Experiencing A Day In The Life Of A Domino’s Pizza Maker

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“Pie Load!” our eight-year-old shouted as the personal pan pizza that she had hand-stretched was loaded into the oven. She was attending a workshop by Domino’s Pizza, where she got to experience a day in the life of a Domino’s Pizza Maker.

According to kitchen staff, Boy, this is what he and his colleagues do whenever they send a pizza into the oven.

Pizza Workshop Time

Boy also helped his store manager, Emma, to teach our little one and 13 other children who participated in the workshop how to hand-press a ball of dough and stretch it into a flat circle.

The kids were going to transform the balls of dough that Boy was holding into personal pan Hawaiian Paradise Pizzas!
The kids were going to transform the balls of dough that Boy was holding into personal pan Hawaiian Paradise Pizzas!
They were taught how to press the dough flat using a special method, with the thumbs and first fingers interlocked while pushing down.
They were taught how to press the dough flat using a special method, with the thumbs and first fingers interlocked while pushing down.

The kids then got to spread sauce on their pizza base like an expert – using the back of a ladle, in an expanding circular motion – and finally heap on the pineapple pieces, chicken and cheese!

Satisfied with the generous “sprinkling” of ingredients
Satisfied with the generous “sprinkling” of ingredients

With their pizzas assembled, the little chefs waited patiently for their names to be called, to bring their creations to the kitchen one by one for baking.

The little one with her Hawaiian Paradise Pizza
The little one with her Hawaiian Paradise Pizza

Tour of the Kitchen

Besides the hands-on fun of making a pizza nearly from scratch, the kids were taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of Domino’s Pizza’s kitchen. They discovered how pizzas are assembled at the makeline and baked to perfection in a belt-driven oven, and even got to go into the cold room that is kept at a temperature of one to three degrees Celsius!

Though short, the kitchen tour was a great way for the inquisitive children to find out how a pizza that they order from the menu arrives at their table.

Dominos Pizza WorkshopThe little one enjoyed walking in the shoes of a Domino’s Pizza Maker. But of course, nothing beats sinking her teeth into a nice, warm slice!

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