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Canada’s top pizza chefs to compete at Pizza Expo in March

By Canadian Pizza   

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Las Vegas, NV – Canadian Pizza is off to the International Pizza Expo convention and trade show taking place March 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Our 2016 Chef of the Year, Joe Leroux, who was crowned at last October’s Canadian Pizza Show, will compete in the Non-Traditional division of the International Pizza Challenge. Runner-up, Giuseppe Cortinovis will compete in the Traditional division.

In addition to the Challenge, the event will feature demonstrations, educational sessions, a trade show floor of exhibitors tailored to pizzeria needs and a Pizza Block Party celebrating pizza acrobatics.

Expo has added a number of paid restaurant business workshops from the School of Pizzeria Management. These sessions are designed to serve as advanced training for pizzeria owners and managers who wish to strengthen their operations and improve their profits. They will be held prior to the show on Sunday, March 6, and Monday, March 7.


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Are you competing? Let us know when and in which category and we’ll try to catch up with you at the show.

Not able to attend? Let us know which sessions and demonstrations interest you most and we’ll investigate on your behalf! Email editor Colleen Cross at or call 519-428-3471, ext. 261.

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