The first battle was trying to figure out how to operate the oven in the first place. After randomly hitting buttons, the chefs decided that the oven was ready to go:
Details: This pizza was put in the oven, along with a whole (unpeeled) onion and a banana.
Result: After completely forgetting about the pizza, pizza #1 came out completely burnt, with a mushy banana split on the side. Fail.
As a consolation, the onion was cooked perfectly.
Details: Deciding that the oven didn't work out so well, this pizza was crammed into a microwave.
Result: Even in a state of famished drunkenness, not a single person would touch the pile of goo that came out of the microwave. Fail.
Details: This being the last pizza available, more care was taken in its preparation. Once again, the convection oven was used, this time without any random added toppings.
Result: Not wanting to have a repeat of the first burned pizza, this pizza was watched over closely. It came out of the oven early, but was warm and decidedly pizza-like.
After the previous two epic fails, most everyone was skeptical. No one wanted to be the first person to take a bite.
Enter Phil Laak.
Laak walks in the room, sees the pizza and goes straight for it. Grabbing a slice so large he had to fold it in half to eat it, he takes a large bite announcing:
"This is the strangest tasting pizza I've ever had. It tastes like goat cheese." (It wasn't goat cheese.)
Apparently strange flavors aren't enough of a deterrent to stop him. Taking a second bite, he says that it's at least warm the whole way through and goes to work on the slice.
With the Phil Laak stamp of approval in place, it was officially declared open season on the pie.