Sylvester Keal | Blog


Allergen labelling is changing – find out what you need to do

The hospitality industry has had a lot of news to deal with lately, so you’d be excused if you hadn’t heard about the latest changes relating to allergen labelling regulations.  If you haven’t seen, new regulations are coming into effect this year making allergen labelling compulsory on pre-packed food, in a bid to develop more transparent food purchasing.  These new regulations will directly affect food retailers, cafes, food stalls and other businesses within the hospitality industry.  What does this mean for your packaged food?  From 1 October 2021, packaged food... Read More

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Ben completes the Three Peak Challenge!

Well it’s true what they say, there ain’t no mountain high enough for our very own Ben Keal, who completed the Three Peak Challenge last month. Initially, the challenge was supposed to take place in 2020, but because of the Covid-19 restrictions the event was moved forward a year. But at last, on June 26th 2021 and during a 24 hour period, Ben climbed the three highest mountains in Britain: Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (England) and Mount Snowdon (Wales). On account of the colossal challenge, Ben managed to surpass... Read More


Make the perfect summer cocktails with equipment from Sylvester Keal

This month has seen some of the highest temperatures we’ve had all year, and unlike other countries that are well-equipped to deal with the heat, the UK has another solution for cooling down… cocktails. We Brits love a cocktail, it doesn’t matter if it’s an Aperol Spritz, Pina Colada, Passionfruit Martini or a Classic Mojito, you will always find a perfect cocktail to suit a customer. And now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, there will be an influx of customers looking for bars and restaurants with the best summer... Read More

Loo Freshener 23/07/2021

Product Focus: SK Loo Freshener

Toilet facilities are some of the hardest areas in a venue to maintain. With so many people passing through each day to do their business, it can be hard to keep the public toilets fresh and welcoming. But keeping your loos fresh and fragrant doesn’t have to be a big chore, with our own brand Loo Freshener. The SK Loo Freshener is a fragranced toilet cleaner that can be used on all types of toilets, from ceramic and stainless steel toilets to men’s urinals. It has the ultimate earthy alpine... Read More

Summer Ready Kitchen 17/06/2021
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How to get your commercial bar & kitchen ready for the summer

Summer is hotting up and with the temperatures rising, restaurants and bars should be looking at ways to create a cool and comfortable bar and kitchen. That means ensuring the right equipment is in place and that your staff feel ready to serve in a fresh working environment. By checking current equipment or introducing new bar and restaurant assets you can expect to see staff who will be thrilled to spend their summer nights in your venue. Here are the ways you can get your commercial bar & kitchen ready... Read More

34 years of trade 17/06/2021
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Key lessons we have learnt in our 34 years of trade

Since 1987, Sylvester Keal has been providing a wide range of commercial kitchen services and products to our valued customers. And over the last three decades we’ve learnt a thing or two about what works and what our clients really want. Here are the key things we have taken on board throughout our history: Adapting to change: Over a period of over 30 years, you will witness a huge amount of change, whether it’s company growth, technical advances or changes within the industry and society itself. Especially in recent years where changes happen at a... Read More

Peach Clean 14/06/2021
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Product focus: Peach Clean

There is no better feeling than walking in a room after it has just been cleaned and it’s even better when there is a fresh, fruity scent in the air. Unlike most cleaning solutions that can leave a lingering pungent smell after use, Peach Clean leaves a vibrant peach fragrance on all hard surfaces, floors, walls and tiles. The all-purpose cleaner concentrate dissolves heavy grime, grease and dirt quickly and is suitable for use on all hard surfaces, floors, walls, tiles and vehicles. The low foaming solution is easy to... Read More

Three Peaks Challenge 14/06/2021

SK’s Ben is raising money for St Andrew’s Hospice in the National Three Peaks Challenge

At Sylvester Keal, we are very passionate about raising money for charities in need of support which is why we couldn’t be prouder of Ben Keal who is raising money for St Andrew’s Hospice by doing the National Three Peaks Challenge. This was a fundraising event that Ben had been set to participate in last year but because of restrictions caused by COVID-19, the event had to be rescheduled. Now, taking place on June 26th 2021, the event will see Ben attempt to climb the three highest mountains in Britain... Read More

Smart Technologies 24/05/2021
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The smart technologies you need in your commercial kitchen

Whether you’re launching a new restaurant or looking to update your existing one, it is essential that you invest in the catering appliances that are going to elevate your food services. And in this high-tech climate, some of the best tools you can acquire are some of the most technological ones. Beyond the investment of the staple commercial catering appliances, you should also look to invest in some advanced technology that will improve your flow and service. Here are some of the smart technologies we at Sylvester Keal have to... Read More

Foaming Bathroom Cleaner 18/05/2021
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Product Focus: SK Foaming Bathroom Cleaner

Anyone who cleans a public bathroom knows it’s no easy feat. With so many people coming and going on a daily basis it can be hard maintaining a fresh, clean environment, especially during a pandemic where hygiene concerns are paramount among most. This is where we can help, as our own brand ‘Foaming Bathroom Cleaner’ is perfect for public and staff bathrooms in all sectors. The highly-perfumed solution is a hygienic foaming cleaner that cleans and freshens that can be used on a range of surfaces. It is suitable for... Read More