John ArenaCo-owner and Chef Metro Pizza
John Arena is a 50-year veteran of the pizza industry and co-founder of Metro Pizza, which currently has six locations in the Las Vegas area. He also created and teaches a course in pizzeria concept development at the University of Las Vega School of Hospitality and is a consultant to several international foodservice companies.
Our 2016 Pizza Maker of the Year at Pizza Expo, Nino Coniglio operates two three units of Williamsburg Pizza (two in Brooklyn and one on the Lower East Side of Manhattan) plus the recently opened Brooklyn Pizza Crew. He’s received accolades in major New York media for his pizzas, which incorporate ingredients from his tours of Italy into New York-style pies.