Ingredient Recommendations

The following ingredients have been tested with the Picnic Pizza Station and are a recommended starting point for sourcing compatible toppings.

The Picnic Pizza Station uses precise ingredient amounts for a consistent pizza every time. Our testing covers varying amounts of toppings for different crust sizes. Because of the customized nature of each unique recipe, you may see some variability of topping dispensing depending on crust size and portion used. Your Customer Success Manager can offer additional assistance in ingredient and recipe planning.

Dough

The Picnic Pizza Station works with circular crusts 12-16 inches (30-40 cm) in diameter. Dough should have a consistent thickness, at a maximum of 2 inches (5 cm), including pan or screen. Dough should completely cover the pan or screen. Dough can be frozen, parbaked, hand-tossed, machine-pressed, gluten-free—as long as it meets the size guidelines, it should perform well. This list includes popular brands that have been tested in our demo kitchen.

DoughSupplierSKU
Rich's Presheeted Oven Rising DoughRich'sRich's 12" 07366, 14" 07367, 16" 03604
Rich's Proof and Bake Pizza DoughRich'sRich's 12" 35078, 14" 34630, 16" 35086
Rich’s Traditional Pizza Dough BallsRich'sRich's 13 oz 16440, 19 oz 06752, 26 oz 06760
Arrezzio Proofed Pizza DoughSyscoVarious
Arrezzio Pre-sheeted DoughSyscoVarious
Arrezzio Classic Pizza Dough BallsSysco12" 4857322, 14" 4857330

Sauce

The station supports smooth to slightly chunky tomato-based pizza sauce with a Bostwick between 3.5-5 and a particle size no larger than 1/4 inch (6 mm). This includes a wide variety of sauces. This list includes brands tested in our kitchen.

SauceSupplierSKU
Allegro Classic Italian Pizza SauceFood Service Direct
Escalon
Kraft Heinz Foodservice
21200023
7848530430
10078485304309
Angela Mia Fully Prepared Pizza SauceSysco
US Foods
Conagra Foodservice
5102660
9044389
2700038866
Bell Orto Prepared Pizza SauceUS Foods
Kraft Heinz Foodservice
9276460
10013000568002
Central Valley Fully Prepared Pizza SauceThe Neil Jones Food Company3447200900
Full-Red Fully Prepared Pizza SaucePFG
Stanislaus
881307
01561
Heinz Prepared Traditional Pizza Sauce – PouchFood Service Direct
Kraft Heinz Foodservice
2953299
10013000560402

Cheese

Cheese is one of the most sensitive ingredients that goes on pizza. The age of the cheese, temperature fluctuations in kitchens, or inadequate thawing or refrigeration can change the way that mozzarella behaves in the station. For optimal performance, we recommend that low-moisture mozzarella cheese be used within 21 days from the packaging date. The station supports 1/4-inch diced and some shredded cheese. Cheese with anticaking agent performs best. This list includes brands tested in our kitchen.

CheeseSupplierSKU
Arrezzio Diced Low-Moisture Part Skim MozzarellaSysco2329498
Arrezzio Diced 80/10/10 Mozzarella/Cheddar/Provolone Cheese BlendSysco7119167
Arrezzio Shredded Low-Moisture Whole Milk MozzarellaSysco2329437
Bella Gento Diced Low-Moisture Part Skim MozzarellaFG
Lactalis American Group
395986
0778385
Grande Diced Low-Moisture Whole Milk MozzarellaPeterson
Grande
97380
00704
Grande Shredded Low-Moisture Whole Milk MozzarellaPeterson
Grande
97330
00703
Great Lakes Cheese 50/50 Low-Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella & Provolone BlendGreat Lakes Cheese102300
Great Lakes Cheese 50/50 Low-Moisture Whole Milk Mozzarella & Provolone BlendGreat Lakes Cheese102324
Great Lakes Cheese Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim MozzarellaGreat Lakes Cheese172411
Great Lakes Cheese Shredded Low-Moisture Whole Milk MozzarellaGreat Lakes Cheese172412
Roma Diced Mozzarella LMPSPFG237515
Roma Frozen Pizza Cheese DicedPFG2615888

Meats

The station supports stick pepperoni with diameters ranging 1.4-1.75 inches (35-45 mm), 18 inches (46 cm) long. The module slices pepperoni consistently to your preferred thickness in increments of 0.5mm, up to 3mm. Sausage crumbles should be ready-to-eat (RTE) 1/2-inch (12 mm) with a maximum single dimension of 0.9 inches (23 mm). The station also supports ham diced at 3/8 inch (10 mm). This list includes brands tested in our kitchen.

PepperoniSupplierSKU
Zoe’s Meats Uncured PepperoniZoe’s Meats2000
Hormel Pepperoni SlicersSysco
Hormel Foodservice
2430767
24344
SausageSupplierSKU
Arrezzio Classic Pizza Pork Crumble Italian Sausage 10-14Sysco2543064
Hillshire Farms Italian Sausage CrumbleSysco
Tyson Foodservice
1177955
10015620269
HamSupplierSKU
Patuxent Farms, Diced HamPatuxent Farms
US Foods
404285
4356176
Hormel .375” Diced HamSysco
Hormel Foodservice
1651835
30503
BeefSupplierSKU
Kings Command Foods Inc Beef Crumble Cooked with Textured Vegetable ProteinSysco7098550

Veggies

The station supports selected fresh vegetables diced at 3/8 inch (10 mm). This list includes types of vegetables and brands tested in our kitchen.

VeggiesSupplierSKU
Imperial Fresh Diced Onion, 3/8”Sysco0010967
Cross Valley Farms Diced Red Onion, 3/8”US Foods8678757
Imperial Fresh Pepper, 3/8”Sysco6524086
Pepper, Bell Green Diced, 3/8”Sysco
US Foods
9359571
7056435

Pending final testing

We continue to test new ingredients and add support for new toppings. Our Customer Success team will work with you to evaluate additional toppings. This list includes ingredients currently in final testing.

SupplierSKU
Rich's Cauliflower Par Baked CrustRich's18004
Mushrooms, Diced 3/8"Sysco
US Foods
1182211
1055656
Ezzo Pepperoni Stick 51mm x 18 inchEzzo15021

These ingredients have been rigorously tested and approved in our test kitchen. Sometimes there are
factors such as ingredient age and temperature that can reduce ingredient compatibility with the Picnic
Pizza Station. You should always keep ingredients at proper storage temperatures, including when using
the station. The FDA recommends keeping refrigerator temperature at or below 40° F.

Additionally, using ingredients closer to their production date is likely to yield more consistent
results. Follow any “best if used by” date guidelines prescribed on packages as applicable.

Product SKUs may not be exact matches and are provided as reference only.