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Sector support


From schools to universities, this sector means catering for a multi-cultural range of consumers with a wide range of dietary requirements, who are keen to immerse themselves in international cuisine and adventurous ways of eating.

We understand the importance of offering nutritionally balanced options to this customer base, with meals also being suited to those following vegan and vegetarian diets whilst also being mindful of declarable allergens and convenience.

Our development chefs are constantly working to bring new flavours and inspirational recipe ideas to you - all full of colour, texture and of course flavour with the help of the finest stock and sauce bases on the market.

Download our sector guides below for more information about food trends, industry challenges and how to counter them through our recommended range of products and inspirational recipe ideas.



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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

Latest sector news...

Chefs During Lockdown ft. Robin Dudley

Chefs During Lockdown ft. Robin Dudley
23rd July 2020

With everything that has happened over the last few months, my role in the company has changed massively. Before lockdown, nearly every day I was traveling the country doing demos on how to use our products or showing current customers our new innovative ideas. I always worked with a colleague, and no two days were the same. Nights in hotels and dinners out, it was great to be busy, feel part of a team and see new places and meet new chefs.

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Easy, Vegetarian BBQ Recipes

Easy, Vegetarian BBQ Recipes
17th July 2020

Expand your meat free summer menu with our vibrant BBQ recipes and show-stopping sides, from miso aubergine, to beetroot and halloumi sliders - all big on flavour thanks to our range of time-saving stocks, seasonings, glaces and Asian bases.

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From Garden To Kitchen Recipe Book

Take a look at our Interactive Recipe Books

We recommend ‘Essential Book of Soups’, ‘From Garden to Kitchen’, and ‘The Essential Book of British Classics’.

Eat Street Recipe Book

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