2013 March: International Pizza Challenge

Traditional Division

Northeast: Bruno DiFabio

Northwest: Thiago Vasconcelos

Southeast: Jane Mines

Southwest: Michael Stevens

Mid-America: Javier Valdez

International: Danilo Lupo

Wild Card: Leah Scutto

Canada: Rick Nixon

 

Category Winner: Thiago Vasconcelos

 

Non-Traditional Division

Northeast: Doug Ferriman

Northwest: Tim Hoffman

Southwest: Joleen Piser

Southeast: Michael LaMarca

Mid-America: Melissa Rickman

International: Floriana Pastore

Wild Card: Lars Smith

Canada: Rocco Agostino

Category Winner: Floriana Pastore
American Pan Winner: Jeff Smokevitch

Italian-Style Winner: Michele D’Amelio

Best of the Best Champion: Theo Kalogeracos

Pizza Maker of the Year award

Finalists in this blind box challenge included American Pan Winner Jeff Smokevitch, Italian-Style Winner Michele D’Amelio, Traditional Division Winner Thiago Vasconcelos and Non-Traditional Division Winner Floriana Pastore. Pastore won the coveted title.
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Pepperoni roses from Jane Mines

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Thiago Vasconcelos’ winning Traditional division pizza.

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Tim Hoffman’s cannoli dessert pizza.

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Rocco Agostino with Team Canada watching.

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Doug Ferriman’s Northeast winning pizza.

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Non-Traditional Winner Floriana Pastore

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Category Winner: Thiago Vasconcelos

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American Pan Winner: Jeff Smokevitch

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Italian-Style Winner: Michele D’Amelio

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Best of the Best Champion: Theo Kalogeracos

Pizza Maker of the Year Blind Box Challenge

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Secret Ingredient Kalamata Olives

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Scott Wiener judging Thiago Vasconcelos’ Blind Box pizza.

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Floriana Pastore’s winning Blind Box pizza.

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Pizza Maker of the Year Floriana Pastore

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Dustin Bennight of New York Vinnys in Washington took home the 20,000 MegaBucks giveaway.