Hi Kate Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The event was a great success thank you. Here is my feedback…. We booked The Spitting Pig Hog Roast for my son’s wedding celebration on 30th December. They married in Hawaii in August in Hawaii and now live in New Zealand. I was quite nervous as I was co-ordinating it all in the UK and the hog-roast was my son’s idea (in December!) From the moment I booked it, the communication with Kate at Spitting Pig was first class and she went out of her way to reassure me and give me hints and tips. Then there was the wonderful Darren! Darren called me soon after I made the booking and was SO helpful and reassuring, again, with plenty of suggestions about quantities and the location of the hog roast. He then called me 2 more times, once the day before the event to discuss the location. Communication, again, was superb. My son called Darren and his comment was ‘what a lovely guy!’. The hog roast itself was SUPERB!! Positioned just outside the entrance in the end which worked really well actually. Honestly I can find no areas for improvement!. The pork was delicious, the crackling was crunchy, the rolls were fresh and the apple sauce and coleslaw delicious. Everyone said that Darren was super chatty and friendly and really made the event super special. Darren and his wife did an amazing job, took everything in their stride and were very friendly. I would highly recommend them and would use you again in a heartbeat! THANK YOU!! Kind regards Christine
Good evening, Hope this email finds you well! Just wanted to say a huge thank you for catering our special day. The food was absolutely delicious and everyone raved about it! We've given your details to a few friends who have events coming up too. Honestly, it was just incredible! We know to give you a ring for anything else we need to plan in the future. Thank you again. Best wishes, Hayley and Phil 🙂
Thank you soo much the spitting pig team! We couldn’t have been more pleased with the whole experience of having you cater for us at our wedding. We absolutely enjoyed the food but more than that, our guests have not stopped commenting on how nice the food was. We chose to do a hog roast because we were catering for 200 people and we chose the Spitting Pig because not only did the food look amazing but the presentation was also quality. Myself and my husband will definitely be suggesting to others to use your company for their events. A huge thank you for from us! Signed - The Hubbards x
Hello, We just wanted to thank you so much for an absolutely brilliant hog roast at Megan and Jacob’s wedding. The food was completely out of this world and far far exceeded our expectations. The variety of salads, selection of sauces, chips, sweet potato fries were completely brilliant. We are so grateful for your part in making the day the awesome one it was. Thank you so much and we hope that the business continues to thrive because you deserve to do so as it is so so brilliant. Kind regards, Simon and Natalie Jacob’s parents
Hi Kate, We just wanted to say thank you again for our incredible wedding meal. We had so many compliments on the food and some guests were even going back to ask for seconds! We had a few vegan and vegetarian guests who said that their food was delicious too. The laid out cutlery and crockery looked beautiful on the tables and I loved that our wedding cake was served as dessert so nothing goes to waste. Communication was good, and I was confident that things would go smoothly with the food, so it was one less thing for us to worry about. I would absolutely recommend The Spitting Pig to anyone planning an event! Kind regards
Hi Britt, It was amazing - the most perfect wedding day! The food was phenomenal! Beautiful yummy pork, the stuffing was my favourite. So glad we upgraded to have the chicken skewers too as they were delicious! The accompanying sides/salads/potatoes were all very lovely too. We've had so many compliments from the guests saying how tasty and moist the meat was. They all seemed to enjoy it too. My mother-in-law has taken your details as is hoping to book for her 50th birthday party next year! It was exactly the vibe we wanted for food at our wedding. We didn't want a formal sit-down meal but still wanted guests to feel they'd had a good meal. The portion sizes were ample, some guests having seconds and thirds and still having loads left over in boxes for us to enjoy later! Martin and Caitlin were fantastic! The communication before the event was top notch and put my mind at ease. They set up while we were out at the ceremony and the smell upon returning home was mouth-watering!! They were both so polite and attentive, I cannot fault them. They tidied everything away and didn't leave anything for me to sort yesterday. All in all, if the occasion arose again, I would not hesitate to book with you again and would recommend to anyone who asked! Thank you so much to all for the planning and helping the day run so smoothly for us. Sincerely, A very, very happy bride and groom! Emily and Dan
Hi Sophie, Thank you for getting in touch. We were SO pleased with Spitting Pig for our wedding. All that you would want from wedding catering! You guys so we’re so flexible with time, really reassuring and confidence building. I’ve had so many wonderful comments from guests about how delicious the food was!! It was Soo good! The staff were so smart and smiley! Each person on the team gave guests a warm welcome and served them really well. Thank you for sorting out the hog through your car battery when the generator wasn’t working! It was a slight panic on the day but you guys dealt with it so well, I, the bride, didn’t find out until later in the evening! I’m definitely going to recommend you guys to anyone I know getting married or just hosting a party. Many thanks, Beth
Hi Geordie, Joe and the team we absolutely everything and more!! The food and service were second to none, it was delicious! Their attention to detail was faultless and everyone commented on the quality of the food and the friendly service. We can't thank them enough for make our special day perfect! Nothing was too much bother, and they were super friendly and flexible throughout the whole day. Please pass our sincere thanks on to Joe and his team for being so brilliant, especially as it was such a hot day it couldn't have been comfortable for them to cook in that heat, and yet they still produced a masterpiece! Thanks again!
