Lincolnshire, IL – More than 700 students from Hyde Park’s campus at The Culinary Institute of America rallied around six teams who showcased their tastiest pizzas during
the First Annual Pizza Cook Off, presented by Saputo Cheese USA Inc. on Sunday, May 1.
All contestants used Saputo’s family of trusted brands including Saputo® Premium Gold Mozzarella Cheese, Stella® Cheese, and Frigo® Cheese. Team Mustache earned the
$1,000 first prize as well as the awards for People’s Choice and Showmanship with their traditional Margherita Pizza featuring Stella® Toppers® Fresh Mozzarella Cheese. “Pizza is widely recognized as one of America’s favorite foods, and we embraced this by creating the First Annual Pizza Cook Off. We admire the talent and creativity of our
finalists and appreciate the support of the Student Activities Committee and faculty atThe Culinary Institute of America,” said Steve Josen, Vice President of Marketing at
Saputo Cheese USA Inc. Six team finalists were judged by a group of eight pizza and culinary experts. A $500 second prize went to team Rat-pa-tootie, while the $250 third prize was awarded to team Arrabiata. For more information about Saputo USA Foodservice, please visit: www.saputousafoodservice.com
Saputo produces, markets and distributes a wide array of products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, yogurt, dairy ingredients and snack-cakes. Saputo is the 12th largest dairy processor in the world, the largest in Canada, the third largest in Argentina, among the top 3 cheese producers in the United States and the largest snack-cake manufacturer in Canada. Our products are sold in more than 40 countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Danscorella, De Lucia, Dragone, DuVillage 1860, Frigo Cheese Heads, Kingsey, La Paulina, Neilson, Nutrilait, Ricrem, Stella, Treasure Cave, hop & go, Rondeau and Vachon. Saputo is a publicly traded company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SAP.