Founding members Tony Gemignani, Michael Shepherd, Siler Chapman, Joe Carlucci, and Sean Brauser would like you to meet the newest members of the World Pizza Champions Team and are headed to Italy this
week for the World Pizza Championships
2010 World Pizza Champion Member of the Year and 2010 World Pizza Games Winner – Grimaldi's, Tuscon, Arizona
National Champion – Pizza Acrobat – A Slice of New York – Columbus Ohio
National Champion – Pizza Acrobat Owner/Operator – A Slice of New York Columbus Ohio
National Pizza Champion / Certified Pizzaiolo Pizza Classica, Miami Beach, Racks Italian Bistro
(You can listen a great interview I did with Steve, at this link.
Certified Pizzaiola Napoletana – Tony's Pizza Napoletana San Francisco, California
Certified Pizzaiolo Pizza Classica / Owner Andolini's North Owasso, Oklahoma
Guilio Adriani – (International Member)
This year the World Pizza Champions consist of over 50 members worldwide.
Most members will be representing the US and home counties at the World Pizza Championships in Salsomaggiore, Italy April 19, 20, 21
He is a member of the World Pizza Champions. He has an incredible story to tell. In the following interview he tells his pizza story.
He explains how he got into the pizza business. He learned how to make pizza. He worked in a number of restaurants and decided he wanted to become a master pizziolo.
According to Steve's bio:
Over the years, Lieber established himself working in high volume restaurants that posed many challenges and soon found great success…A self-described “pizza fanatic,” Steve regularly travels the globe to attend conventions and further his knowledge of the industry to perfect techniques and capitalize on the latest in pizza trends.
You can watch Steve make his truffle pizza, here:
Listen to the interview with Steve below:
In the following interview, he explains how he:
learned to make pizza
how his passion for pizza led him to try to master the coal fired oven pizza
The differences between a coal fired oven and other pizza ovens in making pizza
how he met Tony Gemignani.
What happened to his pizza making, after attending The International School of Pizza
How he won the Best Pizza in the United States Award
He give lots of pizza making tips for the home pizza maker
He explodes the myth of using water to make pizza
Where he is going with pizza
How giving back to the community has helped his business
This is an incredible pizza interview. The highlight may be his "Babe Ruth" moment during a pizza contest.
Steve has many secrets to share and he holds nothing back in the following interview.
Steve Lieber is truly one of the Legends of Pizza.