Jet’s Pizza Home Town winner

Alan Grimes

The fourth annual Home Town Taste-Off took place Monday, Nov. 16 at the Jacobetti Center from 5:30 to
7 p.m.

The event has been well-received in the past, and it has shown that it has done nothing but grow in its popularity over the years with this
year’s event.

“It was awesome this year,” Katie Bultman, senior public relations major, said. “All the pizza places worked really hard to come together to make this happen.”

The local community and students of NMU all came together to decide who among those present at the taste-off should be crowned the winner and runner-up.

For $5, guests could have all the pizza they could eat, all while deciding on who made the best pizza in a
blind taste-test.

“The turnout was amazing. A lot of people showed up for the event,” Bultman said.

At 6:30 p.m., it was announced that Jet’s Pizza took first place, with The Dry Dock coming in at second.

Among the winners, other attending participants this year also included Dominos, Toarmina’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Aubree’s and Fat Boyz.

The event was hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the Culinary Students of NMU (CSNMU).

Overall, the taste-off pulled in around $1,000 during the few hours it ran.

“All proceeds will go to CSNMU and NMU PRSSA and will be split between each other,” Alexandra Watson, junior public relations major, said.

Watson acted as the campaign chairperson during the event on behalf of NMU PRSSA. The taste-off was also a means to shed some light on charities that people may not know about, such as Relay for Life and Room at the Inn.

Many door prizes were given out to those who participated in the taste-off during a raffle session which went from 6:30 to 7 p.m., as well as music played from the local Double Trouble DJs for the duration of
the event.