Good Afternoon Robert We just wanted to thank you and the two ladies for such a fantastic Hog Roast yesterday. From start to finish it’s been such a pleasure to deal with you and absolutely nothing has been too much trouble for you. On the day, it was such a slick set up and the presentation was superb, regardless of if you were the first people at the start or the others at the end of the queue, it was very professional and a high quality. The food….. well, that was simply outstanding, very tasty, with good quality fresh produce and meats. It really far exceeded any expectations. We have honestly never had so much positive feedback on the quality of the food and the speed of the service so we can only thank yourselves for making this happen. Thank you one again and we look forward to using you again in the future. Kind Regards Gwen
Hi Geordie Thank you so much for organising the food for our wedding party! Our chef was absolutely amazing! So lovely and helpful and wanting to do everything he could do make our day so special! He went above and beyond to help make our menu suitable to all our guests including vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan and gluten free! Our chef and all the servers were very professional and so helpful. The food was served with brilliant timing, it all looked and tasted so amazing!! Everyone was salivating massively smelling it being cooked, and the taste definitely lived up to expectations! Everyone went away very full and satisfied! We can’t thank you enough, and will definitely be recommending you to everyone!! Best wishes Caroline
Hi Sophie, Thanks for your email! To be honest, I don’t know where to start! The food was absolutely incredible, I cannot even begin to describe how good, everyone kept coming up to me saying how good it was. All of the leftovers were gone pretty much within the hour after your staff left as people just couldn’t get enough of it! On top of that, your staff were so great, happily chatting away to us and overall just had a really good vibe! I will happily be recommending Spitting Pig to anyone that needs catering, I have some brilliant photos which I will share with you once we have the final copy. Thank you thank you thank you! Kind Regards, Ita Holmes
Hi Kate / All Many thanks for your email – I had intended to write anyway, given the exceptional level of service that we have received. Ben and the Team were fantastic. They arrived slightly early, so rang me to double check things prior to my arrival – friendly, helpful, professional in the extreme. They simply got on, got stuff sorted, everything set up, checking throughout with me to make sure we were all okay with things. The set up was great, with tables, gazebo, etc. and the pig itself at the centre of things – nicely cooked, beautifully served, with more than enough for everyone involved (and more!). The leftovers were provided with instructions and advice and the clean up was swift, unobtrusive and again, highly professional. The Spitting Pig team were all great, engaging with participants and ensuring that they were an integral part of what was a great day. The sun shining always helps, but I get the feeling that this would have been the approach no matter what – really impressive. Above and beyond what we expected and testament to the customer focused approach of the team. I cannot speak highly enough – I can be a bit of a grumpy old man at times, but there was absolutely nothing to be unhappy about! Thanks for everything – really appreciated and please do pass on thanks to those involved (and their managers!). Hope this is helpful. Steve McNay Council Manager Woughton Community Council
Hi Kate, We had the Spitting Pig come and cater a wonderful Hog Roast spread for us last week. As we are a company with 300+ employees, it is often hard to find something everyone likes. Ben and Beth were early to our site which was excellent, the two of them managed wonderfully in preparing all the food to be served right on time for when I had requested. Everyone gave feedback that their service was excellent and the food was delicious. Their set up was self sufficient and compact, and they cleared everything away at the end and left as if they had never been here! No mess, no fuss, just lovely food and a very warm service. I could not recommend them enough and will definitely be reaching out to them again. More than happy for my name and company to be attached to this! 😊 Thanks! Isabel Thor Labs
We hired Spitting Pig for our dads 60th party. We wanted something a little special. The booking process was easy and all the team were on hand to take calls (and actually speak to us) which is pretty unique now days. They showed on time and the set up looked fantastic. All our guests commented on how tasty the food was and a lot went up for seconds. We thought value for money was great as the food is professionally served, the cutlery was provided and there were no messy hands in any of the food like when having a buffet. They cleaned the area well after serving time had finished. They were polite and friendly. I will be using them again and I recommend them completely!! Thank you for making our dads party that little bit more special. Amy
