IN PICTURES: National Pizza Awards 2018

IN PICTURES: National Pizza Awards 2018

Relive moments from the live final and awards ceremony.

A group of 14 chefs competed in the National Pizza Awards 2018 at the Islington Metal Works in London on 3 October. If you missed any of the action or want to relive the event, here are some highlights from the day, in pictures.


The first four chefs kick off the competition in the first round (L-R: Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant’s Marco Di Giacomo, Bella Italia’s Vittorio Lettieri, Fountain & Ink’s Alessandro Cipriani, and Yard Sale Pizza’s Nick Buckland)


Buckland puts the finishing touches onto the Absolute Banger


Lettieri takes his Salvo 1968 Mystery Box pizza out of the oven


Crust Bros’ Marian Stefan; Dough & Brew’s John Martin; Pizza, Pots and Pints’ Lukasz Maciejewski; and Buongiorno e Buonesera’s Matteo Pietronzini


Stefan lays some basil on the Cheeky Bro


Martin and Maciejewski work the dough


Mare St Market’s Carmine Pisano and Tre Cicco’s Luigi Marino in round three


Santa Maluco’s George Zappa in round three


Marino tops Sud with burrata


Baked and Battered’s Marco Fuso, Baked in Brick’s Lee Desanges, and Purezza’s Filippo Rosato compete in the fourth and final round


Fuso takes his technical pizza out of the oven


Rosato prepares the Parmigiana Party


Guests arrive for the evening awards ceremony


Guests tuck into food and drink supplied by the sponsors


Rosato wins the Salvo 1968 Mystery Box Award


Fuso wins the Technical Award


Marino wins Chef of the Year


Rosato wins National Pizza of the Year


Parmigiana Party by Purezza – National Pizza of the Year