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Pizza Talk: Kelly Whitaker, James Beard Award Chef Finalist and Pizzaiolo Extraordinaire

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 02 July 2020 Pizza Talk

When Kelly Whitaker first appeared on Pizza Quest many years ago in a number of fabulous webisodes, we predicted.a James Beard Award in his future. Well, the time is drawing nigh, as Kelly is now a finalist for this year’s Beard Awards, which will be announced in September. Hear all about it, also about his proprietary pizza flour blend and relationships with local growers and millers, and all that has occurred since we last made a pizza together to take to The Great American Beer Festival to pair with a one of a kind beer from The Bruery. (For the first part of the long story arc, click here if you’d like relive the early stages of adventure with us, and then go to the webisode section of PizzaQuest to page 6 of the archive, and watch the whole arc from beginning to end.)

Join us in the amazing journey of one of the best and  brightest chefs in the Boulder/Denver area.

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Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.

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