Dear all, Wanted to say a massive thank you for your with our garden party on the 8th July! The two members of staff were absolutely fantastic, they arrived early, set up quickly and were so friendly and helpful. It was a very hot afternoon and it didn’t seem to phase them at all, they worked with constant smiles and were very polite and approachable. They kept me updated with their progress and checked several times if I was okay and happy with their plans. The food was AMAZING! To see them prepare everything fresh on site was lovely and the hog roast was so succulent and juicy. I received such good feedback from the guests saying how yummy it all was. When they finished they came and made sure I was happy, packing down quickly and quietly as to not disturb the party. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even leaving us wrapped up leftovers. Thank you again for all of your hard work and I hope we have another opportunity in the future to book with you again. Thank you and kind regards
Hi Britt, I can’t believe this week has passed so quickly but all I can say is The Spitting Pig helped make my 50th birthday party really successful. Everyone has been so complimentary about the food. There was plenty and so fresh, we even had left overs for Sunday. All packaged up for us on the night. I feel really bad but have completely forgotten the names of the two men who sorted it all out for me. I’m blaming that on age! But I need to say a great big thank you as I didn’t even have to meet them at the venue and it was all set up perfectly. They were a real pleasure and everyone commented on how friendly they were. They remained really flexible on the serving time, and herding the guests out to eat was like herding cats! I didn’t have the opportunity to say goodbye properly as I believe I was on the dance floor but my niece Jodie did the goodbyes. I really think there will be many more bookings after this. The quality of the food, plates and napkins was second to none but what really stood out was the fact I could relinquish control and it all ran perfectly. Many, many thanks Sarah
Britt, We are happy to recommend the Spitting Pig company. The website gave us sufficient information to realise that you were offering the kind of service we were looking for. From the very first email contact the experience was very positive and made very easy by the attention of you and your colleagues. Once we were directly in touch with the Shropshire franchise the professionalism continued. The couple of chats we had with Joe were very helpful and we were confident that our requirements were being met. On the day, Joe and Andy arrived at the planned time and were very flexible and approachable to discussing the options for siting the tables and tents. As it turned out the weather challenge was gusting wind, but they coped fantastically, adapting and moving to ensure the best and most efficient service. The food was superb and was commented on by all of our guests. Just before they departed I thanked them in front of everyone and they received a well-deserved round of applause! I trust they had a safe journey home and I sent them a text message to repeat our thanks. Thank you all 🙂 Regards
Hi Britt, The event was a complete success with many people saying that the food was the best that we’ve had on site for a very long time. Rob, Callum and Jade were amazing. They arrived and set up promptly. They were professional, provided their hygiene, etc. certificates and adhered to our safety rules on site. There were a few issues with wind interfering with the BBQ but Rob managed that swiftly and food was served on time. All agreed that time queuing was minimal and they enjoyed being together with team mates, which is something that we haven’t been able to do for such a long time due to COVID. The food was amazing, hot, fresh and flavourful with plenty of variety. Rob and his small team were friendly and cheerful throughout. We are planning another event in September and we would definitely like to have Rob and his team back on site for that. I’ll be in touch shortly to discuss this. Kind regards
Good afternoon, I would just like to send over ADM Milling’s thanks for the fantastic Pig Roast you supplied for us yesterday at our site. The food was AMAZING and everyone at site has commented how tasty, well presented and delicious your food is. We will defiantly be booking you again for any future events. Thank you very much to the chefs who came and helped deliver the food, they were very friendly and polite and made sure everyone had plenty of everything. Thank you so much, everyone was full and happy with big smiles on their faces and today we have spoken about nothing else. Roll on next year’s Global Safety Week for ADM and I personally hope to see you in the very near future and have some more of your lovely food. Thank you from everyone at ADM Milling Avonmouth. Well done
Hi Britt, Thank you for your good wishes for our daughter’s wedding on 14th May 2022 – the entire day was a massive success and a superb time was had by all. We had an informal marquee wedding reception with a ‘street food’ vibe - the Spitting Pig Co. set-up fitted in perfectly in every respect; your gazebo layout looked brilliant, exactly what we had hoped for! The food itself was truly amazing! We were served an outstanding selection of canapés, which looked phenomenal and tasted even better. The hog roast was equally incredible - beautifully presented, with some splendid salads, coleslaw and new potatoes – impeccable in every way! Throughout the entire day, we were well and truly looked after by Dave, Jack and Andy who really went the extra mile to make our event a success. They set up your equipment (to our rather demanding specifications!), coped with the sudden timing changes to our schedule (entirely our doing!) and served us brilliantly – always with humour and always with a smile – exceptional service from an exceptionally competent team; huge thanks to all of them. The success of any event is dependent on all the many elements coming together on the day – your team was enormously instrumental in making our day so very special. Thanks to all of you for such outstandingly professional service! Very best regards
