Prior to launching POLPO Pizza Co. Tom Baril and Danni Bleil both worked in creative fields. Tom, as a fine art photographer, Danni as a food stylist working for New York Times best selling cookbook authors and celebrity chefs. The idea for Polpo Pizza Company was born from their combined love of great food, their desire to do something creative together, and their need to be a part of something that resonates with who they are. They wanted to create something unique and memorable and they agreed these things would be paramount.
• Be authentic and true to who we are, no matter what • Put out a stellar product - no shortcuts, no bad stuff • Keep it local - support farmers and small businesses • Create an experience that people want to be a part of • Give back to our community • Create jobs that pay honest wages and be a place you want to work • Treat the planet right.
Photo by Chad Spencer for Sarasota Magazine