Tips From Commercial Kitchen Chefs
Our ghost kitchen Los Angeles is home to about as many dishes as you can dream up. With our commercial oven it’s easy for chefs who rent our kitchen to prepare pizzas for any occasion. With that said, here’s a few words on pizza ovens and making pizza at home.
Choosing the best oven for making pizza in a restaurant depends on various factors such as the type of pizza you want to make, the volume of pizzas you plan to cook, and the available space and budget you have. However, some popular options for pizza ovens in restaurants include:
- Wood-fired oven: These traditional ovens provide a distinct, smoky flavor and crispy crust. They require a lot of space and can be expensive to install and maintain, but they can cook pizzas in just a few minutes.
- Gas-fired oven: These ovens heat up quickly and can cook pizzas quickly and evenly. They are easier to install and maintain than wood-fired ovens, but may not provide the same smoky flavor.
- Electric oven: These ovens are easy to use and maintain, and can be a good option for restaurants with limited space or ventilation. However, they may not provide the same heat and flavor as wood-fired or gas-fired ovens.
- Conveyor oven: These ovens use a conveyor belt to cook pizzas quickly and consistently. They are ideal for high-volume restaurants but may not provide the same level of customization and quality as traditional ovens.
Ultimately, the best oven for making pizza in a restaurant will depend on your specific needs and preferences. It’s a good idea to consider factors such as cost, space, and the type of pizza you want to make before making a decision.
There are many great pizza recipes out there, depending on your personal preferences and tastes. Here are a few popular options:
- Margherita pizza: This classic pizza features tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.
- Pepperoni pizza: A staple of pizza restaurants everywhere, this pizza features tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and thinly sliced pepperoni.
- BBQ chicken pizza: Top your pizza crust with BBQ sauce, shredded chicken, red onion, and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro before serving.
- Veggie pizza: Load up your pizza with your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and olives. Top with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
- White pizza: This pizza forgoes tomato sauce in favor of a creamy garlic sauce. Top with spinach, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
- Hawaiian pizza: Love it or hate it, this pizza features tomato sauce, ham, pineapple, and mozzarella cheese.
- Meat lovers pizza: Top your pizza with a variety of meats such as sausage, bacon, pepperoni, and ham. Add tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different toppings and sauces to find your perfect pizza recipe!
Here’s a recipe for a classic and flavorful pizza sauce:
- 1 can (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add the can of crushed tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to the saucepan.
- Stir well to combine and bring the sauce to a simmer.
- Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and let the sauce cool before spreading it on your pizza crust.
Note: This recipe makes enough sauce for 2-3 pizzas. Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.