Britain’s Best Brigades Returns to Crown a Definitive Sector Champion

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Premium Supplier 17th January 2017

Britain’s Best Brigades Returns to Crown a Definitive Sector Champion

Essential Cuisine’s search for the UK’s hardest working, hardest cooking chef teams returns, with a new format that will uncover and reward the best brigade from eight dedicated sectors.

With a much simplified entry process, the eight categories up for grabs are: Healthcare, Restaurants, Hotels, Business & Industry, Schools, Universities and Colleges, Event Caterers and Pubs.

All teams have to do is go to:, and leave a few details about the personalities, passion and plates of food that make their kitchen operations stand out. All paper entries will be judged by a highly respected panel of chefs with multi-sector experience.

Eight outstanding representatives – one per sector – will then be chosen to bring their entries to life in the form of a 60-second video. The final eight videos will then be put to a public vote to decide which team should be crowned Britain’s best.

Alongside the coveted title, a prize of £1000 cash towards a team knees-up plus a bespoke menu development masterclass with a leading UK chef are up for grabs. New for 2017, teams will be able to nominate a charity which will receive 50p for every vote registered. The seven runners-up will each receive £300.

Nigel Crane, The Stock Father of Essential Cuisine, said: “As chefs ourselves we understand that team work is integral for kitchens to thrive. Entering this competition is the chance for often unsung, always hardworking teams that live and breathe the job, to get the acclaim they deserve.

“The change in the format serves to reinforce this notion: that no matter the sector, every chef takes pride and great cooking can be found in every corner of this fantastic industry. Put simply, Best Brigades is for everyone. In 2017 we’re calling on kitchens across the sectors to answer the call.”

In 2016’s competition, the brigade at Hilton Manchester Deansgate walked away with the spoils after almost 1300 people took to the internet to have their say. The brigade were rewarded with the kudos, £1000 and a masterclass from celebrated chef, Aiden Byrne.

If you think your chef team is Britain’s best, enter now at

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