Updates from RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta


RC’s NYC Pizza wins Silver and Bronze at National Competition

RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta is proving its claim to not only the best pizza and pasta in Houston, but also that they can compete with the best in the nation.

RC Gallegos, owner of RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta, took home the Bronze Medal at the 2017 USA Caputo Cup competition, competing against dozens of top pizzaiuolos (pizza chefs) from across the nation, in the inaugural Gluten-Free category. Gallegos was the only pizzaiuolo from the Houston area in the competition. He presented the California Pizza, featuring baby spinach, zesty Italian sausage, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers and fresh basil over traditional pizza sauce and 100% whole milk mozzarella on a gluten-free crust.

In addition, RC’s scored a Silver Medal in the Northeast Pasta Showdown, sponsored by Barilla. In this competition, they first presented the signature pasta Sugo alla Bolognese (pork cooked in white wine, beef cooked in red wine, port mushroom caps, ricotta and fresh basil in a nest of fettuccine pasta), then prepared a pasta dish from a table of common ingredients with one primary ingredient required. Dishes were judged on the trueness to the Italian tenets of technique, presentation, flavor balance and taste.

Gallegos has been competing at national pizza competitions since 2009, where he took home 1st place at the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas for his classic plain cheese pie. It was the first time a plain cheese pizza had been entered into the competition, and Gallegos shocked the field with the win.

Gallegos competes regularly, and has brought home trophies in numerous other national pizza competitions from coast to coast.

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RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta returns to national Pizza Expo in Las Vegas to compete for Houston and Texas

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Pizza Expo

LAS VEGAS (March 8, 2016) — RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta is proving its claim to not only the best pizza in Houston and Texas, but also a true, authentic New York product.

The owner, RC Gallegos, is competing March 7-10 at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, the world’s largest pizza show. RC will compete in the Traditional division against top pizza makers from around the world.

RC’s wife, Arely Gallegos, is continuing the family tradition and competing in the Pan division with an all-meat Butcher’s Block pizza.

RC has been competing at national pizza competitions since 2009, where he took home 1st place at the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas for his classic plain cheese pie, a category typically dominated by NYC pizzerias. It was the first time a plain cheese pizza had been entered into the competition, much less won.

RC also competes in the prestigious Caputo Cup competition in New York City – the only Houston pizza maker who dares to challenge New York’s finest.

Gallegos’ pizza prowess was acknowledged and his claims to “authentic New York pizza” were confirmed with a 2nd place win in the Caputo Cup against 20 other pizzerias, all from New York and New Jersey. RC created the award-winning cheese pizza with his signature homemade sauce, his award-winning pizza dough, and topped it off with his love and passion for his craft.

The three celebrity judges had this to say about RC’s pizza:

“RC’s pie was delicious! A true NY-style pizza handcrafted by a man who respects the craft. RC’s pie was a memorable one, and one of our Top Three in the competition. New Yorkers watch out, you got big competition coming straight out of Texas.”
— Tony Geminagi, 11-time world champion, master instructor, author of The Pizza Bible

“This pizza proves that world class pizza makers can be found anywhere. RC Gallegos has beaten the New York pizza makers on their home turf.”
— John Arena, Professor, Pizza Entrepreneurship, UNLV

“… the quintessential NY slice”
— Steven Green, Publisher of PMQ Magazine

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