Master of Meat: The Pit Commander Story
You don't become a pit commander over night. You don't become one after the 18-plus hours it takes to properly cook a brisket, either.
If you're like Stephan T. Nedwetzky, it takes an unintentional career change, a passion for natural food, and a picky palate. And thank God.
After leaving the Marines in '99, Stephan started a landscaping business, which kept him busy for awhile. But a desire to cook great barbecue lead to selling meat on Saturdays at a local nursery. It wasn't long before his side hustle encroached on his real business, and he left landscaping for greener pastures ... no pastures, rather.
But barbecue only satisfied one taste. A love, and lack, of good Neapolitan pizza made Stephan once again seek out the best ingredients. And after he mastered that, he married his meats with his pies and Texapolitan Pizza® was born.
After serving his food at breweries around the Metroplex, Stephan traveled back and forth from south west Florida to Texas. A funny thing happened that opened Stephans eyes. There is a lot of barbecue in Texas and only a couple in Naples, Florida which ZERO are Texas style. The Floridians called, emailed, texted, facebooked, Instagram, you name it for the next year! Stephan fell in love with the people, the area and decided to move his business and family to ANKROLAB Brewing Company in Naples, Florida permanently!
Ask him about his oven, which comes from Italy and is an official Neapolitan pizza oven. Or see how it only takes 90 seconds to fire the perfect pie. And stop by on a Saturday and discover why Wagyu beef is worth waiting for.
It won't take you long to understand why he is the PIT COMMANDER®.
The Bad Ass Food Truck with a HUGE Barbecue trailer behind it!
ANKROLAB BREWING COMPANY
3555 Bayshore Drive
Naples, Florida 34112
PIT COMMANDER Barbecue®
Barbecue Catering is available for all Corporate, Private and Wedding events
Saturdays 8:00am - 1:00pm at the Vanderbilt Farmers Market located at
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, Florida 34109 until the completion of
ANKROLAB BREWING COMPANY.