The UK's Best Home Pizza Chef is back for 2024

Calling all margherita maniacs, crust connoisseurs, dough devotees and whatever you call people who love pineapple on pizza 🍍


The UK's Best Home Pizza Chef is BACK for the third year 🏆

If you're a passionate home pizza cook with the skills to craft a doughstopper of dreams, we want to hear from you 🍕


Entries will open via Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok on 27th March 2024 and the great British public will vote to send their 4 favourites to the live final 22nd - 23rd June to cook for the judges in the hope of winning a cash prize and being crowned The UK's Best Amateur Pizzaiolo 👑


Last year's winner Scott Deley will also be back to try to defend his title and beat his Smoky Chorizo and Parmesan doughstopper. Can you do better?

How does it work?

  • Entries will be open via social media from 27th March 2024 until 26th April 📅
  • To enter, tag @planetfriendlyfirewood in a photo or video of a pizza you made and use the hashtag #besthomepizzauk
  • You can enter via Facebook, Instagram or TikTok, but it has to be a proper post, not a story! 📱
  • The Love Logs team will choose our favourite 15 entries to be put to the public vote ❎
  • From 3rd - 17th May, our customers and fellow pizza enthusiasts can vote for the pizzaiolo they'd most like to see in the final ✅
  • The four entries with the most votes will be invited to take part in the live, in-person final to cook their pizzas for our panel of judges 🧑🏽‍⚖️
  • If you're selected as a finalist, we'll ask you to travel to Gloucestershire on 22nd June to make your dough and spend some time with the other finalists, and stop over in the beautiful Middle Stanley Farm to cook in the live final on 23rd June 🔥
  • You'll make one classic Neapolitan margherita followed by your choice of signature pizza or 'doughstopper'  🍕⭐

The Prizes 🏆

Along with the bragging rights of being the UK's Best Home Pizza Chef we've got some awesome prizes available for our winner and finalists

First Prize

🤑 £500 cash

🍕£250 voucher for A Di Maria

🔥A year's supply of Love Logs pizza oven wood

🧑🏽‍🍳A handmade British hardwood pizza serving board

Second Prize

💷 £200 cash

🍕6 months' supply of Love Logs pizza oven wood

🧑🏽‍🍳A handmade British hardwood pizza serving board

The Judges 🧑🏽‍⚖️

We've enlisted some famous faces from the cookery world to help us choose our champion. 

We'll tell you who in a couple of weeks 🔍

See what happened last year

Need some inspiration?

The Detail

Love Logs will provide

  • Dinner and an overnight stay for each finalist and one guest from 22nd - 23rd June
  • Surface and storage space and room temperature for finalists to prep their dough on 22nd June, ready for cooking on 23rd June
  • Firewood for your preferred pizza oven for the duration of the day on 23rd June
  • A choice of pizza ovens to cook with, or you can bring your own
  • Bakers board utensils and workspace to make dough, prep ingredients and of course, build and bake your pizzas 
  • All the ingredients you need to make your pizzas from a selected list of retail outlets - unless you'd prefer to bring your own to keep the element of surprise!

Finalists must 

  • Not be employed as a pizza chef or run a pizza restaurant or catering business as your main source of income. Pop-up caterers are allowed, but please use sensible judgement - this is a competition for home pizza chefs 👩🏽‍🍳 The Love Logs team reserve final judgement on whether your entry will stand.
  • Have the means to travel to Gloucestershire on 22nd June and return home the following day
  • Have the means to bring your own portable pizza oven or be prepared to use a wood-fired pizza oven provided by Love Logs. Home oven users are also welcome to enter and a home oven plus pizza steel will be available on the day of the final.

The Legal Bits

  1. The promoter is Love Logs Ltd (company no. 2663961) whose registered office is at Anglo House, Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 9AW
  2. Employees of Love Logs Limited, their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition
  3. You must be a UK resident, and over the age of 18 to enter.
  4. The competition will close at 23.59 on 26th April 2024. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted or accepted.
  5. Love Logs Limited reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the case of any event outside of the promoter’s control.
  6. Entry is via Facebook/Instagram/TikTok using the process described above to create a shortlist of 15 entrants which will be put to the public vote. 
  7. Entrants must be free and able to travel to Gloucestershire on 22nd June 2024 and stay until 23rd June 2024.
  8. Finalists will be the 4 entrants with the most public votes, plus last year's winner
  9. Where a finalist is not able to attend the event from 22nd - 23rd June in Gloucestershire, they will be immediately disqualified and replaced with the entrant with the next highest number of votes.
  10. Entrants must not be employed as a pizza chef or run a full-time business where they are paid to cook or cater pizza. Finalists found to break this condition will be immediately disqualified and replaced with the entrant with the next highest number of votes.
  11. Pizzas must be made in a portable home pizza oven, or an indoor home oven. Entrants using commercial or industrial ovens will be disqualified.
  12. No cash alternative to any of the prizes will be offered. 
  13. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  14. In reference to prizes, ‘a year’s supply’ refers to one Fuel Kit every quarter for the next year.
  15. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
  17. All finalists agree to the use of their name and social media handle in any publicity material.
  18. Finalists agree to be photographed and videoed throughout the day, all photos and videos will be the property of Love Logs Limited and can be used in any publicity material.
  19. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party (with no relation to the competition) without the entrant’s prior consent.
  20. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  21. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or any other social network.