Oxford, Miss., September 8, 2011 – PMQ’s 6th Annual Orlando Pizza Show, held at the Orange County
Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and co-located with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show—
the largest food show in the southeast—will kick off this Thursday, September 8 with a Gluten-Free Pizza
Competition, which has five competitors vying for votes from four distinguished judges who hail from
places such as Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and Delight Gluten Free Magazine.
Competitions continue on Friday, September 10 when the American Pizza Championship, Fall 2011, will
see 15 competitors cook their best pies for judges traveling from as far away as Chicago and Dallas.
The finale will be the U.S. Pizza Team Trials on Sunday, September 12 when pizzaiolos try to spin,
toss, stretch and fold their way onto the U.S. Pizza Team in competitions such as Largest Dough Stretch,
Fastest Pizza Maker, Freestyle Acrobatics and Fastest Box Folder.
In addition to the exciting competitions, PMQ’s Orlando Pizza Show is also the place to see what’s new
in the industry, learn from seasoned restaurateurs, connect with buyers and distributors, and network with
fellow owners and operators. Find out more at OrlandoPizzaShow.com or contact Liz Barrett at 662-234-
5481, ext. #126 (662-380-6316 during show days).
About the U.S. Pizza Team
The U.S. Pizza Team is a group of pizza makers and dough acrobats whose goal is to bring world
attention to the talent and camaraderie of the pizza industry. The team makes appearances at various
events across the country, including the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and competes in Europe
and Asia. The U.S. Pizza Team has appeared on the Food Network, Good Morning America, Live! With
Regis and Kelly, and Today, as well as in the pages of Fortune Small Business, New York Daily News,
Orlando Sentinel, and publications in Finland, Germany and France.
The team is always grateful to its generous sponsors, who make it possible for them to travel the world
spreading the word about everyone’s favorite food. This year’s U.S. Pizza Team Gold Sponsors include
Real California Cheese, La Nova Wings, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, Pizzaware, Gordon Food Service,
Tom Sawyer, Cheney Brothers, Pizza Packet and Pizza.com. Silver Sponsors include Bag Solutions,
Fontanini Italian Meats & Sausages, Marsal & Sons Ovens, Burn Cream MD, Liguria Foods, Lillsun
Pizza Peels, Univex, Ruxter and Vin Divino. The Bronze Sponsors is Off the Wall Magnetics.
Find more information about the U.S. Pizza Team and its members at USPizzaTeam.com.