Emma Bell (1)

SK People – Emma Bell

It’s a good job Emma Bell’s Sky+ has a lot of memory, because she needs it for all the food-related shows she records.

From Great British Menu to Masterchef, her planner is always crammed full and that’s not just because she enjoys watching cooking shows.

The main reason is that in her role as a New Product Development Manager for SK Foods, she is always looking for inspiration for “that next big thing”.

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I wish it could be christmas every day

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.

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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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New chefs

New chefs

AN award-winning food company has added two new chefs to its development kitchen as demand for its ethnic snacks and ready meals continues to grow.

SK Chilled Foods now has five chefs working in the development kitchen at its head office in Wynyard, near Billingham.
And the new structure has been introduced to mirror the organisation of restaurant kitchen, with an Executive Chef, Head Chef, Senior Sous Chef and two Sous Chefs.

The two latest additions to the team are Sous Chefs Chris Brown and Oliver Parkinson.

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Abbie Crawford

Abbie Crawford – SK People

It’s just as well Abbie Crawford has a mobile phone with a very large memory.

Whilst most people are taking pictures of their friends, family and pets, Abbie uses hers to take pictures of food – a lot of pictures in fact.

It’s not that surprising given her role as a New Product Development (NPD) Manager.

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Foodman Awards

SK Chilled Foods wins food ‘Oscar’ award

SK Chilled Foods won the ‘judges’ star performer’ category in the Food Manufacturing Magazine Excellence Awards 2016.

Held in London this week, the awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious in the food manufacturing industry. They are aimed at companies who make everything from chilled food through to fresh produce and beverages.

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SK Foods – Shortlisted in Award for Food Manufacturer’s ‘Oscars’

We’re delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories at the Excellence in Food Manufacturing Awards 2016.

We’re proud to be nominated for chilled and fresh produce manufacturing company of the year and for a judges’ star performer award. The nominations focused on the business as a whole and recognised our strong relationships with customers, suppliers and employees. We were able to demonstrate first class customer service, strong technical integrity, category expertise and innovative practices which is a testament to the whole team’s hard work and dedication.

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Fine dining

Fine dining

The boardroom at SK Chilled Foods’ head office was recently transformed into a fine dining restaurant for some VIP guests.

The guests, from the food industry, were invited to the ‘Wellington House’ restaurant to enjoy food cooked by our development chefs. The VIPs sat down to a nine-course meal following a tour of SK’s food production sites.

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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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