NYPD Pizza Wins First Place in Hong Kong Perfect Pizza Challenge

NYPD Pizza won first place in Hong Kong Perfect Pizza ChallengeOn September 7, a pizza competition was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The competition aptly named the Hong Kong Perfect Pizza Challenge chose the six best Pizzerias to compete including Amici, New York Pizza Delivery, HK convention and Exhibition Center’s Western Kitchen, Paisano’s, Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant of Chiram and Pizzeria La Gondola.

Among the six Pizzerias,  Shenzhen’s New York Pizza Delivery came out on top by winning the perfect pizza challenge.

Before the competition, contestants were asked to bring their own pre-made dough, flour, sauce and toppings of one 14 inch pizza. The choice of ingredients was left to the discretion of the competitors with the exception that only Anchor cheese could be used. Baking and other preparation equipment was provided, and contestants were advised to bring other personal tools that they might need in making the pizza.

The pizza had to be commercially viable and contestants had to prepare and cook the pizza within ten minutes in the competition area. Only one pizza was allowed to be made and contestants had to attend the pre-competition briefing before the start of the competition.

Three judges were given the honor to taste and choose the top pizza in the competition, including:

Niall Richardson, the Procurement Manager for Gastro Primo Limited. Richardson was the one who created the Viva Pizza range of freshly made chilled pizzas that are sold in several Park n Shops around Hong Kong.

David Warren, the Regional Advisory Chef of Fonterra Brands with 15 years of experience in the F&B industry in different countries. Warren also trained and did apprenticeship in a 1 Star Michelin Restaurant in London. He now provides technical support to the Asia and Middle East Region as Advisory Chef in Fonterra.

Giandomenico Caprioli, the Executive Chef of the Isola bar & Grill Hong Kong located at the IFC since 2004. He is also the Director of Operations of Isola Bar & grill Hong Kong & Shanghai. Caprioli uses fresh ingredients with his food with sublime simplicity. His signature Margherita pizza have attracted a lot of fans that wanted to the Caprioli’s style of cooking.

5 Comments for “NYPD Pizza Wins First Place in Hong Kong Perfect Pizza Challenge”

  1. Thank you all for the support. We will continue to make the best pizza available to you.

  2. I’m so happy to see NYPD getting the proper recognition it deserves! A few months ago a vindictive and malicious email was sent to many Shenzhen residents stating false information about NYPD. In my opinion NYPD is the best ‘American’ style pizza in Shenzhen. My family orders it several times a month and continues to be one of our favorite things to treat ourselves to here in China. I know the owner of this company and I also know how much he prides himself on providing his customers with the quality pizza, using only the freshest ingredients and making sure all food is prepared and cooked in an hygienic environment ensuring what he serves his loyal customers is not only safe to eat but also delicious! Congratulations NYPD on your award and best of luck to you! I personally thank you for opening up her in Shenzhen and making our already comfortable Expat life even more enjoyable!

  3. What toppings did they use? Is that a meat lover’s?

  4. Good on ya’ Thompson and NYPD. You beat out some stiff competition including Paisano’s which makes a good pie. For those of you who haven’t tried it, I recommend the Anchovy with Capers.

  5. Congratulations Thompson,

    Great effort ref the pizza prize and best wishes to you and your wife on your recent marraige.

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