Mr Lochhead said: "Thanks to our wonderful natural larder, Scottish produce is to be found in some of the world's best restaurants and on the finest dining tables.
"Both at home and abroad, chefs and food connoisseurs appreciate the high quality of Scottish food and drink - whether that's our Scotch beef, haggis, dairy products or a single malt.
"With nations as diverse as France and Russia enjoying Scottish food, it's clear that there is an appetite for our produce which stretches far beyond our borders."
But he added: "We're not resting on our laurels. We're working hard to build on existing markets and develop new ones. I recently led a successful trade mission to the Far East where Scottish produce was very well received and I look forward to seeing the results of this in future."