Archive for April, 2010

Who Are the New World Pizza Champions?

 Who are the New World Pizza Champions? 

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  


Eric Corbin

Eric Corbin

2010 World Pizza Champion Member of the Year and 2010 World Pizza Games Winner – Grimaldi's, Tuscon, Arizona



Ryan LaRose

 National Champion – Pizza Acrobat – A Slice of New York – Columbus Ohio
 Pat Miller

Patt Miller

National Champion – Pizza Acrobat Owner/Operator – A Slice of New York Columbus Ohio
Steve Lieber

Steve Lieber

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.

Audrey Sherman

Audrey Sherman

Certified Pizzaiola Napoletana – Tony's Pizza Napoletana San Francisco, California
Michael Bausch

Michael Bausch

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
Naples, Italy – Master VPN Instructor and World Champion Pizza Maker. Andriani has won several International awards in Baking including the World Pizza Cup in Naples Italy 2008.
If you like the Wolrd Pizza Champions, you will love this great book, by Tony Gemignani:

pizza all over the pizza champs,
Albert Grande

Steve Lieber: World Pizza Champion Interview

Steve Lieber knows pizza….

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.

Click play button to hear interview:


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