Published on August 27th, 2015 | by Aaron Harris
Fall Culinary Competition with the US Pizza Team – National Pizza Trials
U.S. Pizza Team and Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers in Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee held the inaugural National Pizza Trials on Dec. 11.
The first-place winner from the traditional culinary pizza competition wins a grand prize trip to Italy. Teams will compete in the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy in May 2015.
Flour for the National Pizza Trials was provided by Grain Craft.
The U.S. Pizza Team consists of expert pizza makers and dough-spinning acrobatic performers from pizza restaurants across the United States. The squad won second place in Individual Free Style in 2014 and first place in the Team Acrobatics World Championship in Italy in 2011. PMQ Pizza Magazine, the business trade publication for the pizza restaurant industry, created the U.S. Pizza Team in 2000. The US Pizza Team is sponsored by Grain Craft, California Milk Advisory Board, Gordon Food Service, LaNova, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, Bag Solutions, Fontanini Meats, Lillsun, Marsal and Sons, Univex, PizzaInsurance.com and Presto Foods.