Hello Penny, Our son and daughter in law's wedding on Saturday 21st May 2022 exceeded all expectations and we had a fantastic day. A huge part of that success was down to Jamie and his team and, of course, the pig!! Jamie and his team are really nice people....they were professional and personable, they took time to answer many questions, offer useful advice and interact, very appropriately, with our guests. The pig and all his accompaniments were delicious (especially the stuffing). Everything was spotlessly clean and, very importantly, no food was wasted. Based on our experience, we are more than happy to recommend Jamie and his team, they went above and beyond our expectations and everyone was delighted. A huge thank you to Jamie and his team. Best wishes
Hi all! It was absolutely perfect thank you! We’re big foodies so it really made our wedding day super special. The canapes were so tasty, and they just kept coming out which was fantastic! Everyone was commenting on how lovely they were and they did their job keeping everyone happy until after our first dance, as we didn’t want to dance on a full stomach! The main food was perfect, everything we expected and more, as the portions were insane... our main plan was that no one left the wedding hungry, and there was no way they could have! So massive thank you to the friendly and professional Spitting Pig team. If we have any events in future we will certainly consider using yourselves and we will definitely recommend. Many many thanks!
On 16th April I had a wonderful Birthday Celebration. The Spitting Pig Company provided a superb Hog Roast. The Hog was presented in a very theatrical way and our mouths were watering as the pork was carved and the crackling crackled. The accompaniments served with the meat were delicious. The various salads were extremely tasty with wonderful flavours in the dressings. The food was of the very best quality which was obvious in the taste. The desserts were also delicious. The service I received from Jon and Mark our two chefs was second to none. They were very professional and friendly. All my guests were so impressed, it was an absolute pleasure to deal with them, both Jon and Mark certainly added to the evenings success. I first contacted The Spitting Pig Company in October 2021 with regard to providing a Hog Roast. Penny and the staff dealt with every enquiry with such efficiency I never had a moment of concern. They made me feel as if I was a very important client, nothing was to much trouble and their advice was invaluable. I can and will highly recommend THE SPITTING PIG COMPANY. The food was absolutely delicious and the service excellent. A heart-felt thank you to all concerned for helping to make this special evening so successful. Kind Regards
Hello Rik Almost a week has passed since our party and I just had to e mail you a big ’thank you’ for providing a ‘Superb Pig Roast’ Meal for the event. Everyone who came to the party was really full of praise for the food that you provided catering for our party. Your presentation and attention to detail for the Appetiser Platters which greeted the guests when they sat down was remarked on by many of our friends, The centrepiece Spitting Pig was greatly admired and quickly devoured, although there was plenty left for us all to have a cold pork supper later in the day! You and your small band of helpers really looked after us and the clearing up was so efficient you would not have known there had bee a lunch party by the evening. I would have no hesitation in recommending Spitting Pig to anyone who was contemplating an event and wanted a really special Pig Roast – more of a banquet really. Please feel free to quote from or use this e mail on your web site or similar and if anyone wants to speak to us we would be delighted to talk to them. Thank you once again Best wishes
Good morning, It was awful, Ben and his team his were just awful! I am totally kidding…Ben and his team were so lovely and kind. They made our event so delicious! They greeted each customer in line with a smile and a massive sandwich. The set up was clean and clear. I am so happy I found your company to add to our events. I greatly appreciate your patience during all of the payment and contract setup. I finally have dates for our event. We would like to rebook you for June 25th. We would like to feed the same number of people 1500 with just hamburger and bag of chips. Please. Thank you
I booked Spitting Pig Surrey’s spit roast hog for a wedding party in December. First and foremost, the pork was absolutely delicious - juicy and crunchy in all the right places, and the vegan option of pulled jackfruit received lots of compliments too. Shaun was friendly, professional, and very flexible with his plans. They were cooking outside in the cold under a gazebo, but you wouldn’t know that from their cheerful service. The food was ready right on time and everything was set up and put away so quickly and quietly that I hardly noticed. I would very strongly recommend Spitting Pig to anyone looking for a feast.
