EVENT NAME: ARLA MOZZARELLA MALTA PIZZA CHALLENGE 2015
LOCATION: MELITA GARDENS, BALZAN
AUDIENCE: ASPIRING AND PROFESSIONAL CHEFS IN MALTA
DATE: 29-31 MAY 2015
The first edition of the Arla Mozzarella Malta Pizza Challenge has been an all-round success. The challenge brought together over 25 local chefs to compete for the title of the Top Pizzaioli along with the chance to take home the grand prize; a professional pizza course at the Accademia Pizzaioli in Italy.
The juniors group consisted entirely of aspiring chefs from ITS, whereas the professionals group was an eventful showdown between chefs from prestige restaurants in Malta.
Each contestant showcased their skills by preparing 4 pizzas for the international judges who critically evaluated the preparation, cooking and presentation of their pizzas as well as the overall hygiene at their workstations.
The winners are as follows:
|Top Pizzaioli||Giuseppe De Luca||Isaac Cocker||Dennis Buttigieg|
|Most Promising Pizzaioli||Matthew Faenza||Chloe Crossly||Luke Ellul|
|Classica||Isaac Cocker||Giuseppe De Luca||Charles Joseph Agius|
|Calzone||Malcolm Monreal||Charles Joseph Agius||Dennis Buttigieg|
|Focaccia||Charles Joseph Agius||Giuseppe De Luca||Dennis Buttigieg|
|Mystery||Dennis Buttigieg||Giuseppe De Luca||Salvu Sacco|
The second edition of this challenge will take place between the 27 and 29 May 2016.
View the action photos of the event below.