Hall 4, SEC

Wednesday 15th March: 09.00 - 18.30

Thursday 16th March: 09.30 - 16.30


Scottish Culinary Championships

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The Scottish Culinary Championships are back for 2017

ScotHot 2017 will incorporate the Scottish Culinary Championships sponsored by Compass Group which will showcase the huge amount of culinary talent across the Scottish foodservice industry. The Scottish Culinary Championships are one of six must-attend events that make up Scottish Tourism Week's 'The Signature Events'.

The line-up contains a mix of some of the industry’s most prestigious and popular classes plus some exciting new competitions, which are suitable for chefs with all levels of experience from all industry sectors.

The 2017 programme will include competitions under three separate categories –

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  • live theatreThe Live Theatre - will offer a fast-moving series of hot cooking classes which will take place throughout the day in 8 x adjacent work-stations. The line-up will include Scottish Chef of the Year sponsored by Brakes Scotland, Scottish Junior Chef of the Year, sponsored by Continental Chef Supplies/RAK and Scottish Contract Catering Chef of the Year plus some other really exciting new competitions. These will include the Dessert Challenge, sponsored by Aryzta Food Solutions and the Country Range Student Competition. Plus the line-up will also include some favourite classes which will give chefs the opportunity to showcase their best recipe using meat, duck, sustainable fish and pasta as the main ingredient.

    To view the Live Theatre Timetable please click here

  • culinary art Culinary Art - will comprise a wide array of static classes in a variety of different mediums - sugar, chocolate, pastillage and fat, as well as vibrant platters, restaurant plates and pastry classes as well as the ever popular sugarcraft section which sees beautifully intricate entries on display - adding a real wow-factor to the show. Competitions will include Floral Sugarcraft, Afternoon Tea Selection, Decorative Centre Piece, Works in Fat, Menu Gastronomique, Menu of the Day and Canapes.

    To view the Skills Arena Timetable please click here

  • Skills Arena - will host classes for chefs at the start of their career (apprentices, students and those new to competitions), such as fish filleting, butchery, knife skills, pastry decorating etc, plus the Skills Theatre will also include some service competitions that will challenge front of house staff.

    To view the display dates for Culinary Art Exhibits please click here

Scottish Chef Of The Year Finalists

Orry Shand ,The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen

David Mathieson, Entier Services, Aberdeen

Craig Gibb, The Orde Food Company

Calum Cousins,  Loch Lomond Golf Club

Lorna McNee,  Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Darren Seggie , City of Glasgow College

Colin Lyall,  Tor Na Coil Banchory

Jamie Scott , Newport Restaurant

Scottish Culinary Championships Results

Click here to view the results

Scottish Chef of the Year 2017, sponsored by Brakes Scotland     Brakes Scotland Logo RGB Blue 

Congratulations to Lorna McNee from Restaurant Andrew Fairlie who was crowned Scottish Chef of the Year 2017 at ScotHot. Lorna beat an impressive line-up of chefs from across the Scottish hospitality industry to take this prestigious title. Her dishes included a starter of roast veal sweetbread with mushroom tart and onion puree; turbot meuniere; a main of roast squab, confit leg and creamed sprouts; and a citrus millefeuille dessert. Lorna wins £1000 plus received a bespoke Chef of the Year Trophy.

Interested in competing in 2019?

The online entry system has now closed.

If you are interested in competing in the Scottish Culinary Championships please contact Cora Strachan on 020 7886 3074, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To view the full competition programme please click here

To obtain more information about accessing the halls, parking arrangements, timing and the rules etc. please click here

For further information on competing, please contact Cora Strachan on +44 (0) 20 7886 3074 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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