Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost ?
Hog Roast for 150 guests with two trained staff, a large whole pig, fresh bread rolls, our stuffing, homemade apple sauce will be around £725.00
Drop n leave hot pulled pork with fresh cobs, in a basket, with American BBQ sauce, homemade apple sauce & chutney along with our homemade fabulous ' slaw on the side, £11.00pp
Hire of large white dinner plates, stainless steel knife & fork, £1.30 pp, includes delivery, collection, clearing off tables & washing up.
Side dishes for a main meal: hot potatoes with herb butter, Greek salad, coleslaw with apple, green salad, creamy pesto pasta £4 per person
Side salads for an evening buffet: potato salad, tomatoes fresh olives and green leaves £3.00pp (includes disposable plates and cutlery)
Evening wedding reception BBQ special: using the Giant Paella pans (or traditional BBQ if you prefer) we cook Mark's sausages and burgers with local bacon, served with onions, sauces and fresh bread rolls £7 per person. based on 200 guests.
Giant Paella with chorizo, chicken, pork, fish, prawns & mussels, served with a side salad and crusty bread £11pp
Prices will vary according to distance, date, number of guests and menu. Any price we quote you will be fully inclusive of insurance, risk assessments, travel, our professional cooking and serving equipment as well as any menu and staff as detailled on your personal booking form and quote. Mid week discount usually available!
How many people can you cater for?
We have provided a hog roast for a dinner party of 30 guests, and have no upper limit, as we have facilities to cook several pigs. We have cooked ten pigs on one day for several large corporate clients!! An amazing spectacle. See our unique photos.
What about food standards / hygiene?
We have our own hand washing facilities, all our staff are qualified in food hygiene, we are registered with and annually inspected by Melton Borough Council. Our companies recently attained the highest award, five stars, from the EHO.
Can you come to an indoor venue?
Yes. We present the pig on a stainless hot plate on our purpose made stand. Our unique methods mean there is minimal mess - unlike messy spit roasters. Most of our hog roasts will be served indoors.
Some of our guests may not eat pork?
No problem, we can cook some beef, venison, turkey, vegetarian, vegan - just ask us and we'll find a solution
Do you need power?
No. Our ovens and hot plate utilise propane, which we supply. We may need you to provide lighting.
How long will you serve for?
Normally, about two hours. This gives everyone chance to come back for seconds! Any pork that is left, we will leave on platters, along with any remaining bread rolls.
How do you get the pork to taste so good?
Sorry, it's a secret! but, our pigs are locally born and reared. They are fed as natural a diet as possible and play outside alot! Our cooking and basting methods remain a closely guarded secret....!
Why don't you use a spit machine to cook the pigs?
Spit roasters can only cook very small pigs (no chance of seconds then!), and tend to burn the outside of the pig leaving the inside raw. We have many customers who agree the meat tastes much better our way. We know it's safer too! Our style of presentation is superior too - just ask one of the prestigious venues, like Stoke Rochford Hall, we provide our hogs to!
What if I can't decide whether to have a carvery or a hog roast?
The important thing is to book the date. Summer weekends get booked up early- the menu can be confirmed nearer the time.
Why should we hire you?
Trust our testimonials. The majority of our customers have been guests at another of our hog roasts. The taste and service speak for themselves. We are fully insured, have 5 star hygeine ratings and can provide risk assessments if necessary.
What payment methods can I use?
We also accept cheque, cash and bank transfer payments. Paypal and both debit and credit cards at an extra charge.