Hello I’m back after a day off, we’ve had a busy couple of weeks and it accumulated in our bi annual general meeting on Monday. It was great to all the staff together from all over the UK and we really got to tackle some issues and come up with some fantastic ideas that are hopefully going to make our award winning service even better. We were treated to a beautiful meal on Sunday night courtesy of the Mecure Hotel Blackburn, we then spent the morning on Monday discussing issues such as menu options, customer service and compiling all our health and safety documents to ensure everything is up to date. After a light lunch we took all the staff to the site of our brand new offices, here we sat down some more and discussed how everything works in the office. Finally we went to the factory and showed everyone all the exciting new products we are developing which are hopefully going to revolutionised the hog roasting industry. We are really exciting about 2012 and it great to know that all our staff are behind us.
Archive for February, 2012
As part of the complete package that we offer here at Spitting we offer each and every one of our customers the chance to have their machines serviced year round both at our factory and at their premises. In the winter months we run a special offer which is as follows
Between the 21st of February 2012 and the end of March 2012, our Gas Safe (Corgi) qualified technicians will travel to your premises and conduct a thorough service, leaving your machines ready for the onslaught of commercial use during the Spring and Summer of the up-and-coming year. The service leaves your machine complete with a 12 month Gas Certification; something which is legally required for caterers to operate in the public domain.
The prices are as follows but are excluding the cost of parts and VAT.
1st machine serviced on your premises £125.00
2nd machine serviced on your premises £200.00
3rd machine and thereafter £75.00 per machine
So this really is a reminder that this week is the last week to book onto the servicing before we starting travelling around the country. All we required is at £25 + VAT deposit to book us in, this is deducted from final service cost. So give us a call today on 0800 587 5899.
Friday is always and exciting day here at Spitting Pig. The majority of the jobs we do are predominately on either a Saturday or Sunday. We still do jobs midweek and they are often at a fantastic price but mainly our work in on the weekends. We spend most of the week ensuring that we are fully prepared for the weekend but it all tends to come together on a Friday. We usually start the day with a group meeting of the events that are on this weekend and who is working where, we then go and load our respective van and print off the necessary paperwork. We like to arrive on site as early as possible, sometimes that means setting off super early but we’d rather be safe in the knowledge that we have more than enough time to prepare your fantastic meal. This weekend I myself am going to be catering just north of the Scottish boarder that’s the great thing about this job every day is completely different. Really looking forward to this weekend, I’ll be back in touch to let you know how everything went on Monday.
Hello and happy Valentine’s Day to all our hog fans out there. Today is a day for caring and caring with the ones you love. It is a day that is deeply entwined with feelings and love for those around us and it always makes me think of wedding days. Wedding catering as I have explained on so many occasions is such an important part of our business, its really gets to the core of what Spitting Pig is all about, creating a special occasion that people can share. Over this last week we have actually booked in quite a few wedding packages and it fills me with pride to know that people trust Spitting Pig to provide a first class service. We understand how important a wedding is here at Spitting Pig and that why do don’t take any chances. Yes you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. So if you’re thinking of tying the knot this year and want the UK number 1 hog roast company to be a part of it then get in touch today, on the best day of them all, the day of love
Hello Spitting Pig fans thought I’d just spend a couple of minutes today going over the process of how to book Spitting Pig in for your next event, it really easy. The first stage is to take a quick look around the site, have a look at the menu section. We have created some menus specifically designed for certain events, such as private parties, corporate events and weddings. Try to find a couple you would be interesting in getting a price for then head on over the contact us page. Here we need just a few details of you. At Spitting Pig we price or each event individually this is so we can offer you the best price for that day and location. We always aim to have a personalised quote back to you in less than 24 hours. Once you’ve received your quote, please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have, we can even put you in touch with the chef than would be coming to cater at your event if you choose to book with us. Once you’re ready to book all you do is give us a call and we take the final details of the event and send out all the necessary paperwork. Told you it was easy.
Wow, that certainly was an exciting weekend, I was working on two events this weekend one for a small private party on the Saturday for a hog roast in Cardiff and the other a corporate event on the Sunday for a hog roast in Oxford. Both events went fantastically well and luckily because of the crazy weather that swept the country this weekend they were both indoors. We arrived on site Saturday morning very early; we didn’t need to travel far but after checking the weather we decided better to be safe than sorry. The team and I set up at the venue and erected a gazebo just outside the hall we were serving to cook the free range lamb. That’s what a lot of people don’t realise about Spitting Pig, sure we cook amazing hog roasts but we also offer a vast array of other meat options and we always prepared something fresh for our vegetarian guests. We got the lamb underway and added some fresh rosemary and garlic to give it a bit more flavour. We then set about setting up the serving tables and preparing for the service. We were super ahead and we didn’t want to prepare the salads or bread too early as we always like everything to be as fresh as possible.
We service was great everyone commented on how great the lamb was with the mint sauce and we made sure that there was enough for seconds and even thirds in some cases. We tided everything away and left the guests to enjoy their evening entertainment. We were travelling down to oxford to liaise with another Spitting Pig team and complete a bigger event together. We have catering teams all over the country and we got some rest down at the Spitting Pig Central base. The Sunday went without a hitch and it wasn’t before long that we were on our way home safe in the knowledge that we had done a great job.