St. Maarten pizza makers Andrina Ollivierre and Jahvaughny Ayee flank John Caputo, the local Domino’s franchisee.
PHILIPSBURG–Two Domino’s team members have qualified for the World’s Fastest Pizza Maker Competition to be held in Bogota, Colombia, this week. Andrina Ollivierre and Jahvaughny Ayee both achieved judged qualifying times in a local competition that placed them amongst the fastest pizza makers in the world.
The two competitors head to Bogota today, Tuesday, for the competition which will see the final 18 competitors in the Americas region compete for the World’s Fastest Pizza Maker title. On Wednesday there will be practice rounds, some coaching, and a cultural group activity. The competition takes place on Thursday afternoon and one competitor will be crowned.
Competitors must make three perfect large pizzas starting with unformed dough balls, then applying pizza sauce, cheese and then a pepperoni-topped pizza, a mushroom pizza, and a cheese pizza in the fastest time possible. Penalty time is added back on for over- or under-portioning of ingredients and no pizza can pass the judging line until it is deemed sellable.
The times for the three pizzas were one minute 14 seconds and 1 minute 15 seconds, with Jahvaughny barely edging out Andrina. Both have been practising diligently and the times are now down to just about one minute.
The qualifying competition was held in January and Domino’s Corporate representatives were on hand to facilitate and to be the judges. Several team members took the initiative. All pizzas made in the competition were baked and then donated to organisations like the Police Force, White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, the hospital, and New Start Foundation.
“I am so very proud of Andrina and Jahvaughny for qualifying and being amongst the best and fastest in the world,” said local Domino’s franchisee John Caputo. “I know that their passion for the Domino’s brand has got them this far and there is no limit to what they can achieve, as these two literally have pizza sauce running though their veins!”