On January 11 and 12, 2016, top pizza makers from all over the country converged in Harlem for the Global Pizza Summit and 2016 Caputo Cup Invitational.
Each day brought a series of discussions and demonstrations hosted by some of the most prominent names in the world of pizza. After a lunch of fresh pasta prepared by Chef Gennaro Esposito, pie makers were invited to face off in a the ultimate pizza challenge. Competitors were divided into two groups—New York Style and Neapolitan.
Top honors in the New York Style went to 69-year-old Norma Knepp, who runs a pizza stand at a weekly market in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Jesus Solis from Forcella in Brooklyn took home the prize in the Neapolitan category. Winners were given $1,000 and a pallet of Caputo flour, as well as entry and hotel accommodations at the upcoming Pizza Expo Competition in Las Vegas.