The Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association is a company limited by guarantee established to promote the interests of the UK pizza, pasta and Italian Food industry and its members, all of whom are involved in, or connected with, the pizza, pasta and Italian food industry. The Association is a non-commercial and non-financial body run for the benefit of members by a commercially responsible Secretariat.
The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association (PAPA) was originally formed in 1977 as the Pizza Association, but changed its name to include pasta and Italian foods in the late 1980s. Today the association is the only formal trade body in the UK representing the broad pizza, pasta and Italian food and drink industry.
This year, the Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association welcomes you to join us in celebrating 40 years of the Association and celebrating success and innovation throughout the industry at our gala PAPA Awards dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Hyde Park.
The 29th Annual PAPA Awards have been launched to showcase the finest pizza, pasta and Italian food businesses across the country.
Whether your business is a major high street name or a thriving independent, the PAPA Awards are an opportunity for gaining recognition as well as promotion. The awards recognise excellence in all aspects of the market from designing pizzas to making and selling pasta products. We will be scouring the country for the very best examples of pizza, pasta and Italian food.
We are delighted to announce the categories for this year's 2018 PAPA Awards:
The PAPA Industry Award
New Product or Ingredient Award
Pizza Restaurant Chain Award
italian Restaurant Chain Award
independent Pizza Restaurant Award
independent Italian Restaurant Award
independent Pizza Delivery Award
Small Chain Delivery Award
Pizza Delivery Chain Award
Frozen Pizza Retailer Award
Convenience Store Pizza Award
Chilled Pizza Multiple Retailer Award
Pasta Retailer Award
Manufactured Pizza Product Award
Innovative Food to Go Product Award
Manufactured Pasta Product Award
Pizza and Pasta Marketing Award
This years awards will be held in conjunction with the European Pizza and Pasta Show at Olympia, London with the Pizza Chef and Pasta Chef Finals being staged on the third and final day of the show, 15th November.
The awards take place at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel in the evening when all the winners will be announced.