Guy spinning dough while dropping it on his foot

Book our World Champion Pizza Acrobats for Your Event!

Looking for some off the wall, outside the box entertainment for your next event?! How about an acrobatic dough show done by World Pizza Champions who have appeared on the Food Network?! The founders of Perfecting Pizza, Michael Shepherd and Siler Chapman, have performed acrobatic shows in front of many audiences from Sunny California to the Midwest, up and down the East Coast, across the Atlantic Ocean to Germany, and on into the birthplace of pizza, Italy. Acrobatic dough shows are great for Italian Festivals, Food Shows, Pizza Conventions, Fundraising Events, Parades, TV Commercials, Professional Pre Game Shows, Restaurant Grand Openings, School Assemblies, and Private Pizza Workshops.

An acrobatic show ranges from 15 – 25 minutes. The show consists of a 10 minute acrobatic pizza throwing routine to music. This routine incorporates tricks like across the shoulders, through the legs, two at a time, and floor movements. Followed by a demonstration that brings audience members on stage to try and learn how to toss a pizza. For any restaurant conventions and or food shows this act may be substituted with a 45-minute exhibition of tricks at someone’s booth or designated area. If a complete acrobatic show is more than what you or your organization is in need of or has budgeted for, still please feel free to contact us we often do shortened or abbreviated shows.

Rates will vary depending on location, travel time, length of the show, and individual requests but start at $1,000 per day. Hotel & travel costs not included

Who are these guys?

The founders of Perfecting Pizza are not only accompished pizzeria owners, pizza consultants, and industry speakers but they are also award winning pizza acrobats! Additionally, they are also two of the founding members of the World Pizza Champions – America’s #1 Pizza Team.

Siler Chapman

3 Time World Pizza Champion/U.S. Pizza Champion
Siler tossing on the Food Network television show

Michael Shepherd

4 Time World Pizza Champion / 3 Time U.S. Pizza Champion
Guy on a table on his back spinning pizza

Television Appearances

  • Steve Harvey Show
  • Food Network: Pizza Battle
  • Food Network:  Challenge – Pizza Champions
  • The Ellen Show
  • The Today Show
  • Travel Channel
  • Discovery Channel
  • Carolina Traveler
  • ABC “Master of Champions”
  • Discovery Channel: Short Takes
  • Chevere Nights: the Dominican Republic 2006
  • Pasion Gourmet: the Dominican Republic 2006
  • Gozalo!: the Dominican Republic 2006
  • Galileo: Germany 2007

Notable Performances

  • Edika Food Show: Munich, Germany
  • Clarksburg Italian Festival: Clarksburg, WV
  • Sysco Foods: Indianapolis, IN
  • Home Slice Pizza: Carnaval O’ Pizza – Austin, TX
  • US Foods: Atlantic City / North Carolina
  • Presto Foods Foodshow: Belterra, IN
  • Pizzarelli Pizza Tour: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – 2006
  • Pizza Expo: Las Vegas, Atlantic City, NY City, Chicago
  • Hampton Roads Italian Festival, VA Beach, VA
  • North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show: Columbus, OH
  • Sofo Foods Foodshow: Toledo, OH
  • Coca-Cola Convention Atlanta, GA

Awards

  • 3x World Acrobatics Pizza Champion
  • Gold Medal “Squadra Acrobatica ” Pizza Olympics – Salsomaggiore, Italy 2007
  • Gold Medal “Squadra Acrobatica ” Salsomaggiore, Italy 2006
  • Gold Medal – “Team Acrobatic” Las Vegas, NV 2005
  • Silver Medal – Team Acrobatic: Salsomaggiore, Italy 2005
  • Bronze Medal “Pizza Acrobatic” Salsomaggiore, Italy 20056
  • US Pizza Champion – Freestyle Acrobatic: Los Angeles, CA 2004

Television Appearances

  • Food Network: World Pizza Challenge 2003
  • Food Network: Pizza Battle 2005
  • Food Network:  Challenge – Pizza Champions 2006
  • ABC “Master of Champions” 2006
  • Discovery Channel: Short Takes – 2007
  • OLN – “Get Stuffed” – 2012
  • CNN
  • CBS: Life & Style
  • Chevere Nights: the Dominican Republic 2006
  • Pasion Gourmet: the Dominican Republic 2006
  • Gozalo!: the Dominican Republic 2006
  • Galileo: Germany 2007

Notable Performances

  • Home Slice Pizza: Carnival O’ Pizza: Austin, TX
  • Edika Food Show: Munich, Germany
  • Clarksburg Italian Festival: Clarksburg, WV
  • Lima Italian Festival: Lima, OH
  • Presto Foods Foodshow: Belterra, IN
  • GFS Foodshow: Grand Rapids, MI & Columbus, OH
  • Pizzarelli Pizza Tour: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 4th of July Parade: Lewis Center, OH
  • Pizza Expo: Las Vegas, Atlantic City, NY City, Chicago
  • Hampton Roads Italian Festival, VA Beach, VA
  • North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show: Columbus, OH
  • Sofo Foods Foodshow: Toledo, OH
  • Feast of San Gennaro: Verona, NY
  • All Things Italian Festival: Fairfield, IA
  • Feast of San Gennaro, Alpine Country Club: Demarest, NJ
  • Summit County Italian American Festival: Akron, OH
  • Rally at the Peak: Bellefontaine, OH

Awards

  • Gold Medal “Squadra Acrobatica ” Salsomaggiore, Italy
  • Gold Medal – “Squadra Acrobatica ” Salsomaggiore, Italy
  • Gold Medal “Team Acrobatic” Las Vegas, NV
  • Silver Medal – Largest Stretch: Salsomaggiore, Italy
  • Bronze Medal – Largest Stretch: Salsomaggiore, Italy
  • Silver Medal – Fastest Pizza: Salsomaggiore, Italy
  • Silver Medal – Team Acrobatic: Salsomaggiore, Italy
  • Gold Medal – Largest Dough Stretch: Salsomaggiore, Italy
  • Gold Medal – Largest Dough Stretch: Columbus, OH
  • Silver Medal – Largest Dough Stretch: New York City, NY
  • Silver Medal – Freestyle Acrobatics: New York City, NY
  • Bronze Medal – Fastest Dough: New York City, NY
  • Gold Medal – Largest Dough Stretch: Los Angeles, CA
  • Gold Medal – Fastest Dough: Los Angeles, CA
  • Silver Medal – Fastest Dough: New York City, NY
  • Silver Medal – Largest Dough Stretch: New York City, NY
  • Bronze Medal – Freestyle Acrobatics: New York City, NY
  • 1st Place Gourmet Pizza Pizzazz Columbus, OH
  • Best Pizza: YMCA Taste of Hardin County 2005
  • Best Entree: YMCA Taste of Hardin County 2005
  • Best Pizza: Taste of Logan County 2007, 2008, 2009
  • 1st Place: Sofo Foods Pizza Showdown 2006
  • Pizza Festiva: Pizza of the Year Finalist 2007
  • 1st Place: International Pizza Challenge (Southwest Division) 2014
  • 1st Place Gourmet Pizza Pizzazz Columbus, OH 2016
  • Hardin County Business of The Year 2007
  • 2006 SBA Business of The Year Runner-Up
  • 2008 20 Under 40 Entrepreneur Award

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