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