Thursday, May 26, 2011

Saputo and the CIA team up for the First Annual Pizza Cook Off

More than 700 students from Hyde Park’s campus at The Culinary Institute of America rallied around six teams who showcased their tastiest pizzas during the 1st Annual Pizza Cook Off, presented by Saputo Cheese USA Inc. on Sunday, May 1.

All contestants used Saputo’s family of brands including Saputo Premium Gold Mozzarella Cheese, Stella Cheese, and Frigo Cheese. Team Mustache earned the $1,000 first prize as well as the awards for People’s Choice and Showmanship with their traditional Margherita Pizza featuring Stella Toppers Fresh Mozzarella Cheese.

Saputo's Sean Mason (far left) and Jeffrey Bell (far right) flank the winning Team Mustache
Six team finalists were judged by a group of eight pizza and culinary experts. A $500 second prize went to team Rat-pa-tootie, while the $250 third prize was awarded to team Arrabiata.