LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority on California-style pizza and industry leader in creative dining, today debuted a new hand-tossed pizza dough, setting a new standard in the gourmet pizza craft. Now available at all restaurants nationwide, the new pizza dough brings California Pizza Kitchen back to its entrepreneurial roots by celebrating the flavors, craftsmanship and imagination that goes into every pizza. Guests can now enjoy a perfect pizza crust – crispy on the outside, yet light and fluffy on the inside – and mouthwatering complements like fresh, artisan ingredients that are the centerpiece of the new hand-tossed pizzas.
“We have long been recognized for our fresh, creative approach to preparing delicious made-to-order pizzas and original menu items, which is something we’re very proud of,” said G.J. Hart, Chief Executive Officer of California Pizza Kitchen. “We put California-style pizza on the map and look forward to continuing its culinary evolution in our brand’s next chapter. By reconnecting with our unique culinary roots and rethinking the dough and approach by which our pizzas are prepared, we have been able to create an elevated and authentic pizza experience for our guests to enjoy.”
Hand prepared and crafted by California Pizza Kitchen’s Pizza Chefs, the hand-tossed pizzas are made with fresh, artisan ingredients like hand-torn spicy fennel sausage, wild Greek Oregano and decadent white truffle oil to add a new level of sophistication and flavor. In addition, California Pizza Kitchen has also brought back one if its classics, the Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza, which is now available with the new hand-tossed dough for a limited time only. In October, the company in partnership with the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), will also debut a new menu of gluten free pizzas that the team has begun testing for guests.
Hart continued, “There are a lot of new and exciting updates at California Pizza Kitchen. From hand-tossing our dough and artisan toppings, to our refreshing beverage options with Coca-Cola products and upcoming line of gluten free pizzas, we are confident that our guests will share in our renewed passion as we strive to bring California creativity and a one-of-a-kind dining experience to every meal.”
About California Pizza Kitchen
Born in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of creative dishes, from signature California-style hearth-baked pizzas, creative salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches. A So Cal classic, CPK incites international cravings in over 11 different countries. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen visit www.cpk.com. Follow them on Twitter @calpizzakitchen and like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen.