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Nigel Crane Accepts British Culinary Federation Chairman’s Award

25th September 2017

“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...


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

14th September 2017

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...


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

11th September 2017

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...


Would you like to join our team as a HR Administrator?

26th July 2017

We are looking for a focused and confident HR Administrator to join our rapidly growing team. The position is full time and based at our offices in Winsford, Cheshire. You will be responsible for: Carrying out general HR administration Carrying out pre-employment checks Assisting with recruitment Assisting with the new...


Essential Cuisine Lays Foundations for State-of-the-Art ‘Innovation Playground’

24th July 2017

MD, Nigel Crane, dons a hardhat to oversee the next exciting phase in our story – the building of a bespoke innovation kitchen; a dedicated creative space for him and our brigade of chefs to develop yet more class-leading products.  The brand new state-of-the-art kitchen is set to open this...