Published on November 25th, 2019 | by Brian Hernandez

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Daniel “The Big Cheese” Saccone – Saccone’s Pizza, Leander, TX

Competing Member, Culinary

With numerous awards and years of competing under his belt, Daniel "The Big Cheese" has dedicated his time and expertise to representing the Lone Star state in national and international competition alike. After several years of competing at USPT sanctioned competitions, his tenacity paid off and he was made an official Competing Member of the United States Pizza Team.

2005 Third Place          Largest Dough Stretch, Alamo Pizza Festival

2005 Third Place          Largest Dough Stretch, New York Pizza Show

2006 2nd Place              Best Gourmet Pizza, Southwest Pizza & Italian Expo

2007 Third Place          Largest Dough Stretch, World Pizza Games International Pizza Expo

2008 Third Place          Largest Dough Stretch, World Pizza Games International Pizza Expo

2008 1st & 2nd Place    Best Pizza, Best of the Southwest Pizza Competition

2008 2nd Place              Best Pizza, The American Pizza Championship

2014 Winner                 Traditional Pizza Southwest Region, International Pizza Expo

2016 Winner                 Traditional Pizza Southwest Region, International Pizza Expo

2016 2nd Place              Best Pizza, Pizza Pizzazz Mid America Restaurant Expo

2018 2nd Place              Traditional Pizza, International Division, International Pizza Expo

2018 3rd Place               Best Pizza, United States Pizza Cup

November 6, 2018 Made a Competing Member of the US Pizza Team

2019       Finalist                  Best Pizza            Pizza Pizzazz Mid America Restaurant Expo          


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