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Sandstone Trail Success for Team Essential

18th September 2018

A team of 20 Essential Cuisine team members have successfully taken on the challenge of walking the full Sandstone Trail in just one day to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford. The 34 mile trek (55km) took the group through fields, forests, and a few wrong turns, but Team...


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

24th May 2018

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...


Michelin Masterclass with Mark Birchall for Young Chef Finalists

17th May 2018

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...


Essential Cuisine Strengthened by Key European Acquisition

10th May 2018

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...


Three ‘wildcards’ complete line up for North West Young Chef Final

24th April 2018

Three outright winners and three top scoring place ‘wildcards’ – entrants deemed by judges as too talented to not be in the running – make up the final six chefs for the North West Young Chef Final. Led by Brian Mellor, Chairman of Judges, three semi-finals were executed during April...