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Essential Cuisine

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solutions to
be proud of!

Essential Cuisine work on an extensive scale alongside leading restaurant chains and groups, to provide their brigade with bespoke solutions, developed especially for their menu and kitchen requirements. Our development chefs are constantly working to bring new flavours and inspirational recipe ideas to you – full of flavour with the help of the finest ingredients on the market.



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  • 100% gluten free range with many products containing NDA^
  • Dedicated Innovation Days
  • Made in the UK
  • Developed by professional chefs
  • Seasonal recipe inspiration and menu planning support

^Does not contain declarable allergens under the EU regulation 1169/2011 (Annex 11)

  • Stocks and Jus’
  • Chutney and Salsa
  • Melts and Butters
  • Marinades, Glazes and Dressings
  • Sauces and Soups

Our Facilities

Our products are made in the United Kingdom in our purpose-built facilities, which is accredited to AA BRC standards, ensuring that our solutions are the highest quality.

Our development chefs are fully knowledgeable and immersed in trends and food technology, including High Pressure Processing (HPP), maintaining a close watching brief on regulations. The entire team is available for technical support to make sure our products work for you in application.

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Solution’s you’ll be proud to put your name to...



We are proud of our innovative methods when developing new and exciting products. With the help of in-depth market research, food safari’s and trend watching, we are focused on the future of both food trends and packaging solutions, supporting you on your innovation journey in a forever evolving industry.



Our exclusive bespoke solutions enable you to choose from a variety of packaging formats; bulk, sachets, dip pots and tabletop bottles are just a small selection of our packaging capabilities.



With over 180 years of combined service experience in working kitchens, no one understands the challenge that chefs face better than our team. Our knowledge enables us to help you discover the perfect solutions for your kitchen.

Making your
customers dining

Discover how our tailor-made solutions can provide consistent, great tasting dishes for your customers. We’re incredibly proud of our reputation within the industry for our high quality product range. We strive to help working kitchens nationwide to create fantastic dishes you’ll be proud to put your name to.

To discover more about our tailored solutions, call Ronnie Smith on 07864924949 or email Ronnie.Smith@essentialcuisine.com

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Latest sector news...

Our Top 10 Dressings and Sauces for Summer 20219th June 2021If you are looking for a salad dressing or sauce for your summer creations, look no further! We have a selection of recipes inspired by cuisines from around the world to inject exciting flavours to your menu.READ MORE >Our Top 10 Salads!2nd June 2021At Essential Cuisine we are famous for our stocks, sauces and gravies, providing the perfect ingredient or accompaniment for autumn and winter menus. However, many products in our wider range are perfect for summer dishes, providing a fantastic platform for a whole host of innovative and healthy recipes. From our most popular Premier Jus products to our latest range of Street Food Inspired Seasonings, you will find an offering just as relevant for the spring and summer.READ MORE >Recipes to 'Turn Up The Heat' this summer25th May 2021As our ‘Turn Up The Heat’ competition comes to a close on 31st May, we wanted to inspire your entries with a range of dishes suited to the warmer weather. With people opting for staycations over trips abroad, we have focused on global flavours, giving a real sense of adventure! From authentic Asian flavours to dishes you’d find in an American diner; our development chefs have combined their favourite recipes to help you ‘Turn Up The Heat’…READ MORE >‘Wings and Things’, another delicious recipe series from Essential Cuisine18th May 2021The street food market in the UK has seen huge growth in recent years, surpassing the fast-food industry with an estimated total value of £1.2 billion in 2020. Like no other industry, the street food scene continues to change and evolve. We are here to continue inspiring your offerings with global influences. Below, we are sharing our new ‘Wings and Things’ concept in hope to inject some flavour-packed hand-held options into your menu.READ MORE >Marinades, our top 10 recipes!17th May 2021As we gear up to ‘Turn Up The Heat’, we are continuing to develop delicious recipe concepts to inspire your creations this Summer. Marinating is a well-used method to create deeper flavours in both meat and plant-based dishes. It typically involves soaking meat, fish or vegetables in a combination of oils, wine and herbs and leaving for hours to build up the flavour intensity.READ MORE >We’re Supporting National Vegetarian Week, Are You?10th May 2021Today (May 10th ) marks the start of National Vegetarian Week! This year is pinned by the ‘Veggie 123 Challenge’, encouraging everyone to nominate two people to embrace vegetarianism for 7 days. According to BritishCouncil.org, 5.7% of the British population is vegetarian, that’s three million vegetarians across the UK. This figure continues to grow year on year, demonstrating the importance of having plant-based offerings on your menu.READ MORE >Celebrating British Beef Week22nd April 2021Starting tomorrow (23rd April 2021), this year is set to have a particular focus on the beef industries sustainability and environmental credentials. Figures show that UK beef production boasts a carbon footprint of just less than half the global average. Jilly Greed, who co-founded Ladies in Beef with NFU president Minette Batters, said the food industry was “constantly evolving”. "This year we wanted to demonstrate how the beef sector is progressive and wanted to demonstrate its environmental sustainability credentials.READ MORE >The Future of the Roast Dinner21st April 2021It is no surprise that us Brits love our roast dinners, in fact according to research by Kantar, roasts were consumed a whopping 1.28 billion times in 2019. So what is the driving force behind this much loved classic and how are chefs going to keep their offerings fresh in years to come?READ MORE >


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