Whether you are a beginner, an experienced home baker or a professional chef, Noel can help you unlock your inner pizza genius. He'll teach you the same recipes and artisan baking techniques he teaches to the world's best restaurant chefs so you can go back to your own kitchen or restaurant and make great artisan pizza and bread in your own oven. It may sound crazy but Noel promises to set you on your way to making better pizza and bread than you get at most restaurants and pizzerias.
He'll cover a variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced baking topics including flour types, mixing styles, artisan dough techniques and characteristics, controlling fermentation, hydration and how water affects the final product, yeast vs sourdough, oven techniques, topping preparation and home-hacks that everyone can do.
More specifically, you will spend the first hour of the class learning the fundamentals of baking and discussing common issues that all bakers need to understand. The first batch of dough will go into the oven and soon you will be eating some of the best bread you have ever tasted. The second hour of the class is then dedicated to learning the four basic artisan dough mixing styles: hand mix, short mix, improved mix and intensive mix. Finally the final hour will be spent stretching, topping, baking and eating lots and lots of New York and Neapolitan pizza.