Scottish Culinary Championships
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 –
The 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 - 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
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.
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