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Love, passion, determination, humanity, Mihai

Love, passion, determination, humanity, and vision – these qualities exemplify Chef Mihai Hoges, our Group Pizza Chef at Press Up Group

With an unyielding commitment to his craft and a heart full of compassion, Chef Mihai has embarked on a heartwarming journey of empowerment through his 'Emerald Pizza Academy.'

Hailing from Italy, the birthplace of pizza, Chef Mihai's culinary journey began under the tutelage of some of the world's most renowned pizza chefs. His relentless pursuit of excellence led him to become a Master Instructor in 2014, attaining unparalleled expertise in the art of pizza-making.

Chef Mihai's 'Emerald Pizza Academy' stands as a testament to his dedication to making a difference. The academy provides free training and employment opportunities for individuals with learning difficulties and those eager to learn the art of pizza-making. By fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, Chef Mihai enables participants to build fulfilling careers in the culinary world.

Beyond his technical mastery, Chef Mihai places a strong emphasis on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in his pizza creations. This not only results in delectable flavors but also reflects his commitment to supporting local communities and promoting sustainability.

Press Up Group is honored to stand beside Chef Mihai on his transformative journey. His passion for pizza extends beyond crafting delicious dishes; it is about creating opportunities and changing lives. Members of the 'Emerald Pizza Academy' have found meaningful employment across the group, adding their unique skills and perspectives to our culinary team.

Chef Mihai Hoges' unwavering dedication to his craft and his compassion for others are a source of inspiration. Through the 'Emerald Pizza Academy,' he has created a space where passion and empowerment intersect, opening doors of opportunity for those who may have been overlooked. Chef Mihai's vision for inclusive culinary education serves as a reminder that, with love and determination, we can truly make a positive impact on the lives of others.