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Michael Sheperd

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Michael Shepherd

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Titles:

  • Gold Medal "Squadra Acrobatica " Pizza Olympics - Salsomaggiore, Italy 2007
  • Gold Medal - "Squadra Acrobatica " Salsomaggiore, Italy 2006
  • Gold Medal "Team Acrobatic" Las Vegas, NV 2005
  • Bronze Medal - Largest Stretch: Salsomaggiore, Italy 2009
  • Silver Medal - Largest Stretch: Pizza Olympics - Salsomaggiore, Italy 2007
  • Bronze Medal - Largest Stretch: Salsomaggiore, Italy 2006
  • Silver Medal - Fastest Pizza: Salsomaggiore, Italy 2005
  • Silver Medal - Team Acrobatic: Salsomaggiore, Italy 2005
  • Gold Medal - Largest Stretch: Salsomaggiore, Italy 2004
  • US Pizza Champion - Largest Stretch: Los Angeles, CA 2004
  • US Pizza Champion - Fastest Pizza: Los Angeles, CA 2004
  • US Pizza Champion - Largest Pizza: Columbus, OH 2002
  • 2nd Place - Freestyle Dough Tossing: New York, NY 2003
  • 3rd Place - Fastest Maker: New York, NY 2003
  • 2nd Place - Largest Stretch: New York, NY 2003
  • 3rd Place - Freestyle Dough Tossing: New York, NY 2004
  • 2nd Place - Fastest Pizza: New York, NY 2004
  • 2nd Place - Largest Stretch: New York, NY 2004

Pizzeria awards:

  • 1st Place Gourmet for our "Louisiana Cajun Chicken Pizza" Pizza Pizzaz Columbus, OH 2003
  • Best Pizza: YMCA Taste of Hardin County 2005
  • Best Entree: YMCA Taste of Hardin County 2005
  • Best Pizza: Taste of Logan County 2007
  • Best Pizza: Taste of Logan County 2008
  • Best Entree: Taste of Logan County 2009
  • 1st Place: Sofo Foods Pizza Showdown 2006
  • Pizza Festiva: Pizza of the Year Finalist 2007

Pizzeria:

Michael Angelo's Pizza, Inc
215 S Detroit St.
Kenton, OH 43326

Phone: 419-673-7101

117 N Sandusky St.
Rushsylvania, OH 43347

Phone: 937-468-2100
Fax: 888-378-6488

Mailing Address:

Michael Angelo's Pizza, Inc.
P.O. BOX 616
Kenton, OH 43326

Location:

Kenton & Rushsylvania, OH

Years in the Industry:

16

Highlighted TV Appearences:

ABC's "Master of Champions"

Food Network's "Pizza Battle"

Food Network's "World Pizza Challange"

Discovery Times: Short Takes

Life & Style

CNN

Several Appearences on WLIO NBC 

International TV appearences:

Galileo - Germany

Gozalo! - Dominican Republic

Pasion Gourmet - Dominican Republic

Chèvere Nights - Dominican Republic

Highlighted Performances:

Pizzerelli Pizza Tour - Dominican Republic

All Things Italian Festival - Fairfield, IA

Feast of San Gennaro - Verona, NY

Edika Food Show -Munich, Germany

Lewis Center 4th of July Parade

Lima Italian Festival

North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show - Columbus, OH

SOFO Show - Toledo, OH

Presto Food Show, Belterra, IN

GFS Food Show - Grand Rapids, MI & Columbus, OH

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Formost Farms Hobart PZ-44 Dough Conditioner
Revention Cholula Bag Solutions
Lindsay Olive Company GI.METAL
Roto Flex Ovens Lloyd Industries

Michael's Sponsors

SOFO Foods

Bio

Michael Shepherd is owner of Michael Angelo's Pizza, with locations in Kenton and Rushsylvania, OH and a founding member of the World Pizza Champions.

Originally starting off in the computer business, holding a degree in Computer Programming, Michael swithed to the pizza business and opened Michael Angelo's Pizza in Kenton in 1997 and later opened the Rushsylvania store in 2003. Michael Angelo's Pizza has seen its sales at it's Kenton location climb over 900% since first opening, and the Rushylvania location has seen it's sales increase over 300%.

Michael currently holds 4 Gold Medals for Largest Dough Stretch and Team Acrobatic Dough Throwing won at the 2004, 2006 & 2007 World Pizza Championship in Italy and the 2005 World Pizza Games. In 2005 Michael broke the Italain record in the Fastest Dough competion. In addition Michael holds 3 National Titles for Fastest Dough & Largest Dough stretch along with over 10 Silver & Bronze awards.

Along with the World Pizza Champions team, Michael has traveled to Italy, Germany, and the Dominican Republic competing and doing acrobatic demonstrations of every kind and appearing on national television shows such as The Food Network, Discovery Times, ABC's Master of Champions, CNN, and Life & Style.

 

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