03 Nov 2009 15:36
Third BBC Good Food Scotland draws more visitors
Ramsay at BBC Good Food Show Scotland
Last weekend, the BBC Good Food Show Scotland returned for its third year with a rise in visitor numbers and praise from visitors and participants alike.
Top producers as well as celebrity chefs including Gordon Ramsay, James Martin, the Hairy Bikers and Nick Nairn drew crowds over three days to Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).
Visitor numbers were up five per cent and organisers say that they are “delighted” with the results.
The show also garnered good press coverage, particularly when Hairy Biker Simon King spoke to the Daily Record, a Glasgow-based tabloid, in the lead-up to the Show.
“I love Scotland and am determined to make the Good Food Show come hell or high water,” said Simon. “We’re just looking forward to seeing everybody, sharing a bit of Scottish banter, having a giggle and making food fun. I love the live shows, especially in Scotland.”
Rebecca Reeves, group show director at Haymarket Exhibitions, said: “We are delighted with the results. The Scottish visitors are a discerning audience keen to discover new cookery skills and new flavours. We look forward to developing an even more exciting Show for 2010.”