Famous Pizza Chef Salvatore Di Matteo Holds Masterclass in the UK

World famous Naples Pizzaiolo Salvatore Di Matteo will work alongside Eurostar Commodities technical development manager Davide D’Auria in a masterclass of excellence in the UK.

They will prepare pizza with the latest Grandi Molini Italiani flours and exploring best practice techniques specifically with the Neapolitan style pizza.

Industry guests will have the chance to watch Di Matteo working and they will learn how to make world class Neapolitan pizza at the masterclass held on October 2, at Bellavita Academy in London.

Di Matteo said: “I am delighted that this is my first time in the UK and I am going to get the opportunity to meet with the best of the country’s industry. It’s a very exciting time in the UK with a lot of energy and a massive improvement in quality. I want to help people with techniques that I use so that people in Britain can get the same authentic Neapolitan pizza that I serve in Naples.”

Salvatore Di Matteo was born in Naples and is the descendant of a historic family of pizza chefs. Di Matteo is one of the foremost experts in Pizza in Italy, winning the Pizza World Cup for the first time 2011 and again in 2013.

Eurostar’s technical development manager Davide D’Auria is himself the UK’s best pizza chef making Neapolitan pizza – being placed 11th overall in this year’s World Pizza Championship in Naples in April.

Philip Bull, managing director of Eurostar Commodities said: “We are very proud to be bringing a pizza legend to the UK. We have excellent direct relationships with Italian producers whom we have worked with for many years. We are seeing a movement in the UK toward a much more artisan approach to Italian food with more emphasis being put on quality ingredients and technique. I can’t wait to eat this man’s food!”

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