Winner at the Industry’s Oscars!

Essential  Cuisine

Essential Cuisine

Premium Supplier 4th November 2015

Winner at the Industry’s Oscars!

Essential Cuisine attended the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2015 (FMEAs) on Tuesday 3rd November and we are delighted to announce our manufacturing team were the proud winners of the coveted Training Programme of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars!

This year the stellar awards took place in the Lancaster hotel, Lancaster Terrace in London and were hosted by TV personality Mark Durdan-Smith; with over 50 shortlisted firms attending in the chance of winning honourable recognition for their hard work. The evening’s carnival-themed awards showcased the very best in British food and drink manufacturing; and we are thrilled that our training programme designed to increase the skills and productivity of our workforce has been acknowledged. Our Production Director, Jamie McGregor collected the award from category sponsor Justine Fosh, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink in front of hundreds of industry guests.

All new members of our factory team complete an online Chartered Institute of Environmental Health training course before beginning work, followed by a factory induction programme and a six-month NVQ programme. One judge stated “Its ground roots training scheme targeted operators and production staff, rather than simply focusing on management training. It’s all very well making claims, but Essential Cuisine backed those up with hard evidence.”

Our factory team represent the core essence of Essential Cuisine as the manufacturing process of our range begin and end within their productivity empire. Its where our unique and flavoursome Premier Veal Jus is created – or as its referred to within the company ‘Liquid Gold’ due to its immense popularity. Most importantly, the factory is where our Stock People produce our famously inspired stocks – evidenced by the fact we sell enough each year to fill over 2 Olympic sized swimming pools or fill the shark tank at Blue Planet Aquarium 1.5 times!

The Stock People were also in the top 6 for the Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year award; however the much deserved Glanbia Performance Nutrition took the trophy in the end.

Here at Essential Cuisine we are overjoyed by our award and extremely proud of our manufacturing team for their dedication and hard-work. The Training Programme of the Year award confirms how we never compromise on the quality of our products by ensuring all our factory team undertake a training programme before starting their employment.

We promise to keep up the good work!