It is increasingly reported that the hospitality sector is suffering a skills shortage, with less students and apprentices making their way into and staying in the industry. That’s why our team of passionate chefs dedicate time to work with catering students, passing on valuable culinary knowledge and skills. We aim to bring the working kitchen to life and make it something to aspire to be a part of. As we come out of the pandemic, Essential Cuisine are proud to continue supplying valuable knowledge and support to colleges, their lecturers and students with kitchen takeovers, digital demonstrations and lesson tools.
Our team of professional chefs understand the pressures of a working kitchen. With a combined service of over 200 years, we know how important a skilled brigade is to ensure service runs smoothly. Established in 1995, Essential Cuisine’s vision is to ‘champion working kitchens’, supporting the next generation of trainee and professional chefs in creating dishes that enhance skills and reputation.
During an Essential Cuisine kitchen takeover, our team of chefs work with you and your students to put on a 3 course lunch within your facilities. The students will learn a variety of invaluable skills as well as work with guest chefs in their own environment to serve the public.
Our interactive demonstrations educates the difference in quality, cost and benefits between homemade and Essential Cuisine made stocks, jus, gravy and glaces in an engaging and practical way.
We have a selection of activities that introduce Essential Cuisine and the way we like to do business, as well as our product ranges. Using our website and social media channels as research tools, it encourages students to enhance their research skills.
Our team of chefs can tailor all presentations to your college and students needs in terms of timings, products used or any other factor that you need to take into account to give the best all round learning experience. Our team are always here to help you and your needs. Our experience combined with a passion for supporting the next generation of chefs helps us deliver inspiring sessions that you will be proud to be a part of.
We are proud to share the ‘Essential Skills Series’, downloadable video demonstrations from professional chefs across the industry. From knife skills to kitchen hygiene and much more, it is designed to teach and inspire the next generation of chefs, providing valuable skills and knowledge.
Featuring some of the best manufacturers, wholesalers and chef teams in the industry, the series will initially launch with 10 interactive videos with more to be added each week.
Interested in gaining access to the series? Contact [email protected]