What is the Pizza Institute?

For over a year, PMQ has been working with UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality Management to create the National Pizza Institute. The Rosen College continually sets new standards of excellence for the hospitality management industry with over 1,800 students attending its state-of-the-art facilities.

The National Pizza Institute will offer an accredited program where attendees can earn a certification or degree in various areas of pizza management such as multi-store operations, accounting and book keeping, operations, marketing, business plan development, beverage and bar management, market research and much more. In addition to creating a curriculum for independents, the NPI can also create customized, proprietary training programs designed specifically for franchises and chains.

The NPI will also be the repository for the newly created National Pizza Industry Databases, the most comprehensive collection of current information about this segment of the foodservice industry.

For an in-depth analysis of the NPI's mission, please read our proposal - Word | PDF

Where can I find out more?
  • The future home of the Pizza Institute - Rosen College of Hospitality Management
  • PizzaRadio.com interviews Dr. Christopher Muller about the NPI - Listen Now.
  • Steve Green, Publisher of PMQ, articulates how the Pizza Institute would play a central role in the future of our industry in the August 2006 issue of Publishing Executive magazine - Web | PDF
  • Read the NPI Proposal - Word | PDF
I'm interested in becoming a partner, how do I get involved?

The Pizza Institute Formation reception will be held Thursday, September 7th between 5 and 7 PM at the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, Florida (Future home of the National Pizza Institute).

This is the night before the Florida Restaurant/Orlando Pizza Show. There will be bus transportation from the convention center and hours devours will be provided along with wine and beer.

If you are interested in becoming a NPI partner and would like to receive an invitation contact Andrea at PMQ .

Contact forming committee members Chris Muller at (407) 903-8016 or Steve Green at (662) 234-5481 ext 123.