Portmouth Pizzamaker Pockets Pizzazz Prize

Published: 03/04/2014

COLUMBUS — A Portsmouth pizzamaker took the top prize in the gourmet category of the 2014 Pizza Pizzazz competition Feb. 9 in conjunction with the annual North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show here.

Jordan Henson, manager of Gatti’s Pizza restaurant in Portsmouth, scored the $6,000 first prize and the title of “Best in the Midwest” with her Italian Sub pizza. She was one of six finalists chosen from a field of 63 competing pizzamakers from the Eastern U.S. and her victory was the first for a large chain in the contest’s 16-year history.