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.
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.