Thomas Garnick of Brava! Pizzeria in Denver, CO, (second from left) receives the grand prize at the inaugural Real California Pizza Contest on May 8, 2019. Tony Louters, vice chairman of the California Milk Advisory Board (at left), hands Thomas the grand prize of $10,000, to go with his $5,000 award for winning the Mexican-style cheese category. The other category winners are: Giovanni Labbate (second from right) of Bricks Wood Fired Pizza Cafe in Schaumburg, IL. for the All-Cheese category, and John Alers (far right) of Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza in Henderson, NV, for the REAL California category.
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