Denise Greer

Denise is Associate Editor at Pizza Today. A graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, she has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations

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

pizza expo, las vegas, pizzerias

March 19, 2018 |

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

Roberta's Pizza, Brooklyn, New York

March 14, 2018 |

Today is Pi Day

A Mathematical Celebration of Pizza On this day, pizzerias, bakeries and many other vendors of round baked goods offer deals to commemorate the mathematical constant: “pi” (π) or “pie”. What’s the true meaning of Pi Day? sums up the occasion: “Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter…Read More

Vegan, Buffalo, Cauliflower Pizza, plant-based

March 11, 2018 |

Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza

Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: pizza Ingredients 1 doughball 1 head cauliflower ¾ cup and and 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper hot sauce 1 cup flour 1 cup plain almond milk ½ cup vegan ranch dressing ¾ cup vegan chevre ½ cup banana peppers 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper…Read More

March 8, 2018 |

We Salute Women in Pizza

In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate woman chefs and pizza entrepreneurs These are just a few of the high-powered women owner/operators and pizza chefs who lead their pizza restaurants with vision, innovation and creativity. The achievements of exceptional women have helped drive the advancement of the pizzeria industry. We invite you to share…Read More

Red Wagon Pizza Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pizzeria

March 7, 2018 |

Finish that pizza with an aioli drizzle

Aioli may be the thing to take a pizza from good to great Every few months, a new list of “the things that should never go on pizza” or the “worst pizza toppings” comes out. Time and again, mayonnaise makes the cut. But, a similar condiment is all the rage as a finishing ingredient on…Read More

March 5, 2018 |

What’s with the pop-up restaurant trend?

  Explore the pop-up movement and logistics involved The ultimate pop-up restaurant is a mobile unit, of course. Current trends also point to another way restaurateurs are popping up. They pick super cool locations like rooftops, breweries, other restaurants and natural spaces to set up shop for special pop-up events that can be one-night only,…Read More