From the 26th to the 28th February, Glasgow’s SECC became home to ScotHot – the largest event for the Scottish foodservice and hospitality industry in 2007.
As Scotland’s first hospitality business-generating event of the year, ScotHot was the place to be seen if you had any type of involvement with the Scottish hospitality market, no matter how small.
Encompassing all aspects of the industry including catering equipment, food, drink, interiors, tableware and technology, ScotHot attracted over 200 exhibitors – all on hand with products, services and tastings to tease the tastebuds, stimulate the senses and charm the many customers meandering through the stands.
The show’s 15 specific features appealed to virtually every area of the hospitality industry, from practical food demonstrations for chefs, wine tastings for sommeliers, bar techniques for budding flairers as well as seminars and competitions that provided wide appeal.
Leading the plethora of prestigious events at the show was the Scottish Culinary Championships. Run in conjunction with the Scottish Federation of Chefs, the competition awarded Pamela Fowlis, a lecturer in Hospitality at Adam Smith College, with the highly sought after title – ‘Scottish Chef of the Year’.
The World Junior Culinary Grand Prix highlighted the breadth of talent within the industry by specifically focusing on younger members of the trade. Competing countries took part in the Restaurant of Nations at the heart of the show, with Canada announced as the overall winning team.
Visitors to the show were able to immerse themselves in the latest products to hit the market, fantastic competitions and take in the atmosphere that only ScotHot could bring. Here’s to the next one!