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Seasonal Pizza Challenge new for Canadian Pizza Show

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Mississauga, Ont. – The countdown to the Canadian Pizza Show is on! The trade show and competitions are set for Monday, Oct. 16, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

Once again we’ll host the Chef of the Year competitions and booths featuring suppliers and services squarely (or roundly) focused on helping Canadian pizza operators improve their pizza, streamline their businesses and increase sales.

New this year:

  • Chef of the Year Traditional division: Traditional and Open division winners will compete in an exciting Chef of the Year showdown!
  • Three powerful show-floor sessions for you that will fit into any schedule.

1. MORNING: Boost Your Average Cheque (11:30 a.m.)
Increasing your average cheque is a tried-and-true method for boosting your bottom line. Get solid tips for encouraging your customers to spend more in your pizzeria!


2. MIDDAY: Seasonal Pizza Challenge
Looking for ideas for promoting your pizza? Interested in what others are doing to create and market their holiday and seasonally themed pies? Be centre stage at noon as we take a break from Chef of the Year competitions to highlight fun, holiday-themed pizzas from across Canada in our new Seasonal Pizza Challenge!

Learn the stories behind some of Canada’s most creative pizzas and talk about marketing concepts and strategies for playing up your seasonal or signature pie. Taste mouthwatering themed pies and cast your vote for the best! Share your own ideas and success stories and bring along photos and promotional material to illustrate your efforts! We will have a marketing expert on hand and tip sheets for you to take away exploring these and other questions: Is there a market for themed pizzas? What themed pizzas sell well at other pizzerias? How do I come up with an appealing holiday-themed pizza?

The creator of the top seasonal specialty pizza will win a fabulous prize of 5,000 custom-designed, printed flyers!

3. AFTERNOON: Exploring Regional Pizza (3:30 p.m.)
Thin-crust, deep-dish, Western Greek, Windsor-style, Neapolitan, donair pizza – Canada has all this and so much more! Celebrate Canada’s 150th by learning about regional pizza trends and how to appreciate our differences! Don’t miss this fun, collaborative pizza experience!

Check our dedicated Canadian Pizza Show website for details of the educational program, competitions and exhibitors as they are updated. Competition registrations open at 9 a.m. EST  on Monday, June 12. Sign up now to receive a registration reminder!

See you in October!

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