Fat Hog & Big Pan Catering's Story
Fat Hog and Big Pan Catering wanted to offer a new style of street food catering that brought together unique ideas & fresh, high quality, food presented in a rustic interactive way with amazingly fresh flavours - which is what we have done successfully over the last 10 years at 100's of venues continue to do.
Our food is ‘street food style’ with our key ethos being that your guests can create the meal they want rather than the meal they are given.
We aim to stimulate the senses with our food. Guests can smell the tasty food as it’s freshly cooked in front of them; see the food cooked and be ‘wowed’ with our rustic display and taste the delicious flavours of the food.
We don’t just provide great food we also provide a personal service to our customers offering advice, support and being on hand to answer your questions about your function.
As mobile caterers we can cater at any venue and are able to cater at functions upto 2000 people.
We can cater at any venue with or without a kitchen. We bring our own catering tent for cooking and catering equipment, we provide tables for the buffet, rustic display items and serving equipment - that is all part of the price. We usually serve inside the marquee or venue.
Fat Hog and Big Pan Catering are able to offer a vast menu as we buy nearly all the ingredients freshly for each function; we use local suppliers with high quality fresh produce allowing us to pride ourselves on fresh tasty rustic food; we pick up the bread from the bakery on the morning for extra freshness; nearly everything is freshly prepared; and the final preparation being done on-site and food cooked in front of the guests where possible.
All our main food options are served on our unique rustic display allowing your guests to come up and have a variety of choice and have the meal they want.
The Head Chef & Owner
Robert McHugh, the Executive chef and owner of Fat Hog and Big Pan Catering is an experienced chef with over 12 years of training and experience.
He has worked in a range of prestigious restaurants and hotels including; The Ivy, The Mermaid Restaurant and Bar and The Solent Hotel.
Robert has spent 3 years travelling around the world exploring different food cultures and trying a vast range of local cuisine.
Now Head Chef and Owner of the Fat Hog and Big Pan Catering he enjoys working with customers to make sure they have the perfect menu and food personally created for their event.
Connect with Robert McHugh on LinkedIn.
The Important Bit
We use qualified chefs for all of our functions. This means you can rest assure that the food will always be prepared, cooked and displayed to the highest possible standard for your big day.
We are very proud that we achieved a 5 for our food hygiene rating this is the highest rating you can achieve.
Health & safety
We undertake risk assessments for our equipment we use and ensure we carry out required health and safety measures. We always bring a fire extinguisher with us.
Public Liability Insurance
We have £10 million Public Liability Insurance. If you would like to hire us for a function that stipulates we must have a higher PLI please let us know and we will try our best to meet the requirements.
Just to say thank you very much for putting on such a brilliant spread at our wedding. The food was delicious and so well presented. All of our guests commented on how good the food was and how much they loved the big pans!
Oh and the burger bar was a definite hit! A big thank you to your team who ensured that we (the bride and groom) were always well fed and even made sure that food was kept back for us! We thought that your food and service was excellent value for money and we really liked the fact that you were always honest and gave us great advice.
We can't fault you and your superb food and service. We would definitely recommend you to our friends and use you for any more parties we have!!
Kim and Adam