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What is the America's Plate?

PMQ's America's Plate ( will take place February 28th, 2010 in New York City. The America's Plate is an International culinary pizza competition that is held in New York City every year in association with PMQ's New York Pizza Showcase ( Last year's winner, Roberto Caporuscio, represented Italy and was awarded the coveted "Plate" for being judged the Best Pizza in the World after defeating America, China and the Czech Republic.

Each participating country has a structure of sanctioned competitions from which the best pizza team emerges. All the teams then converge on New York to battle for the chance to take home the prize. Requests from various countries are currently being reviewed with invitations to compete already being extended. International contestants will compete against the winner of the 2009 American Pizza Championship, Steve Leiber.

Who will be taking home the America's Plate this year? Will it be you?

If you would like to learn more about how your country can become involved in the America's Plate competition, contact Liz Barrett at