Chicago Pizza Maker Chosen on America's World Pizza Champions Team

Chicago, IL, October 01, 2008 --( Leo Spizzirri of Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza in Chicago was chosen to be a member of the World Pizza Champions: America’s # 1 Pizza Team. Leo will represent the United States at the World Pizza Championships in Salsomaggiore, Italy in 2009. The 2009 World Pizza Champions Team is made up nearly forty of the best pizza competitors from around the world. Next year the World Pizza Champions also have new teammates from Boston, Ohio, California, Arizona, England, Sicily, Italy, and Australlia.

"Leo was a sure fit for our team. We only choose the best! His passion for pizza truly sets him a part." - Tony Gemignani from World Famous Pyzano’s Pizzeria in California - 9 Time World Pizza Champion & President of the World Pizza Champions Inc.

"We have heard about Leo for sometime. His creativity pushes him far above the rest. We are exited to bring him on board and watch him compete." - Joe Carlucci from New York 3 Time World Pizza Champion, Pizza Consultant
Leo Spizzirri is the Corporate Chef for Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizzas 46 locations and also the General Manager of the flagship restaurant located at 730 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

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The World Pizza Champions: America’s # 1 Pizza Team, have won more gold medals and world titles than any other pizza team in the world. Members have been featured on show such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Rachel Ray, Emeril Live, Tony Danza Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and The Today Show. They are the only team to compete on the Food Network’s Challenge series and members have been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records. Members have been the first to ever medal in Italy’s World Championships in Acrobatics and Baking, and are considered the best pizza team in history.

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