Ridgewood High School and A Mano Recognize Special Students Through its “Hand-in-Hand” Program

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010

(Ridgewood, NJ, January 26, 2010) - Since October 2009, A Mano, Ridgewood’s authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria has provided more than delicious pies to its customers. Each month, Ridgewood High School Principal Jack Lorenz participates in a hands-on Neapolitan pizza making workshop and lunch with seven teacher-selected students in the joint Hand-in-Hand program. Designed to recognize students for their community service efforts, the Hand-in-Hand program gives students a chance to connect with each other and their principal while learning an age old culinary craft. “The Hand-in-Hand program at A Mano is a rich opportunity for me to recognize students at Ridgewood High School who may fly under the radar,” said Principal Jack Lorenz. “These are good kids who work hard to serve their community and each other, and it is clear why their teachers have chosen them to participate in this program.”

“We are proud to partake in such a valuable experience for Ridgewood High School students and their principal,” says Fred Mortati, co-owner of A Mano. “With this program, we can give back to the community that supports us and expose kids closely to the art of artisanal pizza making and our menu of hand-made, on premise-prepared Neapolitan offerings.” After the workshop and lunch, each student receives a certificate of Neapolitan pizza making completion.

A Mano is located at 24 Franklin Avenue (at the corner of Chestnut Street), Ridgewood, NJ 07450. For more information, please call 201-493-2000 or visit www.amanopizza.com.