Profession pizzaiolo

Pizzaiolos are responsible for preparing and cooking pizzas.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Health, safety and hygiene legislation

    The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.

Skills

  • Ensure cleanliness of food preparation area

    Guarantee the continuous cleanliness of kitchen preparation, production and storage areas according to hygiene, safety and health regulations.

  • Operate brick oven

    Use a brick oven used for baking, drying or heating at the right temperature.

  • Plan menus

    Organise menus taking into account the nature and style of the establishment, client feedback, cost and the seasonality of ingredients.

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

    Respect optimal food safety and hygiene during preparation, manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution and delivery of food products.

  • Prepare pizza

    Make pizza dough and topping ingredients like cheese, tomato sauce, vegetables and meat and decorate, bake and serve pizzas.

  • Dispose waste

    Dispose waste in accordance with legislation, thereby respecting environmental and company responsibilities.

  • Use food cutting tools

    Trim, peel and slice products with knives, paring or food cutting tools or equipment according to guidelines.

  • Handover the food preparation area

    Leave the kitchen area in conditions which follow safe and secure procedures, so that it is ready for the next shift.

  • Store raw food materials

    Keep in reserve raw materials and other food supplies, following stock control procedures.

  • Use culinary finishing techniques

    Apply culinary finishing techniques including garnishing, decorating, plating, glazing, presenting and portioning.

  • Use food preparation techniques

    Apply food preparation techniques including the selecting, washing, cooling, peeling, marinating, preparing of dressings and cutting of ingredients.

  • Use cooking techniques

    Apply cooking techniques including grilling, frying, boiling, braising, poaching, baking or roasting.

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment

    Preserve health, hygiene, safety and security in the workplace in accordance with relevant regulations.

  • Receive kitchen supplies

    Accept the delivery of ordered kitchen supplies and make sure everything is included and in good condition.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain kitchen equipment at correct temperature train employees store kitchen supplies create decorative food displays check deliveries on receipt maintain customer service