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PUB giant JD Wetherspoon is set to expand the Scottish food and drink offer in its outlets north of the border – and it plans to use this year’s ScotHot exhibition to source suppliers. Producers’ body Scotland Food & Drink is offering suppliers a ‘meet the buyer’ opportunity with the pub fi rm at ScotHot on February 28.

Source Local As well as Scottish produce,

Wetherspoon will also consider locally-produced drinks. The meet the buyer event will consist of a one-to-one meeting with Wetherspoon’s food development manager, where suppliers will have the chance to present their products. The event is free to companies exhibiting in the Scotland Food & Drink pavilion at ScotHot and to members of Scotland Food & Drink exhibiting at the show independently.

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HE focus on local food and drink at this year’s ScotHot exhibition couldn’t have been timed better, according to organisers. Citing research by Scottish Enterprise, which suggested tourists would happily spend an extra 7% to enjoy locally-sourced, authentic Scottish food, organisers said this year’s ScotHot event will bring a raft of local producers, suppliers and services under one roof. More than 30 local companies, including ScotHerbs, Sinclair Breweries, Braehead Foods, Ramsay of Carluke, Belhaven Fruit Farm, A Taste of Arran and Deeside Smokehouse, will be on hand across the Source Local, Scotland Food & Drink and East

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Lothian Food & Drink pavilions to showcase their products to chefs, restaurateurs and hotel and bar operators. The Source Local pavilion will also feature a number of non-food suppliers, including Purdie’s Scottish Soap Company. Scotland Food & Drink’s Fiona Richmond said hotels and restaurants play an essential role in promoting the provenance of Scottish products. “Working and exhibiting together at ScotHot gives these smaller producers the opportunity to get their products in front of the industry’s key decision- makers and buyers, in addition to providing a united front that highlights the wide variety and quality of products available on our doorstep,” she said.

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Local produce will be highlighted at this year’s ScotHot exhibition.

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Bringing together the Scottish hospitality industry to source products, establish new relationships and gain valuable industry insights.

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Bisto is proud to sponsor the “Future Talent Restaurant Competition”

Bisto exists to help chefs bring fl avour to life in British dishes. The recession has brought a heartening return to the comfort of classic British cooking. More and more industry chefs are indulging their customers with this type of cuisine and Bisto is as dedicated as ever to helping them create hearty, healthy, fl avoursome meals. Bisto’s dedicated range of professional catering essentials delivers exceptional strength of fl avour which is trusted by over 70% of chefs*. The results that are enjoyed by thousands of diners across Britain are a testament to the heritage and expertise of this well-loved brand. We wish all the young chefs of tomorrow to compete well at ScotHot.

Don’t miss ScotHot 2011 –next opportunity will not be until 2013 Official Show Preview Sponsored by: HOSPITALITY 2011 Clothing for Restaurant / Bar / Cafe / Hotel / Caterers


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For Recipes, Samples and Product Information please visit Bisto online; & www.bringfl *Source: Ixpertise Ltd, Research August/September 2009; MMR, 2010; 154 participants in taste test.

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