St. Mary Preschool in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan knows that naturally curious and active children learn best through experiences. Preschool students recently toured Guido’s Premium Pizza to learn about the business as well as age appropriate restaurant etiquette.
“It was such fun to have the kids here,” said Guido’s owner Carrie Raynard. “They started by coloring chef hats and loved making their own pizzas.” Field trips, in general, help young children learn about themselves and their communities through hands-on discovery but getting to eat pizza was a bonus. “We could definitely tell who is wired to own a Guido’s,” said Raynard. “Most of the kids made plain cheese pizzas. One boy made cheese, ham, pineapple and pepperoni. That one we’ll keep an eye on!”
Las Vegas, NV, March 2010 -- The 2010 World Pizza Games were held March 2-4, at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada and Amanda Barks from Guido’s Premium Pizza Sault Ste. Marie competed in the Fastest Box Folding event.
“It might seem funny but the competition is intense,” says Shawn McGuire, founder of Guido’s Premium Pizza. “It’s an international event, imagine a Pizza Olympics.” Carrie Raynard, owner of Guido’s Sault Ste. Marie store is proud to have Barks on staff. “On busy nights, Amanda is the one we want folding boxes.”
All competitors were 18 years or older, currently working in the pizza industry, and some even pre-qualified for the finals at a prior regional event. The goal of the box folding contest is to completely and properly fold five 12” pizza boxes as fast as possible. Time was recorded down to the hundredth of a second. The 2010 winning time of 19:17 seconds was good for $1,000. Barks clocked in at 29 seconds.
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