The Stock People Donates £8,000 to First-ever National Adopt a School Week

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Premium Supplier 1st February 2017

The Stock People Donates £8,000 to First-ever National Adopt a School Week

The Stock People, Essential Cuisine, is to donate £8,000 from sales of Premier Veal Jus to the Adopt a School Trust, the national charity of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, as it marks its first-ever awareness week (6th-10th February 2017). As a long-standing supporter of the Trust,we’re calling on others in the industry to follow suit and donate time and resource to help deliver food education where it matters the most.
As a British producer of stocks, gravies, glace, jus, demi-glace and sweet sauce bases, for many years we’ve been involved with the Adopt a School programme, encouraging our brigade of development chefs to adopt school sites in their local area and welcoming local schools to its Cheshire HQ for interactive tasting sessions.

Each Essential Cuisine chef will be marking the inaugural week by delivering a programme of inspirational and fun cookery workshops and classes in schools throughout the UK.

The aim of the donation and the reason for our heavy involvement through the years is, says Nigel Crane, The Stock Father, so the Trust can continue to help youngsters to make better informed food choices, while improving basic kitchen skills.

“It has never been more critical for school children to develop a better understanding of food and nutrition. Engaging with them at a grass-roots level is not only vital in helping them understand the importance of their individual well-being but is also key to ensuring a steady stream of talent for the hospitality industry in the years to come.

“Adopt a School is a charity very close to our hearts and we’re delighted to continue our support, donating both money and time to the cause. I call upon anyone interested in safeguarding the health of the next generation, and that of the hospitality industry, to stand up and be counted. Please get involved with the trust and do everything you can to support it this February.”

Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Sara Jayne Stanes OBE, adds: “What a magnificent demonstration of support to emphasise the importance of teaching children about food and getting them interested in cooking from an early age. We are so grateful to Essential Cuisine and all those who have helped us to make a difference.”

Essential Cuisine’s donation comes by way of a December 2016 promotion where by a purchase of an exclusive pack of our class leading Premier Veal Jus resulted in an instant donation of 25p per unit.

To find out more and get involved in the inaugural National Adopt a School Week click here.

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