Course of Pizza Maker

Pizza is one of the most famous dishes in the world and it is a symbol of Italian culture. The pizza-making tradition has become a real art specifically in the city of Naples. Its basic formula for baked flatbread with toppings has been recognized by UNESCO’s World Heritage.

VISH pizza-making course is divided in two levels and the students can decide how to improve their professional skills and career. During the Certificate Course (level one), the students will be learning the fundamentals and basic techniques of pizza; but applying for the Diploma Course means to acquire the necessary skills and professional techniques to be qualified as professional chefs in the pizza industry.

Courses Pizza Maker - Corso Pizzaiolo


  • History and Tradition of Neapolitan Pizza
  • Techniques of Professional Pizza Maker
  • Procedure & Techniques I
  • Fundamentals of Wooden Oven
  • Nutrition Principles
  • Food Hygiene and Safety I
  • Hospitality Management I
  • Italian Language I


  • Procedure & Techniques II
  • Techniques of Doughs & Yeasts
  • Elements of Study of Marketable Products Industry
  • Basic Ingredients and Techniques
  • Techniques of Wooden Oven
  • Food Hygiene and Safety II
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Hospitality Management II
  • Italian Language II

VISH pizza-making course is addressed to the students who wish to obtain a good technical training and adequate skills to have strong basis for undertake a professional activity of pizza maker.

The course, therefore, is aimed at those who want to gain a qualification of pizza maker to pursue a professional career in the catering sector. The students who desire to apply this course must have completed the compulsory education and must have the aptitude and passion for pizza and leavened products.


If you wish to enroll in a direct entry (Second Year) for our Diploma program you must also qualify to be able to enter in the level by:

  • Submitting a detailed curriculum vitae specifying any professional experience in the field of desired Diploma program (a minimum of 6 months experience is necessary) and academic transcripts
  • Submitting educational transcripts
  • Passing an entry examination upon arrival in Naples

Or sending an official undergraduate transcript reflecting courses in the field of the desired Certificate along with the grades you received in those courses.

*International students subject to pay all the fees, before applying for the  Student visa.

VISH offers intensive Pizza-Maker courses that focus on the theoretical and practical training of high-level professional pizzaioli. The course lasts 90 hours. During this course students will be working side by side with professional pizza-makers. The practical aspect of the profession, will naturally reinforce the necessary theoretical framework. Students will be learning by watching and partaking in the “daily work” of the pizzeria and will be able to acquire quickly the craft and secrets of pizza making. Students who pass their practical exam after completing the 90 hours intensive course, will receive Certificate of Attendance.

Course of Pizza Maker – Short Program 

  • History and Traditions of Pizza
  • Flour: Classifications, Types, Quality and Use
  • Doughs and Yeasts
  • Dough: the Maturing Phase.
  • Pizza Baking: Techniques and Dexterity
  • Nutrition Principles
  • Neapolitan Pizza (Traditional Speciality with Guaranteed Protected Status)
  • Pan Pizza, Paddle Pizza and Focaccia
  • Indirect Dough
  • Final Test

In order to give College Applicants the greatest opportunity for success, their suitability for admission to a program will be assessed and considered based on a range of factors including their academic history and credentials. Each VISH program has academic, language, and status requirements that applicants must satisfy in order to be admitted to that program.

Specific admission requirements may vary from program to program. The application process ensures we find not only the best students, but also the most diverse group who fit hand-in-glove with our “Think in the Next Credo”. We make sure that you and your classmates will excel while supporting each other in reaching beyond conventional thinking and becoming the industry-shaping leaders of tomorrow.


Admission requirements for Certificate Courses are the following:

  • Application form
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstration of English fluency (applicants who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Program)
  • Passport copy