Armando Pasetti of Volpi Foods Dies at 96

Armando Pasetti, the longtime leader of St. Louis-based Volpi Foods, died on Christmas Eve at the age of 96, the company announced. Volpi Foods is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated producer of specialty cured meats. It was founded in 1902 by John Volpi, Pasetti’s uncle. Pasetti came to St. Louis … More


Domino’s to Offer Bonuses to More Than 11,500 Hourly Employees

Domino’s Pizza announced it will reward more than 11,500 hourly employees and drivers at its company-owned stores and supply chain centers with a “special bonus” to end the year. Eligible employees will earn up to $1,200 in bonus compensation, according to a press release. The bonuses will total more than … More


Tom ‘The Dough Doctor’ Lehmann Passes Away from COVID-19

Tom “The Dough Doctor” Lehmann passed away on Saturday, December 12, after a lengthy battle with COVID-19. Recalling Tom’s life and unparalleled contributions to the pizza industry, a famous quote by Sir Isaac Newton springs to mind: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of … More

Tom Lehmann: In Lehmann's Terms

Alternatives to the Standard Dough Box

Q: What are some viable alternatives to standard dough boxes? A: Last month, we discussed using dough boxes for storing dough balls. Now let’s explore other options. We’ll start with standard aluminum bakery-sheet pans, which typically measure 18” by 26”. Like dough boxes, they must be used correctly for best … More