VPN Americas is the American Delegation of the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, an international non-profit organization founded in the mid 1980's by a group of Neapolitan pizzaiolis (pizza makers) seeking to cultivate the culinary art of making Neapolitan pizza.
On June 1984, the association was officially established as a denomination of control (DOC) by the Italian government, a designation that made the VPN a legal entity able to give special designation to pizzerias who meet strict requirements that respect the tradition of the art of Neapolitan pizza making.The President is Antonio Pace.
- cultivate the culinary discipline of the Neapolitan pizza, with its requisite, preparation, ingredients and manner of cooking.
- defend the origin of the authentic pizza and the tradition of the pizza as it began in Naples, Italy
- teach the art of making pizza, by any individual who would like to learn the way that, for more then 300 years, distinguish a product unique in the world.
- designate by a certification those pizzerias which respect the culinary tradition of the Neapolitan pizza and where such a pizza may be enjoyed.
| Peppe Miele
| Joe Fugere
Media, Marketing and Events Director
| Donato Rumi
Marketing and Promotion Director
Inspector and Headquarter
Master Pizzaiolo Teacher
| Mario Vollera
Roberto Di Massa
Senior Master Pizzaiolo