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Virtual Pizza Class Raises “Dough” For Charity

This is a pizza town, no doubt about it. I’m sure you all agree pizza made in Windsor and Essex County definitely is the best in the whole country!

That’s the main reason why a virtual pizza making class, taking place in April, has been planned. And organizers hope to raise a whole lot of “dough” for a local charity.

Every year the Canadian Cancer Society hosts the “Relay for Life”. It is the region’s largest Cancer Society fundraiser and this year it takes place virtually, on June 12.

To kick off the fundraising efforts, the society is hosting a “Virtual Windsor Style Pizza Making Class” on Saturday April 17 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Learn to make a classic style pizza — right from your home! 

Your hosts and teachers are Chef Gaetano Pugliese, who recently opened up Ambassador Pizza Co. in Toronto and Chef Julian Pacer of The Chef Upstairs, also in Toronto. 

Pugliese is originally from Windsor and has worked at a few local restaurants including Spago. He learned how to perfect the pizza crust from Italia Bakery.

During the virtual class you will prepare a pizza from scratch, including dough techniques, as well as making sauce and assembling everything together. Be sure to register online by April 16, so you have time to shop for the ingredients needed for the recipes. If you have any questions you can email: [email protected]

Williams Food Equipment, 2150 Ambassador Drive is the premier sponsor of this pizza party that can include your family, friends and coworkers. This “Candy Store for Cooks” will also be involved with one of their chefs cooking virtually and explaining specialty pizza tools.

There is no cost to join the class and donations are appreciated. These donations will assist in showing that communities are bigger than cancer and can help fund ground breaking cancer research, welcome thousands to their lodges who need treatment away from home, and offer peer support and resources.

“A similar Toronto event making homemade gnocchi was held for the Daily Bread Food Bank in February and 2,000 people attended raising $48, 000,” says Carol O’Gorman of LaSalle who is a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society Windsor-Essex unit. “We are hoping to do the same. Hopefully, this will be the largest pizza party the Windsor area has ever seen!”   

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Deborah Jones
Deborah Jones – Publisher of Biz X Magazine Deborah Jones graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours Degree in Communication Studies and was employed at two other local magazines shortly after for a few years learning all she could about writing, advertising, public relations and more. She made the jump in 1998 to go out on her own to publish Biz X magazine and has worked in the publishing industry since 1990. In 2007, she earned the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from the Windsor & District Chamber of Commerce. To date, she is the ONLY woman so far to receive this award. In 2013, she received one of the first “Windsor Women of the Year” awards from the Ladies Exclusive Alliance. Her most recent achievement is a “2016 Vocational Service Award” from the Rotary Club of Windsor Roseland. Deborah is proud to live in Windsor and truly cares about each and every business and strives to make Windsor Essex the best place to live, work and play.