SA’s Best Traditional Pizza
Thursday 12 July 2007
The winner of the SA State Final in the Traditional Category of the Dairy Farmers Best of the
Best Pizza Challenge is Sera Childs from Fresh Temptations in Balhannah.
Triumphant at Saturday morning’s cook-off in Adelaide, Sera goes into the National Finals to
be held in Sydney in September at Fine Food Australia.
In this, the tenth anniversary year of The Dairy Farmers Best of the Best Pizza Challenge,
the competition format has expanded to include two different categories. Five competitors
cook off to find the best traditional pizza maker, and then a different group of five compete
to find the best gourmet pizza maker in the state. Both of these winners go on to compete in
the national finals.
Winners of awards for the best pizzas in the day’s various sub-categories included:
• Best Smallgoods Pizza – Sera Childs, Fresh Temptations – Balhannah
• Best Specialty Pizza – Tony Nesci, Bocelli Caffe Ristorante – Adelaide
• Best Cheese Pizza – Gaetano, Rostrevor Pizza Bar – Rostrevor
The other Tradtional Category finalists were:
• Pino Gioffre, Pino’s Pizzeria – Campbelltown
• Tom Nelson, Marcellina Pizza – Dernacourt
The pizzas were all judged by a panel of three professional cooks on a range of elements
including originality, creativity, menu balance, use of ingredients and total appeal.
In addition to Dairy Farmers, the following are major sponsors: Natural Gas,
K R Castlemaine, Watson’s Catering Equipment, Spyral Food Equipment and Visy Board.
Dairy Farmers is Australia’s leading farmer owned branded dairy business and is passionate about providing high-quality, wholesome, pure
and natural dairy products. Operating in the country for more than 100 years, Dairy Farmers is committed to its Australian dairy farmers,
their families, communities and true Australian values. Dairy Farmers has long been promoting the taste of country goodness and is proud
of its well-known champion brands.
For more information or pictures of The Dairy Farmers Best of the Best Pizza Challenge
Harley, Slatter and Partners
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