Domino's Pizza kicks off its search for the World's Fastest Pizza Maker today, with store managers and team members from stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland battling in regional competitions throughout February.
Regional heats will take place across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and the fastest will qualify to take part in the UK final, which is being held at Domino's national training center in Milton Keynes on Feb. 29.
To take part, each competitor has to make three large pizzas from scratch – one topped with pepperoni, one with mushrooms and the final one topped with just cheese. All pizzas must be made to a high standard in as fast a time as possible.
Jason Prescott and Simon Hudson will judge competitors on speed, accuracy and the quality of the pizza they produce.
"Every year we see so many great pizza makers coming through. It gets very competitive, with each participant determined to take the title. All the participants are passionate and enthusiastic about winning – it is great fun to watch," Hudson said.
The winner from the UK final will go onto represent the UK and Ireland in the world finals that take place on May 14 in Las Vegas.
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