Best of the Northeast Pizza-Making Competition

A new era of pizza competition!

Calling all pizzaiolos to take part in our newest pizza-making competition, the “Best of the Northeast.” Competitors will battle head-to-head, bringing their best recipes and presenting their finished signature pizza to a panel of prestigious judges in the Traditional, Non-Traditional, and Neapolitan divisions.

Competitors must bring their own dough and ingredients and then assemble their pizzas in front of the audience.

Trophies and $1,500 in prize money will be awarded to the winners of each division.

Limited to 40 competitors in the Traditional division, 20 competitors in Non-Traditional division and 25 in the Neapolitan division. 

Please note: The Best of the Northeast can only be purchased by the first person to register from each company. You will be asked to enter the name of the participant when the division is added to your cart. Each company may only enter one participant per division.

Competition Schedule 

Sunday, October 16

8:00-9:00 AM – Competitors & Judges Meeting
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Traditional Division
4:00-5:00 PM – Young Pizza Maker of the Year Competition and Awards Presentation

Monday, October 17

8:00-8:30 AM – Competitors & Judges Meeting 
8:30 AM – 3:15 PM – Non-Traditional & Neapolitan Divisions
3:30-4:30 PM – Awards Presentations 

2018 Champions:

Traditional Winners:

First Place (tie) – Scottie Rivera of Scottie’s Pizza Parlor in Portland, Oregon.

First Place (tie) – Brenton Wallace of Crust & Craft in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Second Place – Sean Dempsey of Dempsey’s Brewery in Watertown, South Dakota.

Third Place – Chris Decker of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, Nevada

Non-Traditional Winners:

First Place – Chris Batties of Denunzios Brick Oven Pizza and Grill in Fort Meyers, Florida.

Second Place  – David Conti of Red Planet Pizza N BBQ in Ansonia, Connecticut.

Third Place – Greg Shope of Berthoud Pizza Company in Berthoud, Colorado

STG/ Napoletana Winners:

First Place – Michael Mercurio of Mercurio’s LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Second Place  – Yoann Le Corvec of Pizzeria No 900 in Montreal, Canada. 

Third Place (tie)  – Mirko D’Agata of Groupe No 900 Pizzeria Napolitaine Inc. in Montreal, Canada

Third Place (tie) – Brian Vickers of Groupe No 900 Pizzeria Napolitaine Inc. in Montreal, Canada

Gluten-Free Winners:

First Place – Giovanni Cesarano of King Umberto in Elmont, New York.

Second Place – Joseph Mercurio of Mercurio’s in Pittsburgh, PA.

Third Place – Ryan Banda of Flour & Barley in Las Vegas, Nevada