick Oven

The Amazing Fire Show Revolving Brick Oven

Not all ovens are the same especially when it comes to the Amazing Fire Show Revolving Brick Oven. The Fire Show Series is the industries only rear fired revolving brick oven.

An Amazing Show!

Let’s face it sometimes it’s all about the show and the Fire Show Revolving Brick Oven Series does it best. The rear flame creates the perfect ambiance and visual experience to intrigue your guests while they enjoy the show! This Beautifull oven can cook pizza in as fast as two minutes with temperature ranges up to 800f.

Perfect Pizza And Ease Of Operation.

Let’s face the facts the labor market today is drying up! Restaurant workers and people who truly know what it is to work hard are a dying breed. That is why the revolving brick oven is the perfect answer. It’s Easy to train anyone to cook a pizza in a matter of minutes rather than weeks compared to the training on a fixed deck brick oven.

High Production.

The Fire Show Series Ovens are available in 3 sizes and can cook up to 200 pies per hour. Perfect for cooking bread, chicken, fish steaks and just about anything you can think of.

Super Efficient

The oven runs at a cooking temperature of about 700f  using approximately 60,000 Btus. That’s about 1/3 of the BTUs used by most deck ovens to cook pizza!

Facade The Oven Anyway You Like.

The Ovens come facade ready (or stand-alone) so you can have your own custom look tiles bricks etc to match your decor and ambiance.

Pizza School?

If you have the Ferrari of ovens you better know how to make the Ferrari of pizzas. Check out the Pizza School of New York and see what we are talking about world champion pizza makers teaching the art of pizza to students from all over the world. THE ONLY ONE ON ONE PIZZA SCHOOL

              The Fire Show


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Rocking The Pizza World!



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Brick Oven Pizza Training Made Easy

Brick oven pizza training made easy with the NY Brick Oven Company’s revolving brick ovens. Yes you can find a skilled and expensive pizza maker and hope that he can over come his own ego and train your staff to do it right. Another alternative is that you can learn the art of working a standard fixed deck brick oven yourself(which takes months) and then teach your staff yourself(which takes months).

Better yet you can get yourself a revolving or rotating brick oven that is either gas or gas and wood fired and save the time and headaches. It’s easy to train people on the revolving brick oven for several reasons.  Ease of operation, training, cost effectiveness and consistency are the main reasons for choosing an Inferno Revolving Brick oven when choosing your pizza equipment.

Let’s look at ease of operation. Having the cooking surface constantly revolving allows you to drop the pie right in front of you and pick it up right in front of you. No more long pizza peels and reaching into the oven for a good spot. No more hot spots and cold spots due to uneven heating. No more loss of cooking surface all around your fire.

Training is as easy as having  your new pizza oven man look a the pie and take it out when it is done. No more constant shuffling the pies around and spinning them to get an even bake.

Cost saving is simple-not having to be stuck to the oven your pizza man can make pizza while the pies bake.

Consistency comes from having a consistent baking temperature, not having to constantly rotate the pies in the oven and having a steady temperature to bake on because the stone is constantly turning and being heated.

Once you look at all these aspects, the reduced costs, the reduced complaints and a world class pizza you too will decide that is a life saver and the only way to go!


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