Two members of the Groupon U.S. Pizza Team earned high marks at the 10th annual Chinese Pizza Championship, held Nov. 9-15 at FHC China 2015 in Shanghai. Jane Mines, co-owner of Nima's Pizza in Gassville, Arkansas, took second place with a pizza featuring pepperoni and mushrooms rimmed around the caps with hickory-smoked sea salt. Dave Sommers, owner of two Mad Mushroom stores in West Lafayette, Indiana, earned third place with a pizza featuring a creamy Gorgonzola fondue sauce, roasted asparagus and pan-seared beef tenderloin. Other competing Groupon USPT members were Michael LaMarca, owner of the Master Pizza chain in Ohio, and Rick Mines, Jane’s husband and co-owner of Nima’s Pizza. The event attracted pizzaioli from all over China and around the world. This was the first time the Groupon U.S. Pizza Team was invited to compete at FHC China, the nation’s largest food and beverage event.
Read more about the Americans’ pizza adventures in China at PMQ.com.