Congratulations to the 2017 winners

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WORLD PIZZA CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUSTRALIA
MELBOURNE 10 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2017
FINE FOOD AUSTRALIA EXPO

Fine Food Australia 2017 was home to the Australian arm of the World Pizza Championships, hosted by Pizza Revolution and Le 5 Stagioni. 

Between 10 to 13 September, passionate Pizzaioli from all over Australia showcased their amazing talents and competed for the title of the Winner of the World Pizza Championship in Australia. 

Pizza professionals and juniors (the competition is open to all chefs, cooks, apprentices, and home cooks who love making pizza) took part to compete in five different categories – Pizza Classica, Pizza Napoli, Pizza Dessert, Gluten Free Pizza and Pizza Acrobatica. Pizzaioli were judged on preparation, taste, baking, talent and innovation, while those taking part in the Acrobatica category will be judged on speed and talent.

The overall prize was awarded to Daniele Paoletti of Al Taglio who received the highest score in the Classica category. Daniele also took home the gold medal for the best Gluten Free pizza. 

Daniele will be flying to Italy to compete in the 2018 World Pizza Championships in Parma, courtesy of Le 5 Stagioni. 

A huge congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 World Pizza Championship in Australia:

Winner of the World Pizza Championship Australia
by Le 5 Stagioni: Daniele Paoletti

Classica
Gold: Daniele Paoletti, Al Taglio
Silver: Andrea Di Santis, Beccofino

STG
Gold: Mariano De Giacamo, 400 Gradi
Silver: Francesco Palumbo, Marciano's Lindfield

Gluten Free
Gold: Daniele Paoletti, Am Taglio
Silver: Vishal Chopra, Farina Pizza

Dessert
Gold: Marco Moresco, Salt Meats Cheese
Silver: Riccardo Mazzochi, Verace Pizzeria

Acrobatica
Gold: Umberto Costa, Salt Meat Cheese
Silver: Leonardo Garcia, Lipari Pizza