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An upgrade for our DIY-Hog-Roast site

Our website just received a well-deserved facelift.

This is the latest of our Hog Roast websites to benefit from a new look ... better organised, simpler options and a tidier appearance. This one is a variaiton of our design, which we updated in 2012 .. The update last year for was the first major appearance change for our original website which launched soon after we started providing Hog Roasts in 1999.

A really big job - feeding 1600 students

Everyone a little tired after we helped feed 1600 hungry students for a university in Milton Keynes. Luckily the hire side of our company has all the latest gear for this kind of job.

We were able to provide install a complete temporary kitchen with fitted sinks, pass-through dishwashers, stainless steel tabling, Williams holding cupboards, 10 rack LPG and 415v Combination Steam ovens (pictured below). All this required an onsite engineer, even LPG gas cages for all the gas bottles.

Very successful job - Everyone was well fed!

Homemade Bread Rolls

Blue Seal E32Yesterday I picked up a Blue Seal E32 turbo steam oven off Ebay. Dave was a Kiwi who had just closed down his bakers business. We took the job lot; turbo steam oven, stainless steel table, electronic scales, various size mixing bowls and a whole host of baking tins Dave had imported from Williams-Sonoma in the USA. Elizabeth is in our development kitchen this year and she is keen to make as much as we can from original recipes or home grown produce.

Elizabeth purchased a copy of The Fabulous Baker Brothers last week so it seemed sensible to find her a decent steam oven. The oven was almost like new. When I got back Elizabeth had already made some dough and proved it so she set about cutting the dough, neading it and snipping bits with scissors prior to putting it in the E32 new steam oven. The bread was baked, cooled on racks and we tucked in, simply delicious !

Welcome to our new Hog Blog

This blog will be a place to read all about real world experiences catering Hog-Roast events around the UK.

As one of the most successful outside caterers in Britain we will bring you insights into what make a great event and share a few interesting tales from the front lines of event catering. Please check back for stories and photos from high-profile celebrity events and perfect country weddings ... feel free to join our Mailing List to receive news and catering offers to your inbox.