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UPDATE March 30: Sean Dempsey placed 10th in traditional pizza making and was named the best in the northwest region.
From staff reports
A Watertown brew pub/restaurant owner is competing today in Las Vegas for an international pizza-making title.
Sean Dempsey, owner and executive chef at Dempsey’s Brewery Pub & Restaurant, is entered in the International Pizza Challenge that’s part of the annual International Pizza Expo.
Dempsey’s was founded in 1999 by Sean’s father, Bill, and in addition to being a restaurant is the second-oldest brewery in the state.
Sean Dempsey attended the ISOP school in San Francisco and is believed to be the state’s only certified “pizzaiola,” or pizza maker. The restaurant makes about 350 pizzas weekly using a double-decker New York brick oven.
Read more about the challenge of getting his ingredients across the country in this story from the Watertown Public Opinion.
A Watertown brew pub/restaurant owner is competing today in Las Vegas for a national pizza-making title.