Giuseppe's Pizza and Pasta has just wrapped up their "Make My Pizza" Challenge, where they reached out into the community ans asked you to create your perfect pizza to have a chance to see it on the menu come season.
Out of dozens of creative and ... interesting entries, the tastebuds of Giuseppe's Pizza and Pasta narrowed it down to six finalists on September 09, 2013. The finalists; Kena, Dane, Shann, Christopher, Vic, and Chris were notified by phone or email about their cuisine accomplishments and invited to continue on to the final judging. Congratulations to the six that made it, and to those who didn't - that's okay, neither did I!
A finale party was hosted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Giuseppe's Pizza and Pasta, located in the Smoke Tree Shopping Center in Palm Springs (CA 92264). Members of the community, along side Palm Springs local celebrity judges were there to help sample and judge the finalist's pizza in hopes to help make the decision easier on who the winner was! All winners, first, second and third place received gift certificates to Giuseppe's Pizza and Pasta and grand prize will also have their pizza added to the seasonal menu!
Giuseppe's Pizza and Pasta had a bigger than projected turn out for not only the contest itself but for the finale party as well. Joe Funkey and all of his staff extend a thank you to all challenge entrants and look forward to doing this again.
and the winner is...
Christopher Giusto with Eggplant Parmesan Pizza! A vegetarian option: Hand Tossed Crust with Red Sauce, Breaded Eggplant Medallions, Roasted Garlic, Basil and Dollops of Ricotta Cheese. A tasty journey in texture and flavor.
Check out pictures of the event on Giuseppe's facebook page, here.
If you have yet to try the mouth watering homemade flavors at Giuseppe's Pizza and Pasta, now's the time to do it! With an out-of-season full capacity and October right around the corner, there is no better time to join the Giuseppe's family before the winter-locals arrive!