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2017 Best Brigades Masterclass is an Absolute Peach

9th November 2017

The chef team at The Rose and Crown in Warwick have been treated to a masterclass from celebrated chef Ben Tish, part of their prize for scooping the coveted title of Best Brigade 2017, courtesy of Essential Cuisine.     The dedicated team of seven represented the UK pub sector in...


AA Rating for Third Successive Year – British Retail Consortium

We are very proud to announce that we have gained a coveted AA-grade accreditation from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for the third consecutive year. The BRC Global Standard for food safety is hard won, and even harder maintained, and ensures a company is meeting the highest standards of quality...


Living Ventures Chef Finally Gets Deserved Day Off

1st November 2017

Chef’s original prize is scuppered as charity functions take precedence Dave Critchley, Operations Head Chef at the Living Ventures group, has finally been able to claim his prize in our #Chefsdayoff competition, after offering himself up to cover for a number of charity functions and miss out on the original...


When it comes to gravy, 84% of chefs say it ‘has to be British’

12th October 2017

UK kitchens may be multi-national affairs – a celebration of difference – yet when it comes to a much-loved staple, 84% of chefs say that the gravy they use has to be made right here in Britain.    The findings* come from Essential Cuisine and follow extensive independent chef and consumer...


Essential Cuisine Works with Award-Winning Kitchen to Highlight Importance of Good Food in Healthcare

9th October 2017

“Patient satisfaction [for standards of food] jumped from 50% to 85%…” With World Mental Health Day (October 10th) upon us, we’ve been working with the chefs at award-winning charity St Andrew’s Healthcare to promote the benefits of diet and nutrition in caring for those with mental health issues.    As...