Petroni is working alongside food app ‘8it’ and creative director David Schwen for the inaugural secret pizza party drop on March 14th, on Crypto.com/NFT.
New York-Italian chef maestro Christian Petroni will launch his new ‘edible NFT’ concept on March 14th. The NFT drop will grant holders entry to Petroni’s members-only Pizza Party pop-up, starting in New York on March 20th.
Upon arrival you will be greeted with the warm smile of Petroni himself serving his signature garlic butter Sicilian pie. In addition to this perk, you will get some of his rare ‘swag’ and of course, you will mingle and dine with the pizza pie community.
In summary, purchasing this NFT, you can immortalize your experience with a piece of digital art, meet Petroni and his community, taste his legendary pizza and wear some of his branded gear. Nice!
“I love where the fucking world is going,” Petroni told Crypto.com. “With these new avenues of digital currency and artwork [that’s] protected on the blockchain.”
“In this situation, the artists are getting paid, the chefs are getting paid — [as are the] cooks that are helping me with our NFT pizza party; they’re all getting paid because [collectors] purchase NFTs and open doors for us to do more events like this.”
“It will allow me to hire more creative people and keep doing this.”
Once you’re a member of the Petroni’s NFT community, you will be able to vote for where the next secret pizza party takes place on 8it’s ‘Edible NFT’ Discord channel.
We’re now seeing NFTs transition from pure collectibles to real world, community value as celebrities like Petroni look to leverage their fame in the decentralized blockchain world.
About Christian Petroni
Petroni is just the latest in a long line of celebrity chefs who are embracing NFTs and blockchain technology to create community. He is renowned for his ground-breaking ‘Fortina’ restaurant chain in New York and rose to prominence on the Food Network, as a competitor and a judge.
Petroni recently left the Fortina Group to start his own multi-media consulting company called Gagabool Media, dedicated to creating content for chefs and small businesses worldwide.
The Food Network star, raised in the Bronx, is working in collaboration with food app ‘8it’ and creative director David Schwen for the upcoming drop.
He said: “We really wanted to do this first Edible NFT the right way and not over commit, and not jump onto the hype train.”
“We want to give you guys some real cool art, throw a great pizza party, want you to eat some tasty pizza and get you some fun Gabagool stuff in the meantime — and you know, hopefully you have enough fun and like it enough that if we do something else, you’ll want to join us again.”
If you feel like a slice of this pizza pie, get ready for the ‘Pie Day’ drop on March 14th, which takes place on Crypto.com/NFT.