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ALASTAIR HANNMANN
PACIFICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA I KANEOHE, HAWAII

ALASTAIR LETS US IN ON
EXECUTING MULTIPLE
PIZZA STYLES
THE CONCEPT OF OUR PIZZERIA is
a fast-casual slice house that takes our
customers on a journey through the four
major pizza cities in the world. We use
multiple ovens: wood, gas and electric. Our
main focus is authenticity through products
we source from around to world and the
techniques we use to create them.
HANNMANN PROVIDES THREE TIPS
ON OFFERING MULTIPLE STYLES -

Last year, Alastair and Brittany Hannmann rebranded their 10-year old concept, Kaneohe's
Boston Pizza, into Pacifico Pizza Napoletana, Hawaii's only pizzeria serving four authentic pizza
styles: Pizza Napoletana, Traditional New York Style, Chicago Deep Dish and Sicilian Pan. The
Hannmans operate two locations - Kaneohe and Kapolei on Oahu.

to re-market ourselves and teach customers
about Neapolitan pizza, that this type of
pizza is supposed to be soft, chewy and wet.
People also did not want to shell out $17
for a Margherita when they could choose
from our showcase pizza by the slice, which
ranged from $7 to $10 per slice from three
other styles. Neapolitans are a slow mover
on our menu, but we continue to keep it
traditional and have a solid customer base
now that comes in specifically for true
Neapolitan pizza.

1) DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Make sure

you know the style that you want to start
and if you can source the ingredients. Are
you a takeout heavy business? Which style
will hold up better? Over the past two years
we incorporated wood fire. I was fascinated
to cook a pizza in 90 seconds, but did not
realize as I got into it that Neapolitan pizza
is horrible as take out. It also can't be sold
by the slice, so we were left with a style of
pizza that was just not producing. We had
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2) TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT. There's
a lot of equipment out there these days.
Some of it's good; some of it's not. A lot of
times most manufacturers just want to sell
the machine. They don't really care about
your final product. A lot of them have test
kitchens to where you can actually bring
your product and try it out. This is imperative
to making sure you will get what you want.
Pizza Expo is great to see what's working,

especially if you're interested in different
styles. The cooking competition at Expo is
awesome to see the different types of pizza
people bring and what type of oven they use
to cook it.
3) WHEN SOURCING EQUIPMENT FOR
ANOTHER STYLE, try to see if you could use

the same equipment to make other products.
Just in case it doesn't work out, you can still
have something to fall back on. I've been
doing a lot of traveling these days offering
tips and tricks to a lot of operators who are
getting into the business.

More on PizzaToday.com
More with Alastair Hannmann on
multiple styles in an in-depth Q&A @
pizzatoday.com/news/pizza-headlines/
alastair-hannmann-multiple-styles/


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - June 2017

Pizza Today - June 2017
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
On Tap
Destinations
Knead to Know
Turn Down the Sound
Pizza Style Guide
Adding Sustainable Food
Caprese Across the Menu
Employee Reviews
Increasing Check Averages
Pizza Today on the Road: Harry’s Bishops Corner, West Hartford, CT
Pizza Today on the Road: The Original Vazzy’s, Bridgeport, CT
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Trending Recipe
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Contents
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Contributors
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Interact
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Man on the Street
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Respecting the Craft
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - On Tap
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Turn Down the Sound
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Pizza Style Guide
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Adding Sustainable Food
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Caprese Across the Menu
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Pizza Today - June 2017 - Increasing Check Averages
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