When Essential Cuisine came to market, they filled a niche very well.
I’ve been using Essential Cuisine for over 8 years. In a really busy restaurant sometimes you haven’t got the time to make an excellent stock or jus. Their stocks and jus are extremely ‘essential’ for our operation.
Matt Davies, Group Exec Chef - The Lewis Partnership
It’s a real partnership, not a salesperson, but chef to chef.
We work in partnership with the development team at Essential and as a result we have developed quality bespoke products. Essential take time to attend our chef training sessions, to give demonstrations, and explain different applications for their products.
Guy Marchetti - Divisional Executive Chef
Ideal when catering for a range of special diets.
The Essential Cuisine range is simply exceptional. The products have been extremely well received by myself and the Cornwall Care team; they have a clean, clear flavour and are ideal when catering for a range of special diets.
Leri Allen, Group Catering Manager Cornwall Care
Better cost control alongside the obvious health benefits.
We switched to Essential Cuisine because their products had a much lower salt content than the previous brand we were using. The consistency of their stock is brilliant, because it’s a powder you know you’re getting better cost control.
Gareth Waters, Head of Restaurant & Catering St Andrew’s Healthcare
We have such good support from Essential Cuisine.
We’ve been using Essential Cuisine since 2012. If we are ever worried about any of their products, we just make a phone call and they talk us through exactly what is in the product.
Sue Brady, Sue Brady Catering - School Caterer Provider, Wiltshire
I can really tell the difference in quality from stocks I have worked with in the past.
The focus Essential Cuisine has put on removing allergens from its stocks has been a huge help - this gives us real peace of mind in the kitchen.
Mark Coombs - Felsted School, Essex
Having recently tried your Asian range of stocks they are very authentic stocks close to the real thing, great for Ramens and Noodle pots. I visited Japan last year and especially enjoyed the flavours which your range has replicated, but the Asian range has so many uses rather than just Ramen broths as marinades and glazes. These fit perfectly for the current BBQ trend in the foodie scene.
Jim Wealands, Group Food Development Director, CH&Co Group
We’ve been using Essential Cuisine now for 8 years, and when they came on the market, I thought they filled a niche very well. Their basic stocks and jus are extremely “essential”. The No1 gravies are absolutely perfect if you run a good gastro pub as, like the rest of Essential Cuisine’s products, they are near perfect. They have a rich depth of flavour and a very good viscosity and shine, as close to kitchen-made as you can get.
Matt Davies, BCF Chairman