Archive for September, 2009

The World Pizza Champions Are Legends of Pizza

World Pizza Champions

The World Pizza Champions are a team no like no other.

They are dedicated pizza professionals who are a mission to spread the word about pizza. They are dedicated. The are talented. And they are all about making fun while they make pizza.

They all come from differnet backgrounds and experiences. They each have their own individual strnegths. But together as a team they maky synergy happen.

That is the strength of the team is greater than each individual part. You gotta love America’s Pizza Team.

They are:

  • Tony Gemignani & Ken Bryant of Pyzano’s Pizzeria in Castro Valley, CA;
  • Michael Shepherd of Michael Angelo’s Pizza in Kenton & Rushsylvania, Ohio;
  •  Joe Carlucci of NY ;
  • Siler Chapman of Donato’s Pizzeria in SC and
  • Sean Brauser of Romeo’s Pizza in Medina, OH.

You can learn all about the latest of the World Pizza Champions at their website.

Each member has earned the highest awards in several different categories in the pizza industry, Food Network, and Tony Gemignani & Joe Carlucci are inducted into the Guiness Book of World Records.

They are considered by many pizza operators worldwide as professionals and pioneers.

Each member is a pizzaiolo in his own right. Each member owns a pizzeria, where they have honed their craft, reaching pizza perfection.

Make sure you check them out to see if they will be on tour in a city near you.

each member of the team is a true Legend of Pizza.

pizza on Earth,
to the Pizza Champions,


P.S. You can grab a copy of Tony G.’s new book all about The World Pizza Chamions right here:

Secrets from Inside the Pizzeria the Interview

Secrets from Inside the Pizzeria


Secrets from Inside the Pizzeria is a video guide of step by step instructions on how to make pizza.

Bev Collins is an unusual pizza master. First she never had pizza until she was sixteen. Next her first pizzas were out of the box kits. Not something you would expect from a pizza expert.

You can listen to an  interview with Bev at the end of this post

 Her passion for baking soon became evident. She had many life adventures and a number of professional experiences.

Her invlovement with pizza continued to grow. She became involved with a National Pizza Chain, working in their research and development section.

She was forced to learn the inside tricks of making pizza.

She shares this knowledge in her video tutorial, Secrets Inside the Pizzeria. You can get your own copy at at this link.

I have a copy and I like it. It gives some great tips on creating pizza.

  • Bev explains the best pizza stone
  • She gives great tips about what kind of flour to use
  • Where to find the right flour
  • Cheese blends you can use
  • Excellent step by step directions to make dough
  • Some inside tips on why your dough needs to be cold
  • Why you need to proof your pizza

And you can claim your copy of Secrets from Inside the Pizzeria here.

Listen to the Bev Collins interview, below: