I have been a caterer for many years now and it was only a few years back that I decided to take the plunge and buy myself a hog roasting machine. Once I looked at what was on offer in the world of hog roast hire Hayes and purchase, I chose to do business with The Spitting Pig Company. My decision to specialise in hog roast catering was due to the ever-growing popularity of hog roasting at all types of events. Since I bought the Titan Hog Roaster, I’ve never looked back. I’ve been too busy!
Spit-roasting is affordable, fresh, and can be a very healthy way of eating. The meat cooks on the spit which allows the fats to drip off the meat. This means you eat very little of the fat that the meat produces, but because of the nature of the cooking process, you lose none of the moisture, so meat remains tender and juicy.
The sheer versatility of these machines, being able to roast whatever meats you wish to serve, as well as the machine’s easy manoeuvrability, means I am able to take these machines wherever I need to go to cater for public or private events. The Titan comes with sturdy go-anywhere tyres. The design of the machine itself is a work of art in terms of looks and functionality. There’s a spit for spit-roasting, and an internal oven for roasting other meats as well as potatoes and all manner of vegetables.
I find myself being asked to cater plenty of events throughout the year; and most recently, I was asked to cater an event that I have come to call Hog Roast Hayes at their annual Bonfire Night Celebrations. Hayes is a small town, by comparison, and it has been home to many big names in business such as Nestles; His Master’s Voice, the gramophone company; and Heinz. Hayes also acts as a lovely place to live for people who commute to work in any number of nearby larger towns and cities.
I always use meat that is as locally-sourced as possible. For this occasion, knowing I would be catering to whole families, I chose to serve pork, which I of course, set up on the spit-roasting mechanism, sausages, and hot roast potatoes. What Guy Fawkes Night would be complete without those wonderful things? The meat was all of exceptional quality which was enhanced perfectly by my working with the best hog roasting machines available.
As events go, this wasn’t a very large one with about 250 to 300 people attending. Therefore, I was able to cater it solely with myself and one assistant. Normally, any events larger than 300 would see me contacting the Spitting Pig Company and asking if they would be able to help me arrange for a hog roast hire package. They specialise in not only producing professional staff to assist with serving, but also additional machines, and even menus with a variety of choices from salads to desserts. The Spitting Pig Company’s hog roast hire Hayes packages are exceptional in terms of flexibility, affordability, and efficiency.
As usual, we arrived earlier than the event in order to ensure the food was properly prepared and ready to be served as the guests arrived. Tables were set up with a good variety of sauces and condiments, homemade applesauce, as well as homemade sliced stuffing. We also had several different types of rolls that we were able to offer for sandwich-making.
Hog Roast Hayes turned out to be very popular with everyone. The bonfire was enormous and my hog-roasting was adding greatly to the already warm and welcoming atmosphere. There was entertainment, warmth and camaraderie, a combination that is essential to the success of any gathering.
The actual cooking process is so easy on Spitting Pig-manufactured roasting machines that the meats practically cook themselves. I was able to get to know a lot of the local people, and answer loads of questions about the spit-roaster as well as the process and the cost. I find there is no shortage of interest in cooking meats this way and I’m always happy to oblige with information about all aspects of the work and the design of the machines.
Profitability is no problem in my line of work. The Titan Roasting Machine paid for itself after only one or two events. They are reliable, worthy assistants and an integral part of my very successful catering business.