The Dough Innovator, Leo Spizzirri
Brian Hernandez talks pizza with Chef Leo Spizzirri, a native from Chicago, Spizzirri is the resident dough specialist at Little Lady Foods, a custom frozen food manufacturer in Elk Grove Village, IL specializing in high volume pizza manufacturing. His responsibilities include dough and pizza innovations that stand in the forefront of the frozen pizza sector where he supports many major national brands across the United States and Canada.
An artisan pizza and bread maker by trade, Spizzirri was certified as a pizzaiolo by 11 time world pizza champion Tony Gemignani at the International School of Pizza and completed his studies at the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in Venice, Italy under head master and world pizza champion Graziano Bertuzzo. His work has been seen all over the world both as an international pizza competitor and as an instructor, where he is often treated as the authority in Chicago style pizza.