In celebration of National Pizza Day on February 9, review platform Yelp is launching a search for its first-ever Chief Pizza Officer, who will serve as the authority on all things pizza, from deep dish to Detroit style, pizza cones to personal pan.
During their six-month engagement, the Chief Pizza Officer will be responsible for spreading their love for pizza and sharing the latest pizza trends with the Yelp community. To apply, pizza fans can submit a 30-60 second video explaining why they’re qualified to take on the role, at Yelp’s special website.
Participants will be judged based on their love for local businesses, pizza pride, geography and social media presence. Yelp is accepting entries from February 9-28. One winner will be selected on or around March 15 and must enter into an independent contractor agreement with Yelp to serve as Chief Pizza Officer for a six-month term.
The winner will be awarded $25,000 to continue their pizza education across the US and help Yelp stay on top of what’s next in the world of pizza.
So far this year, pizza is one of the top five most searched items on Yelp and pizza variations are regularly a top trend for Yelpers. In 2021, Detroit-style pizza was a must-order dish with review mentions up 52 percent. In 2022, Yelp expects blonde pizza, often referred to as white pizza, to be a top variation.