Parma’s Pizza Bake Off Is Back
The Young Professionals of Parma (YPOP), in conjunction with the cities of Parma and Parma Heights, is excited to bring back the Parma area’s annual Pizza Bake Off on Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Parma’s UAW Hall (5615 Chevrolet Boulevard). This indoor, family-friendly event will feature live music, beer and wine, dessert, raffles, games, entertainment, and, of course, pizza. Proceeds will benefit the Parma Police K9 Unit. “The pandemic may have kept us from celebrating all things Parma pizza over the past two years,” said YPOP president Jackie Baraona, “but we’re thrilled to bring back this great indoor family event and recognize the delicious work of our many local pizza shops.”
Guests of all ages from all over are invited again to enjoy sampling pizza from the area’s array of ovens — then vote for the best slice! In addition to voting for People’s Choice, the event welcomes a panel of high-profile judges including Parma Chief of Police Joseph Bobak, Schnitz Ale Brewery Owner Igor Djurin, and Parma Councilwoman Kelly Zacharias who will evaluate slices on crust, sauce, and more. Entertainment will be provided throughout the night including music from The Frank and Dean Show from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as they transform the UAW Hall into an authentic pizza parlor with a Rat Pack style show. They’ll continue to provide DJ Services to keep the party going from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will also feature a face painter, a photo booth, a magician and balloon artist from Zap Entertainment, and other activities and games for kids. The first 50/50 raffle will be pulled at 7:30 p.m., with a second pull and chance to win a beer tower at 9 p.m.
Tickets are available in advance online for $12 for adults and $6 for kids 6 to 12. Children 0 to 5 are free. Tickets will also be available at the door for $18 for adults and $12 for kids. Tickets include pop/water, a pizza-shaped cookie from Breads and Beyond Bakery, and a punch card for pizza samples. Also, enjoy beer from Parma’s own Schnitz Ale Brewery, along with wine available for purchase. Save money on drink tickets when you purchase ahead of time online as well. The first 150 registrants will get early access to the event at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available now at ParmaPizza.org. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available.
Young Professionals of Parma YPOP
The Young Professionals of Parma is a non-profit organization, consisting of a passionate group of people living, working, having fun and helping to improve Parma. Our mission is to strengthen the community of Parma through networking, activism and local pride.