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Saltire Hospitality reveals food stats for Royal Highland Show

24 June 2016 by
Saltire Hospitality reveals food stats for Royal Highland Show

With this year's Royal Highland Show (RHS) now in full swing, Scottish foodservice firm Saltire Hospitality has revealed details of how much food and drink it expects to serve during the four-day event.

The show in Ingliston, which started yesterday (23 June) and runs until 26 June, is expected to attract around 200,000 guests.

The RHS is one of the largest agricultural shows in the UK and this year is anticipated to be its biggest yet.

It is the 16th year Saltire Hospitality has officially been appointed as the event caterer by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, which organises the show.

Saltire Hospitality will provide catering across 10 bars, four cafés, a prosecco bar, barista-run coffee bars and four restaurants.

The firm has ensured more than 200 staff will be working each day of RHS, compared with its normal full-time team of 60.

During the show they will serve 8,000 bacon rolls; 3,000 Scotch beef burgers; 2,500 eggs for the egg and cress sandwiches; 100 joints of 45-day dry-aged prime Scottish sirloin roast beef; 150 sides of fresh Scottish salmon; one hog roast each night in the members' bar and 4,000 strawberry tarts.

In addition 800 punnets of Scottish strawberries will be used at the prosecco bar, 1,500 servings of Pimm's will be enjoyed, 12,000 cups of tea and 200 crates of ice cubes will be used in drinks in the bars.

David Peters, managing director of Saltire Hospitality, said: "We were so pleased to win the original catering contract after fighting off stiff competition from several multi-national companies.

"I've been involved with the Royal Highland Show in one way or another for nearly 30 years, and it's inspiring to see how it has developed during that time.

"Each year thousands of people flock to the show to see, taste and experience the very best of Scottish farming, rural life and importantly, food. This year around 200,000 people are expected to attend by Sunday; our biggest show yet and it is a privilege for Saltire Hospitality to be part of it."

He said the company took pride in showcasing "the exquisite larder that Scotland has to offer", working with suppliers around the country.

Saltire Hospitality will also be at the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace, which begins on 1 July.

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