Is Galloway home to the nation’s best pizza flaring talent?

It's all about the base with pizza
It's all about the base with pizza

Fancy yourself as a bit of a star in the kitchen? Love cooking authentic Italian food?

Leading restaurant chain ASK Italian is searching for the UK’s untapped pizza flaring talent. Whether you’re a budding chef, kitchen whizz or can simply spin the best pizza base in style, now’s your chance to show us your skills!

As part of its #AllAboutTheBase campaign to launch ASK Italian’s exciting new spring menu1, ASK Italian is urging anyone in Galloway who fancies themselves as a pizza flaring champ to step up and have a go.

Simply share a photo or short video of your flaring attempt with ASK Italian via their Facebook page or upload it to Twitter and/or Instagram tagging @ASKItalian using #AllAboutTheBase. The winner will receive a personal cookery lesson from acclaimed chef Theo Randall.

Corinne Prior, Head of Brand Marketing at ASK Italian, said: “Great pizzas start with a great base and we’re extremely proud of our authentic pizzas at ASK. Our new spring menu sees the launch of the new sourdough pizza range which was inspired by a pizzeria we visited in Bologna. As with all bases, the dough needs to be proved properly to taste great and a neat way to test this is to flare it!

“We’re keen to see the flaring skills on offer in Galloway and pick a champ – it’s all about the base!”

Competition finalists will be selected via social media votes, and a group of five fantastic flarers will be invited to the grand final at the newest ASK Italian restaurant in Manchester on 12th May. Finalists will be given the chance to show off their skills to a panel of expert judges including Theo Randall. All finalists will receive prizes.

Permission to enter the competition must be sought from those shown in the photograph/video. Please check the terms and conditions thoroughly before uploading an image/video.