The School

Emerald Pizza Academy, the first Irish
professional pizza making school in Ireland.

Cookery School Emerald Pizza Academy is the first professional pizza making school in the country founded in August 2017 by Master Instructor Mihai Hogas. Passion for the art of pizza making and his determination to spread his knowledge to the next generation, both young and old, of pizza Chef's . Master Instructor Mihai Hogas was initiated into this art in Italy by studying under some of the best Italian pizza chefs the world has to offer, spending large swathes of his life working on and mastering his skills in the birthplace of pizza and in 2014 was graduated as Master Instructor. Now he is dedicating his time to training new chefs in this art with a strong focus on the use of local, fresh ingredients.



Choose the best course to you.

Beginners and Intermediate/Intermediate Level

Are you looking to begin a career in Pizza making? Are you enamoured with the art, but lack experience and expertise? Our Professional Course for Beginners and Intermediates is tailored to suit your needs, with a strong focus on developing and retaining the basic knowledge and skills to become a great pizza chef.

Advanced Level

Are you looking for more formal education within the field, or perhaps looking to enhance your CV with more experience? The Advanced Professional Course is suited for those already comfortable within the field and are looking for more intensive, hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of what makes a great pizza chef and, by extension, great pizza.

Free Beginners and Intermediate / Intermediate Level Course

Emerald Pizza Academy is organizing a free Professional pizza course for Beginners and Intermediate and Intermediate Levels for people with disabilities.


Look how we are!




What people say about us.

Iveta Krusta

"What can I say - what an enjoyable and educational week I've had in Pizza Academy last week,My teacher Master Instructor Mihai Hogas couldn't have done more to teach me the tricks of the pizza industry.We've implemented some of them already in our restaurant and our customers are giving us positive feedback already.I have spent some time locating this course and was prepared to go to London to get this training,Thankfully it's at our door step.Master Instructor Mihai Hogas be sure to visit us here in La Serenata in Roscrea and experience your Pizza Academy here for yourself.We can not recommend you enough.With sincere thanks,Iveta."

Glenn Ryan

"Would strongly recommend this course for anyone interested in working in the pizza industry,Master Instructor Mihai Hogas is an amazing chef and a great instructor.His knowledge and experience of pizza is second to none."
see more

Contact Me

For any question just send me an easy email.


1 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin. Roberta's

Our classes are held in Roberta's restaurant and Dollard&Co.