We traveled to Boulder, Colorado to spend a day behind the scenes at one of the most highly regarded pizza restaurants in the country, Basta. Chef Kelly Whitaker explains his approach to his famous pizzas and much more.

Basta opened its doors for business in January of 2010, the prominent wood fire oven offering a warm and welcoming neighborhood meeting place. Media praise and loyal patronage soon followed. Boulder’s Daily Camera promptly proclaimed Basta’s the best pizza in Boulder. Locals and travelers flocked to the hearth for a taste of bubbly pizza perfection, chef inspired plates, and the discovery of a restaurant to call home. The power of the 1000-degree oven that inspired Chef Kelly lit up the palate of every lucky eater to stumble upon the culinary gem. That fiery artisan spirit was reflected in every bite and beverage the Basta crew served up.

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Produced by Plus M Productions, 2015