Jenn Turner , Modern Makeup, Pizza Parkdale Delivery

Pizza Delivery to Caneggs Condo Photo Shoot in Parkdale

Pizza always adds to the party! In the photo above, Jennifer Turner of Modern Makeup in Toronto relaxes on an upscale Toronto condo balcony in Parkdale with a slice of deluxe pizza from Amico’s.

Every weeknight (except Tuesday) and all weekend long, Amico’s Pizza’s delivery people rush our menu of real Italian pizzas and pastas to busy houses and apartments all over Parkdale and beyond.  Hungry people call us or order online when they need healthy food at affordable prices.  When delivered, our meals become part of the celebration and add to the cultural attraction. Such was the case on Saturday 09 June 2018 when Randolf, our delivery person that day, was called to a luxury condo overlooking Lamport Stadium.

Pizza delivery to parkdale condo

Premier Matrix Realty helped CanEggs Ltd make media that day, donating the unique photography space and buying the afternoon meal. Randolf delivered two large pizzas in boxes and three bags containing two different salads and an aluminum crisper filled with spicy chicken wings; a fourth cake box contained napkins, cutlery and dips. It was a large order, and contained enough food to feed a couple dozen people. But something was missing – the drinks. This crew didn’t order beverages from us because they were busy blending real fruit smoothies for themselves and for the internet.  While Randolf watched they made up another jug to accompany the dinner we delivered that day.

The ladies in the condo were hungry and real happy that Randolf showed up on time with solid food. They were waiting for the meal to be sure. Most had been there since ten in the morning working non stop styling food and faces for photography.

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These female models and makeup artists were working hard making face masks (for health and beauty – skin rejuvenation) and blending and photographing fruit smoothies containing egg white powder from Caneggs in Toronto.  Each real fruit blend was brought to frothy perfection by adding 38 grams, or one heaping scoop of the powder per liter.

Martin makes fruit smoothies in Parkdale condo

Tamara the media producer was absolutely loving Amico’s black olive in gooey mozzarella cheese pizza. For her it was stress medicine; she needed the comfort food to relax and reset her mind.  Tamarra’s job is to test recipes and get photos of food creations and then write detailed descriptions of all the concoctions she made for the new product. This pizza hit the spot and nourished her creative spirit.

But what really made that Saturday so special was what was happening outside the condominium. The apartment had an incredible view of the lake and down below, in Lamport Stadium, over seven thousand rugby fans were gathered to watch the Toronto Wolfpack home opener.  Our team was taking on the London Broncos and the view from balcony was exquisite.

Martin Dasko with smoothie made from egg white powder

On Saturday 09 June 2018 at 4:30 pm Toronto’s transatlantic rugby league team celebrated its return to Lamport Stadium in style with a 32-12 victory over the London Broncos, extending its winning streak to twelve games straight in league play.  CBC Sports broadcast the game live all over Canada. Jason Lau from eMagTO visited the studio space while writing about the rugby game and included pictures from the balcony in his reporting.

Life above the crowds is sometimes more pleasant that being down in the bleachers, suffering a more immersive first-hand rugby fan experience.

These ladies were expecting gourmet pizzas, and so they were doubly thrilled to see the heaping salads that were included in the order.  The vegetarian offerings were the first dishes to be devoured out on the balcony.

Greek Salad - Amicos Pizza

Amico’s Pizza also sent along a box filled with paper napkins, pizza dips and salad dressings and plastic cutlery.  They set up out on the balcony where Velago Patio Furniture had donated an outdoor sofa and chairs. The ladies had everything the needed to relax and watch the game.

Alice Li, seen above on the left peeking into the cutlery box is 2017 Miss Ontario World, and while holding this title she’s careful to eat right and stay in shape for the summer’s competitions.  Beside her is Christina Paruag, the editor of FemEvolve magazine who not only eats nutritious food, but writes and photographs health and wellness fare for her publication.  Any restaurant in Toronto would have to work hard to win these ladies’ respect, and so it pleased us greatly to learn how much they loved their meal.

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Amicos Supplied Supermodel Survival Packs to 2017 Search for Miss World Canada

Amico’s Pizza kitchen staff did double duty in the heat of July and August 2017 when they donated meals and prepared ‘Supermodel Survival Packs’ in connection with two national level beauty pageants.  Delegates participating in the 2017 Search for Miss World Canada and the 2017 Search for Miss Teenage Canada went a little less hungry thanks to the chef and his passion for portable food.

The 2017 Search for Miss Teenage Canada enjoyed Amicos Pizza Supermodel Survival Packs at their hotel headquarters in North York. These handy nourishment containers came in two flavours; ‘Protein Power’ and ‘Vegetable Overload’ together could replace a meal. Both packs really hit the spot, especially during dance practice.

delegats at 2017 Miss Teenage canada dined on Supermodel Survival packs during dance practice

Here are the ‘Vegetable Overload’ type MTC 2017 Supermodel Survival Packs that were made and donated by some local grocery stores who were also sponsors. They made these up to feed the girls during their long hours of rehersals. The stickers were printed by Sign Source Solution in Vaughan and applied to the plastic vessels as they were filled with fresh produce.

