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Pizza: the foundation to all good stag and hen weekends. The tasty treat is so fantastic, we even offer pizza making classes for your big celebrations… we do take care of you. So, when we were offered the chance to make our own – half of our office turned up.

It’s no understatement when we say half of the office arrived… In fact, there were so many of us – we had to start the night at a bar over the road (for space, of course). The Glass House is opposite Pizza Express, set on Dean Street, and serves a whole load of 20s inspired cocktails and whiskey. Obviously, that attracted us, and after dipping into our dough (pun intended), we headed over.

A man in a chef hat and apron, holding up a pizza with a woman in the background

Pizza Express is one of our busiest and most popular options for groups, spread over a massive three floors. There’s plenty of seating space and opportunity to make a mess – perfect for us lot. We had the penthouse private room, packed with flour covered tables for our class. We’ll not say what we drew in the flour, or mention names, but we’re sure you can hazard a guess… After all of that excitement, we had to demonstrate our kneading skills to create our pizza base. This didn’t go well, and almost all had to start again, but once we had the technique sussed – the toppings made an appearance.

People kneading dough on a table

The pizzas were some of the best (and worst) we’ve ever seen – a handy career change should we feel inclined – and we all lined up in an orderly fashion to get them cooked. For some reason, we were not allowed to handle the over ourselves… so we had to go downstairs and wait (with a drink).

An uncooked pizza

Once they turned up and the pizzas demolished, we moved onto the awards. Basically, it was the Oscars for pizza, and the ‘Biggest Dough Tosser’, ‘Best Pizza’ and ‘Calzone Master’ certificates were handed to worthy recipients. And, amidst everything going on, a few of us ‘forgot’ it was a school night, and didn’t turn up for work the next day… You can also graft for you food and book the ultimate pizza making masterclass for your Newcastle weekend.

Pizza toppings on a black slate, set on a flour covered tableTwo calzones on a board, with a pizza in the side of the frameTwo black pizza slates on a flour covered tableA picture of someone taking a bird's eye view pictures of a pizza on a tableA man's hand pushing the crust of his pizzaA man pouting and holding up his pizzaTwo women talking whilst sat at a tableA woman smiling, with others sat at a table in the backgroundTwo pizzas on a tableA small pizza on a white plateA man holding up a piece of calzoneTwo women and a man holding up certificatesThree women and a man holding up certificatesFull champagne flutes on a table with an ice bucket, covered with a cloth, in the backgroundA long table set for dinnerA plate of dough ballsA man in a chef hat and apronA black and white image of a woman in a chef hat and smilingPeople kneading dough on a tableTwo men and a woman laughing as they toss dough to make a pizzaAn uncooked pizza baseAn underarm shot of someone putting sauce on a pizza baseA man holding up his pizza with a woman in the backgroundAn uncooked pizza with toppings, with another and toppings in a bowl in the cornerTwo women in aprons and chef hatsA black slate topped with pizza toppingsA black slate topped with pizza toppingsA certificate for the Biggest Dough Tosser

Pizza toppings on a black slate, set on a flour covered tableTwo calzones on a board, with a pizza in the side of the frameTwo black pizza slates on a flour covered tableA picture of someone taking a bird's eye view pictures of a pizza on a tableA man's hand pushing the crust of his pizzaA man pouting and holding up his pizzaTwo women talking whilst sat at a tableA woman smiling, with others sat at a table in the backgroundTwo pizzas on a tableA small pizza on a white plateA man holding up a piece of calzoneTwo women and a man holding up certificatesThree women and a man holding up certificatesFull champagne flutes on a table with an ice bucket, covered with a cloth, in the background A long table set for dinnerA plate of dough ballsA man in a chef hat and apronA black and white image of a woman in a chef hat and smilingPeople kneading dough on a tableTwo men and a woman laughing as they toss dough to make a pizzaAn uncooked pizza baseAn underarm shot of someone putting sauce on a pizza baseA man holding up his pizza with a woman in the backgroundAn uncooked pizza with toppings, with another and toppings in a bowl in the cornerTwo women in aprons and chef hatsA black slate topped with pizza toppingsA black slate topped with pizza toppingsA certificate for the Biggest Dough Tosser

Last Updated - 23/05/2018