Margherita Italian Meats, a dry sausage, cured deli meats and pizza toppings brand, has opened entries for its Celebrate Autentico! sweepstakes, which gives foodservice operators the chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Italy to experience the 2022 World Pizza Championship.

Margherita, a gold sponsor of the United States Pizza Team, is offering foodservice operators the opportunity to join the U.S. Pizza Team on their journey to Parma, Italy, to compete for the championship title.

Entering the sweepstakes allows operators the chance to cash in on a trip of a lifetime that includes airfare to Parma for the winner and guest, seven-night double occupancy accommodations at the luxurious Sina Maria Luigia Hotel Parma, breakfast and dinners, passes to the World Pizza Championship, tickets to the final award show dinner, transportation, official U.S. Pizza Team uniforms and an experienced translator to travel with.

“What better way to celebrate the art of pizza than by experiencing it at an international competition in Parma, Italy, dedicated to showcasing the best of the best pizza makers in the world?” said Ed Wayda, senior brand manager for Smithfield Culinary. “Margherita’s cured meats are a staple ingredient for some of the competing members, so we look forward to seeing our product in action during the competition and experiencing it with the winner of this sweepstakes.”

The sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. who own, operate or manage a foodservice establishment, or who are the primary decision makers for meat purchasing for a foodservice establishment and are in good standing with their employer. The contest ends October 31, 2021.

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 About Smithfield Culinary
With a dedication to culinary arts, innovation, and industry-leading sustainability, Smithfield Culinary leverages passionate chefs, culinary partners, and R&D to produce high-quality products that inspire chefs and consumers alike. Foodservice brands within the Smithfield Culinary portfolio feature Smithfield and Margherita. Smithfield Culinary is the foodservice business unit of Smithfield Foods, Inc., the world’s largest pork processor and largest hog producer in the United States. For more information, visit

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