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Pizza Making Fundamentals

This course is perfect for those looking to bring the wonderful gift of homemade pizza into the lives of their friends and family. 

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Course Details

Tutorials in this course: 9 
Total viewing time: 1 hour and 4 minutes 
Total course time (including prep and cooking): 30 hours and 35 minutes 

Pizza is more than a meal; it’s an experience. When preparing a homemade pizza, you get to feel the dough beneath your palms, enjoy the aroma of fresh herbs, and share the finished product with the ones you love.  There’s nothing like freshly baked pizza to bring everyone into the kitchen.

In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know about making pizza.  From creating your own mozzarella to perfecting the deep dish, this course provides step-by-step instructions on how to craft an exceptional homemade pizza. 

Chef Instructors

Chef Roberto Caporuscio

Chef Roberto Caporuscio is the owner and executive chef of Kesté Pizza & Vino in New York City. Originally a farmer and mozzarella maker, Chef Roberto later attended pizza school and went on to become the U.S. President of the Association of Neapolitan Pizza Makers.

Chef Jim D'Angelo

Chef Jim D’Angelo is the chief operating officer of the famous Lou Malnati’s in Chicago. Chef Jim gives life to Lou Malnati’s amazing reputation by providing residents of Chicago with expertly crafted, hand-made pizza. Chef Jeff’s pizza dough has been recognized by Forbes magazine as “a centerpiece of the insurgent pizza revival in Los Angeles.”

Chef Jeff Mahin

Chef Jeff Mahin is the executive chef and co-owner at Stella Barra Pizzeria and M Street Kitchen in Los Angeles, as well as Do-Right Donuts in Chicago. Some of his industry accolades include being named to Zagat's “30 under 30,” making Forbes' “30 under 30” list of hospitality industry up-and-comers in 2012, and being one of Restaurant Hospitality’s 13 Chefs to Watch in 2013.

What You Need


- Large mixing bowls
- Medium mixing bowls
- Large wooden spoon

- Knife
- Dough cutter
- Ladle

- Offset spatula
- Pizza cutter or pizza knife
- Sifter
- Spoon

- Ice cream scooper
- Large spoon or rubber spatula
- Food mill
- Large food storage container
- Large storage tray or airtight container
- Individual baking pan or pie tin
- Deep dish metal pan
- Plastic wrap
- Pizza board
- Stand mixer with hook attachment (optional)
- Mixing bowl for stand mixer (optional)


- Ingredients are listed within each respective tutorial 


How to Make No-Knead Dough

Jeff Mahin

"The really cool thing about the no-knead recipe is that you only need [a] bowl and your two hands, that's it."

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How to Make Fresh Mozzarella

Roberto Caporuscio

Learn how to make fresh mozzarella from a chef who was a cheese maker in Italy for many years.

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Spinach and Kale Pizza

Jeff Mahin

A beautiful pizza combing fresh greens with a creamy white sauce.

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How to Assemble a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Jim D'Angelo

"We're gonna show you how to make deep dish pizza the Chicago and Lou Malnati's way."

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