Looking for informal wedding catering that’s not the 1980’s sausages and sandwich buffet on tin tray with paper plates? Fat Hog and Big Pan Catering can help!
Informal wedding catering is becoming more popular as people are looking for a relaxed wedding, where their guests (including the children) can all enjoy themselves.
Many people find that a 3 course sit down meal followed by speeches is just too formal and even the adults start to wriggle in their seats.
In addition people are getting fussier and the amount of guests that allergies is higher than ever before meaning that guests can’t all have the set plated meal that was once given out.
Fat Hog and Big Pan offer an alternative to the traditional sit down meal bringing you a range of refined high-end modern catering options for weddings, wherever they are.
We offer interactive DIY informal high-end buffet style catering for hog roasts, lamb roasts, Hampshire roasts, big pan options e.g. paellas, chilli Thai green curry; they all come with a vast range of accompaniments allowing guests to create their own meal. Or you can create your own bespoke menu.
As well as offering full catering packages including canapés, starters, desserts and evening buffets. Customers can choice the amount of courses they want, food options and style.
The fresh food can be prepared and cooked in front of the guests, allowing them to see and smell their meal before they even sit down. The 120+ portions of food is then displayed in giant wooden bowls and baskets with an array sauces and chutneys in Kilner jars across two tiers.
Guests then work their way along taking the meat they want, salads they want, potatoes they want, sauces they want, bread they want ending up with their ‘perfect’ meal.
This style of food really makes it a feature of the day – which you want it to be as it’s usually one of the biggest costs.
Informal food brings a relaxed atmosphere as it becomes the conversation topic; each person discusses what they choose; which sauce is the best.
Having informal food doesn’t mean you can’t have a seating plan, favours, centre pieces and all the other traditions; the only difference is instead of the ready-made plate of food being brought out to your guests they go can go up and collect it. And if you are happy to your guests can go back for seconds and thirds until the food is all gone.
As mobile caterers we do not require a kitchen, we able to caterer at barns to a marquee in the middle of a field. We bring our own catering tent, equipment and buffet display. All you need to bring is the guests.
We also offer a full catering options and services; clearing up the tables and helping with the drinks at the tables.
Robert McHugh, a professional chef with over 12 years of experience working in a range of high end restaurants.