Pizza Expo News

April 6, 2018

World Pizza Games 2018 Official Results

The World Pizza Games in Las Vegas brought excitement to the international stage at Pizza Expo in March. Congratulations to each divisional champion. They are:   Masters Acrobatics Scott Volpe, Fiamme Pizza Napoletana, Tucson, AZ (380.5 points)   Individual Acrobatics Ezequiel Ortigoza, Asociacion Pizzeros Argentina (340 points)   Fastest Dough Stretch Mitch Rotolo, Jr., Rotolo’s… Read More

April 5, 2018

International Pizza Challenge Official Results

This year’s International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas brought quite a turnout of impressive competitors. It came to a fine finish when Italy’s Umberto Fornito, of Antica Pizzeria Frattese, was named Pizza Maker of the Year. Here’s a look at the overall and regional winners:   Pizza Maker of the Year: Umberto Fornito, Antica Pizzeria… Read More

April 4, 2018

Spotted on Instagram: Pizza Expo from the Attendee POV

International Pizza Expo 2018 was a smash. It was the biggest and best show yet. Before Pizza Expo, we got the word out to attendees to tag their Pizza Expo experience with #PizzaExpo2018. We are so impressed with what you captured at the show. Take a look at just a sample of them below:  … Read More

March 23, 2018

Pizza Expo — Thursday Recap: IPC Finals

  Thursday at International Pizza Expo was a day of crowning champions. We saw new trends and techniques and passion for the craft of pizza-making at the International Pizza Challenge. Here are results from the day:   Pizza Maker of Year is Umberto Fornito, Antico Pizzeria Frattese.   Best of the Best Champion is Tim Silva,… Read More

March 21, 2018

Pizza Expo — Wed. Recap: IPC prelims and WPG Finals

So much happens on Wednesday at International Pizza Expo. The show floor was a buzz with pizzeria operators learning all about the latest trends, products, technology and ingredients. Our first-ever Young Entrepreneur of the Year has been named. Congratulations to Sammy Mandell of Greenville Avenue Pizza Company in Dallas, Texas. Sammy; Christal Spata of Valeo’s… Read More

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

Scott Svenson, Founder, CEO, MOD Pizza, headquarters, Seattle, Washington, fast casual pizza

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