Gary Maclean to host Sustainable Kitchen at Go Green show

Gary Maclean, the National Chef of Scotland and winner of MasterChef: The Professionals, has confirmed his participation in the Sustainable Kitchen at the Go Green show, Scotland’s only consumer sustainability event. The show will take place at the SEC Centre in Glasgow on April 8-9, 2023.

A passion for sustainability

Maclean, who is also a senior lecturer at City of Glasgow College and an ambassador for Scottish Food and Drink, said he was delighted to be part of the Go Green show, which aims to inspire and educate people on how to live more sustainably.

“I have always been passionate about sustainability and how we can reduce our impact on the environment through the food we eat and the way we cook,” he said. “The Sustainable Kitchen will be a great opportunity to showcase some of the amazing local and seasonal produce that Scotland has to offer, as well as share some tips and tricks on how to make the most of every ingredient and minimise food waste.”

Maclean will host a series of live cooking demonstrations and workshops at the Sustainable Kitchen, where he will be joined by other chefs and experts who share his vision for a greener future. He will also be available for meet and greet sessions and book signings.

A one-stop shop for eco-friendly living

The Go Green show, which is organised by Media 10, the company behind the Ideal Home Show and Grand Designs Live, will feature over 200 exhibitors and 10 feature areas covering various aspects of sustainable living, such as:

Gary Maclean to host Sustainable Kitchen at Go Green show

  • Energy and water efficiency
  • Recycling and waste management
  • Organic and vegan food and drink
  • Ethical fashion and beauty
  • Eco-friendly travel and transport
  • Green gardening and wildlife
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social and community projects
  • Education and careers
  • Innovation and technology

The show will also offer a range of interactive and immersive experiences, such as:

  • The Eco Home, a full-scale model of a low-carbon and zero-waste house
  • The Green Theatre, a stage for talks and debates on the latest environmental issues and solutions
  • The Eco Kids Zone, a fun and educational area for children and families
  • The Go Green Awards, a ceremony to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations who are making a positive difference to the planet

A timely and relevant event

Lee Newton, CEO of Media 10, said he was thrilled to have Maclean on board for the Go Green show, which he described as a timely and relevant event for Scotland and the UK.

“Gary Maclean is not only a fantastic chef and a national treasure, but also a role model and a leader in the field of sustainability. He embodies the ethos and the spirit of the Go Green show, which is to inform, inspire and empower people to make small changes that can have a big impact on the environment and society,” he said.

Newton added that the Go Green show was designed to appeal to a wide and diverse audience, from eco-conscious consumers to curious newcomers, and from young families to senior citizens.

“We want to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere, where everyone can learn something new, discover something exciting, and have a great time. We believe that sustainability is not a niche or a trend, but a necessity and a lifestyle, and we hope that the Go Green show will reflect that and make a lasting impression on our visitors,” he said.

The Go Green show will run from 10am to 6pm on Friday, April 8, and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, April 9, 2023. Tickets are available online at or on the door. Prices start from £12 for adults, £10 for concessions, and £5 for children. Under 15s go free.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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