ScotHot makes a return to Glasgow in March 2023


ScotHot, Scotland’s leading showcase for food, drink, hospitality, retail, and tourism, is set to return to the SEC Glasgow from 8 – 9 March 2023 following a four-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

Now in its 50th year, ScotHot23 is supported by VisitScotland, Scotland Food & Drink, Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), The Scottish Chefs, The Staff Canteen, The Caterer and Drink Think, and is expected to welcome an estimated 7,000 visitors over the two-day event.

New for 2023, The Great Taste Market by the Guild of Fine Food will feature award-winning food and drink products from around the UK and Ireland, whilst over at Plant Based Foods, guests will get inspiration and tasters of new products from a selection of plant-based producers who are leading the movement.

Other highlights at the show include the Spotlight Stage run in partnership with the STA, Scottish Culinary Championships sponsored by Compass Scotland (incorporating the Scottish Chef of the Year competition) Liquid Academy Live, ScotHot’s Innovation Awards and The Staff Canteen Live.

With over 200 exhibitors from the food and drink, technology, catering equipment, tableware and design and many more industries to be showcased over the two days, some of the biggest names in the industry are already confirmed to attend including Alliance Scotland, Braehead Foods, Benholm, Brakes, Compass Scotland, InStock, Lynas Foodservice, WRS Systems, Nespresso, Panasonic, Elite Contract Furniture and Welbilt to name a few.

Toby Wand, Managing Director of 365 Events, the team behind ScotHot23, said: “We’re back, bigger and better than ever, and we can’t wait to welcome our partners, sponsors, exhibitors, and guests to ScotHot23. 

“It is widely known how challenging the past few years have been for these industries but now we look to the future, sharing ideas, inspiration, and trends with some of the best names in the business.”

David Hay, Managing Director of Compass Scotland, said: “Compass Scotland is delighted to be the headline sponsor for Scottish Culinary Championships at ScotHot for 2023. Compass and ScotHot have had a long-standing partnership for many years, and we are excited about continuing to help showcase the culinary talents of chefs from across Scotland. We are passionate about developing the next generation of talent in the hospitality industry in Scotland.”

The event for all professionals in the food, drink, hospitality, retail and tourism industries is open for registration.To find out more visit


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