Essential Cuisine has partnered with Love British Food, the leading national promoter of UK produce, as the supplier of quality stocks and sauces, based in the North West of England, looks to proudly promote its dedication to working kitchens across Britain.
Essential Cuisine products already form the base of some of the UK’s best loved dishes, from pies and gravies to casseroles, soups, stews and beyond. Now the British supplier is partnering with Love British Food on a shared mission of promoting locality, provenance, community and quality UK produce, with British Food Fortnight (21 Sept – 6 Oct 2019) providing a key focus.
A proud member of the Craft Guild of Chefs, Master Chefs of Great Britain and Skills for Chefs, Essential Cuisine is also a patron of the Adopt a School Charity, with its chef team paying regular visits to schools in their local areas to deliver cookery lessons and promote healthy, balanced eating.
Alongside this, the company is a co-founder of the North West Young Chef of the Year competition, a sponsor of the South West Chef of the Year competition, and has, for the past decade, been a lead sponsor for The Culinary Ability Awards, the UK not for profit organisation, dedicated to championing people with disabilities in working kitchens.
When the company’s factory, based in Winsford, Cheshire, expanded in 2013, it was also able to offer employment to scores of people from the local area. It’s a sense of responsibility not just in terms of food but also community that has driven Essential Cuisine since its inception in 1995.
The link up with Love British Food is, said Senior Business Development Chef, Jonathan Harvey-Barnes, a meeting of two likeminded organisations. He said, “As a champion of working kitchens across the UK we’re passionate about British produce and proud of our heritage. Love British Food’s ethos very much chimes with our own and we’re excited to be working in partnership with such a fantastic organisation – one that does so much to promote the best of British.”
Alexia Robinson, Founder, Love British Food and British Food Fortnight, added, “Now in its 18th year, British Food Fortnight is the national food promotion that runs every autumn inviting communities and organisations across the UK to take part in celebrating the diverse and delicious, high quality food produced in the country.
'Last year in excess of 1.5million British meals were served during the Fortnight through schools, universities, hospitals, care homes and corporates. 3,000+ shops, restaurants and pubs took part, plus, thousands of events in villages and towns.
'Changing times bring both challenges and opportunities for Britain's farmers and food producers and we are delighted to welcome Essential Cuisine to become a partner and join us to lead the way in celebrating and promoting British food.”