The Australian National Pizza competed in the Pizza World Championships in Parma, Italy, this past April. The Pizza World Championships features eight events throughout the three-day championships. The events of the Pizza World Championships include:
All four members of the Australian National Pizza team participated in the pizza classique event, which requires chefs to create a traditional pizza in under ten minutes using either a wood fire oven or electric stove oven. The chefs were required to use a minimum of three toppings on the pizzas, as well as make a thin pizza base with a centimetre-thick crust.
Three of the team members competed in the Pizza STG event, which requires chefs to make a traditional margherita pizza. Chefs are to use only mozzarella, tomato and other basic ingredients to make the pizza. Again, this pizza must be made in under ten minutes.
Gluten Free Pizza
One of the team members competed in the Gluten Free Pizza event, which was judged by judges with a gluten intolerance and judged according to the taste of and texture of the pizza dough.
Acrobatics (free style) Pizza
The acrobatics event has been an event in the Pizza World Championships for the past 22 years and was invented by an Italian guy. The event involves tossing the pizza dough around in the air while dancing to a choreographed dance.
The acrobatics event is judged on the chefs' technique and speed, as well as the creativity of the dance.
It's important that the chefs not drop the pizza dough. The dough used in the acrobatics difference between the dough is extremely heavy, and you can't it it.
The Australian team did not participate in the event but are looking to enter the event next year.
Pizza Duo (Pizza a due)
The pizza duo team requires a team of two to make a pizza in under ten minutes. The Australian National Pizza team did not enter this event.
The Pizza Dolce competition involves creating the best sweet pizza in under ten minutes. The Australian team did not enter this competition.
Biggest Pizza (pizza piu larga)
The Pizza Piu Larga competition is a competition to see who can create the largest pizza in under ten minutes. The Australian team did not enter this competition.
Pizza in Pala
The Pizza in Pala event requires that chefs make pizza in the shape of a rectangle in under ten minutes. The Australian team did not enter this competition.