If you are looking for a fun catering experience in Napa Valley look no further! DiFilippo Wood Fire Pizza combines the joys of pizza with the expertise of a pastry chef.
About the Pizza
Chef John Difilippo combines old world technique and thoughtfully sourced ingredients to create an epic pizza party. We offer cooked-to-order thin crust pizza from our mobile wood-fired pizza oven. The 800 degree oven transforms our fermented dough into a thin bubbly crust that’s both chewy and slightly charred. In addition to world-class pizzas, we offer artisan sandwiches on house-made bread, and salads made with local, organic produce.
Chef Difilippo grew up in a large Italian family and Sunday dinners were always a do not miss event. His father was a baker in the Navy. His dad’s passion for baking and cooking inspired Chef to work in restaurants through high school.
Eventually, Chef John worked his way to become the pastry chef for the Ritz Carlton hotel in Phoenix and at Auberge du Soleil in the Napa Valley. Chef’s passion for bread came when he startws teaching at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley.
About the Chef
Chef John DiFilippo purchased his first wood fired pizza oven in 2010 and spent 7 years developing an artisanal style pizza dough relying only on a starter to ferment the dough. Chef uses local farmers market, ranchers and cheese producers to create the carefully crafted pizza toppings, which, complement his naturally leavened pizza dough.Pizzas are baked in the 850 degree wood fired oven with the right amount of char, texture and quality toppings. The tomato sauce uses San Marzano plum tomatoes, sea salt and olive oil. The vegetables and protein are locally produced and raised, cheeses are local and imported and the love is 100% Italian. Chef DiFilippo adopted a phrase from his Dad; brown means it’s cooking, charred means it’s done.