The event was a fundraiser for Calgary Meals on Wheels. Participating restaurants create and sell a specialty pizza, and a slice of the sales are donated to help improve the nutrition of those in need.
Calgarians enjoy delicious pizza at the 10-day YYC Pizza Week. Video produced by Isabelle Bennett.
Partway through, Chef Todd Vadnais said he had only received positive feedback about his creation.
“I don’t think I’ve heard too many bad things, or any bad things, or else they haven’t told me,” he said with a laugh.
Vandais’ pizza was inspired by an unexpected ingredient — jam.
“Having jam seemed like it would be too sweet, so I picked a really spicy sausage, an andouille sausage and I infused it with jam,” he said. “It all just kind of came together when I was building it.”
Subsequently, the customers ate it up.
“There’s a lot of elements there that I didn’t think you could put all on one crust,” said Trolley 5 regular Cam Fraser.
The event is expected to return next September for another slice.
- By Isabelle Bennett