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Let’s Celebrate Great British Game Week 2018

21st November 2018

This week (19th – 25th November) chefs and consumers across the country will be celebrating all things game! People will be encouraged to taste game for the first time and try new products which have game in them such as pies, sausages, burgers and charcuterie. We have some great recipes to feature...


What Is In Season During November?

8th November 2018

With Christmas near, we want to inspire you with recipes that hero in-season ingredients! Chestnut Fresh chestnuts come into season from the end of September to the end of January. The comforting, Christmassy appeal of this sweet nut is a brilliant ingredient to add to your winter menus. Our Chestnut...


What Is In Season During October?

4th October 2018

Autumn is finally here, and we know your menu will most likely be changing alongside the English weather! The following recipes will give an autumnal twist to your menu that will keep your customers coming back for more. From rich desserts to light, mouth-watering starters, we want to ensure you...


Essential Trail Blazers

18th September 2018

At 4am on Saturday 15th September wake up alarms were ringing out across Cheshire, as Team Essential embarked on their annual challenge to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford.  The team had decided that this year we would test our stamina and determination and tackle the 34 mile...


What Is In Season During September?

3rd September 2018

Every good chef knows that the best ingredients are sourced seasonally and locally. Here’s some mouth-watering recipes, perfect for your menu this September. Aubergine  Our 2015 North West Young Chef contestant, Andrew Carlton put together this flavoursome starter during the Cheshire Heat. Everyone knows that aubergines are delicious on the...