Chef Pacqualino Barbasso : among the most skillful masters of acrobatic pizza-making
- CEO of the Italian pizza school
- Two times Pizza Acrobatics World Champion
- Dozens of appearances in Italian restaurants and pizzerias around the world
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Pasqualino Barbasso is a man with a mission
First of all, his purpose is to make high quality Italian pizza and to do it in the most entertaining way. Indeed, this 36 year-old pizzaiolo is among the most skillful masters of acrobatic pizza-making and is one of the most famous. In the last 10 years, Pasqualino has travelled around the world offering his stunning performances to enhance the quality and the good taste of Italian pizza made according to true Italian traditions.
In fact, Pasqualino Barbasso began his career in his family’s Pizzeria, Il Falco Azzuro, in Cammarata, in the Sicilian province of Agrigento, where he still works when he’s not travelling. Later, he underwent formal pizza-making training only at a later stage, because, as he puts it, “the profession of high quality Italian pizza-making is something that one cannot learn only in an empirical way.” In 1998, he won the Sicily’s Acrobatic Pizza championship. By 2001, he was World Champion, a title that he won in 2002 for a second time. Since then, he has made dozens of appearances in Italian restaurants and pizzerias around the world.
Two times Pizza Acrobatics World Champion Chef Pasqualino Barbasso can entertain crowds with his gravity defying pizza maneuvers
“Pizza chef of 43 years old, with nearly 20 years of experience. I can say I was born behind a pizza counter and grew up in the family restaurant. Already as a teenager I enjoyed to prepare my own pizza. I had always passion for the white art becouse it is really art. ”
I started to be a professional pizza chef on 1997 but not convinced about my professional skills of “Pizzaiolo”. I wanted to attend several bakery and pizza courses where I learn the most varied techniques of fermentation. After reached a good quality level of my pizzas (at least my customers say), I decide to dive into the world of acrobatic pizza. I started participating into the competitions and in 2001 and 2002 I took at home the title acrobatic pizza world champion.
At now I’m CEO of the italian pizza school,a place where learn the art of pizza in the best way and in the same time i make pizza promotion around the world, showing how to prepare a real Italian pizza in the best 5 stars hotels, my acrobatic pizza perfomances and talking about the Italian food culture.
From Brasil to China,from middle-east to far-east, it was and continues to be a nice adventure.