FAQ

Welcome to faq’s about hog roast catering. We are an event catering company providing pig roasts throughout the North East specialising in hog roast event catering. Northumberland is deemed by many as being one of the best sources of outstanding natural beauty in the country, boasting miles of open countryside. Couple this with Northumberlands world famous mountainous geography of glorious sky scraping peaks, then it must be agreed there is no better place in the United Kingdom to enjoy a meal outdoors whilst gazing out on the glorious scenery. And what better way is there to enjoy a tasty meal outside than by having a hog roast? If you pick us as your caterers for your party or get together, we are sure you will agree.

1: Is it possible to hire a machine and do a hog roast myself
Yes. We offer the hire of machines as part of our service and many people chose this as a cheaper alternative to having us cater their event. Hiring a machine from us couldn’t be easier. Our machines are top of the range, reliable and easy to use.

2: What is the cost of machine hire?
To hire a machine our standard price is £250 per event or £450 including the pig. These prices are inclusive of delivery, collection and the gas needed to power the machines. We also offer a months hire for £500.

3: Are the machines easy to use?
Yes. Our machines come with full clear instructions and for your peace of mind when delivering the machine we can go through any questions you may have as well giving you a demonstration

4: Do you sell the machines?
Yes. Our hog roast machines and accessories are designed, manufactured and sold by us. We have a wide range to choose from and can advise you on the best machine for you and your business. Give a member of our sales team a call today for more information and a full price list.

5: Can you deliver the machines or would I need to collect it?
When purchasing a machine we offer free delivery by courier within 7 working days anywhere in the UK. If you can’t wait to receive your machine then we can also offer an Express delivery service by courier available at £100+VAT. I have experience of providing hog roast catering for a variety of crowd sizes ranging from fifty to over six hundred. And all of this can be provided for at a highly reasonable cost which can meet any budget no matter what you require from your hog roasting event. With all forms of services, the price for hog roast catering depends on what the number of amenities it is you require from myself. For everything to be provided for, the “All Inclusive” package allows for this to be done. This price band means that all equipment is supplied which allows for you to do nothing but sit back and entertain your guests.

What is a hog roast?

You might have an image in your head of a pig rotating on a pole over flames. At Spitting Pig however, we use hog roast machines. These hog roast machines are a bit like large ovens. The meat is placed onto the tray and is then cooked on a low flame right in front of you, with a glass see through panel that allows you to view the meat as it is being cooked for you.

Hog Roast Machines come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are cylindrical whilst others are rectangular. All come on wheels and are therefore easily transportable.

Traditionally, the roasted pig is served with a variety of accompaniments, such as roasted vegetables. There is always plenty to eat as a hog roast, so you won’t have to worry about you and your guests going hungry. As the meat is cooked on a low flame, there are no time constraints attached to cooking the hog, meaning you can always come back for seconds.

Is a hog roast right for my event?

Hog roast catering, can cater for an eclectic amount of events, ranging from weddings, birthdays, fetes, charity or corporate functions and literally any other form of event that gathers a large number of people. At Spitting Pig, we are convinced that hog roast catering will be great for you and your event.

At Spitting Pig, we will do all the hard work for you, from providing you with the machine to the accompaniments for the meal itself. All you have to do is get in touch with us, tell us the details of your party and from there on in, you can put your feet up with the morning newspaper whilst we do all the hard work for you. So That you don’t have to worry about setting up the machine or even operating it, our caterers will take care of that.

What’s more, our hog roasting machines don’t need electricity to run, so you can enjoy your hog roast by one of Northumberlands many rivers without any hassle at all. Be quick though, as any resident of Cumbria will tell you, it doesn’t rain but it pours. Why not enjoy the dying embers of the summer months with a hog roast for you, your friends, family or work colleagues?

Depending on what type of function you want to organise, whether it is a small family gathering in a back garden to a wedding reception in a stately home in nearby Windsor, the vast experience which has been accumulated due to providing an extensive number of hog roast catering events has benefited those who have been served a tasty and succulent slice of hog roast.

This price band allows for the hog oven to be hired, the gas canisters to be supplied as well as the hog brought along so that it can be cooked during the function and delivery of all equipment is included in this price as well. Waiters and waitresses which have years of experience behind them allows for them to provide a high-quality service and, if you require a sit-down meal, being supplied with a silver service function which has impressed many of my previous customers and bound to create a distinguished evening for all of your guests.

No matter how big or small the budget of any function is, every effort is made so that these requirements are successfully met. With a smaller budget comes less services provided but a vast majority of my previous customers have opted for this opportunity as they have wanted to carve the hog themselves or they have their own gas supply which is more than able to cook the hog. They have also been able to provide their own condiments so this reduces the overall bill total.

Why Hog Roast with us?

The benefits of using a hog roast machine are many. First of all, our hog roast machines do not require a motor or electricity, so they can quite literally be used anywhere in the country. Secondly, hog roasting always guarantees plenty of food and a great atmosphere. The smells and aromas of the hog being cooked will make your guests salivate. Seeing the hog being wheeled out and placed on display will also make for a great centrepiece at any event, as well as provide a wonderful conversation starter for those sometimes awkward moments at a party when people are still getting to know each other.

The biggest advantage with using us as your catering team however is the fact that we will do all the hard work for you so you don’t have to. We at hog roast Bishop Auckland are aware that planning an event for a large number of people can be a sometimes daunting and stressful prospect. We want your event to go off without a hitch just as much as you do, and it is important to us that you enjoy your event.

If you chose us as your caterers, we are convinced that you and your guests will have a wonderful and memorable time, and what’s more, the food will be brilliant too.