March 31, 2017 |

Pizza Expo Thursday Wrap Up: IPC Finals

By Pizza Today


International Pizza Challenge Finals

International Pizza Challenge

See who has been crowned 2017 Pizza Maker of the Year at the International Pizza Challenge during Pizza Expo.

 

2017 Pizza Maker of the Year

Luciano Carciotto, Pizzeria 7+

 

Competing in Pizza Maker of the Year

1st – Luciano Carciotto, Pizzeria 7+

2nd -Giuseppe Manco, Prova Pizza Bar

3rd – Giovanni Landi, Pizzeria Vanin

4th – Lars Smith, State of Mind

 

Best of the Best

1st – Graziano Bertuzzo

2nd – Nino Coniglio

3rd – Shawn Randazzo

Pan Division

1st – Giuseppe Manco, Prova Pizza Bar

2nd – Lenny Rago, Panino’s

3rd – Chris Decker, Metro Pizza Northwest

Gluten Free Division

1st – Issam Halawi, Upper Crust Pizzeria

2nd – Vince Rotolo, Evil Pie

3rd – Andrea Cozzolino, Zero95 Pty LTD

 

Regional Winners

Traditional

Midwest – Joe Neidel, Tusconos

International – Luciano Carciotto, Pizzeria 7+

Southeast – Brian Hall, Boombozz Pizzeria & Taphouse

Northwest – Sean Dempsey, Dempseys Brewery Pub Restaurant

Northeast – Nicholas Fink, Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse

Southwest – Kim Duncan, Forghedaboutit Pizza, Pasta & Wings

Non-Traditional

Midwest – Alex Garcia, Flo’s

International – Giulio Scappaticci, La Cortiglia

Southeast – Jane Mines, Nima’s Pizza

Northwest – Ed Barbeau, Pisano’s Wood Fired

Northeast – Eric Von Hansen, Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse

Southwest – Constantino Anezinos, Zorbas Pizza

 

 

More News

May 22, 2018 |

Pizza & Pasta Northeast expo competitions now open

Game On! Caputo Cup at a Glance For the second year in a row, contestants will vie for the coveted Caputo Cup and the 2018 Pasta Showdown at the Pizza & Pasta Northeast (PPNE) show in Atlantic City this October. The Caputo Cup pizza challenge had been held independently before partnering with PPNE, owned and… Read More


May 21, 2018 |

Video How-To: Big Southwest Beef & Corn Pie

The Pizza Today team made the The Big Southwest Beef and Corn Pie with Pepper Jack Recipe by John Gutekanst in our test kitchen. The pizza features bechamel, a mix of fior di mozzarella and pepper jack, Southwest-seasoned beef, corn, cilantro and crushed tortilla chips. Get the recipe now. Watch a quick how-to video: Read More


|

Pizza Festival Fails

Look for Signs that Event Planning May Go Awry Pizza festivals in U.S. and U.K. have experienced major issues in the past month. Whether it’s logistical problems or running out of pizza, some pizza-specific festivals just don’t deliver. Albuquerque’s Viva Pizza Fest failed to hit the mark of its anticipated 30+ pizza vendors, which caused… Read More