Snug as a bug in a rug or pigs in a blanket

After a well deserved week end off last week, Herts Hog Roast are back in action and are providing hog roast catering in Hertford.

It is a nice early serve time so we were up at about half five in the morning for a nice hot cuppa before setting off to our purpose built unit to collect the hog and all our equipment.  Our unit has a large walk in fridge so we can keep all our hogs and groceries fresh so you can be assured the food is as fresh as possible.

The mornings are a lot colder now and it is quite amazing what difference a couple of weeks can make. We had skiing thermals on and a couple of base layers to keep the cold at bay.

We arrived in Hertford at 7:30 am as promised and set up our catering marquee with serving tables, gleaming and polished chafing dishes and of course our hog roast machine and free range pig which is supplied by Wood of Hemel Hempstead.

We decided as it was so cold that we would put the sides on our marquee. Once the hog roast machine is cooking the marquee soon warms up and the layers of clothes had to be removed as we started to roast as well.

It was a sixtieth Birthday party and around eighty guests were expected from all over the country.

If you have a mile stone Birthday or require corporate event catering in Hertfordshire or event catering in London, Herts hog roasts will help make your event a success.

We started carving the hog which was cooked perfectly as usual. Our experience has taught us that as the days get colder, it seriously effects the cooking cycle and we time each event according to weather conditions and are pretty much right most of the time.

The meat was probed at eighty one degrees Celsius. It was moist and tender with crackling that was bubbling and tinged with crispy golden colours and as we cut it, the guests that had sneaked into the catering tent early to keep warm were wowed and asking if we required any one to be on tasting duty.

The hog was devoured with many coming back for seconds and thirds and we also gave the bones to a few guests who wanted to treat their pet dogs to a savoury hog roast Hertford treat.

Everyone was extremely satisfied and we set about clearing up.

We have been hog roast catering in Hatfield and event catering in Luton now for many years and would like to think we know what we are doing but we still make school boy errors. Not many but all of a sudden the days run out of light and it gets dark very quick. We did not think we would need lights, but how wrong we were.

We ended up clearing up in the dark which is not ideal so instead of being able to clean the utensils and machine we had to load the van up and return back to the unit knowing Sunday would be a cleaning morning and not a rest day….. Won’t make that mistake again in a hurry.

Hog roasts in Hertford are very popular and we already have bookings in the area for next year so have a look at our tempting menus for your future events and we hope to see you for a hog roast buffet in the near future.

Saturday 23rd November 13

Hertford

Hertfordshire