Registration for the U.S. Pizza Team Midwest Culinary and Acrobatic Trials
2017 U.S. Pizza Team
West Coast Pizza Trials
Dominic’s Italian Restaurant
Tuesday,Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10am to 4pm (or as needed)
Open invite (20 max) - *1 person per pizzeria location
Top Prize - Free trip to 2018 World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy
$125.00 per contestant
Contestant must make two (2) 12" or 14" pizzas. 2 oven types will be offered, Baker’s pride deck oven and a Marra Forni Neapolitan style oven. Styles that fall into this category include, but are not limited to, the following: Chicago, Detroit, Grandma, Ohio Valley, Old Forge and Sicilian. Neapolitan style and traditional round.
Competitors provide the dough, cheese/cheese blend and spices. They must use a red sauce. No more than two (2) of the following toppings may be added: Pepperoni, Sausage, Bacon, Ham, Mushrooms, Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions and Olives. Please note that different varieties of these toppings will constitute only one (1) topping. A drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil after baking is acceptable; no other drizzles are allowed. A competitor’s pizza will be disqualified if the judges decide it contains too many toppings or impermissible toppings.
Each contestant will have 20 minutes to assemble and bake his or her pizzas. Contestants will be timed
by Dominic’s staff. Failure to adhere to time restrictions will result in a 5 point deduction on each judges score card for every minute past 20 minutes. No more than 25 minutes will be given. Once you reach 25 minutes you will have to present your pie, whether it is finished or not. Failure to clean up in a presentable fashion will also result in an automatic deduction of 5 points on each judge’s scorecard. You will present 1 cut pizza to the judging panel and 1 cut pizza to invited guests that will enjoy a pizza and wine/beer pairing.
Winners: There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. The 1st place winner will receive the grand prize
trip to the WPC in Parma, Italy in 2018. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a trophy paddle.
"Iron Pizzaiolo People's Choice": Participants will make pizzas for a 5 p.m. seating. Dominic’s will sell tickets to the first 150 customers.
Your pizzas will be paired with beer and wine. Guests will cast tickets to vote for their favorite pizza. A
portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity. We are anticipating on having local San Diego news
channels. Dominic’s will provide dough, sauce and ingredients for these pizzas. It will be like an iron
chef type competition. Maybe have a secret ingredient to use. No time limits for this.