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Keeping your sauce making simple

11th February 2021

With so much to think about in a busy kitchen, chefs can often find themselves crying out for some basic essentials to ease the pressure, without compromising on quality. We’re here to help save you numerous hours of having to make sauces from scratch, meaning your team can put their focus into the final dish. We’re so proud of our range of stocks and sauce bases, with each product offering exceptional taste, quality, value and convenience. We've listed just some of the reasons why you might like to test our range against your kitchen-made equivalent.

An extensive range

An extensive range

With a range of almost 60 products across a range of formats and flavour variants, we have you covered. If you are looking for something ready-to-use, something to add hot water to, or an ingredient to lift, enhance or finish your dish - we have a range to suit your needs. No matter the product type, you can be reassured that our stocks and sauce bases are made up of the highest quality ingredients, will offer consistency and versatility, whilst eliminating sensitive areas of HACCP (food safety).  

Find out more about our range here.

Our passion, your creation

Our passion, your creation

Our range of stocks and sauces can be used in a variety of ways to achieve the flavours a modern chef requires. Our Signature range can be used as a natural, fresh stock replacement, saving money on gas to cook; staff to make and pass, and valuable time on waiting for the stock to brew and reduce - potentially saving days of work a chef doesn’t have. This range works great as a ready-to-use liquid stock for both traditional and modern sauces.

Our range of powdered Stock Mixes are so much more than just that. Use to pane, to dust over ingredients before cooking, or as a well-balanced stock for an added depth of flavour.

Our Premier Jus range provides a simple way to achieve a five star jus, every time. Use on its own or as the base of many classic sauces. By combining with our Glace or Asian range, the flavour possibilities are endless. Both the Glace and Asian range can alternatively be used on their own to make deeply flavoured stocks, or to add delicious flavour hits to both raw and cooked ingredients.

Find endless recipe inspiration here.

Declarable allergens

Declarable allergens

Produced in our gluten free and BRC AA rated factory in Cheshire, we are pleased to announce that 100% of our range is gluten free, with many products containing no declarable allergens*. You will have complete peace of mind when you order an Essential Cuisine product. 
 
Order our allergen information here.

Dietary requirements

We are pleased to say that our vegetarian range is 20 strong, 15 of these products are suitable for vegan diets and 4 of these have been approved by the Halal Food Authority (HFA). Our team of chefs are continuously working with our innovation team to explore new flavour concepts, helping you to innovate your menu in line with the latest trends. 
 
View recipes categorised by dietary requirement here.

Meeting salt targets

When taking the yield into account, our products have a competitive price per litre. Products such as our Cheese Stock Mix can replace up to 75% of cheese in a cheese sauce, whilst our Sauce Collection requires 25% less cream versus a scratch made equivalent, meaning huge savings on dairy. Many of our products have a 9-12 month shelf life, are Bain Marie / freeze-thaw stable once made up, helping you keep control of costs. 
 
Ask us about our blue measuring scoops, they are ideal for keeping costs exact!

Cost savings

Cost savings

Our Stock Mixes; No1 Gravy Mixes, Signature range, Asian range, Vegan stock mixes, Glaces, Demi-glaces, Classic Sauce Mixes and Crème Anglaise all meet the 2017 Department of Health Salt Guidelines - one less thing for you to worry about!

Chefs, we are here for you. If you would like to try a selection of samples, find our sample request form here, message your regional sales contact or DM us on Twitter.

If you need additional product information or if you require any further support - we'd love to hear from you! Click here to get in touch today or call 01606 541 490 to speak to a member of our team.

^Does not contain declarable allergens under the EU regulation 1169/2011 (Annex 11)

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