The launch of the Pizza Express search for the nation’s favourite pizza has attracted a whopping 40,000 entries it has been revealed.
The closing date for applicants to submit their entry forms was yesterday, and now the hard work begins for the Pizza Express judging panel who have just over a month to whittle down the list of thousands of recipes to just 5 finalists.
The five best entries will be announced on October 18th, with the public having their final say on who should walk away with the coveted prize for the Create Your Pizza Challenge.
Competition for the prize will be fierce as the winner will be awarded a £5,000 cash prize, as well as the honour of having their pizza included on the official Pizza Express menu in restaurants across the UK.
The competition is open to all amateur chefs who think they’ve got an imaginative recipe up their sleeve which will delight Pizza Express customers up and down the country. Whether it’s an interesting topping combination, or a new take on the original pizza base, or maybe a twist on the traditional tomato base sauce, Pizza Express welcome all suggestions in the nationwide search for a new pizza.
The shortlist will be revealed on October 18th, after which the public can cast their vote to decide the winner.