Pieology Pizzeria Expands Leadership Team

New Appointments Include Vice President of Supply Chain and Director of Construction   RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California (April 9, 2015) – Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, is proud to announce two new appointments to its management team. Richard Pineda has joined as vice president of supplyMore »

International Pizza Challenge 2015 Winners are…

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Champions of the 2015 International Pizza Challenge, a culinary competition designed to pit pizzaiolos against their fellow pizza makers to determine the world’s best pizza maker, were crowned at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. 2015 International Pizza Challenge Winners are… 2015 Traditional Division Regional Winners: • Northeast: Marco Flores, Williamsburg Pizza, Brooklyn, NYMore »

Pizza Expo 2015 — World Pizza Games Full Results

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World Pizza Games 2015 Winners   Master Acrobatics — Min-Chul Shin, Mr. Pizza, South Korea (272 points) Individual Acrobatics — Min-Chul Shin, South Korea (261.5 points) Fastest Dough Stretch — Brittany Saxton, Six Hundred Downtown, Bellefontaine, OH (28:65 seconds, new record) Largest Dough Stretch — Spencer Glenn, Pizza My Heart, Monterey, CA (45.00) Fastest BoxMore »

NAVY PIER AND GIORDANO’S FAMOUS STUFFED PIZZA ANNOUNCE PLANS TO OPEN NEW RESTAURANT AT THE HISTORIC CHICAGO LANDMARK

Chicago’s #1 Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza Teams Up With Midwest’s #1 Leisure Destination as Part of the Pier’s Centennial Vision     CHICAGO, Ill. – April 2, 2015 –Navy Pier and Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza announced today plans for a new full-service location at the Midwest’s leading entertainment destination, to appeal to the nine millionMore »

Expo Spotlight: Pizza Expo Rocks Las Vegas Again!

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I want to personally thank all of the pizza professionals who attended International Pizza Expo 2015. This year’s show was undoubtedly the biggest and best show ever held, with a show floor the size of nearly 6½ football fields, 470 exhibiting companies and 1,125 booths all devoted to America’s favorite food — pizza! Pizza professionalsMore »

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria Signs Franchise Agreement for Three Restaurants in the Southeast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, the only create-your-own, hand crafted pizzeria concept of its kind with a World Pizza Champion at the helm, announced it has signed a development agreement for three restaurants in the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. The new franchise partner – Simpli.Fresh.Concepts, LLCMore »

International Pizza Challenge 2015 — Non-traditional, Pan Winners

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Non-Traditional   Mid-America Region 1st: Brad Rocco 2nd: Jason Samosky 3rd: Daulton Cornell   International Region 1st: Sposato Domenico 2nd: Meghan O’Dea 3rd: Tim Antresen   Northwest Region 1st: Cameron Tittle 2nd: Ed Barbeau 3 rd: Randy Hueffmeier   Northeast Region 1st: Jeffrey Gontapski (Advanced to Finals) 2nd: Attilio Guarino 3rd: Drew Sassi   SouthwestMore »

Pizza Expo 2015 — Wednesday Highlights

World’s biggest pizza party in full swing Marc Malnati, co-owner of Lou Malnati’s in Chicago, launched Wednesday at Pizza Expo with his Keynote Address. The exposition hall, seminar rooms, demonstration areas and competition areas were a buzz of activity today. Here a few highlights of the day’s happenings: Highlights from the Pizza Expo Block PartyMore »

International Pizza Challenge: Traditional/ Napoletana Winners

Traditional Mid-America Region 1st: Robert Sipes — Marco’s Pizza, Toledo, Ohio (advances to final: fourth highest overall score) 2nd: Paul Cataldo 3rd: Joe Abdul   International Region 1st: Aaron Gehrman — Emilio Finatti Pizzeria, White Rock, BC, Canada (advances to final: third highest overall score) 2nd: Francesco Vitiello 3rd: Vincenzo Capuano   Southeast Region 1st:More »

Pizza Expo 2015 — The Competitions Highlights

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International Pizza Expo 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center is home to the International Pizza Challenge and the World Pizza Games. Check out the high-flying, pizza-spinning action of the World Pizza Games, while pizza makers from around the battle for top honors in their divisions in the International Pizza Challenge (Winners will be announcedMore »