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Mel’s F.O.M.O Pizza Series Returns with Roster of Female Chefs
November 2, 2023, 6:20.58 pm ET


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Acclaimed chef Melissa Rodriguez of Mel’s is bringing together another group of friends and Michelin-star restaurant chefs for the second installation of the F.O.M.O (Friends of Mel’s Oven) Pizza Series, this time featuring all female chefs. These limited-edition collaboration pizzas will be available at Mel’s [85 Tenth Ave] from November 4th through December 29th.

The series invites some of the city’s most celebrated female chefs - many of whom Chef Melissa has known & worked with for years - to bring to life their own pizza creations. Each chef’s pizza will be featured on the Mel’s menu on a rotating basis, for a limited time only.

The menu will include limited edition pizzas from the following chefs:

- Saturday, 11/4 - 11/17 – Chef Angie Rito // Don Angie
- Saturday, 11/18 - 12/1 – Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja // Shuka, Shukette
- Saturday, 12/2 - 12/15 – Chef Alex Raij // La Vara, Saint Julivert, Txikito
- Saturday, 12/16 - 12/29 – Chef Hillary Sterling // Ci Siamo

The pizzas are available for lunch and dinner series (Friday - Sunday, 11:30am - 2:30pm; and Wednesday - Monday, starting at 5:30pm), alongside Mel’s signature wood-fired pies such as Margherita, Mushroom, Soppressata Piccante, and more. Reservations are available via Resy.


The first pizza to debut as a part of Mel’s new all female F.O.M.O (Friends Of Mel’s Oven) series is Chef Angie Rito of Don Angie. Her creation is The Hawaiano, an Italian take on a classic with pickled pineapple, spicy capocollo, Thai basil, fennel fronds, stracchino cheese, and passata. Angie’s pizza will be available on the menu at Mel’s through November 17th.

For more information, follow Mel’s on Instagram @mels_nyc.