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Top Pizza Night

TOP PIZZA TASTE OF ELMHURST 2018

 

Top Pizza Night - You Decide

  • five hundred pizza fans of all ages attended
  • over $5,000 raised

Thank you to our vendors and guests for participating in this FUN-draising event and light-hearted competition.

The real winners are all of the Elmhurst public school students
that will benefit from the enhanced programs and resources these proceeds will provide.

TOP PIZZA 2018

Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst 2018 Results 

please note that not every pizza category was represented by each participating pizzeria

 

Overall Favorite   

Gold: Lou Malnati
Silver: Mama Maria
Bronze: (tie) Aurelio and DiLeo

 

Cheese
Gold: Lou Malnati
Silver: Aurelio
Bronze:Mama Maria

 

Blind taste test results (cheese)
(panel of 20 York High School students)
Gold: Rosati
Silver: Roberto/Aurelio
Bronze: Bacci

 

Pepperoni
Gold: Aurelio
Silver: Mama Maria
Bronze: Baci

                                   

Sausage

Gold: Lou
Silver: Gullivers
Bronze: Roberto

                                                                                                  Specialty

Gold: Roberto/Rosati
Silver: Mama Maria
Bronze: Bacci/Fratello

 

Gluten Free

Gold: Bacci
Silver: Fratello
Bronze: Roberto

 

Crust

Gold: Lou Malnati
Silver: Gullivers
Bronze: Aurelio

 

Sauce

Gold: Aurelio
Silver: Lou Malnati
Bronze: Mama Maria

 

 

Thank you to all of our York NHS students that volunteered to set-up, serve pizza,
clean tables, acted as Pizza Mascot  and sell desserts.
 

Thank you to Chris Miller & Maddock Douglas for graphics             

 

 


 

THANK YOU VENDORS!

Aurelios-first time at this event
Bacci

DiLeos

Fratellos
Gullivers

Lou Malnatis
Mama Marias

Robertos

Rosatis-first time at this event

 

 

The success of the District 205 Foundation’s Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst fundraising event continued this year as over 500 pizza-loving guests of all ages descended on York High School on April 26th to enjoy selections from nine very generous local restaurants and pizzerias.

The $10 entrance fee enabled guests to sample a variety of pizzas that were donated and served by this year’s participating vendors that included Aurelio’s, Bacci, DiLeo’s, Fratello’s, Gulliver’s, Lou Malnati’s, Mama Maria’s, Roberto’s and Rosati’s. Many visitors were surprised at the quantity and variety of slices they were able to try, and went home full and excited about discovering new pizzerias and new flavors.

“It seems that most people tend to go with the ‘usual’ when it comes to ordering pizza, so it is really fun to provide an opportunity for restaurants to showcase their pies and guests to try something new that may become a future favorite,” said Foundation Executive Director Lisa Fanelli.

In a fun, light-hearted competition, guests also voted for their favorites in multiple categories. Elmhurst’s Fratello’s has generously participated every year and this year brought a gluten free option that came in second in that category to Baci, which received favorite gluten free honors. Newcomer Rosati’s tied with Roberto’s for favorite specialty pizza, and first-time participant Aurelio’s topped the sauce and pepperoni pizza categories. Gulliver’s came in a close second in both sausage and crust categories to Lou Malnati’s, which also won favorite cheese.

On this particular evening in April, pizza fans gave the Overall Favorite Pizza Bronze medal to Aurelio’s and DiLeo’s (tie), Silver to Mama Maria’s and Gold to the returning champion, Lou Malnati’s. All of these winning restaurants should be applauded and supported for their generosity and commitment to education. Result details can be found by visiting www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_pizza.

The real winners are the students of Elmhurst, because proceeds from this and all Foundation fundraising events support educational enhancements for all 13 public schools. The Top Pizza proceeds of over $5,000 come on the heels of a very successful February Gala which raised $200,000 that, together, will go a long way in achieving the Foundation’s mission of supporting innovation and the advancement of educational excellence in Elmhurst public schools.

 

Memories from past Top Pizza Events

 

Thanks to all of the families and individuals that attended, tasted and voted! We appreciate your support.