Tim Hoffman‘s “Holy Canoli” Pizza Takes Second Place in The World


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Barro's guys with creator Sam Adams

Barro‘s Pizza handpicked four employees for the second year in a row to send to the International Pizza Expo and World Pizza Games to compete in six competitive categories. Held in Las Vegas on March 19th – 21st, Barro‘s came prepared to go head to head with some of the world‘s best pizza chefs.

Dean Starbuck, Zach Tiner and Mike Barro Jr. represented Barro‘s Pizza in different competitive events including freestyle acrobatics, fastest dough pound, pizza triathlon, box folding, most creative pizza recipe and traditional pizza recipe categories.

Barro‘s Pizza Deer Valley General Manager, Tim Hoffman, competed in the “Non-Traditional” pizza category, which required him to invent a creative, visually appealing and tasty pizza. Tim created a Cannoli Pizza which he inventively named “Holy Cannoli”. The “Holy Cannoli” won him first place in the Southwest region. Spectators sampled his non-traditional pizza and were pleasantly taken aback by his originality and skill. One spectator who was lucky enough to sample Tim‘s creative and decadent pizza stated, “That was the best pizza I have had here all week.” Fortunately it didn‘t stop there; Tim then advanced to the finals and competed for the title of “World‘s Best Pizza Maker” in the “Non-Traditional” pizza category. After recreating his “Holy Cannoli” pizza on stage in front of a large audience, he was awarded second place in the WORLD.

This year the Barro‘s team did a great job working together and showing the world their exceptional pizza making skills. At the end of the night, Tim Hoffman proudly stated, “Needles to say it is always a blast getting to represent the company and be amongst the best in the world. I can‘t wait until next year.”