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E XPO SPOTLIGHT

B I L L OA K L E Y

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED!
Legendary Chef Paul Giannone of Paulie Gee's
to Give Opening Keynote Address at
Pizza & Pasta Northeast

recommend other pizzerias to his
patrons. As a dedicated pizza aficionado, he loves to share his appreciation with others and can typically be
found wearing a hat from another
pizzeria he's patronized. As a result,
his guests often ask him why and he
always points out that he doesn't have
competitors, just colleagues.
Paulie is expanding his restaurant
footprint, as well as licensing other
people to use his name and brand. At
his point in his career, he wants to help
aspiring pizza entrepreneurs reach
their goals. Most importantly, he wants
to continue to expand his network of
friends in the pizza community and
among his customers and followers.
Make plans now to attend Paulie
Gee's Keynote Address at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7. For more information or to register please visit PizzaAndPastaExpo.com.
It's all about Pizza & Pasta, and it's
all for YOU!

P

aul Giannone chose a career as a
corporate IT professional in the
early '80s that spanned nearly
30 years. As it turns out he wasn't really
wired up for that type of work.
The truth of the matter is he's always
been a pizza enthusiast at heart and has
enjoyed entertaining and cooking for
friends and family alike. In fact, they
were the first ones to encouraged him
to open a restaurant, which at the time
seemed far too complicated to pursue. However, after much observation,
thought and deliberation, he discovered
that an artisanal pizzeria was a far simpler operation to run than a full-service
restaurant. That realization allowed him
to follow his passion to open up a pizzeria in the trendy Greenpoint section of

Best regards,
Bill Oakley
Group Show Director
Brooklyn.
His journey involved befriending all
of the pizzeria owners and luminaries
he admired and respected along the way,
including but not limited to, Mathieu
Palombino of Motorino, Mark Iocono
of Lucali, Anthony Mangieri of Una
Pizza Napoletana, Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco, Tom and Stalin of Nomad,
Chris Parachini of Roberta's and Michael
Ayoub of Fornino.
An important step in his business
model was not to treat Paulie Gee's as a
business. He's there six nights a week and
still enjoys every minute of it, which he
attributes to a welcoming dining experience for guests.
One thing that sets him apart from
most restaurateurs is that he likes to

BILL OAKLEY is the
Group Show Director for
International Pizza Expo and
Pizza & Pasta Northeast
CORNERSTONE SPONSORS
for Pizza & Pasta Northeast

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - July 2020

Pizza Today - July 2020
Commentary
Digital
Conversation
Mike’s Monthly Tip
Man on the Street
Building Blocks
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Knead to Know
Destinations
Upselling Carryout
COVID-19
Reducing Costs
Summer Tomatoes
Summer Greens
Summer Salads
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Product showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - July 2020 - CT1
Pizza Today - July 2020 - CT2
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Pizza Today - July 2020
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Cover2
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - 5
Pizza Today - July 2020 - 6
Pizza Today - July 2020 - 7
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Digital
Pizza Today - July 2020 - 9
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Conversation
Pizza Today - July 2020 - 11
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Mike’s Monthly Tip
Pizza Today - July 2020 - 13
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - July 2020 - 15
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Building Blocks
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
Pizza Today - July 2020 - 19
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - 23
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Destinations
Pizza Today - July 2020 - 25
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Upselling Carryout
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - COVID-19
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Reducing Costs
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Summer Tomatoes
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - 39
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Summer Greens
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Summer Salads
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Young Entrepreneur of the Year
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Product showcase
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