Show 535, July 22, 2023: Miller Butler, San Pedro – Pizzaiola Ahmad is a Finalist in the Real California Pizza Contest

Ahmed Jamal Butler of MillerButler

In previewing Long Beach Black Restaurant Week earlier in the year in January we chatted with the founders of Miller Butler, a grassroots mobile wood-fired pizza and catering company based in San Pedro and owned and operated by husband-wife team Ahmad Butler and Chef Jillana Miller.

There is exciting news from Miller Butler. Co-founder and pizzaiolo, Ahmad Butler, has been selected as one of the twelve finalists in the highly anticipated Real California Pizza Contest. This nationwide competition, sponsored by Real California Dairy, aims to find the best pizza that showcases the excellence of Real California Dairy products.

“Out of a pool of hundreds of pizza makers from around the country, Ahmad Butler has emerged as a top contender in the Cal-Mex category. Representing Miller Butler, Ahmad will present his signature creation, “The Angeleno,” in the hopes of securing the grand prize of $10,000.”

Ahmad Butler will next compete as a Finalist in the Cal-Mex category at a bake-off event at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, California on August 2nd.

We’re rooting for him! Miller Butler is currently fundraising for a vitally needed van to pull their custom wood-burning pizza oven designed and built by Jillana’s Father. It’s a real Family affair.

Pizzaiolo Ahmad Butler is our guest with pizza peel at the ready.