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. 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.
We’re so proud of our gluten free range, many of our stocks, gravies and sauce bases are suited for vegans, vegetarians and meet 2024 salt targets set by Public Health England. We also have a selection of products that contain no declarable allergens^.
^Do not contain declarable allergens under the EU regulation 1169/2011
^Does not contain declarable allergens under the EU regulation 1169/2011 (Annex 11)
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Introducing our new Premium Instant Gravy! Created using the finest ingredients, this gravy mix creates a rich, premium gravy whilst saving you valuable time. Perfect for the busy chef. Simple to use, just add boilng water - ready in 30 seconds.
With so much to think about in a busy school kitchen, chefs can often find themselves crying out for some basic essentials to ease the pressure, but without compromising on quality. Our gluten free Béchamel Sauce offers exceptional taste, value, quality and convenience.
Menu planning? Let us inspire you with our innovation box designed for caterers in the education industry, packed with easy-to-use product samples and cost effective recipe cards.
Our “Think Seasonal, think British” recipe book combines inspirational menu ideas (all using locally sourced British ingredients), a handy seasonality chart, and top tips from our team of chefs.
“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