Edmonds’ Niles Peacock is Galbani Professionale U.S. Pizza Cup Champion

Niles Peacock prepares his pizza for the judges. (Photo courtesy Niles Peacock)

Edmonds-based pizza chef Niles Peacock won the grand prize in the recent Galbani Professionale U.S. Pizza Cup.

It was the first time that Peacock, who owns Edmonds’ Niles Peacock Kitchen & Bar, had competed in the Galbani Professionale U.S. Pizza Cup championship. As a champion, he has won a trip to Parma, Italy, to compete in the World Pizza Championships next April. His winning entry was the “My Hot Date” pizza, which features a 96-hour pre-ferment dough, opened up and brushed with garlic oil and dusted with whole-milk mozzarella, gorgonzola crumbles, garlic-rubbed Medjool dates, a reduced balsamic glaze, and finished with Galbani Pecorino Romano cheese.

Hosted by Galbani Professionale, the U.S. Pizza Team and the Pizza Tomorrow Summit, the competition attracts the top pizzaiolos from across the U.S. and its territories, all vying for the grand prize and to represent U.S. Pizza. Two groups of 13 talented pizzaiolos and four expert pizza adjudicators declared first through third place for the semifinals. The first-place, semi-final winners from each group then faced off against each other to decide the Galbani Professionale Champion for the 2024 competitive season.

Peacock will also compete at the 40th annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 19-21, 2024.

  1. What a great honor for one of Edmonds premier citizens!
    Niles is not only a superb restarted, he donates his time, resources, and energy to every non-profit and worthy cause in our community.
    So congratulations, Niles! A well deserved honor and thank you for being such a positive force in our community!

  2. Your dad– who taught me in high school — was, as you know, one of the greatest jazz bass players ever. You have equalled or surpassed him in your own arena. You should be proud.

  3. Way to GO, Niles!!!! I can personally endorse that pizza!!!! I’ve tried to NOT order it but haven’t succeeded yet – it is soooooo flavorful, savory, a bit of sweet and a whole lot of cheesy goodness! In fact, can’t wait to order it again and again!!!! Congratulations!

  4. Wow – you did it!!! Well deserved Niles! You know you’re my favorite pizza place in town, as well as my husbands, who is gluten free, but can eat your sourdough crust pizza without issues!

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