This year the competition will take the format of a live bake off final that will take place at The European Pizza and Pasta Show on Thursday 15th November.  

In the first instance contestants are asked to submit their written recipes. Finalists will be selected from the written entires that are submitted.

At the final, a judging panel including celebrity chef Theo Randall will select winners for both categories along with the Overall Pasta Chef of the Year Award Winner. The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner at the Lancaster Hotel on the evening of 15 November 2018. As well as a trophy and a cheque for £1,000, the winner will receive considerable publicity and the kudos of being the Pasta Chef of the Year 2018.