There was double-trouble in the Windy City as an unprecedented tie for first occurred among the 23 pizza masters vying for the U.S. Pizza Cup. Pizza makers from all across the nation met and advanced the art of pizza in this U.S. Pizza Team sanctioned event, held at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy outside Chicago, Illinois.
The battle for international pizza supremacy begins! Members of the U.S. Pizza Team have descended on Parma for the 2018 World Pizza Championship. Follow leading American pizzaioli like Sean Dempsey of Dempsey's Brewery and Bradley Corbin of Sloopy's Sports Cafe as they produce their best pies vying for a world championship.
The invasion of Italy begins! Members of the U.S. Pizza Team have descended on Parma for the 2018 World Pizza Championship. Follow leading American pizzaioli like Sean Dempsey of Dempsey's Brewery, Gino Rago of Panino's Pizza, and Dan Ucello of Flo's Pizzeria as they shop the local markets for ingredients, sample some amazing prosciutto and plan out their competition recipes.
Jason Samosky of Valley City Ohio came up big in his first trip to Asia. His Spinaci pizza took the third place spot behind the winner, China's Ming Xin Wen and Japan's former World Champion Takumi Tachikawa who took second.
The United States Pizza Team sent four members to compete at the Chinese Pizza Championship at FHC China in Shanghai.
Michael LaMarca, Jason Samosky, Dave Sommers and Chris Mallon arrived in Shanghai, immersed themselves in the local culture and began preparing to execute their culinary masterpieces.
The United States Pizza Team held a competition at International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada in October. Winners in three disciplines would receive a grand prize all-expenses paid trip to Parma, Italy to compete as a U.S. Pizza Team member at the 2017 World Pizza Championship. Pizza TV has exclusive coverage of the competition and results.
Ryan LaRose of Leone's Pizza in Columbus Ohio punched his ticket to the World Pizza Championship in 2017 with a winning mushroom combination pie at Sofo's Restaurant & Food Service Summit, September 18, 2016