Supermodel survival packs, Liberty organic, Urban Fresh produce, All together over two hundred and fifty Super Model Survival Packs were made and distributed to the delegates of both pageants. The packs made by Amicos had one hard boiled egg alongside two sticks of Cheddar cheese and soft Greek style pita bread with red seedless grapes and fresh cut English cucumbers. The packs below were from local grocery stores and had broccoli, cauliflower, baby carrots, and cucumber and came with dip (Ranch dressing). Together the two packs could replace a meal. The delegates devoured a couple hundred of these packs while practicing for the final dances and they took whatever was left over to munch on later in their rooms.

delegates with supermodel survival packs at dance practise - 2017 search for miss teenage canada

Supermodel Survival Packs offered delegates healthy food options, anywhere and at anytime!

Miss World Canada distributed their Supermodel Survival Packs to delegates on 18 July Fitness Day at a health club. Mayfair Clubs Lakeshore has a healthy bistro and they supplied lunch. But after all the exercise and all the girls swimming in the saltwater pool recording their #SaltwaterSelfies the meal was appreciated and became necessary ‘bus food’. It was enjoyed enroute to the next event and it you’ve ever experienced one of these things then you’ll know there’s always another event. *After the pageant finale there was an after-party at REBEL and then another party after that.

To get a glimpse of what actually happens during a beauty pageant’s ‘experience week’ take a look at the media made by Cognition Video Production Company in Toronto who captured the mood in a ninety second sizzler showing all fifty seven ladies out on the lake.

The video showcases over a hundred moments and nicely encapsulates the entire expedition from boarding to disembarkation at 2:30 pm on a cruise aboard Mariposa Cruises vessel Oriole.

Dance practice happened all week long in the hotel ballroom, with new steps and sometimes whole new numbers being learned everyday. With all this daily excitement, its especially important for delegates to eat healthy meals and stay strong – Amicos’ Pizza is here to support all aspirations toward greatness and gourmet lifestyle.

Pizza perfect at Amicos in Toronto

Dine Palace Makes Picture Perfect Pizza Portraits

On Tuesday the 11th of April 2017, Dine Palace restaurant marketing in Toronto was at Amicos Pizza at 1648 Queen Street West taking pictures of our delicious fresh cooked food.  The food was fresh because Frankie our boss was in the kitchen all afternoon cooking up the best plates on the menu for the camera. You can read a lovingly detailed behind-the-scenes account of the friends who gathered to have lunch that day on Sharing Toronto,

It was a happy occasion because Frank Horgan here at Amico’s Pizza does indeed have a great many friends in Parkdale, and many familiar faces dropped by that day to get in the pictures and help out with the marketing (and eat free pizza and pastas).

Nobody Minds Helping Marketers When They Get Free Pizza!

Here is our amico Bill Kinch who dropped by for some pizza – in fairness he wasn’t really dressed for pictures as he had no idea what we up to,  and we’ll never tell him we used this picture here either..

Bill Kinch

Bill Kinch dropped by for a slice of pizza in Parkdale which he paid for with his smile.

Inside the downstairs dining room area a photography studio evolved around a steaming plate of the lamb chops. That’s the CEO of Hashtagio John Macintosh holding the light bounce for Roger Metiever of Table of the Week.

lamb chops at Amicos Pizza, with John Macintosh, Roger Metiever

John Macintosh holds a light bounce over the lamb chops dinner that Roger Metiever is photographing for Dine Palace restaurant guide.

And that plate was followed by the Cannelloni in tomato sauce smothered in mozzarella cheese – this is one of Amico’s Pizza’s most understated meals. This dish is delicious.

Cantaloni cheese sausages

Markus said ‘Okay now we need to see some people enjoying these beautiful meals.” And that was Jay Nadler’s cue (Hutch Henries at Hogtown Wrestling) to sit down and eat a gorgeous 12 ounce rib-eye steak.

Markus, Roger photograph cantaloni at Amico's Pizza

Jay let us all know that he was absolutely starving, Okay Jay how about a delicious steak?

food marketing ar Amico's pizza

Dine Palace has special lights and filters for shooting meat and especially steak in daylight.

Food torture – Jay was hungry but couldn’t eat until all the pictures were done.  This is acting and required great discipline – for ten agonizing minutes the hungry wrestling manager could only look at the meal and pretend to be about to enjoy it…

Jay Nadler asks when can I eat steak

Jay asks why there is no beer on the table? Who would order a steak without wine or beer?

Okay Jay now get the cutlery in your hands and pretend you are here to eat. . . wait for it… okay wait for it…

jay pretends to eat the steak

Jay pretends to eat the steak

Mmmm that 12 ounce rib-eye steak sure looks juicy … just hang on Jay…

premium beef, rib-eye steak dinner at Amico's Pizza for $25

Gorgeous rib-eye steak dinner at Amico’s Pizza – $25

For ten minutes or more Jay had to pretend to be about to cut into the steaming steak… not yet Jay. Just hang on…

Markus and Roger from Dine Palace place a steak in front of Jay Nadler

Markus and Roger from Dine Palace place a steak in front of Jay Nadler

Just one more picture… swapping a lens… hang on Jay…

Jay pretends to cut steak, enjoy steak

The juicy steak drove Jay mad with hunger. . .

Jay looses patience in the process and goes mad with hunger

Jay is struggles to control his hunger.

And finally he snapped.

Jay loses his cool and devours steak dinner

When finally unleashed, Jay Nadler chewed that steak like a savage – he ate the meal like an animal attends a fresh kill.

This is just one turn of events that occurred while photographing the entries… Now can you imagine how much fun we had shooting the desserts?










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