The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association

The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association (PAPA) is the only formal trade body in the UK representing the broad pizza, pasta and Italian food and drink industry. 

Simply put, we help our members to do better business, whether it be in challenging legislation on their behalf, helping them to understand the impact of changing markets and legislation on their business or in bringing our members together to network and learn.

There has always been something special about the Italian family approach, and we look to embody this with our membership.

Our goal at PAPA is to help you, our members, whenever you need it, whether that is to provide specialist advice to help you to solve a particular problem or simply to know where you should go to buy equipment or ingredients. So you always know you have someone to turn to when you need help and advice.

But our support goes much further than simply being there. We're doing all we can to boost the profile of and the opportunity in the pizza, pasta and Italian food market, giving our members – whether they are manufacturers, suppliers or restaurateurs – the best platform we can from which to trade. We're well practiced at this - our position at the heart of the industry dates back to 1977.