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 Villeroy & Boch and Scottish Contract Catering Chef of the Year plus some exciting new competitions. These will include the Dessert Challenge, sponsored by Coup de pate and The Healthy Living Award where chefs will have 40 minutes to produce a traditional dish in keeping with the healthy living award principles – fat, salt and sugar to be kept to a minimum and including plenty of fruit or vegetables.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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Who will succeed Adam Handling as Scottish Chef of the Year?
The final of Scotland's premier chef competition will take place on 16th March 2017, when the next worthy winner will be crowned.                                                                                      

Interested in competing?

The deadline for entries into all competitions have been extended as follows –

RC3 Scottish Junior Chef of the Year and RC4 Scottish Chef of the Year – DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES 31ST JANUARY 2017
All other Live Theatre, Skills Arena and Culinary Art Classes – DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES 23RD FEBRUARY 2017

Entries for Culinary Art classes will continue to be accepted after these dates, (up to the date that the competition takes place), please liaise directly with Cora Strachan if you wish to submit an entry after 23rd February 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 enter a competition please click here for online entries

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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