ScotHot announces finalists for Scottish Chef of the Year 2023

06 March 2023 by
ScotHot announces finalists for Scottish Chef of the Year 2023

ScotHot's Scottish Chef of the Year finalists have been announced, with the judging panel describing this year's competition as the strongest yet.

Following a four-year hiatus, the Scottish Chef of the Year, sponsored by Lomond Foods, will take over the Live Theatre on the show's second day to once again challenge and celebrate chefs from across Scotland. The show returns to the SEC Glasgow from 8 - 9 March 2023.

The three-hour competition requires chefs to prepare a four-course meal judged on presentation, seasonality, balance, and creativity of menus alongside other factors.

The competition's finalists have been selected from hundreds of recipe and photo entries, with eight chefs from across the country chosen to take part in the live competition.

Head judge Neil Thomson, chief executive at Scottish Chefs, said: ‘'The final of the 2023 Scottish Chef of the Year at ScotHot has one the strongest fields of competitors we have ever had. The culinary talent that is on show on Thursday 9 March proves that Scotland has some fine chefs. Any one of the finalists would be a worthy winner."

The ScotHot's Chef of The Year Finalists for 2023 are:

  • Jonathan Brett, The Globe Inn
  • Andrew Spence, The Boars Head
  • Ben Gallier, The Gleneagles Hotel
  • Craig Gibb, Borthwick Castle
  • Chris Loye, Flavour
  • David Millar, Jupiter Artland
  • Graham Mitchell, Tarragon by Graham Mitchell
  • Craig Palmer, Entier Wild Thyme
  • In addition to the esteem from the competition, the winning chef is set to receive a prize of £1,500.

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