Another Successful International Pizza Expo!

Thousands of people from the food industry transended on Las Vegas for the 29th Annual International Pizza Expo on March 19-21st. Attendees experienced three days of food, fun, and learning with 1000 exhibitors and several informational speakers. Fontanini Italian Meats was proud to be a part of the action!

Key Note Speaker, Robert Irvine, kicked off the Pizza Expo on Tuesday morning discussing strategies for surviving and thriving in today's economy while motivating restaurant and pizzeria owners to think of new ways to generate business!


Shortly after Robert Irvine finished speaking and answering some audience questions, the show floor opened and an excitement filled the air! Industry experts and novices alike traced through aisles of exhibitors tasting and testing anything and everything "pizza" related! As always, Fontanini featured a large selection of our signature items including our Mamma Ranne Meatballs, Italian Sausage, Italian Beef, Pot Roast, Chicken Sausage, and our New Sweet and Spicy Sausage Appetizer - not to mention several new and innovative pizza concepts! Some of these new pizza ideas included:

  • Cheeseburger Pizza
  • Bratwurst Pizza
  • Gyro Pizza
  • Chicken Vesuvio Pizza
  • Breakfast Pizza with Cranberry Drizzle
  • "Thanksgiving" Inspired Pizza
  • Meatball & Pepperoni Pizza

(Recipes for all of the Fontanini pizzas featured at the Pizza Expo will be available online shortly.)

Attendees were also treated to cooking demonstrations and competitions throughout the show! Fontanini was proud to sponsor both Tony Gemignani and Joe Carlucci. These master pizzaiolos showed off their pizza making skills while offering viewers tips and tricks for making the perfect pie!


Between the speakers and demonstrations, it's usually hard to pick a favorite part of the expo. However, this year we had a clear winner! Master Sargent Mark Evans and Staff Sargent Jeff Palenske from Pizza 4 Patriots helped us serve pizza during the three day expo while bringing attention to a great cause! It is such an honor to be partnered with this amazing organization!


Finally, Fontanini wanted to give a big shout out to our amazing team! We had another successful year at the International Pizza Expo and we couldn't have done it without each and every one of you!