Pizza Games

The stakes for Pagliacci Pizza's annual pizza making contest just got higher. [...]

Hunger Games: 2015 Best Cook Competition

Every year our cooks go head to head in an epic battle of skill. Many compete in our annual Best Cook Competition, but only one climbs to the top as our true toss boss. Check out who earned the title of 2015 Best Cook. [...]

Hunger Games: 2014 Cook Competition

Every year our cooks go head to head in an epic battle of skill. Many compete in our annual Cook Competition, but only one cook climbs to the top as our true toss boss. Each location nominates a representative – be they crewmember, shift leader, associate manager or general manager – to face the challenge. [...]

Best Cook Competition

As we do every year we culled our stores for the best cooks and had them compete to see who truly is the best of the best at Pagliacci. Each store nominated one cook to compete for the title. We judged based on a balance between speed and quality, since we train our crew to [...]

March Madness 2012 FINALS

This past Saturday we held the finals for our annual March Madness contest at the Bridle Trails Delivery Kitchen. It was a battle between some experienced tossers – the least tenured competitor has been with Pagliacci for over 2 years. The Final Four were all competing for pride, cash, and dinner for their entire store [...]

March Madness, Pagliacci style...

This weekend hordes of people ventured out to watch tributes battle in a match that would see only one winner emerge victorious and return home a hero to many. Pagliacci was not exempt from this phenomenon either. No, we didn't take our pizza people to see The Hunger Games. This weekend saw our annual Best [...]

Pagliacci March Madness

The final for March Madness featured the 4 best tossers in the competition – and coincidentally one from each position in our kitchen. 145th GM Mike Baxley, who has a fear of octopi, went first only to find that one of his competitors had sabotaged the flour bin with a hidden octopus leg. After shaking [...]

Pagliacci March Madness -- Sweet 16 Day 2

On Saturday the second group of tossers came to Lake City Way to try and earn a berth into the finals. With a cumulative scoring system the competitors knew just how low they had to go. Perhaps jangled by nerves most of the tossers put a hole in their dough – a significant drag on [...]

Pagliacci March Madness -- Sweet 16 Round 1

Today we had the first group of the final 16 attempt to move to the Final Four. We take a cumulative score from the 1st and 2nd round to determine the top 4 who will move on to the finals next weekend at Lake City Way. With first round scores already established some strategizing is [...]

Pagliacci March Madness -- Sweet 16

This week we will narrow down the top 16 performers and end with the best 4. We have all 4 regions of Pagliacci represented and all are hopeful to move forward. Just who is eligible for March Madness? We take all employees who are Core Crew Certified and narrow down to 64 – with each [...]

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