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Sue Brady & brigade making light work of school meals

Teamwork, laughter, giant ladles and some great cooking thrown in for good measure. See what happened when we went to visit Wiltshire caterer Sue Brady and her brilliant brigade.

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The Essential Book of British Inspiration

Here’s a gift from us to you – a collection of inspiring recipes from professional chefs, seasonal hints and tips and good old fashioned advice from industry veterans – all wrapped up in one handy book!

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Four North West Young Chef Winners through to Young National Chef Finals

Cooking ability in the North West of England received yet another boost this week with the news that three previous North West Young Chef of the Year winners, alongside reigning champion, L’Enclume’s Thomas Reeves, are to proudly represent the area in the prestigious Young National Chef of the Year finals, held this October.  2016 winner and 2017 runner-up, Daniela Tucci, from Liverpool’s The Art School Restaurant, joins Thomas, alongside 2015 winner Arthur Quin, from the Punchbowl Inn and Restaurant in Cumbria and Danny Young, a chef at Nigel Haworth’s reputed Northcote Manor who captured the title in 2014.

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Team Essential Raise Over £7300 For St Luke’s Hospice

Saturday 10th June 2017; a date that will go down in the history of Essential Cuisine as the day 21 team members braved the elements to raise over £7300 for St.

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BBQ Chicken Wings

Delicious and simple, the perfect finger food

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North West Young Chef Competition

Are you a confident young chef under 23, ready to show off your skills and boost your career prospects?

If you are passionate about food and can cook a 3 course meal for 2 people using local produce, then you really should be entering the North West Young Chef of the Year Competition.

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Britain’s Best Brigades

Is your kitchen a well-oiled machine turning out plates to be proud of? Does your team possess serious chemistry?

This annual competition is a nationwide hunt to uncover and reward the UK’s hardest working chef teams with a prize of £1000 cash plus a bespoke menu development masterclass up for grabs.

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