Pizza Expo News

March 20, 2018

Pizza Expo Tuesday Wrap-up, Daily IPC Results

Tuesday at International Pizza Expo is in the books with record attendance in the exhibit hall and seminar rooms. Before we share the daily results from the International Pizza Challenge, let’s take a look at the show in pictures:     International Pizza Challenge Prelims and Pizza Napoletana Finals Traditional Division Peter Agourias, Vi Pizza… Read More

March 19, 2018

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Overheard at New Operator Monday – Pizza Expo

Monday afternoon at Pizza Expo is all about launching a pizzeria and growing an existing one. The seminar rooms were standing room only as pizzeria operators and industry experts sounded off on essential pizzeria business topics from menu creativity, pizza dough and ingredients to operational systems and employee hiring. We’ve collected few quotes from the… Read More

March 18, 2018

Young Entrepreneur Award: The Future’s So Bright

Be in Room S220-221 on Wednesday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center during Pizza Expo. You will be inspired, moved, entertained and proud. Three young pizzeria owner/operators will take the stage to share their stories of success, vision and innovation. Afterward, you, the pizzeria professional, will select one to be our… Read More

March 18, 2018

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Expo Spotlight: MOD Pizza Founder to headline Pizza Expo

For entrepreneur Scott Svenson, it all started with a cup of coffee and an idea for a new business. Living in London, England, but missing their hometown Seattle, he and his wife Ally started the Seattle Coffee Company, a coffee chain with a hint of home. In 1998 Starbucks came knocking and bought the company… Read More

March 15, 2018

Ready for International Pizza Challenge?

If you’re competing in the International Pizza Challenge, you should already have  your ingredients packed and your dough ingredients lined up and ready to go. Every year, I field calls from contestants wondering how they get their topping, cheese and dough to the show. Some hit the grocery stores when they hit Las Vegas, others… Read More

March 15, 2018

Check Out Episode 4 of the Pizza Expo Update Show

Our fourth episode previewing International Pizza Expo 2018 is now available. Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler and Art Director Josh Keown sit down to talk all things International Pizza Challenge related in the Pizza Expo Update Show finale. Screen the video on YouTube, Facebook or to see what’s in store for the competitors. For a full… Read More

March 12, 2018

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New Operator Monday — One Week from Today

By Pizza Today and International Pizza Expo staff The countdown to International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas is in full swing. While the exhibit hall opens on Tuesday, March 20, the “New Operator Monday” educational program is exactly one week from today. The Monday program of seminars and the early-evening reception on March 19 are designed for… Read More

March 8, 2018

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Expanding Profits with Specialty Cheeses

By Jeremy White Remember the first time you tasted burrata? Or ever been blown away by Gorgonzola tying together a group of flavors on a pizza? Specialty cheeses have the ability to up your kitchen game dramatically. They can be signature components of daily/weekly limited-time offerings, or they can take on a starring role in… Read More

March 1, 2018

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Why Are You Still Buying Bread?

  A Commentary by Editor-in-Chief Jeremy White That’s a great question, isn’t it? Some of the most memorable breads I’ve had came from the kitchen at MozzaPi, one of my favorite pizzerias in Pizza Today’s home city of Louisville, Kentucky. You may not realize it, but as pizza makers you are also bakers by default…. Read More

February 27, 2018

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International Pizza Challenge Schedule

By Jeremy White One of the crown jewels of International Pizza Expo is the country’s largest and most prestigious pizza-making competition. The International Pizza Challenge draws competitors from all across the globe in five different divisions. Nearly 200 pizza makers compete for serious prize money ($7,500 for the two largest divisions, $4,000 for the two… Read More