Theo Kalogeracos is known in the culinary world as a Master Pizza Chef. To say he is talented and passionate when it comes to pizzas is an understatement!
For 16 years, he has run Little Caesars Pizzeria, in the Perth hills. The restaurant has become such an icon that many customers take the 50 minute drive from the city to enjoy the award-winning food and atmosphere. In recent years he has opened two additional restaurants, one on the northern beaches of Perth and the other inner-city.
Over the years his pizza prowess has seen him stamp his mark on the world stage, with titles including:
2010 World Champion Pizza Maker – Las Vegas Pizza Show,
2006 Las Vegas Italian Chef Wars Winner,
2004 Member of Dairy Farmers Team Oz that won the Americas Plate,
2003 Australian winner of Dairy Farmers Best of the Best
Theo's philosophy, when it comes to making pizzas, is about using quality, fresh produce and developing a taste sensation. He is far from being a traditional pizza maker and some of his pizzas are considered a little outside the box. This thinking has lead to the creation of a long list of delicious and award-winning pizzas, for example:
Just like his pizzas, Theos journey to becoming a master pizza chef is original. He credits his Greek heritage, his family, evolution as a baker then pastry chef, strong work ethic and Italian mentor, Caesar Saraceni, as influencing the evolution of his award winning pizzas.
As well as being a highly talented pizza maker, Theo is very charismatic and this has made him a popular and entertaining media talent and pizza demonstrator. He has become a household name in Australia, through his many media interviews, including regular apperances on top Australian TV shows - entertainment and cooking programs, regular radio segments and national press publications.