April 10, 2014 |

The 2014 International Pizza Challenge winners are…

By Pizza Today


International Pizza Challenge champions

International Pizza Challenge Champions

Traditional Division: Brad Rocco, Bexley Pizza Plus, Bexley, OH;  American-Pan Division: Matt Molina, Capo’s, San Francisco, CA; Non-Traditional Division: Laura Meyer, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco, CA; Italian-Style Division: Giuseppe Manco, Della Rocco’s Pizza, New York, NY; Gluten-Free Division: Randy Hueffmeier, Randys Premier Pizza, Oakdale, MN; and 2014 Best of the Best Champion: Doug Ferriman, Crazy Dough’s Pizza, Boston, MA

 

Champions of the 2014 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.

2014 Traditional Division regional winners who advanced to the finals:

2014 Traditional Division Finals:

1st: Brad Rocco, Bexley Pizza Plus, Bexley, OH
2nd: Jose Suarez, Brown Dog Pizza, Telluride, CO
3rd: John Pizzo, Armando’s Pizza, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

2014 Non-Traditional Division regional winners who advanced to the finals:

2014 Non-Traditional Division Finals:

1st: Laura Meyer, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco, CA
2nd: Attilio Guarino, Emma’s Brick Oven, Cranford, NJ
3rd: Jerome LaSorba, The Pizza Corner, Kapolei, HI

2014 American-Pan Division Winners:

1st: Matt Molina, Capo’s, San Francisco, CA
2nd: Issam Halawi, Pizza Bogo, North Olmsted, OH
3rd: William Manzo, Federal Hill Pizza, Warren, RI

2014 Italian-Style Division Winners:

1st: Giuseppe Manco, Della Rocco’s Pizza, New York, NY
2nd: Akinari Makishima, Solo Pizza Napoletana, Nagoya, Japan
3rd: Johnny DiFrancesco, 400 Gradi, Melbourne, Australia

2014 Gluten-Free Division Winners:

1st: Randy Hueffmeier, Randy’s Premier Pizza, Oakdale, MN
2nd: Senol Eskici, Armando’s Pizza, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
3rd: Chelsea Basset, Wholly Stromboli, Fort Lupton, CO

2014 Best of the Best Champion:

Doug Ferriman, Crazy Dough’s Pizza, Boston, MA

2014 Pizza Maker of the Year Champion:

Matt Molina, Capo’s, San Francisco, CA

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