The International Pizza Challenge and The Matador Store Electric Stone Hearth Oven… Perfect Together

And so it begins. Today is the first day of the International Pizza Challenge at Pizza Expo 2016. As in past years, WP Bakery Group USA proudly supplies our  WP Matador Store Electric Stone Hearth Oven for various uses throughout the Pizza Expo, including the International Pizza Challenge.

So… what’s it all about? Well… contestants (pizzaioli) bring their own ingredients and they bake a pizza from their pizza menu right there on the spot at Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. They present their pizzas to a panel of judges. Who are the judges? Impartial chefs, food critics and others from the pizzeria industry.


From the Pizza Expo’s webpage about this competition, judges score each pizza using the following criteria:

Taste is scored on:

  • Crust
  • Sauce, Cheese, Toppings
  • Overall Taste
  • Creativity (Non-Traditional and American-Pan divisions only)

Visual Presentation / Appearance is scored on:

  • Bake
  • Visual Presentation

Ahhh… now see? That’s where our Matador Store Electric Stone Hearth Oven comes in. Our Matador is one fabulous oven for baking pizzas. Why else would the most important pizza-making competition in North America use it? You haven’t tasted the best pizza crust ever if you haven’t tasted a pizza baked in our Matador oven. Our Matador Store Electric Stone Hearth Oven has a Pizza Function for temperatures up to 680°. With its stainless steel body and handles, energy saving glass panes, and a lighted baking chamber, it allows you – and your customers – to watch as dough and sauce and cheese become pizza.

Want to watch your own pizzas become all that they can be? You’ll need our award-winning Matador Store Electric Stone Hearth Oven. Click on the link and get started. We’ll happily answer any questions you might have.

The International Pizza Challenge bake-offs run from today… Tuesday… through Thursday, March 10, 2016. Watch this space as we bring you more photos from the Pizza Expo and the International Pizza Challenge.

WP Bakery Group USA
Shelton, CT
Award-Winning Industrial Baking Equipment, Commercial Bakery Equipment and Award-Winning Food Service Equipment

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