Congratulations to Loui Loui’s!

We recently had the pleasure of training Brian Spurlock and Larry Smith, who earned their Approved Detroit Style Pizza Maker designations at our St. Clair Shores location. The pair, along with Detroit native Michael Spurlock, are opening Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit Style Pizza in Louisville, KY next month. We wish them the best as they embark on their new venture. If you’re in Louisville, be sure to stop by for a slice of truly authentic Detroit Style Pizza!

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KJ’s Pizza Named Approved Detroit Style Pizza Maker

KJ’s Pizza, owned and operated by Paul and Kathy Jechura in Grass Valley, Calif., recently earned Approved Detroit Style Pizza Maker designation. Detroit natives, the Jechuras grew up eating Detroit Style Pizza and wanted to bring the style to their California-based restaurant, which they recently converted from a Quizno’s franchise. World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo trained the Jechuras over a five-day period in early February 2013. “KJ’s Pizza recently had the honor to experience the Detroit Style Pizza Training Program, and we were impressed by Shawn Randazzo and his crew’s dedication and focus on proper training techniques,” said Paul Jechura. “Shawn’s ability to ‘rally the troops’ and develop team… Read More

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How to Prepare a Gluten-Free Kitchen

Detroit Style Pizza Co. offers tips to prepare kitchens for making gluten-free food in restaurants and homes, so those with celiac disease, gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity can safely enjoy delicious recipes without fear of pain or discomfort. It has been estimated that one in every 133 people have celiac disease and that more than 20 million people in the United States – or seven percent of the entire population – suffer from gluten sensitivity. It only takes 1/64 of a teaspoon of gluten to cause small intestinal inflammation; and as such gluten contamination is a common problem, especially in restaurant kitchens where many different dishes are rapidly prepared. World… Read More

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The Power of the Pan

Authentic Detroit Style Pizza pans are a slice of Motor City history. Once used as parts trays by Detroit’s auto manufacturers, the square-shaped pans are made from steel. Each pan is specially-prepared to bake Detroit Style Pizza with a three-hour seasoning process that involves several cycles of coating and baking. These qualities make for the perfect Detroit Style Pizza: proper heat conduction for an evenly-baked deep dish crust that’s crispy outside yet light and airy inside, cheese that caramelizes on the edges when baked and the retention of more pizza flavor with each bake. “Pizza chefs have tremendous pride for their recipes, ingredients and baking processes. Authenticity is paramount for… Read More

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How Detroit Style Pizza Differs from New York Style and Chicago Style

How Detroit Style Pizza Differs from New York Style and Chicago Style “Detroit Style Pizza is incredibly unique, it’s not like any other style of pizza in the world. My mission is to make sure everyone in America gets a taste of Detroit Style Pizza,” said World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo. “Our recipe and preparation, from our dough and signature red sauce to the fact that we bake our pizzas in well seasoned square steel pans, give Detroit Style Pizza a distinctive flavor and texture that are very different from New York and Chicago styles. Detroit Style Pizza Co. is a slice of Americana most of the country is… Read More

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Detroit Style Pizza Surges in Popularity

Detroit Style Pizza has surged in popularity over the past 18 months, evidenced by Google Trends data and the growing number of pizzerias in the U.S. and worldwide that serve the pizza style. Google Trends data demonstrates that search volume for the term “Detroit Style Pizza” recently outpaced both “New York Style Pizza” and “Chicago Style Pizza” in relative search volume growth, peaking at 113 percent growth in the Food and Drink category for September 2012. During the same month, “New York Style Pizza” posted relative search volume growth of 28 percent and “Chicago Style Pizza” relative search volume grew by six percent. Demand for Detroit Style Pizza among consumers… Read More

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Are you a Detroit Style Pizza Person?

Do you crave this style of pizza? Do you currently serve it in your establishment? Are you thinking of serving Detroit Style Pizza in your establishment? Do you have a Detroit Style Pizza story? Are you looking for somewhere that serves it near you, but no luck? Did you live in Michigan, move, and now miss this style? If you answered yes to any of the questions above we would love to hear from you! If you can’t find it near you we can help you in your search. If you serve it we would like to interview you and feature you on the site. If you have a story… Read More

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