ScotHot is Scotland’s biggest food, drink, hospitality and tourism trade show. Over two days, key buyers and decision makers from top hospitality and catering establishments network with a wide variety of suppliers from all areas of the hospitality, tourism and catering industries. The biannual event will take place on 15-16th March in Glasgow’s SECC.

Eight of Scotland’s Michelin-starred and award-winning chefs, including the reigning MasterChef: The Professionals winner, will attend to demonstrate their celebrated expertise at ScotHot 2017 on a new stage, Staff Canteen Live. The stage will allow visitors to watch these professionals at work demonstrating their complex skills and techniques in everything from Michelin-starred cookery to French patisserie.

Mark Morris, MD of The Staff Canteen, says: "We are 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. 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.”

Also taking to the stage are: Adam Handling, Scottish Chef of the Year 2016; Geoffrey Smeddle, award-winning chef of The Peat Inn; Graeme Cheevers, head chef at Martin Wishart Loch Lomond; William Curley, renowned chocolatier; and Ruth Hinks, UK World Chocolate Master.

As well as welcoming over 150 exhibitors, ScotHot will host a number of stages that showcase and challenge Scotland’s best chefs and mixologists. Alongside this, experts in the field will be put under the spotlight to disclose trade secrets, highlight hot trends and decipher industry myths.

Toby Wand, MD of organiser Fresh Montgomery, says: “The industry’s appetite for ScotHot just continues to grow year on year. Each show we like to bring something different for our visitors, so this year we’re thrilled to welcome Staff Canteen Live stage. The line-up of chefs we have is second to none, and with experts in both sweet and savoury cookery, we are pleased to say there is something there for all palates."

With a heritage dating back over 40 years, ScotHot now takes place as part of Scottish Tourism Week’s Signature Events programme.