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Virtual Event
Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit 2021
October 18, 2021 at 1:00pm EST

Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit: Celebrating Community!

Your local community has seen your pizzeria through the most trying of times! The Virtual Canadian Pizza Summit will celebrate the power of community support and pizza innovation with an exciting, informative virtual event! Sit back for a change and watch a lively roundtable talk where leading operators share how they tighten their pizzeria’s ties to the community, inspiring pizza-making demonstrations, top five trends and how to act on them. We’ll cap things off by presenting awards for our virtual competitions (Best Pizza Recipe; Best Pizza Kit and Best Photo)! Be part of this annual gathering to find inspiration and business-building ideas for your pizzeria!

This event is FREE to participants.


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1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker: Colleen Cross, Editor, Canadian Pizza magazine

1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conversation with Pizzeria of the Year Alimo’s Pizzeria on #RandomActsofPizza

Speaker: Colleen Cross, Editor, Canadian Pizza magazine

Moe Mouallem, Alimo’s Pizzeria in Slave Lake, Alta.

1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Demonstration
Galbani Professionale cheese video presented by Lactalis Canada Foodservice

Learn about the history of Galbani, founded in 1882, and its place in the international cheese market. Hear from Galbani ambassador Thomas Schneider, owner of Tommy’s Pizzeria in Winnipeg, on the role Galbani cheese has played in the award-winning chef's operation.

1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Live Session
Roundtable Talk: Top Ways to Tighten Ties With Your Community

Speaker: Colleen Cross, Editor, Canadian Pizza magazine

Joe Ward, Owner, Joe’s Family Pizzeria & Poutinerie, in Pembroke, Ont.
Mikey Wasnidge, Co-owner, Nimrods' Pizza in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Kelly Black, Co-owner, Una Pizza + Wine, in Calgary, Alta. (BMex group)

2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

2:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Video Demonstration
Roman Pizza

Speaker: Michele Casale

Join 2019 Chef of the Year Michele Casale in his kitchen at Redipizza Inc. in Lasalle, Que., where the gregarious chef will explore the key elements of Roman pizza: creating dough balls, stretching in the pan, transporting, baking and topping. Bring your questions!

2:35 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Live Presentation
Canadian Pizza Virtual Competitions Finalists and Winners

  • Best Photo, Gold-Plus sponsored by Ardent Mills
  • Best Pizza Kit – Gold-Plus sponsored by Ardent Mills
  • Best Pizza Recipe – Gold-Plus sponsored by Ardent Mills, Silver-sponsored by Faema Canada and Euro-Milan Distributing Inc.
  • Pizza Capital of Canada!

2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closing remarks

3:00 p.m.

Open: On Demand Pizza Demonstrations and Resources

Pizza Automation Vs. Expertise

Faema Culinary Academy Chef Mike vs. Mike the coffee guy clash in a pizza-making challenge for the title of the best pizzaiolo. The challenge consists of 4 rounds: 1. Dough balling, weighting & rounding; 2. Dough spreading; 3. Topping & cooking; 4. Tasting. While Chef Mike is using his skills and expertise of 17 years, Mike is taking advantage of professional equipment, having no prior experience. Whose pizza tastes better? Let's find out!

Neapolitan-Style Pizza Flour

The premier flour-milling and ingredient company, Ardent Mills offers a broad range of traditional and organic pizza flours, including trusted brands like Primo Mulino® Neapolitan-Style Flour, an affordable, high-performing flour that’s a great alternative to imported Italian 00 flour. Primo Mulino is milled in North America, so you can count on authentic crust texture and taste without the imported flour price.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit 2021

When & Where?

Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit 2021 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on October 18, 2021 at 1:00pm EST.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of October 18, 2021.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.