The Pizza Chef of the Year 2016 was a bigger competition than ever before with more entrants in more categories.
The calibre of entry was at it's highest with head judge, Theo Randall, commenting: "The passion and dedication to quality produce was everywhere, it was a fantastic day and great people involved. I've always loved Italian food, ever since I tried my frst pizza in Italy as a child, the simple combination of flavours and first class ingredients was key then and these chefs are very commited to that today!"
Overall Pizza Chef of the Year 2016 Winner
- Fabrizio Mancinetti from The Oven
Euro Pizza Products Frozen Dough Pizza Chef Winner
Ryan McNab from The Britannia Inn - What the Duck!
Maestrella Mozzarella by Eurilait Pizza Chef Winner
Highly Commended: Alessandro Paci from Tony Macaroni - Solo Mio
Winner: Ellie Barrie from Stateside Foods - Charcoal base, Mozzarella & Prosciutto
Norseland Cheese Pizza Chef Winner
Highly Commended: Alessandro Paci from Tony Macaroni - Smoked Nduja
Winner: Ellie Barrie from Stateside Foods - 3 Cheese Mini Pizettes
SunBlush® Tomato Pizza Chef Winner
Laura Evans from Pizza Hut Delivery - Chargrilled Mediterranean Veg
Supertops Pizza Chef Winner
Fabrizzio Mancinetti from The Oven – Nocina
Whitworth Bros Pizza Flour Pizza Chef Winner
Rob Tucker & Cesare Marinaro from Pizzeria Venezia - Regina (The Queen)