International Pizza Expo

Annual Pilgrimage: Pizza Expo 2016

What is the size of 6 football fields, has bright red floors and anything that you can think of that relates to PIZZA? Yes, every March thousands of pizza professionals from around the world travel to Las Vegas to enhance their knowledge, explore vendor/suppliers, and meet up with friends/colleagues at International Pizza Expo.

Since we specialize in Neapolitan pizza, we spend the majority of our time connecting with our friends from Naples and our importers/distributors that supply us with our exceptional flour, tomatoes, meats, and cheeses. We also spend time with the Naples and LA-based team members from our accrediting body – the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) and our favorite Neapolitan pizza makers (pizzaioli) from around the world. IMG_4421 (1)

This trip, we also enjoyed visiting with our fresh mozzarella partner, Angelo & Franco and our Seattle-based friends from Lemoncocco (a new lemon coconut drink that we serve at all locations) who both had booths at the Expo. IMG_4415IMG_4416IMG_4422

Tutta Bella was featured in a branding seminar and we attended some educational sessions on multiple topics that will help us better live true to our mission and serve our guests! We had the honor of also meeting the woman who most recently won the top pizzaiola award at a competition in Naples.