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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...

Our range of innovation boxes, to encourage creativity during lockdown

Our range of innovation boxes, to encourage creativity during lockdown
19th January 2021

Essential Cuisine are giving fellow chefs the opportunity to get their hands on several innovation boxes throughout 2021. With it still remaining unknown as to when the hospitality industry will resume as normal, the foodservice brand saw this as the perfect opportunity to help keep the creative minds of chefs busy by...

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Let's Talk Chinese New Year!

Let's Talk Chinese New Year!
22nd December 2020

Chinese New Year celebrations will start on the 12th of February for 16 days, celebrating 2021 as the year of the Ox. Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination just like the hospitality industry. We have been looking into the future during 2020, inspiring chefs across the nation for future events... whether it be for in-house dining or takeaway menus, we have gathered our favourite recipes perfect for your Chinese New Year celebrations.

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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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