It’s heating up in ScotHot’s kitchen

WITH one month to go, things are heating up ahead of ScotHot 2017 thanks to the unveiling of a star-studded chef line-up for the two-day trade show.

• Full throttle: Stuart Ralston, Gary Maclean and Brian Grigor get ready.

Eight award-winning chefs will showcase their expertise on the Staff Canteen Live stage, a new addition for ScotHot,  demonstrating skills and techniques in everything from Michelin-starred cookery to French patisserie.

Chefs taking to the stage at ScotHot 2017 include Gary Maclean, winner of MasterChef: The Professionals; Brian Grigor, Michelin-starred chef at The Balmoral’s Number One Restaurant; and Adam Handling, Scottish Chef of the Year 2016.
ScotHot visitors will also have access to insight from industry leaders from AirBnB to Scotland Food & Drink on the event’s Spotlight Stage.

The drinks industry will also be out in force at this year’s event through Liquid Academy Live, with this year’s line-up of speakers covering a broad spectrum of on-trade issues and trends.
Seminars on offer at Liquid Academy Live 2017 include the Gin Aroma Recognition Training session led by Kim Lahiri of Olfactico; the Spectrum of Modern Mixology session, in partnership with Hi-Spirits, Marblehead, Bacardi, William Grant & Sons and Ian Macleod Distillers; and Simple Serve Sophistication, a soft drinks-focused seminar supported by Bon Accord soft drinks, Franklin & Sons and Claytons Kola Tonic.

Mark Morris, managing director of The Staff Canteen at ScotHot, said he is “really excited to be part of ScotHot, the industry’s leading trade show”.
“Scotland’s fish, shellfish, game, lamb and beef is renowned around the world,” he said. “The nation also has some of the best chefs in the UK so we want to showcase them, their skills and the fantastic produce on our live stage.”

• ScotHot takes place on March 15 and 16 at the SECC, Glasgow.