Benna Davis - SK people

Benna Davis – SK people

If she was a Star Wars character, Benna Davis would be Yoda.

That’s because she admits she talks so fast that her words can sometimes come out sounding like Yoda, but also because her role is so busy she feels she needs to use Jedi mind tricks to get everything done.

Benna is our Head of Development, which ultimately means she is responsible for all the amazing food which comes out of the SK kitchen and finds its way onto supermarket shelves.

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PR Consultant of SK Foods. Your Food. Our Passion.
Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson – SK people

Peter Simpson sees a lot of brown boxes in his working week.

Thousands in fact and whilst he jokes that ‘a brown box is a brown box’ he knows that what is in these boxes is critical to SK Chilled Foods’ business.

Peter is our Supply Chain Controller, he has the power to move boxes, and many other things, with a single stare. Ok, so we are exaggerating a little, he does also use a phone and a computer, as well as a well oiled, 30-strong team.

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Katie Beaumont
Marketing & Communications Executive of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
National BBQ Week

National BBQ Week

National BBQ Week is underway. Like many things its success will hinge on the great British weather and if you are based in the north like we are, you will no doubt be enjoying the balmy 10 degrees temperature we are experiencing today (31st May).

It may not be warm, so let’s hope we have at least a dry week so people can enjoy the pleasure of cooking food in the great outdoors.

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Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
British Tomato Week

British Tomato Week

It’s British Tomato Week, so we will kick off this blog with a question; is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?

Believe it or not, this question was answered by the US Supreme Court in 1887 when tomato growers in America pressed for, and were ultimately successful, in getting it classed as a vegetable. This meant it could be taxed when imported, thereby providing protecting US tomato growers.

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John Connell
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week

It’s National Vegetarian Week, a time to go ‘cold turkey’ and give up meat for a week, or perhaps even longer.

Demand for vegetarian food is rising, even among the carnivores out there, and that is because there are so many amazing dishes to choose from these days.

We particularly like food chain Pret’s ‘not just for veggies’ campaign which is promoting the idea that you don’t need to be vegetarian to enjoy their meat-free range.

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Gary Olive
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
British Sandwich Week

British Sandwich Week

It’s British Sandwich Week so I thought I would start this blog with the best-ever reference to a sandwich in a TV show.

Blackadder: Baldrick, go to the kitchen and make me something quick and simple to eat, would you? Two slices of bread with something in between.

Baldrick: What, like Gerald Lord Sandwich had the other day?

Blackadder: Yes, a few rounds of Geralds.

British Gerald Week doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as British Sandwich Week, so it’s just as well that the writers of Blackadder used a bit of artistic licence when writing this scene, and let’s face, it pretty much the whole of this fantastic show.

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Jonathan Murray
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), which commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

The Mexicans hardly need an excuse for a celebration, but this is one of their favourite days of the year and is a time for eating, drinking and spending time with friends.

We are no strangers to Mexican food here in the SK Kitchen, given Tex-Mex is one of our specialities, so there was no way we would let the day pass with celebrating everything that is great about Mexican food.

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Gary Olive
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.