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Try This: Take a dough-licious pizza making class 🍕

From hands-on classes to tastings, Greenville Tech’s Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center has something for everyone — see what happened when we tried a pizza-making class.

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Pizza on a wooden cooking board

That’s amore.

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City Editor Kyle here 👋. The only thing I love more than eating pizza? Making it. I took a hands-on pizza-making class at Greenville Tech’s Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center (CHI), where we got our hands dirty, learned a lot, and feasted on our creations.

Read on to see how the class went + to learn how you can Try This yourself.

An overview of pizza-making ingredients

These ingredients + some magic = mouthwatering pizza.

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What we tried (with pricing):

A group of women standing around a table making pizza sauce

Perfecting our sauces.

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I joined nine classmates for a three-hour class in CHI’s commercial kitchen. We each received an apron and a course packet with recipes + ingredients to make dough and sauce. Different spices and toppings were at our disposal to personalize our two Neapolitan pizzas and one additional style ‘za (Sicilian or Detroit) — all to be cooked in CHI’s woodfire ovens — and, of course, to be eaten afterward.

Hands-on classes like this are $89, and demonstrations + tastings are $39.

City Editor Kyle stretching out pizza dough

They call this “The Steering Wheel.”

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What not to miss:

Greenville Technical College's chef Jay

All of Chef Jay’s steps were shown on a TV screen as well.

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Our course instructor, Chef Jay, is an experienced culinary educator. He thoroughly walked us through each step of the pizza-making process and explained different techniques + best practices, like what flours yield different types of crust and how to spot overworked dough.

He even had a dad joke or two to keep the class laughing. You could say Chef Jay had a-pizza all our hearts.

Sprinkling cheese on a pizza

The more cheese, the merrier.

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What we’re still talking about:

City Editor Kyle holding her pizza-making certificate

Grade A student in pizza.

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Did you know that when you sign up for a cooking class at CHI, you’re officially enrolled as a Greenville Tech continuing education student? Once you wrap your class, you’ll receive a certificate of completion showing fulfillment of continuing education hours. I now have .3 CE credits and pizza leftovers for days.

How you can experience this:

Check out CHI’s class schedules and sign up for a class. Up next?


Demonstration + Tasting:

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