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25th September 2017

Nigel Crane Accepts British Culinary Federation Chairman’s Award

“Testament to one hell of a career” Essential Cuisine’s Managing Director and chef founder, Nigel Crane, has been given the prestigious Chairman’s Award by the British Culinary Federation (BCF). Nigel accepted the gong in person during last night’s BCF Awards dinner, held at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens. BCF Chairman Matt Davies...


14th September 2017

The ‘secret seven’ Graduate Chefs revealed at 15th anniversary lunch

After a nerve-wracking three weeks wait, the Craft Guild of Chefs has announced that seven chefs have made the grade in the 2017 Graduate Awards examination, sponsored by Essential Cuisine. Five chefs achieved the pass mark in the kitchen examination and two chefs in the pastry award. Chefs had to...


11th September 2017

No1 Gravy the Preferred Choice of Consumers and Chefs in Independent Taste Tests

Our No.1 Gravies have come out on top against all competitor products in independent blind consumer and chef taste tests, held this month. The three-strong No.1 Gravy range was deemed the overall favourite by 100 consumers in all three-flavour categories – beef, poultry and vegetarian. Bolstering the findings further, 50...


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7th August 2017

Succulent Barbecued Pork Spare Ribs, with a twist

Get the charcoal warm and the meat at the ready! No summer day is complete without succulent Barbecued Pork Spare Ribs, and we have two delicious recipe ideas to get your teeth into. For a more traditional flavour, marinate the meat in Pork Glace overnight, or, if you fancy a...


25th July 2017

People with Disabilities “Can Help Make the Difference in Kitchen Shortage” – Culinary Ability Awards

People with disabilities have a key role to play in helping take the strain on understaffed kitchens across hospitality. This from not-for-profit social enterprise, The Culinary Ability Awards, who are challenging the industry to think again and work in partnership to understand the ways in which skilled individuals with disabilities...


12th July 2017

Eat Together, Work Well Together

So the Essential Comms team came up with a “souper” idea! How about we all get together for a team lunch? And that is where all this started. This morning three volunteers were busy adding the final touches to their home-made soups (Ben’s roasted pepper with a bit of a...


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