Sydney based Crust Franchisees Peter and Nina Augoustis and their business partner Shivaun Bromley this week celebrate ten years in the pizza business. Peter and Nina opened their first pizza store in Neutral Bay ten years ago this month, and since, the trio has grown their pizza empire to three stores including Neutral Bay and Mosman.
At a celebratory special event this week (Monday 15 September) Crust Neutral Bay gave away more than 500 pizzas to the local community, and raised $1,250 through customer contributions towards the MS Foundation, which Peter, Nina and Shivaun will match dollar for dollar for a $2,500 total donation to the cause.
Peter said the event was a huge success thanks to the support of the local community.
“We want to thank everyone that came down to our store last night for helping us to celebrate our tenth birthday, and for making an amazing contribution to the MS Foundation,” said Peter.
“Over the past ten years we have built strong ties to the community around our Neutral Bay store, and we couldn’t be happier that so many people turned out to our special event.”
Throughout his career with Crust, Peter’s passion for pizza has seen him win a number of prestigious awards, including Best Pizza NSW 2006, Best Pizza Maker Australia 2006 and World’s Best Pizza Maker (presented in Las Vegas, USA) 2007.
For those who missed out on a complimentary pizza at last night’s event, there will be a second chance to celebrate with Peter, Nina and Shivaun at Crust Mosman on Monday 22 September.
“We are really looking forward to our next event on Monday 22 September at Crust Mosman, where we will also be giving our complimentary pizzas and fundraising for the MS Foundation,” said Peter.
“We are hoping to raise a total of $5,000 for this great cause.”
The final tenth birthday celebration will be held at Monday 22 September, 6pm to 8pm at Crust Mosman, Shop 1, 146 Spit Road.
For more information about Crust Gourmet Pizza visit www.crust.com.au.