Chef of the Year 2019 competitors announced

Canadian Pizza
September 03, 2019
By Canadian Pizza
Toronto – With the Canadian Pizza Summit just over a month away on Oct. 21, the Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year Competitions are heating up! Curious about who is competing? We have your up-to-the-minute competitors' list.

Great Pizza Box Fold-Off (bring your team; sign up now!):
Giovani Campisi, Maurizio's Pizzeria, Parry Sound, Ont.
Colby Lillington, The Cove, Corner Brook, N.L.
Dean Litster, Armando's Pizza, Windsor, Ont.
Lucy Lorefice, Trecce, Toronto, Ont.
Sabrina Lorefice, Trecce, Toronto, Ont.
James Timothy, Zen'Za Pizzeria, London, Ont. (last year's champ)
Time to beat: 10 large boxes in one minute, 3.7 seconds)

Traditional (2 spots left!):
Fabrizio Arena, Emporium Microbrasserie, Quebec City, Que.                    
Aaron Gehrman, Emilio Finatti Pizzeria, White Rock and Langley, B.C.                                                    
Colby Lillington, The Cove, Corner Brook, N.L.
Nina Lorefice, Trecce, Toronto, Ont.
Juan Marquez, Sprezzatura, Coquitlam, B.C.
Maurizio Mascioli, Maurizio's Pizzeria, Parry Sound, Ont.
Martin Mortazi, Flour Power Catering, Toronto, Ont.
Angela Risi, Maria’s Pizza West, Brantford, Ont.
Mauro Ritacca, Cucina Maura Catering, Thornhill, Ont.
Vaikunthavasan Sivasothy, The Good Son, Toronto, Ont.

Open (1 spot left!):
James Biello, La Cucina Di Ietta, Saint Leonard, Que.
Giovani Campisi, Maurizio's Pizzeria, Parry Sound, Ont.
Michele Casale, Redi Pizza, Montreal, Que.
Khrystyna Collins, Applestone Pizzeria, Burlington, Ont.
Wayne deGroot, Zen'Za Pizzeria, London, Ont.
Gionatan Ionnello, Motorino Enoteca, Woodbridge, Ont.
Lucy Lorefice, Trecce, Toronto, Ont.
Andre Pereira, Flour Power Catering, Toronto, Ont.
Jason Pizzolongo, Restaurant Fuoco, Varennes, Que.
Thomas Schneider, Timmy Tom's Pizzeria, Winnipeg, Man.
Sunny Singh, Lina's Italian Market, Calgary, Alta.

Mystery Ingredient Challenge (1 spot left!):
Josh Barrett, Budda Pie Pizzeria, Mississauga, Ont.
Seth Drogemuller, Zen'Za Pizzeria, London, Ont.
Dean Litster, Armando's Pizza, Windsor, Ont.
Jason Seitanidis, Matador Pizza and Steakhouse, Calgary, Alta.

Good luck, eveyone!

Want to throw your hat in? There are still spots in all divisions. So if your name isn't on this list and should be, visit canadianpizzamag.com/pizzashow to learn more and to enter!

The Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions are brought to you by Canadian Pizza magazine with support from Platinum sponsor Moretti Forni, distributed by Faema Canada, Gold sponsors Ardent Mills and Stanislaus Food Products, Bronze sponsor Uber Eats, attendee bag sponsor MenuSano and lanyard sponsor Lallemand Baking.

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