Sylvester Keal | Blog

New Website 14/09/2020
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Sylvester Keal launch new website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new and improved website, designed to showcase stock in a more accessible way.  Since the start of lockdown, we have seen an uptick in orders for covid supplies and so we wanted to present these products more effectively on the Sylvester Keal homepage: we were particularly keen to upgrade our website to showcase our key resources in an easier and more accessible way.  The website has been designed to deliver a contemporary look and improve the site’s performance. The new site... Read More

Blue Centre Feed Roll 24/08/2020

Product focus: Blue Centre Feed Roll 150m 2ply

Every hospitality venue across the UK uses it on a daily basis and blue roll is so popular with the foodservice masses because of its array of domestic uses. Blue Centre Feed Roll 150m 2ply produced by Katrin and available from Sylvester Keal is one of the finest on the market due to its strong, highly absorbent and practical nature, suitable for a numerous applications, such as hygienic hand drying and wiping down surfaces. It’s also perfect for buffing and polishing glass and mirrors and is particularly effective for getting... Read More

Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme 24/08/2020

Four ways to draw customers back to your restaurant

After months stuck in the house during the covid-19 lockdown, many consumers are keen to return to their normal social routines and the desire for normalcy is growing. That being said, there are still many who have found comfort in the alternative takeaway dining experience and it might be harder to draw those customers back to the restaurant. That’s why, Sylvester Keal has put together a few handy tips that may help draw customers back into your establishment. Introduce the Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme  This month, the... Read More

SK leasing options 24/08/2020

Try before you buy! Find out about Sylvester Keal’s leasing options

While in lockdown, many businesses in the foodservice industry closed up shop for months and remained closed until it was announced in July that they could reopen. However, it wasn’t plain sailing for all restaurants – as many experienced problems with their catering equipment during the rebooting process due to months of inactivity, leaving some without key facilities in one of the most important periods. Any eatery left without its vital catering equipment is expected to struggle and while new appliances are essential in these circumstances, the cost of funding... Read More

no show restaurant bookings 17/08/2020

Tips to prevent ‘no show’ restaurant bookings

Despite the overall support from customers returning to restaurants and bars, many eateries have reported a high number of ‘no shows’, leaving businesses frustrated and out of pocket.  From the wasted prep time, the loss to income and ruined potential of acquiring other customers; a missed restaurant reservation creates a catalyst of disappointing events.  At Sylvester Keal, we know how damaging these can be to the foodservice industry, which is why we have put together some tips to prevent this from happening. And while not every missed appointment can be... Read More


Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers.  Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process.  We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More


SK’s Rentequip Service

Are you planning a new professional kitchen or laundry area and need to rent equipment but don’t know where from? Well this is where Sylvester Keal can help! SK Rentequip is the UK’s leading provider of commercial catering and laundry equipment rentals, with over 30 years’ knowledge and expertise within the hospitality industry. Whether your existing equipment is coming to the end of its life and needs replacing or whether you need to rent equipment for an upcoming event, SK can take care of the financial side putting your mind... Read More

the importance of customer service 28/07/2020

The Importance of Customer Service

At Sylvester Keal there’s nothing more important to us than our customers, after all, we wouldn’t be the company we are today without you. Our visions are to reach new markets within the UK through our unique personal service, serve our growing family of customers in outstanding hygiene solutions and unrivalled catering and laundry facilities. As a company, we are dedicated to being the best at delivering results. Also, we have an experienced, dedicated and qualified team in place to service your needs, including commercial kitchen maintenance, regardless of the... Read More

Metcalfe Potato Peeler 27/07/2020

Product Focus: Metcalfe EP15 Potato Peeler

It’s the carb that’s got it all – the humble potato is a staple across the world due to its versatility and deliciousness. Mashed, boiled, roasted and fried are just some of the ways the spud can be enjoyed and it’s safe to say you will find potatoes on any restaurant menu you come across. Which is why a potato needs to be prepared perfectly, ready for its different methods of cooking. The EP15 electric potato peeler by Metcalfe is the ideal appliance for prepping potatoes, saving you the time... Read More

Hard Surface Cleaner 27/07/2020

Product focus – 5A Hard Surface Cleaner

Do you require a hard surface cleaner for your catering establishment which can instantly remove dirt and grease and leave your professional kitchen looking spotless? Well Sylvester Keal are here to help with their 5A Hard Surface Cleaner; a fantastic, extremely versatile product which has multiple purposes and is a popular product with a lot of our customers. This product is so popular, our customers often buy multiple bottles and one of the unique things about this cleaner is that it can replace several other products that many cleaners have... Read More