Eurostar Commodities brings Salvatore Di Matteo to the UK
The multi-award winning, world famous Naples Pizzaiolo comes to the UK for an exclusive masterclass
Eurostar Commodities, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of the finest commodities and innovative ingredients is bringing multi-award winning, world famous Naples Pizzaiolo Salvatore Di Matteo to the UK.
Di Matteo will work alongside Eurostar Commodities Technical Development Manager Davide D’Auria in a masterclass of excellence working with the latest Grandi Molini Italiani flours, and exploring best practice techniques specifically with the Neapolitan style pizza.
Industry guests will have the chance to watch him work and learn how to make outstanding world class Neapolitan pizza at the masterclass on the 2nd October at Bellavita Academy, 11c Dock Street, London, E1 8JN.
Di Matteo said, “I am delighted that this is my first time in the UK and I am going to get the opportunity to meet with the best of the UK’s industry. It’s a very exciting time in the UK with a lot of energy and massive improvement in quality. I want to help people with techniques that I use so that people in Britain can get the same authentic Neapolitan pizza that I serve in Naples.”
Salvatore Di Matteo was born in Naples and is the descendant of a historic family of pizza chefs. His mother Giuseppina worked in the pizzeria in the hours up until his birth. The Di Matteo pizzeria (established in 1936) is one of the most famous historical places in the city of Naples and is recognized all over the world. The Di Matteo pizzeria is a mandatory stop for tourists on their travels and there are constant long queues down the road at his shop in via Tribunali, Naples.
Di Matteo is one of the foremost experts in Pizza in Italy winning the Pizza World Cup for the first time 2011 and again in 2013. He is certified at the European Union Pizzaioli as a ‘Pizzeria and Pizzaiolo s.t.g.’. He has won numerous awards and competitions and has created his own range of gourmet food products called 'Eccellenze del Sud'. He was the champion in the "Margherita Doc" category in the 2013 "Coppa Italia Pizza di Qualità" and has won awards for Calzone. In the UK he recently starred on TV in ITV’ "Gino's Italian Escape".
Eurostar’s technical development manager Davide D’Auria is himself the UK’s best pizza chef making Neapolitan pizza – being placed 11th overall in this year’s World Pizza Championship in Naples in April.
Both chefs are proponents of Grandi Molini Italiani (GMI) flours, another family business operating from the beginning of the 19th century when Antonio Costato started from a small mill on the river Po in Rovigo area Italy.
Philip Bull, Managing Director of Eurostar Commodities said; “We are very proud to be bringing a pizza legend to the UK. We have excellent direct relationships with Italian producers whom we have worked with for many years. We are seeing a movement in the UK toward a much more artisan approach to Italian food with more emphasis being put on quality ingredients and technique. I can’t wait to eat this man’s food!”
Eurostar is an innovative family business from Yorkshire since 1994. Eurostar supplies over 10,000 tonnes of product to the UK and Europe every year, we are ingredients experts. Eurostar source the finest grains in small supply chains to ensure quality and provenance
For further information please contact Helen Trevorrow or Vicky Hague at Green Row on +44 794 000 9138.
Eurostar Commodities UK artisan flour range includes;
Eurostar core brands include Kintaro sushi rice, Frumenta Italian flour, Confucius long grain rice, Crispy Bite pizza flour and Eurostar own brand products. Visit the website http://www.eurostarfoods.co.uk or call + 44 01484 320 516. Innovative products include:
Grandi Molini Italiani (GMI) pizza flours – Pizza Italiana, Pizza Verace and Pizza Dorata
Spelt and Rye Chapati / pizza flour
Eurostar Gluten Free and ‘heat treated’ flours – various sizes & options available
Crispy Bite durum wheat pizza flour
Frumenta pizza and pasta flours - various sizes & options available
Spinach, sweet potato and vegetable flours
Della Terra vegetable base pre-mixes
Della Terra Tomatoes and various Italian sourced tomatoes
Curtoriso rice and risotto mix
Fior di Maiella Italian seasonings
The Donna Chiara pasta range