The inaugural Pizza Eating Challenge brought 7 teams to vie for the coveted trophy! These 4 stalwart young men finished a party size pizza in record time and earned the hardware.
Pizza Eating Champions
Team Pizza Paesano’s came a close 2nd place
World Pizza Champions
World Pizza Flair Champion Justin Wadstein and Syler Chapman were flown in from California and North Carolina to ply their trade! They wowed the crowd with the Pizza Flair skills and demonstrations and made their American style pizzas for everyone to try!
Justin plying his trade. He was 2018’s World Pizza Champion at Las Vegas’s Pizza Games, the largest Pizza event in the world
Emma Foods Pizza Demo’s
The Best Pizzaiolo’s from Italy and Canada were on stage to show people how to make various doughs, sauces and how to cook the pizza. And the best part? The free samples at the end!
Salvatore from Italy on stage teaching how to make Neopolitan Style Dough
Michael from Faema Culinary Academy teaching the tricks of the trade
The Canadian Museum of Pizza
Featuring an informative and entertaining exhibit with cool pizza boxes from around the world, and a short brief of the History of Pizza in Canada curated by Pizza Historian Alex Hughes.
The Jersey Pizza Boys
One of our most popular events was when we flew in the Jersey Pizza Boys (who performed on Jimmy Kimmel) who gave us an amazing and engaging performance. We love their high energy, and the crowd loved them. Adults and kids alike got involved in their performance and they really ‘delivered’ an amazing Pizza Flair Performance.
DJ Pauly D
The star of the Reality TV Show Jersey Shore landed for the first time in Ontario at the Vaughan Pizza Fest. Guests came from across Ontario to see him and fans loved every minute of his engaging DJ performance. Some lucky fans won a contest to get a meet and greet who will never forget that moment!
One Lucky Fan with her chance to meet Pauly!
Pauly D performing for thousands of fans in attendance!
Major League Eating International Pizza Eating Challenge
Canada was watching when Major League Eating arrived in Vaughan to compete in the International Pizza Eating Challenge. Geoffrey Esper perennial powerhouse Joey Chestnut by eating 19 pizza’s to Joey’s 17! History was made with this massive upset!
Thousands of fans watch as the contestants devour Pizza!
Competitive Eating Legend Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut working his trade!
Guinness World Record Attempt – World’s Largest Calzone
40 Pizza makers from 17 different pizzerias from across Canada came together to create the World’s Longest Calzone. Led by Roberto Vergalito, the team successfully baked a 60 foot long Calzone and it was judged to be an Official Guinness World Record! And the best part, hundreds of fans got to EAT a part of history, as part of the requirement is that the food be consumed!
The team that made it all happen!
Official Guinness Adjudicator in the house!
Accepting the award for the successful completion!
Electric Circus Experience: Featuring Monika Deol and Rick Campanelli
You cannot get more iconically Canadian than the coolest dance show ever. The Electric Circus was a part of many Canadians Friday nights! Watching on City TV or Much Music, EC featured cool dancers, and amazing live performances. We had both amazing dancers and live performances, all live streamed! (Ironically enough, this was before the pandemic began!) We had an amazing night hosted by original EC Emcee Monika Deol and everyone’s favourite VJ Rick ‘The Temp’ Campanelli and featured live performances by C+C Music Factory and Real McCoy. EC Dancers from the 90’s were given free tickets to the event to reconnect with Monika and it was an amazing experience! Watch the entire live stream here!