Joe Skok from Golden Beach Pizza and Pasta is a finalist in the 2013 Tasty Takeaway Awards.
Joe Skok from Golden Beach Pizza and Pasta is a finalist in the 2013 Tasty Takeaway Awards. Brett Wortman

Joe's supreme effort in Taste Takeaway awards

GOLDEN Beach Pizza and Pasta has been named one of Queensland's best in the 2013 Menulog Tasty Takeaway Awards.

Although the local takeaway didn't manage to take away the Best Italian title, owner Joe Skok was "as proud as punch" when he found out his business was a finalist.

"We are actually celebrating our first anniversary this month, so not only is it a great reason to celebrate but it also shows how much we have accomplished in just 12 months," he said.

"Had they narrowed the region down to Sunshine Coast alone, who knows what the outcome might have been."

During the voting period more than 1400 home delivery restaurants received votes from customers across the country.

Mr Skok said he regularly received feedback from his customers saying it was the best or most authentic pizza they've ever had in Australia.

He attributed his culinary success to his Italian heritage and the secret recipe his family brought to Australia.

He believes it is the secret recipe combined with guidance from his nutritionist wife, Tamara Skok, and the high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.


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