ABOUT BLUE PAN
Learn more about our award-winning Detroit Style Pizza and the other styles we serve.
FROM THE MOTOR CITY
ABOUT BLUE PAN PIZZA
Blue Pan Pizza specializes in serving award-winning Detroit-Style Pizza. Located in Denver’s West Highland and Congress Park neighborhoods, we offer full-service dine-in, carryout, delivery and pizza by the slice at both locations. While we have won multiple awards for our Detroit-Style Pizza, we urge you to try our other pizza styles, each of which has their own unique taste and texture.
Originated in the Motor City in the 1940’s, our Detroit-Style Pizza has won multiple national and international awards. The signature characteristic of Detroit-Style Pizza, the caramelized crust, is achieved by using a unique blend of brick, white cheddar, and whole milk mozzarella cheeses. Our award-winning sauce, made with Stanislaus tomatoes and high-quality extra virgin olive oil, is usually placed on top of the cheese prior to serving. Our light and airy dough is made in-house daily using our proprietary triple rise technique. All our Detroit-Style Pizzas are baked in a Bakers Pride deck or a Matador electric oven, at very high temperatures.
BLUE PAN OFFERS 4 DIFFERENT PIZZA STYLES
OTHER STYLES OF PIZZA
Blue Pan also features Chicago Cracker Thin (16”) and New York Style (16”) pizzas, the dough for each is also made in-house daily. A limited selection of fresh salads, appetizers and sandwiches complement our selection of different pizza styles. All of our dough is freshly made in-house daily. All our purveyors are handpicked by co-founder and Master Pizzaiolo Jeff Smokevitch, allowing us to provide our customers with the highest quality culinary experience possible. Our beer and wine are rotated throughout the seasons based on availability.
Blue Pan also offers gluten-free versions of our Detroit-style and Classic Italian pizzas. Our gluten-free dough is provided by Wild Flour Bakery located in Boulder, Colorado. Founded by Kim Desch, Wild Flour has flourished into a thriving community icon and is highly respected in the industry. Learn more about Wild Flour Bakery
THE ART OF THE CRAFT
AWARD WINNING PIZZA
Jeff “Smoke” Smokevitch is widely recognized as one of the best Pizzaiolo’s in the industry, with several national and international awards. He refined his craft under legendary Pizzaiolo, Master Instructor, author, and 11-time World Champion, Tony Gemignani. Smoke is a member Gemignani’s World Pizza Champions team in addition to being an assistant instructor at Gemignani’s International School of Pizza in San Francisco.
As a member of the World Pizza Champions, Smoke has represented Colorado and competed against the most elite pizza makers in the world, including competitions in Paris, Italy, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Columbus. At the 2013 and 2014 International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas, the largest pizza show in the world with over 10,000 attendees, Smoke’s “Authentic Detroit Style Pizza” won first place two years in row, and earned him the prestigious title of World Champion.