December 21st, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Categories: Chefs' Blog

Where you do stand on the debate of whether to eat out, or at home on Christmas Day? We ask the question because research out this week shows that restaurant bookings on Christmas Day have risen by 240 per cent in the last five years. Between 2016 and 2017, reservations jumped by 14 per cent, […]

December 14th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Are you getting ready to consume your own weight in party food over the festive season? It’s the one time of the year where the diet really does go out the window so having studied and tasted (it’s a hard job etc..) the party food ranges of the main UK supermarkets over the last few […]

December 7th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Do you recall the scene in Pulp Fiction when John Travolta’s character asks Uma Thurman’s character whether she had just ordered a $5 milk shake, suggesting she had expensive taste? He tastes the drink and declares it to be pretty ‘bleeping’ good, although he is still not sure whether it’s worth five bucks. Granted, 20-plus […]

November 29th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Today is St Andrew’s Day, the celebration of Scotland’s patron saint. It’s a bank holiday in Scotland (why don’t we get one for St George’s Day?) and the fact it falls on a Friday this year must be manna from heaven for our friends north of the border, not that they need an excuse for […]

November 22nd, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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With everything else we have embraced from our American cousins across the Pond, it’s a little surprising that we haven’t also ‘stolen’ Thanksgiving. Think of Halloween (let’s be honest it’s only fairly recently that we have started making it a ‘thing’ in the UK), fast food (American favourites like Dennys, Five Guys, Shake Shack and […]

November 16th, 2018   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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We’ve only got our children to verify this, but school dinners (we’re in the North-East so it will always be dinner, not lunch) these days just don’t seem to be what they were. Don’t get us wrong, from a nutritional standpoint, they’re definitely better, and it’s great that our kids are eating healthy, balanced meals […]

November 9th, 2018   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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Categories: SK Foods News

SK Chilled Foods has scooped two awards in the food industry’s ‘Oscars’. We walked away with the Chilled, Fresh & Dairy Manufacturing Company of the Year and Partnership of the Year award at the prestigious Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in London. The two awards recognised the technical innovation that resulted in SK making record sales last […]

October 31st, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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According to research, half the UK population will spend money celebrating Halloween today. That amounts to £419 million. Crazy or what? It has now become one of the biggest festivals of the UK calendar, eclipsing Bonfire Night which given its history is astonishing Not surprisingly, the food industry has also cottoned on that All Hallows […]

October 24th, 2018   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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It’s national curry week, which has always had a place in our hearts here in the SK kitchen, after all it is our bread and butter (or should that be naan?) To mark the week, supermarket Morrisons recently launched a new eight chilli-rated curry dubbed the Flaming Fiery Phaal. This was after complaints that their […]

October 17th, 2018   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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When it comes to champagne, and it is Global Champagne Day on 19th October after all, we like to quote Lily Bollinger of the House of Bollinger Champagne. She said: “I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. […]