I wish it could be Christmas every day
Staff at SK Chilled Foods don’t need to wish it could be Christmas every day, because it practically is!
Last Christmas was the company’s busiest and most successful ever, with over 50 different products being supplied to most of the UK’s largest supermarkets chains. This included:
- 3.2 million packs of food supplied to UK supermarkets from October to December.
- Over 7.1 million pieces of breaded cheese ‘bites’ made
- 4.7 million duck spring rolls produced
Whilst the thought of Christmas food this early in the year may be too much for many to stomach, in the SK development kitchen they have already started developing the products that people will be eating in 2017.
Executive Chef Sean Flint explained: “People say Christmas seems to start earlier each year, but for us it is a 12-month a year process.
“We actually started preparing for Christmas 2017 before Christmas 2016 had even happened because the supermarkets choose the products they want so far in advance.
“Believe it or not we have already presented our 2017 Christmas range to the supermarkets and over the next few months we will be refining these dishes based on the feedback we receive at taste panels, so by the middle of the year, we will already know which of our products will be on the shelves at the end of the year.
“So, in one respect, like the Slade song, it is actually Christmas every day in the SK kitchen!”