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Canadian Pizza magazine’s Chef of the Year 2009


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Canadian Pizza magazine’s Chef of the Year 2009
Do you have the best pizza in Canada? Now is the time to show us your stuff. The Canadian Pizza magazine’s Chef of the Year contest is on and we’re looking for your entry.

Do you have the best pizza in Canada? Now is the time to show us your stuff. The Canadian Pizza magazine’s Chef of the Year contest is on and we’re looking for your entry. Send us your favourite recipe plus a 100 word explanation on why your pizza deserves to be the best by Jan. 30. Winners will be announced Feb. 27.

Big prizes!
This year’s champion will win a trip to Las Vegas to compete in a guaranteed spot in the finals of the ‘Traditional Category’ at the International Pizza Challenge at the expo from March 10 to 12, a $1000 cash prize and the chance to market your pizza as Canadian Pizza magazine’s pick of the year. One runner-up will receive a trip to Las Vegas that includes a guaranteed spot in the preliminary round of the challenge. Accommodations and admissions are included in the trip packages.

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The criteria and judging panel
Stage one of the competition will be judged by members of the editorial staff and their advisors at Canadian Pizza magazine. Recipes will be given a score out of 10 in each of the following categories:

1. Marketability (reasonable cost appeal, ability to sell)

2. Originality (inventive use of ingredient combinations)

3. Flair (a unique touch that brands the pizza)

4. Explanation (your reasons)

The top scoring recipes will move to stage two, at which point they will be baked in the Canadian Pizza test kitchen and taste-tested by a cross-section of independent judges. The finalists will be contacted to discuss their ingredients and methods in detail prior to the test bake. Tasters will then vote for their favourite pizza. If you have any questions about the judging or criteria, please contact Laura Aiken at laiken@annexweb.com or 416-522-1595.

Rules

Pizza must represent 40 per cent of your menu. The finalists will be asked to submit menus validating this. Winners must be legally able to travel to the United States and attend the International Pizza Expo to receive their prizes. For more information about going head-to-head with the world’s best pizzaiolos at the expo’s International Pizza Challenge, visit www.canadianpizzamag.com and search under events.

How to enter

Email to: laiken@annexweb.com

Mail to:
Canadian Pizza magazine
C/O Chef of the Year contest
PO Box 530
105 Donly Drive South
Simcoe, Ont.
N3Y 4N5
Fax to: 519-429-3112