Grimaldi’s Pizzeria’s world champion pizza thrower to perform for kids at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital


TAMPA, Fla. (July 9, 2013) – Award-winning pizzaiolo (pizza maker) Jamie Culliton of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will perform for hospitalized children on July 15 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa. The two-time world champion pizza thrower will toss and twirl dough, performing the exciting routines that have garnered him and his team recognition in Orlando, Italy and beyond.

“Children love watching us throw the dough and trying their hand at it too,” said Culliton. “We are delighted when we see their faces light up, and if we can make them forget their struggles even for a short time, all the better.”

Culliton’s demonstration will take place in the hospital lobby and only children well enough to leave their rooms can attend. The management of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will send gifts to those children who are unable to visit the lobby. Culliton has performed his routines for hundreds of guests at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, including special presentations for children from Boys and Girls Clubs and other children’s hospitals.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:

In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has six locations in Florida including Fort Myers, Clearwater, two in the Tampa area, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach.

About St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital 
As Tampa’s first dedicated children’s hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is designed to meet the unique needs of children and their families by providing high-tech pediatric health care in a family-centered, child-friendly environment. Part of the BayCare Health System, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is the third largest children’s hospital in Florida, providing more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Hillsborough County.

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