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    Blodgett Ovens
  • Columbus Convention Center
    Columbus, OH
    Exhibit Hours
    Sunday, February 22, 2015 / 10:30am-5:00pm Monday, February 23, 2015 / 10:30am-4:00pm

NAPICS '14 Show Highlights

February 11, 2014 | Thank You For Making NAPICS ‘14 A Success!

Thanks to you, our valued attendees, NAPICS 2014 was a memorable success. You, along with thousands of your foodservice peers, walked our show floor aisles seeing, tasting and touching the latest wares, foods and beverages from over 175 exhibiting companies.

With the insights you provided us through last year’s attendee survey, we were able to pack even more dynamic programming designed into this year’s program. Workshops and seminars Sunday and Monday attracted nearly 800 attendees to learn more about marketing and managing their businesses and maximizing revenue.

Another powerhouse Pizza Pizzazz competition
Big props to this year’s crop of pizza makers who outlasted more than 125 bakers to win the 2014 Pizza Pizzazz competition. The first place recipient in each competition received a cash prize of $6,000. The second place recipients received $1,000 and third place winners pocketed $500 for their culinary talents.

Garnering first place in the gourmet competition was Jordan Henson, Gatti's Pizza, located in Portsmouth, Ohio, who delighted judges with her submission of the Italian Sub pizza. Cindy Hamlin, of Capone's Pizzeria in Parma, Ohio, secured second place with her submission of Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza. Third place honors went to Valley City, Ohio’s Jason Samosky of Samosky's Homestyle Pizzeria, who submitted the Spinachi pizza.

In the traditional competition, this year’s winner was Shawn Dugan, Shorty's Pizzeria, located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, with his submission of the Manzo pizza. Jason Hague of Bada Bing! Pizzeria in Springfield, Ohio, captured second place for his Goombah pizza. Taking home third place honors was Cindy Hamlin of Capone's Pizzeria in Parma, Ohio, who won over judges with her submission of the Classic pizza.

On to next year …
We’re already excited about and planning for NAPICS 2015. So save the dates now – February 22-23, 2015. We’ll see you then!