- World’s fastest pizza maker to return to Las Vegas to defend his title -
Pali Grewal, a Domino’s Pizza franchisee from Surrey, is preparing to return to Las Vegas next month [May] in a bid to retain the prestigious title of the World’s Fastest Pizza Maker.
Pali from Camberley first scooped the title in 2010 for the biennial World’s Fastest Pizza Maker competition. He beat off stiff competition from across the globe to make three large pizzas in an impressive 39.1 seconds - that’s just 13 seconds per pizza! Pali set a new world record and claimed the title for the UK for the first time in the competition’s history.
Next month, Pali will return to Las Vegas for the competition in a bid to retain his title. He has been training hard - spending as much time as he can in-store making pizzas for customers and practising the three pizzas required for the competition every other day in preparation. He can’t wait to get back to take on pizza makers from across the world once more.
Pali Grewal, World’s Fastest Pizza Maker, said: “I’ve been making pizzas since I was 13 and to win the World’s Fastest title in 2010 was the culmination of thousands of hours of practise, hard work and dedication. Now that I have the title, I’m more determined than ever to keep it! I can’t wait to get to Las Vegas and take on the competitors. 2012 will be the 30th anniversary of the competition so it will mean even more to me if I can bring the trophy back to the UK again.”
Domino’s began the “World’s Fastest Pizza Maker” competition in 1982 to honour pizza makers who best exemplify the company’s philosophy of keeping efficiency in the store to allow sufficient time for safe, timely pizza delivery.
Finalists from Domino’s stores around the world have to hand-stretch fresh dough, sauce and top three large pizzas - one pepperoni, one mushroom and one cheese - as quickly as possible. While speed is important, it is only part of the recipe. Quality is hotly scrutinised as two judges inspect the stretching of the dough, application of the sauce and portioning of toppings during the competition. If the pizza is not perfect, it is returned to the competitor to remake the entire pizza, while still being timed.
World’s Fastest Pizza Maker 2012 will take place on Wednesday May 16, 2012 in Las Vegas. For more information on Domino’s Pizza, log onto www.dominos.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
Domino’s Pizza UK & IRL plc is the leading player in the fast-growing pizza delivery market and holds the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Germany. The first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991. In April 2011, the Group acquired a majority stake in the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in Germany.
As at 25 March 2012, there were 732 stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Germany. Of these, 580 stores are in England, 49 are in Scotland, 28 are in Wales, 19 are in Northern Ireland, one is on the Isle of Man, one is a mobile unit, 48 are in the Republic of Ireland and six are in Germany.
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is one of the world’s leading pizza delivery brands. Through its primarily franchised system, Domino’s Pizza operates a global network of more than 9,350 Domino’s Pizza stores in 70 international markets. Domino’s Pizza has a singular focus – the home delivery of pizza, freshly made to order with high quality ingredients.
Customers in the UK can order online at www.dominos.co.uk, customers in the Republic of Ireland can order online at www.dominos.ie and customers in Germany can order online at www.dominos.de. In addition, mobile customers can order by downloading Domino’s free iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7 apps.
For more information, please contact:
The Domino’s Pizza Press Office
Domino’s Pizza Group Ltd
Media Relations Manager
Tel: 01908 580 654