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Create restaurant quality dishes at home

Essential Cuisine are proud to offer their best-selling foodservice products to home cooks across the nation. Used in professional kitchens for over 25 years, our range of Stocks, Gravies, Jus and Seasonings will allow you to create restaurant quality dishes at home.

We’re so proud of our gluten free range, with a selection of products suitable for vegans, we just had to share the chefs’ best kept secret with foodies of the UK!


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  • 100% gluten free range with many products containing NDA^
  • No MSG or palm oil added
  • Made in the UK
  • 100% recyclable packaging
  • Developed by professional chefs

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

  • A versatile range that encourages your creativity
  • Hundreds of recipes written by professional chefs
  • Allergen information and support
  • Home delivery available from selected stockists
  • 12-18 months shelf life

Buy our range today!

Ingredients to inspire

  • Add the juices from a roast to make a delicious gravy even richer
  • Slowly sweat down sliced onions and add to a prepared gravy for a rich onion gravy
  • For light soups, sauces and risotto, just use 12g of Essential Cuisine Stock Mix per litre of water
  • Sprinkle the Essential Cuisine Chicken Stock Mix on chops or wedges for extra mouth-watering flavour
  • Essential Cuisine Beef Stock is the perfect ingredient for slow cooker recipes


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Street Food Chef

We're proud to share that our Street Food Chef Seasoning range is now available to home cooks across the nation. Immerse yourself in foreign culture and cuisine with our allergen free^, vegan friendly street food inspired seasonings. Our team of talented chefs have recreated six of the world’s most distinctive flavour profiles, bringing a sense of adventure from our kitchen to yours.

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

Latest sector news...

The Day of the Mushroom!16th April 2021Today is the ‘day of the mushroom’, let’s celebrate! It is a day to celebrate and appreciate the culinary value of them. Mushrooms first entered the culinary scene in the 19th century when French chefs first began using them. Since then, the popularity of mushrooms has bloomed around the world, with 14,000 varieties discovered!READ MORE >Italian Food - a much loved cuisine!13th April 2021We are here to continue delivering valuable insight and recipe inspiration to inspire your working kitchen. Our Marketing Team and Development Chefs work hand in hand to collate mouth-watering recipes every week. This week we are focusing on Italian cuisine, a much-loved favourite across the UK and a trend that has rarely seen a decline in popularity. In 2019 it was officially declared the most popular cuisine in the world (Independent, 2019).READ MORE >Tacos For Everyone - Our Top 10 Taco Recipes!6th April 2021Whether you are looking to expand your current street food offerings or introduce global influences to your menu, tacos are a great option this spring / summer! The filling combinations are endless, let us inspire your creativity with our top 10 taco recipes… all developed in-house by our talented development chefs.READ MORE >What's In Season - April6th April 2021Proudly partnered with Love British Food, we are passionate about encouraging chefs and consumers to source local, seasonal ingredients due to the retained freshness and nutritional benefits. We have selected a number of recipes to help you utilise in-season ingredients this April, proving just how versatile, tasty and cost effective local produce can be.READ MORE >Don’t Takeaway the Fakeaway – Team Essential's Mark Wickens24th March 2021Without doubt lockdown has drawn my attention towards food more than ever. Whether it be deciding what’s for dinner, reminiscing childhood favourites and re-creating the classic 70’s bacon suet roll, shopping locally, conversations about food has never seemed so relevant. I’ve been part of the Essential Cuisine family of chefs for over 13 years and served the longest “apprenticeship” in catering history and am proud to part of the team.  Away from my usual day to day chef visits, working from home has taught many of us new skills. From de-boning chicken, broth making, slow cooking, to pie making and of course sourdough!READ MORE >Deliver Luxury this Mother's Day5th March 2021The demand for luxury food-to-go and fine dining food deliveries are continuing to rise across the nation*. Let us help you deliver indulgent takeaway options this Mother’s Day. Whether you are delivering that thoughtful breakfast in-bed or an evening meal for the whole family to enjoy, we have you covered! Our top picks have you covered for all meal occasions.READ MORE >What's In Season - March3rd March 2021We encourage chefs and consumers to use as many in-season, locally sourced ingredients as possible! Do you know what’s in season this March?READ MORE >Tie up home schooling with sensory food skills 26th February 2021For many years, Essential Cuisine have supported schools up and down the country, by not just supplying time saving products, but by teaching pupils vital skills about nutrition and cooking.READ MORE >All Hail The Cauliflower...21st February 2021...our five favourite dishes using one of this months in-season ingredients. With health at the forefront of consumers’ minds due to the pandemic, ingredients like cauliflower are finally getting...READ MORE >Taking pancake day to the next level! 15th February 2021It’s time to take your pancakes to the next level with our innovative recipes! Why settle for lemon and sugar? Which will you be serving up on Shrove Tuesday?READ MORE >


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