While Hog Roast Roehampton has been proud to cater many parties and events over many years, we’re especially proud to be invited to cater for charity events. Recently, we cooked up a storm locally at Queen Mary Hospital, for a St. George’s Hospital Charity event for both patients and helpers. In the 1770s, St George’s Hospital at Hyde Park Corner was known as a ‘hospital for the poor sick’ people of London. The fine Regency building is now The Lanesborough Hotel but the charity itself lives on, raising around £1.5m a year for the St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, with Queen Mary Hospital in Roehampton one of the St George’s University Hospitals.
For this particular event, we were asked to cook our Menu 3 hog roast for 100 guests at the Gwynne Holford Ward at the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre, as well as provide a vegetarian option of veggie skewers. Our Hog Roast Roehampton Menu 3 centrepiece hog roast is truly a sight for sore eyes and comes with your choice of either seasonal vegetables or fresh salads. It’s the perfect way for you and your guests to enjoy an informal meal of buffet-served hog, complete with crackling, apple sauce and stuffing, as well as sides, bread rolls, and condiments.
On the day of the St. George’s Hospital Charity event, our Hog Roast Roehampton team arrived at the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre at Queen Mary Hospital bright and early, in order to get our equipment set up and prepare the meat to be roasted. Once the gazebo and serving tables were up, it was time to score the hog all over, add plenty of water and then lovingly smother with lots of salt, and this latter part gives us that gorgeous crackling. The easy part is using our own hog roast machines, that we hand-build – you just set the temperature, turn it on and watch over the hog as it sizzles away to utter perfection.
By 1pm, the hog had done just that, so was lovely and tender inside and crispy on the outside, and once the skewers were ready, it was time to serve the guests our tasty food.