The third edition of the VeraPizzaContest closed with record numbers (765 pizzas from 56 countries)
The world champion cup of homemade pizza. All tricolor podium
Victory at home for Stefano Di Filippo (Siano - Salerno), Vania Schiavone (Rome) on the second step of the podium, third again Italy with Giacomo Gurrieri (Chiaravalle-Ancona). The top ten finishers in the amateurs category are entitled to access the Pizza Olympics scheduled in Naples from 3 to 6 July.
Rome, March 30, 2022 - The success recorded by VeraPizzaContest, the international challenge for pizza chefs at home promoted by the AssociazioneVerace Pizza Napoletana - AVPN, which this year saw the ranking return to Italy, continues to grow. Among the 765 competing pizzas from 56 different nations, Stefano Di Filippo, from Salerno with pizza in his DNA, created the one that won the jury by placing itself in first place, silver medal for the Roman Vania Schiavonee bronze by Giacomo Guerrieri from Ancona, a trident that brings the entire podium of the competition back to Italy.
“Another success - explains the president of AVPN, Antonio Pace - for the world championship of homemade pizza which demonstrates how the passion for pizza in these two years has increased exponentially, as has the desire to try their hand at home cooking. Also in this edition amateurs and professionals from every continent wanted to get involved to win our coveted pizza chef courses. We are proud of the great success of Italian "amateurs" but we are also very happy and satisfied with the international response that has made us discover top-notch pizzas from all continents ''
Looking at the overall numbers of this year's race, 56 countries competing, with Italians, Poles and Brazilians leading, by numbers, the competitors' patrol. However, there was no shortage of competitors from every corner of the planet: Indonesia, Mexico, Macedonia, Algeria, Jordan, India, Philippines, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and many other nations, demonstrating the internationality of pizza,
Over 1300 pizzas were presented at VeraPizzaContest 2022, of which only 765 were admitted to the competition, generating a media tamtam on social media with over 95 milalike on the AVPN @verapizzanapoletana Facebook profile. Of these, only 50 finalists had access to the second phase of the challenge, which saw the meeting of an international jury composed of: Paolo Surace, president of the jury (Mattozzi in Piazza Carità - Naples), Luca Tudda (A'mmasciata - San Marco Argentano CS), Lucio De Falco (Lucio Pizzeria - Sidney, Australia), Kenji Shoji (Pizzeria Verde Ischia - Tsuruoka, Japan), DareenAkkad (What the Crust - Cairo, Egypt), Pasquale Mormile (Pulcinella 01 - Bourg en Bresse, France ), Rafael Olebinski (Forni Rossi - Poznan, Poland), Antonia Ricciardi (AVPN School - Granada, Spain), Gabriel Rossi (Ciao Pizzeria Napoletana - Porto Alegre, Brazil), Pasquale Illiano (Pasquale's Pizzeria - South Kingstown, USA).
A panel of experts who, based on qualification, cooking, palatability and topping requirements, chose as the best pizzas of the 2022 edition of the VeraPizzaContest those created by Stefano Di Filippo, TomekMadyś and Giacomo Guerrieriche respectively won the following courses for "signed" pizza chefs AVPN, together with the special prizes made available by the partners of the initiative (technical tools and product kits):
1st place: a 9-day basic professional course to be carried out at the AVPN School, in addition to the flight and stay in Naples, from 3 to 6 July, to participate in the finals of the True Neapolitan Pizza 2022 Olympics in the '' Amateurs category ''.
2nd place: a 3-day advanced professional course to be held at the AVPN School in addition to the flight to Naples from 3 to 6 July to participate in the finals of the True Neapolitan Pizza 2022 Olympics.
3rd place: a 4-hour amateur course to be held at the AVPN School, as well as a stay in Naples from 3 to 6 July to participate in the finals of the Real Neapolitan Pizza 2022 Olympics.
The 4th to 10th place finishers who qualify for the Pizza Olympics organized by AVPN from 3 to 6 July were also excellent: Kamil Lange, Dario Martino, Giuseppe Sbrescia, Davide Cormaci, Alba de Santis, Ciro Fiubettino and Armanda Finucci.
"For the first time, in fact, the Olympics will also host competitions reserved for non-professionals - concludes Antonio Pace - And it will be nice to see professionals and amateurs compete on the same days, all in the name of the product we all love.
The "VeraPizzaContest" saw the participation of Caputo, Latteria Sorrentina, La Fiammante, Ooni, Mecnosud, Gi.metal and KBirr.
The 3 best pizzas of the 2021 edition of the Vera Pizza Contest
1st place: Stefano Di Filippo with his “O’ Serafino” pizza
2nd place: Vania Schiavone with his “Ammare” pizza
3rd place: Giacomo Gurrieri with his mortadella, fiordilatte, burratina and pistachio pizza