ScotHot returns to Glasgow's SECC on March 2-4 with 200 exhibitors and an estimated 9,000 visitors expected to attend.
Highlights of this year's show include the Knorr Scottish Chef of the Year competition with Marco Pierre White; the Restaurant of Nations; Barista Championships and Scottish Tourism Forum Seminars.
The exhibition covers all aspects of the hospitality industry from catering equipment, food and drink to interiors tableware and technology.
The Knorr Scottish Chef of the Year competition is the most prestigious event of the Scottish Culinary Championships, held in association with the Federation of Chefs Scotland.
Knorr ambassador Marco Pierre White will be visiting the show on Wednesday 4th March to demonstrate recipes and lend his support to the 10 finalists. The winner will be announced at the Scottish Culinary Awards Dinner that evening (To book your place call 020 7886 3066 or visit www.scothot.co.uk/dinner).
The Restaurant of Nations will be hosting the Knorr World Culinary Grand Prix where nine international chef teams will compete to serve a three-course meal to 80 covers. Three teams will compete each day with the menu of Germany, Ireland or Luxembourg on Monday 2nd March; England, India and Malta on Tuesday 3rd March and USA, Wales or Scotland on Wednesday 4th March (Menus at www.scothot.co.uk).
Each country's menu will be matched with a range of French wines and a top sommelier will be on hand to provide visitors with expert advice on classic or unusual food and French wine combinations.
The semi-finals and final of the UK Barista Championships are taking place at the show where 24 baristas will battle it out in the final on the 4th March and the winner will represent the UK in the World Barista Championship on 16-19th April in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The show is also partnering with the Scottish Tourism Forum to provide a series of free seminars and workshops for tourism businesses including keynote addresses from the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism Jim Mather and First Minister Alex Salmond.
To find out more visit: www.scothot.co.uk