Maccabee "Macca Pi"zza Bar

Macca pizza

In the story of Chanukah, it was the Maccabim who fought and vanquished the mighty Greek army. 

To continue on with the Chanukah theme (see Nescafe "Neis Kaf-hei" Coffee Bar and The Greek Yogurt Bar) we designed this gourmet Macca Pizz Pizza Bar.

Macca Pizza

 While we're well aware that the majority of our readership will not be calling down a professional pizza chef to their Chanukah parties,  we wanted to hear from the guru Alex Medjuck of  Pizza Biza.

Pizza Biza  brings chefs, ovens, ingredients and supplies to your party and makes fresh pizza while you wait. Medjuck brings pizza from standard to gourmet with a toppings bar to please all tastes. And each time he does an event, he tries something new. That might be pineapple with jalapenos, or a new trendy pizza item—lemon slices. Dessert pizzas are catching on: they’re like s’mores with marshmallows, cookies and cream on pizza crust.

He has also discovered that many people like well-done, almost burnt crusts. No problem for him—his ovens go up to 950 degrees. He can cater to regional differences in tastes. He has found that in Deal, the Sephardim like spicy—lots of jalapenos. In contrast, Brooklyn chasidim don’t like spicy, but love onions.


Alex was more than happy to share tips and ideas to help you create a Pizza Bar on any level.

You will need:

Source of heat

Betty Crocker Red Pizza Machine is a great option. (You can always ask some of your guests to bring theirs along…)

High end options would be :

The Smart Oven Pizzaiolo

Roccboxby Gonzey

Ooni Koda 12 Gas powered Pizza oven (outdoor use only)


Pizza Dough

Alex recommends buying pizza dough at your local pizza shop, frozen pizza dough or  parbaked pizza available at your supermarket.



Don Peppino is Alexs favorite (mine too!)



A toppings bar with fresh garden vegetables:

onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, jalapeño, pineapple, olives, banana peppers, fresh basil, and colorful peppers


Grated Gourmet

Gourmet cheeses

Mozzarella, Parmesan, Muenster, and Ricotta


The Zest

Variety of spices

Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Basil, Garlic, and Onion powder


Pizza Boxes 

Sign and pizza box labels  STAMP STUDIO

Additional Props and supplies:

Stainless steel bowls 

Pizza boards 

Wooden Bowls 

Pizza cutters 

Mini chalkboard signs  



For more information:

Pizza Biza –



Photos by Hudi Greenberger

This article originally appeared in Family First

*This post contains affiliate links from Amazon, which means I earn a very small commission if you click and make a purchase

See Nescafe "Neis Kaf-hei" Coffee Bar and The Greek Yogurt Bar for more great Chanukah bars.

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