Hogged out? Never!
Another Hog Roast? Is often what you will hear from many guests attending wedding. Over the last few years the popularity of hog roasts have risen with many hotels and in-house caterers at barns offering as part of their wedding packages.
However it’s very unlikely that your guests will actually be hogged out as a whole hog is not something that people have every day neither to do they go to a wedding every day. So although they may have had a hog roast at a wedding before don’t assume that means they don’t want it again.
If you are worried your guests might be hogged out but want a hog roast then choose a hog roast with a twist! Most people traditionally have their hog spit roasted which gives you a roasted meat similar to that at home.
However at Fat Hog and Big Pan Catering we use a confit oven which really slowly cooked the meat while the heat naturally circulates continuously around the oven. As the hog slowly cooks it naturally takes in all the tasty juices making the meat extremely succulent creating pulled pork.
We also make sure our hog roast looks amazing when guests come up by serving it with 10 chutneys all in Kilner jars, potatoes, salads served in giant baskets full of colour, home-made stuffing and variety of freshly bakes breads on a two tier rustic display.
It’s a great informal option making the food part and feature of the day – which you want it to be as it’s usually a large cost of the wedding. Seeing the display of 120 portions of food beautiful presented makes your guests excited about the food before they have even eaten it.
Still not sure about a hog roast? It’s okay you can be different as Fat Hog and Big Pan Catering now offer lamb roasts, beef roasts and Hampshire mixed roasts – the best of everything.
We also have alternative wedding packages, BBQs, lamb kebabs and big pan options.
Robert McHugh, a professional chef with over 12 years of experience working in a range of high end restaurants.