The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Industry Awards Dinner will be held at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel on 15th November 2018.

This black tie event is the highlight of the industry calendar and the winners of each award will be announced during the evening. Additionally, the Pizza Chef and Pasta Chef of the Year will be revealed following the competition finals held earlier that day at the EPPS show.

This year's awards will be hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield and celebrity chef Theo Randall. 

Following the awards presentations there will be a cash draw supporting the Arcobaleno Cancer Trust and entertainment will come from returning favourites the Party Bandits.

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About the Hosts

Jo Caulfield

Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is “one of the finest female comics at work” (The Observer) and has been nominated as “the best female Stand-Up in the country” (

Jo has appeared regularly on our screens with appearances on shows such as:

  • Have I Got News For You
  • Mock The WeekMichael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
  • Argumental
  • The Wright Stuff
  • It Takes Two
  • Bremner, Bird and Fortune

In demand as a host and after dinner speaker, we're thrilled to have Jo taking on the duties at this years awards.

Theo Randall

Theo Randall is a TV chef and restaurateur with a reputation as one of Britain’s best Italian chefs. 

As head chef at London’s iconic River Café he won a Michelin star, before opening his first restaurant - Theo Randall at the InterContinental - to huge critical acclaim and success in 2006, consistently being voted one of the best Italian restaurants in the UK.

Theo is a regular face on our TV screens, and is a much sought after consultant to many food brands, retailers and restaurants.

A familiar face to PAPA awards regulars, Theo has been head of judge of our Pizza Chef and Pasta Chef competition finals and presenting the awards in recent years. We are extremely pleased that he has chosen to support the event again this year.

About Arcobaleno Cancer Trust

This year's raffle and draw will be in support of the Arcobaleno Cancer Trust. Here's their story:

"Arcobaleno Cancer Trust was founded in 2017 by cousins and friends of the Carnevale family. Over the past decade we have seen our closest family members succumb to the battle against cancer, prompting us to turn tragedy to triumph by creating this Trust.

"This Trust is an evolution from an annual “Race Night” held every January since 2013, which began as a way for family and friends to celebrate the life of Bruna Carnevale Abbas. Bruna’s short life was characterised by a rich passion for philanthropy, which inspired everyone that surrounded her. Throughout her illness, she was always a shining beacon of hope which radiated brightly – just like a rainbow or “arcobaleno”, the key symbol of our Trust.

"Our aim is to support the advancement of medical research into the causes, treatments and cures for cancers, particularly the rare forms of kidney, bladder, thyroid and lymphatic system cancers which affected our loved ones. By means of enjoyable fundraising initiatives, we plan to give grants directly to individuals or projects who are currently progressing and championing cancer research in the UK.

"Through the causes we support as Arcobaleno Cancer Trust, we hope that one day curative treatments will be discovered, offering cancer patients the promise of bright rainbow after a long storm."

About the Party Bandits

This year's after dinner entertainment sees the return of old friends The Party Bandits who filled the dancefloor all night last time they joined us. They've promised to do the same again as they bring the celebrations to a close with some new classics, some old classics and a lot more in between.