Pizza is one of the most famous dishes in the world. And pizza makers are in demand all over the world. A good pizza maker is unlikely to become unemployed.
Pizza maker, professional qualifications
Ability to work in a team. A pizza maker masters several processes at once: from preparing the dough and ingredients to baking the pizza in a wood-fired or gas oven. A good pizza maker can make excellent pizzas and teach others how to make them.
Some pizza makers may also perform administrative duties related to kitchen management.
They are also responsible for maintaining equipment and ensuring that food preparation areas meet local sanitation standards and health regulations.
Know how to make a good pizza. Pizza makers must know how to make and roll out the dough, prepare excellent fillings, stretch the dough and cook it to perfection. The end result should be a flawless and delicious pizza. In any case, each pizza maker has his own secrets and his own way of working.
Excellent customer service. Good pizza makers provide excellent customer service. They must communicate well, be responsive to customers’ needs, and be willing to resolve complaints in a diplomatic manner.
Availability for flexible work hours. Restaurants tend to be busier at night, on weekends, and on holidays. Pizza Makers must be able to work these days and times.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure.
Pizza chef, duties
- Make sure cooking stations are clean and ready to go
- Prepare and store pizza dough properly
- Prepare sauces and fillings for the pizza
- Sort ingredients and keep inventory under control
- Possibly instruct other pizza makers on preparation so that all pizzas are uniform
- check the quality of the pizzas before serving them
- Perform regular maintenance on kitchen equipment
- Resolve customer complaints diplomatically
Pizza maker, requirements and skills
For pizza makers, there is no official national register for this profession yet, so any person can start offering themselves as a pizza maker at any point in their life without anyone being able to ban them,
Pizza chef, salary
The salary of a pizza maker depends on his skills, the place where he works, and the country.
In Spain and Italy, an inexperienced pizza maker receives a net salary of around €1,300 per month, while an experienced pizza maker earns more than €2,000. An experienced pizza maker with more than 20 years of experience can earn up to €3,000.
In Switzerland and the United States, pizza makers can earn €4,000/$5,000 per month.