Domino’s worker makes perfect pizza in just 27 seconds – and is fastest in Europe

Now, I’m sure if you were hungry enough you could devour a pizza in mere minutes.

But how long would it take you to make one?

Long-serving Domino’s team member Zagros Jaff can hand-craft a fresh pizza in just 27 seconds – which equates to 133 pizzas in an hour.

This talent has won him the title of Domino’s European Fastest Pizza Maker for the third year running.

Zagros defended his title at the Domino’s annual European Fastest Pizza Maker Competition, which sees the best pizza chefs from across the continent put their skills to the test.



Zagros Jaff can make a perfect pizza in just 27 seconds


He’s been named Domino’s Fastest European Pizza Maker three years in a row

 

As part of the competition, contestants are judged on their ability to make three large 13-inch pizzas, each topped with 40 slices of pepperoni, 142g of mushrooms, 198g of diced cheese and a serving of Domino’s signature tomato pizza sauce.

The judges are very strict on their marking, ensuring all pizzas meet the highest standards.

If a pepperoni slice is in the wrong place or the fresh dough has not been stretched to the right size, contestants are penalised by 15 seconds per error; demonstrating it’s not easy to win this unusual title.

But Jaff managed to do so once again, and as such he’s been rewarded with a very special trophy – a solid gold cast of his magical pizza-making hands, inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



He’s had a solid gold cast of his hands made as a prize

 

The quirky trophy will be on display at the Portsmouth Fratto branch of the pizza company, the store where Jaff trained and perfected his skills for over 10 years.

Speaking about his win, Jaff commented: “I’ve been making Domino’s pizzas for over 10 years, and to win this title once again makes me really proud.

“Customers don’t always realise the skill that goes into making a Domino’s pizza, from hand-stretching the fresh dough and leveling the sauce with my own personal spoodle, to perfectly placing the fresh toppings.

“It’s great to be recognised for doing what I love, and I would encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a pizza maker themselves to pop into their local Domino’s store and speak to the store manager.”

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