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smoked pulled pork essex


essex bbq caterer wedding corporate
  • How long do we cook our pigs for?
    We roast our hogs for a minimum of 12 hours ensuring you get the most succulent pork to maximise flavour. The heat is then raised during the last stages of the process to create that wonderful crackling.
  • Why do we only use free range pigs?
    Because they produce more superior, succulent and delicious pork. They are reared in natural environments and just like anything in the food chain - the quality and purity of their lifestyle is reflected in the end product. They are not force fed or given additives to 'fatten' them up like mass produced pork that is readily available.
  • Is free range more expensive?
    Yes, only slightly, but that extra makes all the difference when it comes to rearing the animals and looking after them. As with anything, you get what you pay for so beware of cheap and cheerful deals as it always the quality of the product that is sacrificed.
  • Can I make changes to the menu?
    We will always try our best to provide everything you would like for your perfect event, we are happy to create bespoke menus for our customers needs.
  • What happens with leftover food?
    Any food that is left over we always offer to the customer, if you provide us with platters or containers we will fill these up for you at the end of service. Once handed over it would be the customers responsibility to make sure the food is stored at the correct temperature.
  • Where is your food sourced from?
    All of our food is provided from our local award winning butcher who we can provide details of upon request. All of the vegetables and salads are from local farm shops and prepared fresh. We also use a local patisserie who make some of our dessert products for us.
  • Can I book the evening food/canapes menu on its own?
    Unfortunately the evening food and canapés menu is just available when booked with a daytime bbq main menu. For large corporate bookings we can offer a canapés menu.
  • What makes Hungry Hog BBQ different from other caterers?
    We are professional caterers, . catering is our passion and we know that it's the attention to detail that matters. We have qualified and experienced chefs working for us leading to a better end product. We use the best produce available to us and cook it to a high standard.
  • How long do you serve for?
    Yes. To add media follow these steps: We serve for a two hour period, this is long enough for all of your guests to be fed and to return for seconds/thirds! If there is any meat left then this will be left on platters along with any remaining rolls and salads for you and your guests.
  • Are you qualified & insured?
    Our staff have the relevant hygiene qualifications and our business has £2 million public liability insurance.
  • What is your food hygiene rating?
    We’re delighted to announce that we’ve just received a 5 Food Hygiene Rating from Essex County Council. This is the highest score you can achieve & proves we take our food safety seriously. You’re in safe hands dining with us. Our staff also have food hygiene certificates and we train them to a high standard.
  • Will your prices change?
    Each year the prices will change in line with rising costs of food/gas etc. Quotes for future years will be quoted for this, so the price you are quoted will be the price you pay. This is why the quoted price is different from the online price in some cases.
  • Can you cook indoors?
    The food is always cooked outside in our state of the art Hogmaster and BBQ all weather machines. But we can then bring it inside to serve your guests if the weather is not agreeable or if this is how you prefer.
  • What happens if it rains?
    We will always go ahead with an event rain, sleet or snow! We will always bring our gazebos so guests can keep dry whilst collecting their food. We can also bring the food indoors if the weather is really bad.
  • How much space is needed?
    We can set up from as little as a 3x3 metre space but if there is more space we can bring a larger 6x3 metre gazebo.
  • What information is needed?
    We need to make sure we have side or rear access for our BBQs or hog roaster, there needs to be no tight turns and we require at least a 76cm clearance with no obstructions. The only other requirement is access to boiling water.
  • What time would you arrive & leave?
    We would normally arrive around 2 hours before the serving time and we do normally try to arrive before your guests arrive but sometimes this is not possible. We will serve for two hours from your serving time and then will pack up quietly and leave discreetly.
  • How far do you travel?
    We cover most of the south east of England and we are based in Chelmsford, Essex. We can travel for anywhere up to 2 hours from Chelmsford. For larger weddings we will travel further, we charge a mileage charge for any bookings further than a 20 mile distance of Brentwood.
  • What does our setup look like?
    We work from our gazebos for our buffet service which is shown in the image.
  • Is there a minimum booking number?
    For our BBQ menus we have a minimum booking number of 40 guests, for the hog roast we can cater for a minimum number of 75 guests.
  • Whats included with the booking?
    All bookings apart from the cold buffet menu includes freshly baked rolls, disposable plates & cutlery, condiments and napkins.
  • How do we book?
    f you contact us via email with your booking details we can prepare a personalised quote and send it over to you. You can then accept or decline this quote, once accepted we will send you over our booking form for you to complete and return to us. We will then give you deposit instructions, once paid we will send you an invoice and then the event will be booked in and the date reserved for you.
  • Are there any extra costs to consider?
    As previously stated there will be a mileage charge for events over a 20 mile radius of Brentwood, Essex. We also charge for staff to cater your event, this will depend on the size and location of the wedding or event but it will all be in your personalised quote. We can also quote for platter service where the food is served by staff to your table rather than a buffet service. We can also quote you for china crockery & cutlery where we take away dirty.
  • Will we cancel on you?
    We have been running for nearly six years now and have never cancelled any event so you can rest easy. We always get phone calls from event organisers a few days before their event saying a company has cancelled on them, we only take bookings for the events we can do and nothing more.
  • Do we offer tastings for weddings?
    We don't do private tasting sessions but we do public events and open days so just get in contact with us so we can let you know where we will next be.
  • Do we hire out equipment?
    Yes we hire out our Weber top of the range 6 burner BBQs as well as our Hogmaster hog roast machine as well as gazebos and other equipment. Please contact us for more information regarding equipment hire.
  • Can you recommend any venues or other suppliers?
    We have worked with many great companies over the years and we can recommend several that best suit your style of event. We have many great contacts for children's entertainers, chocolate fountains, DJ's, bands, photographers, videographers and mobile bars. We also have many venues that we can recommend which will allow outside caterers to come in and cater.
  • Do we offer kids food?
    If they are younger children (<12) we offer a kids bbq menu including sausages, burgers and salads that can be added to your booking for £13.95 per head + vat
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