The Hutong and Gung Ho! Pizza Present: Beyond the Mediterranean Pizza-Making Competition


Gung Ho! Pizza – Beijing’s premiere pizzeria – and The Hutong Kitchen – Beijing’s premiere cooking school – are teaming up to bring you a culinary competition that promises to take the meaning of pizza to a whole new level. On Friday, March 23, we invite you to roll up your sleeves and transform into master chefs, bringing us beyond the land of pizza – beyond its olive groves, sun glistening seas and blue skies that stretch into forever – to the contemporary pizza creations that have transformed the tradition of pizza making into a gourmet art form.

Our Beyond The Mediterranean pizza-making competition is limited to 12 teams of 2 participants each. You will create your own pizza, with access to Gung Ho’s signature-secret-recipe dough, as well as the customary list of veggies, meats, cheeses, and pizza condiments. BUT, each team will have to bring their own secret ingredients, and will be expected to move past the Margherita and onto classic Gung Ho combinations like: chicken, camembert and wine-soaked blackcurrants, baby calamari and handmade lemon aoli, fresh made-from-scratch pesto and goat cheese. Your goal will be to attain other innovative mouthwatering creations that have yet to be envisioned, until you envision them and whip up your own pizza de résistance!

Our expert panel will vote on the pizzas over drinks and friendly banter. You will be judged on taste, creativity, pizza identity, and presentation. The winning team will see their gourmet pizza featured on The Gung Ho menu, and will be awarded a private pizza party at Gung Ho’s new Lidu Flagship location. The runners up will receive vouchers to cooking classes at The Hutong, and more.

  • DATE: Friday March 23rd.
  • TIME: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
  • PRICE: 500 RMB per team.
  • Getting your pizza featured on the Gung Ho Menu – priceless.
  • Click here or email [email protected] to enter your team into the Beyond The Mediterranean pizza competition.

There are ideals that Gung Ho and The Hutong share. We always focus on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients, on making tasty, wholesome meals from scratch, and on bringing exceptional culinary experiences to the capital. Click here to find out more about the two kiwi brothers who set out to find the best pizza in the world, and click here to find out more about the courtyard oasis whose mission is to share culture and have a good time. We invite you to come, unwind, have a great time, and enjoy the pizza experience of a lifetime.