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24th May 2018

Nice one Cyril! Carden Park Chef Takes North West Young Chef Crown

A promising senior sous chef from Cheshire’s luxury Carden Park Hotel has scooped the title of North West Young Chef for 2018 in a tense six-way cook off, held yesterday at Cheshire College – South and West. Cyril Gabriel, 23, cooked his way to glory, seeing off tough competition including...


17th May 2018

Michelin Masterclass with Mark Birchall for Young Chef Finalists

On 16th May, the 2018 North West Young Chef Competition Finalists attended an inspiring masterclass delivered by Mark Birchall at the Michelin starred Grade 2 listed building of Moorhall in Lancashire. Organised by sponsors Essential Cuisine, CHR, and Sousvide, the masterclass gave the final 6 the opportunity to learn from...


10th May 2018

Essential Cuisine Strengthened by Key European Acquisition

British stocks and sauces manufacturer acquired by European savoury ingredients supplier in partnership that will see opportunities for both to enter new territories. Essential Cuisine has been acquired by Solina, a leading European producer of savoury ingredients, for an undisclosed sum. It’s business as usual for the leading British manufacturer...


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26th April 2018

Paul Bailey – much-loved colleague and friend

We have said goodbye to a loving member of our team, who sadly passed away in March following a short battle with cancer. Paul Bailey joined Essential Cuisine on 13th May 2015 as a Production Operator – through friends he had heard we were recruiting and wasted no time by...


6th March 2018

Enjoy a Slice of British Pie Week

Lets be honest, who doesn’t like a good ole’ traditional British pie; Meat and Potato, Steak, Cheese and Onion, Chicken and Mushroom, the fillings are endless yet all so tasty. Therefore, The Stock People are delighted its time to, once again, celebrate British Pie Week. Some of our favourite recipes include the Chicken,...


National Apprenticeship Week 2018 – as told by Harry Ogle

In 2014/2015, there were 491,300 apprenticeship starters in England, Sophie and I were two of them! Both of us had completed college and wanted to dive into the world of work, we were lucky enough to start that journey at Essential Cuisine. We started in October 2014 and the apprenticeship...


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