Introducing Salvatore Santucci, Head Judge for the 2018 World Pizza Championship Australia

Salvatore Santucci was born to be a pizzaiolo. Since an early age of 9 years old, he was fascinated by the movement made by a pizzaiolo while stretching the pizza. In the pizzaiolo world, this is referred to as 'ammaccare'.

After school, he would spend a lot of time at the shop where he learned to become a professional pizza maker. He opened his first shop at a very young age of 18 and soon opened another two shops.

Together with business partner, a lawyer with a passion for Pizza, Mr. Nicola Tagliatela created the format known as 'Ammaccamm a Pozzuoli'. His passion and goal is to create quality pizza and he created the project “BSB”: The good, the health and beauty of pizza IL BUONO, IL SANO E IL BELLO DELLA PIZZA.

The flavour, nutritional value and the look of a pizza is highly important to Salvatore. Also a trained chef, Salvatore enjoys matching flavours for his pizza and creates 12 different doughs everyday. 

Salvatore has also launched a lab called “Officina degli Impasti,  a professional development academy.