Eight members of the Dietary staff of Briar Hill Health Campus fought their way to the top to be named Champion Pizza Chef during a just-for-fun Pizza Throwdown.
Pizza Chef Extraordinaire
According to Executive Director Valerie Wallen, the competition was part of the monthly Employee Appreciation Day. Employees were invited to the dining room to eat salad and taste the 8 staff-created pizzas. Employees were invited to vote for their favorite.
So many yummy pizzas to choose from....
Bev Smith (Left)Employees Favorite, Rose Isenberg(Right)Judges Favorite
Three members of the community, Bonnie Knaggs, Dennis Miller, and Yours Truly (Sue Miklovic) were invited to serve as guest Pizza judges. In the end Rose Isenberg was named Favorite Pizza by the judges. Bev Smith was named the Staff's Favorite.
Bonnie, Dennis, Sue---the Judges
Rose's pizza was "Sweet Italian Pizza" with sweet Italian sausage with fresh red and green peppers, sautéed onions, homemade sauce, topped with a cheese blend and seasonings.
Bev's pizza was "Loaded Baked Potato Pizza" with a creamy white sauce, baked potatoes, onion, cheddar jack cheese
Other choices were Classic Specialty, BBQ Chicken, Brownies and Berries, Pineapple Bbq Chicken, Vera Pizza Giardino Italiano, and Hawaiian. All had the same crust, except for the brownie-fruit pizza. The three judges agreed that they were all quite good.
Left:Employees dropped tickets in these jars to vote for their favorites
Right: One entry was fruity--and gluten free
Gift cards and prizes were awarded for those who made pizzas and for some other employee drawings.