About Us

Hello,

My mission is to make it easy for people to make great pizza at home, creating personal moments of joy with your family at mealtime. It's my job to ensure your pizza turns out great, so if you have any problems at all, get in touch and I'll happily walk you through every step if you need.

A Worcester Park resident for the last 8 years, I've had a passion for good pizza for considerably longer than that. Making really good pizza dough from scratch is tricky and requires dedication and planning as the dough develops flavour over time. I was fortunate to be taught in Florence at the Bivero Academy and Pizzeria, run by Massimiliano Crocetti, an absolute master of Neapolitan pizza.

Calan at Bivero Academy

The 72-hour dough we make at Doughies is the same as is served at Massi's restaurant in Florence. We import the same ingredients and the process is temperature controlled to produce the same result each and every time. A Neapolitan pizza is characterised by its puffy crust and blistered leopard spots, and while these spots are a little difficult to replicate in a home oven, the taste you'll achieve will still surpass most pizza restaurants.

We also import San Marzano tomatoes, grown in the region around Mt. Vesuvius, fresh mozzarella, and our current meat products. We will always choose the best ingredients available, whether local or imported.

The big idea

I'd been wanting to open a small pizzeria for some time. Finding a great local location has been more difficult than one would expect, and running a restaurant with three young daughters at home would be difficult for family life.

With the world in lock-down, families were spending more time together, especially at meal times. This gave me the idea of delivering a ready-to-make pizza kit to your door. Making pizza together as a family is fun and who doesn't love a good pizza!

Margherita, the queen of all pizzas

The Neapolitan Margherita pizza is the most popular pizza in Italy, by far. The reason is because, if made well, with quality ingredients, it's a truly delicious pizza and by adding a couple of additional toppings, it can become a creative masterpiece.

If you like the idea, please let me know

This is a new idea. I'm hoping you'll love the concept and it encourages lots of people to make pizza together. If you like the concept or have any questions please reach out via Facebook, Instagram or email, and let me know.

Yours in pizza,
Calan