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Pizza makers, box folders from across Canada to compete at Canadian Pizza Show


September 30, 2016
By Canadian Pizza

Mississauga, Ont. – Pizza makers from across Canada are coming together Monday, Oct. 17, in Mississauga, Ont., to put their skills on display for a chance at being Canadian Pizza magazine Chef of the Year. Read on for an updated list of who will be competing and register for the show for a chance to taste their amazing signature recipes!

The following competitors have registered to compete in the Chef of the Year and Great Pizza Box Fold-Off competitions:

Chef of the Year competitors
(18 years and up, 36 spots available)

1.     Steve Silvestro, Scaddabush Italian Kitchen, Toronto, Ont.         
2.     Giuseppe Cortinovis, Nightingale, Hawksworth Group, Vancouver, B.C. 
3.     Joe Leroux, Amadio’s Pizza, Mississauga, Ont.       
4.     Tony Vacchio, Zolas Restaurant, Ottawa, Ont.
5.     Jamie Broderick, BigBites Pizzeria, New Liskeard, Ont.
6.     Taylor Walsh, Amadio’s Pizza, Mississauga, Ont.
7.     Philipe Gaudet, Big Ern’s, Mattawa, Ont.
8.     Anthony Scapatura, Big Ern’s, Mattawa, Ont.
9.     Maurizio Mascioli, Maurizio’s Inc., Parry Sound, Ont.
10. Sandra Porretta, Maurizio’s Inc., Parry Sound, Ont.         
11. Nemer Zaidan, Slices n’ Squares, Windsor, Ont.
12. Jason Seitanidis, Matador Pizza and Steakhouse, Calgary, Alta.  
13. Mateusz Rzeszutek, Queen Margherita Pizza, Toronto, Ont.
14. Richard Anger, Buoys Eatery, Gore Bay, Ont.        
15. Elyes Chinoune, Brigade Pizza, Montreal, Que.
16. Jean-Daniel Nadeau, Brigade Pizza, Montreal, Que.
17. David Jimenez-Sanchez, Queen Margherita Pizza, Toronto, Ont. 
18. Antonio Rupolo, Gusto Pizzaria, Brampton, Ont.      
19. Marco Zambri, Slopes of Vesuvius Mobile Pizzeria, Uxbridge, Ont.        
20. Philip Seminerio, Amici’s Pizzeria, Lincoln, Ont.    
21. Dean Litster, Armando’s Pizza, Windsor, Ont.       
22. Jose Delgado, Milano’s Pizza, Toronto, Ont.           
23. Daniel Alay, Milano’s Pizza, Toronto, Ont.  
24. Isaac Macdougall, Pizzeria Defina, Toronto, Ont.  
25. John Summers, Roberto’s Pizza Passion, St. Catharines, Ont.      
26. Roberto Vergalito, Roberto’s Pizza Passion, St. Catharines, Ont. 
27. Nina Lorefice, Quattro 4 Ragazze Ristorante, Toronto, Ont.         
28. Rodolfo Santo, Gino’s Pizza and Spaghetti Pinsa, Kingston, Ont. 
29. Carlo Raillo, Buca Pizzeria + Vino, Edmonton, Alta.           
30. Khrystyna Collins, Applestone Pizzeria, Burlington, Ont. 
31. Meghan O’Dea, Pi Gourmet Eatery, St. John’s, N.L.
32. Giovanni Campisi, Il Sorriso/Pizzeria Gioco, Niagara Falls, Ont.
33. Rocco Agostino, Pizzeria Libretto, Toronto, Ont.
34. Kyle Rindinella, Pizzeria Libretto, Toronto, Ont.       

Great Pizza Box Fold-Off competitors
(14 years and up, 10 spots available)

1.     Antonio Rupolo, Gusto Pizzaria, Brampton, Ont.
2.     Lucy Lorefice, Quattro 4 Ragazze Ristorante, Toronto, Ont.
3.     Richard Anger, Buoys Eatery, Gore Bay, Ont.
4.     Anthony Scapatura, Big Ern’s, Mattawa, Ont.
5.     Philipe Gaudet, Big Ern’s, Mattawa, Ont.
6.     Yann Bergeron, Brigade Pizza, Montreal, Que.
7.     Giovanni Campisi, Il Sorriso/Pizzeria Gioco, Niagara Falls, Ont.
8.     Could be you!
9.     Could be you!
10.Could be you!

What’s at stake? (aside from major bragging rights)

Chef of the Year
Winner (final): $1,000 to spend in Las Vegas where you will have just won a free trip to compete in the International Pizza Challenge at Pizza Expo 2017. Canadian Pizza magazine will be featuring you on the cover! And of course, an award to display proudly in your pizzeria.
Runner-up: A free trip to Las Vegas to compete in the International Pizza Challenge, coverage in Canadian Pizza magazine, and an award to display proudly in your pizzeria.
Third place: An award to display proudly in your pizzeria.
Fourth place: An award to display proudly in your pizzeria.
Fifth place: An award to display proudly in your pizzeria.
Sixth place: An award to display proudly in your pizzeria.

Great Pizza Box Fold-Off
Winner: Coverage in Canadian Pizza magazine and an award to display proudly in your pizzeria.

Not the competitive type? Grab your pizza team and come out to our free trade-only show cheer on these folks, taste their signature dishes and pick up some food and marketing inspiration for your own pizzeria.

Canadian Pizza magazine’s Chef of the Year competition is sponsored by Saputo Foodservice, Moretti Forni, Escalon Premier Brands and Ardent Mills. Canadian Pizza Show sponsors are Saputo Foodservice, PizzaMaster distributed by Alfa Food Service and Stanislaus Food Products.