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Deadline extended for ScotHot’s 50 Rising Stars

15/02/2023
Left to Right: Mark Vigni (Head Chef, Compass Group), David Cochrane (Chief Executive, HIT Scotland) and Kay Langwenya

ScotHot has announced an extended deadline for ScotHot’s 50 Rising Stars list to 5:00pm this Friday, 17th February.

This is the final week to submit as nominations have been pouring in to acknowledge Scotland’s finest newcomers in the categories of Hospitality Heroes, Champion Chefs, Rising up in Retail, Brilliant in Beverage and Tourism Trendsetters.

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As nominations close, the top entrants in each category will be decided upon by an industry panel of judges, and will take their place on the wall of fame at ScotHot in the Glasgow SEC this March 8-9.

Each of the five categories will be made up of 10 nominees to form the 50 List, with those shortlisted honoured with an exclusive drinks’ reception event and will take their place on the wall of fame at ScotHot23 in Glasgow.

The final ScotHot’s 50 Rising Stars list will be decided by a panel of judges including Toby Wand, Managing Director of the 365 Events team behind ScotHot23, and David Cochrane, Chief Executive of Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland.

This year’s event will be supported by major partners including VisitScotland, Scotland Food & Drink, Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), Scottish Licenced Trade Association (SLTA), Scottish Licensed Trade News (SLTN), HOSPA, The Scottish Chefs, The Staff Canteen, The Guild of Fine Food, The Caterer and Drink Think, and is expected to welcome an estimated 7,000 visitors over the two-day showcase in Glasgow.

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