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 smaller divisions and $5,000 for Pizza Maker of the Year) and even larger bragging rights.
If a skilled pizza pro won both the Non-Traditional category and then Pizza Maker of the Year, for example, they’d leave Las Vegas with $12,500 in their pockets. Not a bad haul for a few days’ work, is it?
Check out the advanced breakdown of this year’s schedule. If you are attending the show March 19-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, be sure to stop in at the International Pizza Challenge intermittently. The creations just may inspire your own pizzeria’s next top seller.
March 21, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
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 News
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 | Pizza Expo News
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 ›