Professionals of the Pizza Industry


The World Pizza Champions, America’s #1 Pizza Team, are made up of founding members Tony Gemignani, Michael Shepherd, Siler Chapman, Joe Carlucci, Ken Bryant and Sean Brauser. The World Pizza Champions also include many other members from around the globe. Our team is built from a diverse crowd of independent pizza operators who have a true passion for pizza and preserving the art of real pizza making. True to our name, our members have earned countless gold medals, accolades, and awards at pizza competitions globally in numerous categories of Pizza Acrobatics and Pizza Baking, proving that we truly are world champions of not just pizza games and pizza acrobatics, but pizza making as well. From the back to back wins in the Team Acrobatic Competition at the World Pizza Championships in Salsomaggiore, Italy to the Guinness Book of World Records we hold, all the way to the Triple Crown win of Tony Gemignani in Naples, Italy – we are America’s #1 Pizza Team™ and hold more medals and awards than any other pizza team in the world.

Our team members have appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Tony Danza Show, The Tonight Show, The Ellen Show, ESPN, Food Network, The Discovery Channel, Rachel Ray Show, Emeril Live, Good Morning America, The Early Show, ABC, CNN, BBC, RAI & Sabato Gigante, and more. You can also find us performing acrobatic dough throwing shows around the world at numerous festivals, fairs, sporting events, and food shows all year long.

Be sure to find us at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, NV every spring where we will be organizing the World Pizza Games, conducting seminars, and holding pizza-making demonstrations.






World Pizza Champions Team Members

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