Pizza Payaa

Catering services pricing

Food starts at $12 per person.

Minimum spend

$500 total

About Pizza Payaa

Adam Elpayaa


My name is Adam and I’m the Chef/Creator of Pizza Payaa. Growing up in Chicago, I’ve always LOVED pizza. I grew up eating Geppetto’s (my first real job!), Giordano’s, Gino’s, Pequod’s, Burt’s, Lou Malnati’s, Villa Nova, Armand’s, and more. But my love for pizza exploded when I took a trip to New York City. After a 3-day pizza tour, sampling over 20 slices, I was hooked and convinced that New York had the best pizza in the world. And it wasn’t close. I’m a food-obsessed home chef, so naturally, I started reading books and online forums to try to recreate what I had in New York.

In March of 2020, I had a restaurant lease fully negotiated and ready to sign. I scheduled a date to seal the deal. Oddly, a leak sprang in the ceiling of the dining room a day before. We agreed to hold off until the leak was fixed. Then COVID hit and the world began to shut down. Suddenly the idea of opening a pizzeria, while many businesses were forced to close their doors or restrict their capacity, didn’t seem like the best idea.



  • Cleanup and breakdown
  • Consultations and tastings - complimentary
  • Delivery and setup

Dietary accommodations

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Nut-free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Meal types

  • Breakfast/brunch
  • Buffet
  • Dessert service
  • Family-style meal
  • Stationary appetizers


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