Frequently Asked Questions
What is the estimated cooking time for a hog roast?
A Hog Roast takes approximately 6-7 hours depending on the size of numbers we are catering for. A whole lamb cooks to perfection in 3-4 hours approximately. 40 chickens takes around 2 ½ hours.
Do you have any provisions for wet weather?
YES, we will bring our own 3 x 3 meter gazebo to cover ourselves against any unwanted weather...
What staff do you provide?
We always supply a fully qualified chef with an assistant to serve your guests.
How may guest can you cater for?
The answer is as many as you would like. Typically we cater for between 50 and 300 guests dependent on whether it is a small garden party or a larger corporate event. We have, however catered for up to 1500 people previously using all of our 6 machines.
What about leftovers?
Any un-served meat can be carved off and left for you if you so wish.
Will there be enough meat to go around?
Always. We always bring a larger hog than is needed and we also bring extra buns too, so if your guests want to come back for seconds – no problem.
How long do you serve for?
Only when you have finished with us. This very much depends on the type of function, but rest assured we will only leave when everyone has been fed and is totally satisfied.
What is the diameter of your roasting machinery, just to make sure we have good access?
Our machine is designed to fit through a standard doorway or garden gate.
What about Health & Safety issues and Public Liability Insurance?
All our staff has the appropriate Food Hygiene Certificates and our company has the necessary product and public insurances in place. (Copies are available upon request).
How far do you travel?
Normally within a 40 mile radius of our base, but we are really flexible and but do please ask – we are here to provide you with a professional and helpful service.
Do you provide a site visit prior to my function?
Where at all possible yes! This enables us to get to meet you personally and ensure that on the day you enjoy your party or function. Just leave the rest to us!
How does payment work?
We require a 50% deposit in confirm the booking. We will then contact at least 7 days prior to your function to discuss final numbers and precise timings and at this point the final payment then becomes due.
Finally – Are references available?
Absolutely – Don’t be afraid to ask!