Paul Hollywood and Nadiya Hussain join line-up as The BBC Good Food Show Scotland returns to Glasgow next month

A celebration of the country’s finest food and drink, the BBC Good Food Show Scotland will be returning to Glasgow’s SEC Centre for its 12th year next month. 

Published 13th Sep 2018
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Running from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October 2018, the organisers say the Good Food Show will be "packed with live cookery demos from top chefs and experts, the finest food and drink producers, regional specialities and plenty of culinary inspiration".

Returning for this year, The Big Kitchen will offer guests the chance to pick up top tips and recipe inspiration from a top line up of your favourite TV chefs, including: Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge; MasterChef’s John Torode; chef, author and TV presenter, Nadiya Hussain and the Great British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood.

BBC Good Food Show

Each chef will host cookery demonstrations in the Big Kitchen over the course of the weekend with sessions lasting approximately 30 minutes and visitors can secure a seat to see their favourite TV chef by booking a Super Ticket (sessions will be available to book on the day for £3, subject to availability).


New for this year is Travelsphere presents: A Taste of Italy – hosted by Marcus Bean with guest chef Eleonora Galasso - this free live cookery demo is inspired by Travelsphere’s carefully crafted tours and will take place on Friday 19 October at 1.30pm in The Big Kitchen. organisers say visitors should book a ticket in advance to secure a seat at the demo.

The Let’s Talk Food Stage will be featuring interviews with the celebrity line-up and other culinary experts. Hosted by Barney Desmazery, these sessions are free to attend.

The event will also feature a number of exciting Pop-Up Restaurants, with the chance to sample the city’s culinary delights from some of Glasgow’s finest restaurants.

Visit Chez Mal, Malmaison Glasgow’s French-inspired restaurant, on Friday; on Saturday, it’s the return of Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery and on Sunday, Grill on the Corner, based in Bothwell Street, will be making their debut at the show.

Also making its debut this year, Taste the World presented by the Glasgow Restaurant Association will invite those in attendance to come along to the sampling theatre and listen to top local restaurateurs as they share samples of canapés and sweet bites for the audience to taste. Sessions are free to attend and don’t require booking in advance. Anne Mulhern from The Willow Tea Rooms will host the sessions.

As part of their new drinks offering this year, attendees will be able to get hands-on in a masterclass at The Spirits Lounge, with the experts at The
Gin Lounge inspiring people to create their own gin infusion to bottle and take home, while The Whisky Lounge will offer people the chance to blend the perfect whisky cocktail, with tutelage from a range of top bartenders. Whisky masterclasses cost £15 per person while gin masterclasses are priced at £10 per person.

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Foodies can enjoy book signings, food and drink markets and even the Producers Bursary Awards.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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