When starting a business, there's always Competition. People competing for the dollar you are also trying to get. This is something that I know very little about, seeing as I have yet to really compete in any market. That's all about to change as of January 29th, 2012. This date marks the annual Pizza Pizzazz competition, part of a larger pizza trade show called NAPICS (North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show) taking place at the Columbus Convention Center, and it has me all aflutter these past few days. Pizza makers from all over the country gather together for their piece of $15,000 in prize money and a lifetime of bragging rights. You make one 14"-16"pizza in either the "traditional" or "gourmet" category for a panel of judges, and the top six make two of that same pizza again later that day. The top three in each category get $6,000, $1,000 and $500 for first, second and third, respectively.
Nick Gore was a corporate peon by day who just made the leap to full time pizza geek. Follow his path to world class Pizzaiolo right here on the GoreMade Pizza blog. Also, check out the facebook page.