Welcome to YYC Pizza Week
Happy New Year!
In four years of putting on an event that supports local businesses and charity, YYC Pizza Week is pleased to announce 11,097 pizzas have been eaten and close to $35,000 raised for charity. Way to go Calgary!
Congratulations to all restaurants who participated! The judges have spoken and we are pleased to share the winning categories and results:
Most Pizzas Sold: Naina's Kitchen
Best In House Promotion: Italian Centre Shop
Best Social Media Presence: Toscana Italian Grill
Best Crust: The Garage Sports Bar & Grill
Most Out of the Box: Spot On Kitchen & Bar
Best Overall: Windsor Pizza Co.
Best Crust: Posto Pizzeria & Bar
Most Out of the Box: The Still Fine Spirits & Edibles
Best Overall: Cibo
Best Crust: Grate and Barrel
Most Out of the Box: Avatara Pizza
Best Overall: Madison's 1212
yyc pizza week 2017 - september 22 - october 1
YYC Pizza Week 2017 is in full swing and it looks like Calgarians are having the best time eating pizzas for charity! Be sure to tag us on social media -------------------------> so we can share the pizza eating love!
Every time you eat a YYC Pizza Week pizza, get your passport stamped for the chance to win prizes! Hang onto your passport if you eat more than 5 pizzas! Email us (yycpizzaweek @ gmail dot com) once pizza week is over to let us know and take a photo of your passport!
From Friday, September 22 – Sunday, October 1 there are over 44 pizza or pizza varieties to try! The public can visit various YYC Pizza Week Restaurants around town, buy a Thick, Thin or Gluten Free pizza for $20 with $3 of every pizza going back to Calgary Meals on Wheels. Or check out the Unique category where unique pizza items will range from $10-$20 with partial proceeds of each item sold going to charity.
pulcinella kicks off yyc pizza week
We launched our VIP Media Event at Pulcinella. They provided light bites, their YYC Pizza Week pizza and worked with a few local wine reps to provide some perfectly paired wine. Held in their upstairs party room, Pulcinella offered a lovely space to launch YYC Pizza Week.
Joining in to offer a sneak peak of their YYC Pizza Week pizzas were PZA Parlour & Midtown Kitchen & Bar. Banded Peak Brewing poured some tasty beers!
No Public vote for 2017
There will be no public vote this year for your favourite pizza. Instead there will be a panel of judges and several categories our YYC Pizza Week locations can enter. Details will start being uploadedd to the Pizza Judging Panel page soon!
All pizzas are now live on our Pizza Page so check them all out and prepare to drool!
INVitations have been sent out
Check your emails as invitations are on their way to participate in YYC Pizza Week 2017! Deadline for all locations to RSVP is Friday, July 21, 2017. If you are a returning food destination, your 2016 charity donation must be paid for you to be in YYC Pizza Week 2017!
YYC Pizza Week 2017 returns for YEAR FOUR September 22 - October 1
Please forward all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org!
yyc pizza week announces their return to one charity
January 2017 - YYC Pizza Week has decided to return to their roots and work with only one charity again this year, Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Being a small volunteer run event, administration of financials and donations for one charity is easier to manage then working with two separate charities each with their own accounting departments.
yyc pizza week is pleased to announce a second charity for 2016
YYC Pizza Week is about charity, giving back to our community, supporting our local people and businesses. After a very successful first two years in Calgary, the team sat down and decided to bring on a second charity as a trail run. Everyone on the team submitted their ideas and suggestions for a second charity and a final decision for 2016 was made.
Please join us in welcoming 100 Men Calgary as our second charity for 2016!!
You can learn more about the work 100 Men Calgary does by checking out either their website or our Charity Page.
YYC Pizza Week 2015 - September 25 - October 4
Supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels, YYC Pizza Week returns to Calgary offering up pizza lovers all kinds of delicious and unique pizza pie creations. From Friday, September 25 – Sunday, October 4 the public can visit various YYC Pizza Week Restaurants around town, buy a pizza for $20 with $3 of every pizza going back to Calgary Meals on Wheels. Pick up a passport at a participating restaurant while they last, get it stamped everytime you eat a YYC Pizza Week pizza for the opportunity to win prizes!
Over 40 of Calgary’s best pizza restaurants are featuring a signature pizza in one of four categories: Neapolitan, Thick Crust, Unique, or Gluten Free to benefit Calgary Meals on Wheels. The public can vote for their favourite pizza in each category via a text in voting application from September 25 - October 4.. Winners will be announced the following week, given a trophy, and bragging rights for another year.
Check out our Pizza Page to learn more about all the delicious pizzas available for 10 days during yyc pizza week.
The 2015 Food Bloggers Challenge
15 local Calgary Bloggers signed on to create a pizza using 2 of 4 Mystery Ingredients provided by Scarpones/The Italian Store. They choose from Ricotta, Fig Jam, Housemade Pesto and Pitted Assorted Olives. Starting tomorrow you can vote for your favourite pizza creation and favourite blogger over on the Food Blogger Pizza Challenge Page. Voting closes at midnight on October 4th.
A Statement regarding recent events - September 22, 2016
In light of the recent events currently in the news regarding Terry Lo and some incorrect statements in the media, we feel it’s important to let the community know while he was initially involved with YYC Pizza Week in 2014, he has not been affiliated or associated with YYC Pizza Week in its entirety since then.
YYC Pizza Week Team