Essential Cuisine searches for Britain’s best brigades

Essential Cuisine has launched a nationwide search to find Britain’s best kitchen brigade.

The first of its kind from the stock people, the competition will seek to discover the hardest working kitchen teams across the UK in eight regions, London, the South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West and Northern Ireland and Wales and Scotland.

Each entry will be judged by a panel of chefs including chef patron of Liverpool’s Hope Street Hotel, Paul Askew and executive chef at London’s Park Lane Sheraton, Andrew Bennett MBE, before a shortlist is drawn up.

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The finalists will have to submit a video before the decision rests on a public vote who will champion their favourites.

The winner will receive £1,000 in cash and a cook in with a development chef while runners up will be awarded £300 towards a staff night out.

Essential Cuisine, the British producer of premium stocks, jus, gravies, glaces and demi-glaces, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and after a very successful 2014, is expecting to grow by an impressive 35% this year.

Nigel Crane, managing director of Essential Cuisine said: ““Camaraderie, skill, commitment and a tireless work ethic; these are just some of the qualities that make good brigades great, and we want to uncover the best. It doesn’t matter which sector you work in, tell us why your kitchen should be considered and you could be chosen to represent your region.”

To enter Britain’s Best Brigades, chef teams should visit and submit the required information by 20 April.



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