Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

So, on Shrove Tuesday, what sort of pancakes will you be eating today?

Call me old fashioned, but I like to keep it simple. That means, a bit of lemon juice and some sugar.
But given we are all about the savoury here in the SK kitchen, it would be remiss of me not to also give you an alternative option too.

So, on the basis I prefer my pancakes on a morning (with a child every day is pancake day in my house), how about my own scrambled eggs and bacon filled pancakes?

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Chinese New Year

A busy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year has particular significance for chefs John Connell and Jane Beesley – and not just because the food they make is currently being enjoyed by millions of people across the UK.

John and Jane, who work for Teesside-based SK Chilled Foods, were both born in the year of the rooster.

The pair are part of a team responsible for making millions of pieces of food that are supplied to some of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains for Chinese New Year.

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Development & Innovation Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Yorkshire Pudding Day

Yorkshire Pudding Day

On Yorkshire Pudding Day, why, we ask, is there still no EU protected status for this simple (if you know how to cook them that is!) dish?

Melton Mowbray pork pies, Stornoway black puddings, Cumberland sausage, Jersey royal potatoes and Cornish clotted cream all have this status, which means it must be produced in the area in question and be of a certain quality.

Don’t get me wrong, these are all fine things, but the Yorkshire pudding has been around for centuries and yet there is still no sign of it being bestowed the status it deserves. Read more

Jane Beesley
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Believe it or not, Chinese New Year 2017 is only just underway, but in the SK kitchen we have already started planning for 2018!

2017 is the year of the rooster, which is apt given we have two in the kitchen. No, I don’t mean the feathered version, but our Head Chef John and Senior Sous Chef Jane.

Chinese food is one of our key products so if you shop in most of the big supermarkets you are undoubtedly eating our food as we speak – unless you are reading this in the morning of course (although there’s nothing wrong with Chinese for breakfast!).

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Oliver Parkinson
Sous Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.