ScotHot unveils sizzling line-up

SCOTLAND’s biggest hospitality trade show – ScotHot – is set to return to Glasgow – and registration is now open for this year’s show.

Taking place at the city’s SEC on March 13 and 14, the biennial event is now in its 46th year and will feature exhibitions from more than 200 suppliers, as well as seminars and demonstrations.

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The show will also see the return of Liquid Academy Live, where a panel of speakers will discuss developments in Scotland’s drinks industry.

And The Spotlight Stage – in partnership with the Scottish Tourism Alliance – will feature speakers from hospitality and tourism businesses; they will discuss various ‘hot topics’ relating to the industry, including staff retention, mental health, social media and waste management.

Also taking place at this year’s show is the Scottish Culinary Championships. Returning for its 33rd year, it aims to highlight the skills of Scotland’s next generation of top chefs, with awards presented for Scottish Chef of the Year and Scottish Junior Chef of the Year.

New to ScotHot for 2019 is The Covered Market, developed in partnership with Scotland Food & Drink, which will cover six specialist areas, including bakery, butchery and dairy.

Ross Carter, event director at Fresh Montgomery, said the industry’s appetite for ScotHot “continues to grow year on year”.

“ScotHot is the largest event of its kind for hospitality and catering professionals, and the biggest platform in the country for chefs to showcase their skills,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming exhibitors and delegates for an action-packed two days of activity in Glasgow.”

To register, visit scothot.co.uk