Canadian Pizza Magazine

Oliveri captures silver in Vegas

By Canadian Pizza   


img_1717March 4, 2011, Las Vegas – Pasqualino Oliveri, Canadian Pizza
magazine’s Chef of the Year, clinched the silver spot in the Traditional Finals
at the International Pizza Challenge yesterday at the International Pizza Expo
in Las Vegas. In a sibling coup, Carmelo Oliveri, his brother, his chef’s
assistant and fellow competitor, earned the world pizza champions title in the
Traditional category and the blind box bake-off to be named world’s best pizza
maker.Pictured here from right to left, Carmelo and Oliveri.

The two brothers ran a pizzeria in Italy together for 20
years. Carmelo resides in Italy running a pizza school and Oliveri moved to
Ottawa three years ago, where he worked as a kitchen manager at The Grand
Pizzeria and Bar at the time of his entry in our contest, and since his
departure during the contest has been running an Italian food catering business
with pizza as its primary offering. His new restaurant is registered and has a
fully developed menu and once open will incorporate his current catering business.
Oliveri narrowly edged Marina Rondinelli of Rondo’s and Pizza Plus in Bright’s
Grove, Ont., who submitted a ‘Blazing BBQ’ pulled pork pizza. Rondinelli
competed in Las Vegas in the non-traditional category with the same recipe.


Stay tuned for more pizza expo coverage in the coming weeks
and our cover story in the April/May issue of Canadian Pizza more the whole
scoop on Vegas’ silver medallist pizza maker.

Canadian Pizza magazine would like to thank Saputo Canada, our
2011 Chef of the Year sponsor, for their support in showcasing Canada's pizza makers.

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