Morning, Yes the party was fab and we partied on until 3.00am. The pig was a huge success and everyone loved it from the crackling to the stuffing and apple sauce. Alistair made everything run smoothly and took away the pressure of feeding everyone so we could enjoy the party. From start up to packing up he carried on without any interruptions to us. We Cannot fault the service he provided (he thought of everything) and will definitely hire you again and recommend to family and friends. Thank you for a great evening, Kind regards
Dear Ben and the Spitting Pig team, Thank you so much for the absolutely delicious hog roast for our wedding breakfast - it really was amazing! Everything was beautifully cooked (delicious hog and sides, such amazing canapés and starter!) and all our guests was wonderfully full and echoed our rave reviews of the food. Most of all, a huge thank you to you and each of your team members for your exceptional service. Ben, from the outset you were so professional, responsive and full of great suggestions including to make things run even better. You ran everything brilliantly on the day too and were great to deal with throughout. A special thank you too to each member of your team who was there on the day. Without exception, each of your team members did a brilliant job and they really did each go over and above, including helping out and being so accommodating when another company let us down, and they were each so friendly, polite and also patient given there was so many of us! Please can you make sure that your staff members are each thanked as all that they did on the day really made a difference and we won't hesitate to recommend Spitting Pig because of them and Ben, as well as the delicious food. You really all did make the day so special for us so a huge thanks again. Sending our very best wishes, Kind regards
Hello there Spitting Pig Some feedback for you. Joe and David were great very easy to talk to very friendly and calm and professional. Giving us great confidence in what they were doing. The food was brilliant and all dietary requirements were met and guests very happy with their alternative options. Guests were impressed with the disposable wooden plates and cutlery. We would highly recommend. Not that we mentioned it on the day but a large amount of our guests were restaurant-ours or chefs and front of house management from all over the country and again there was only high praise. We wish the lads all the best and thank you for making our day.
Morning, Please find feedback below of our event on 17th September. We hired the Spitting Pig for a work team event, which, due to changes in COVID restrictions finally happened on the third re-arranged date! The Spitting Pig were really understanding with our change of dates and accommodated with no complaints. The actual event was a real success, thanks to the tasteful food provided by the Spitting Pig. Thanks again for all your support with the planning of our team event. Kindest Regards
Dear Spitting Pig Company I am writing this to thank you for the BBQ you held for us last Sunday. As you know I booked this at the very last minute not expecting you to be able to accommodate yes but you managed to do so even with such short notice. The process ended up being stressless and seamless and the menu options you gave us were sublime. On the day of the BBQ all I can say really is that the food was beyond fabulous, the girls thoroughly enjoyed everything, it made their event special, David and Craig were so accommodating with everyone and a credit to your company. I cannot thank you enough for making this event special for the rugby club girls as they had been waiting for this for over a year, as an additional bonus David and Craig managed to bring the sun with them as well. I would have absolutely no hesitation in using your company again and will certainly recommend you for any future events. Kind regards
Hi team! I’d be delighted to provide feedback. Dealing with Spitting Pig was a delight from start to finish. Organisation and payment prior to the event was clear and there was always someone to speak with if needed. Alistair and his team were excellent. Alistair ran through everything with me in advance in great detail so I knew exactly what to expect. On the day, they were prompt and professional but also fun and seamlessly got involved in the event. I thought the food was excellent and I was delighted with it. Several people took your business cards as they might want to use you at one of their events. Overall, I’m struggling to think of anything I would have wanted differently. Thank you!!!
Good morning We had Spitting Pig cater at our event on Friday 13th August 2021. Both members of staff on site (sorry I didn’t catch their names) were absolutely fantastic, the food was ready to be served on time and they were most friendliest, helpful and accommodating. They arrived in plenty time and left without a trace! The young girl was attentive and always running around clearing up crockery etc. The gentleman was a great laugh, making sure everyone was happy with their dishes. Both went the extra mile to ensure their catering ran smoothly and was received well. The food itself was delicious with both options going down a treat and many going up for seconds. A great big thank you for making our event what it was – we all have no hesitation to recommend Spitting Pig further and I think a few members of staff will already be in touch for bookings. I am already being asked when you are coming back! Thank you again
Good afternoon Contacting Spitting Pig was on my to do list for today. Our day was terrific As described in your web pages John our server (along with Lisa) arrived at the agreed time, set up, prepared the Hog Roast with accompanying side dishes, all with the minimum of fuss. In fact we hardly knew he was there, except for the tantalising aroma. All our guests were raving about the quality of the Hog Roast and they all went back for seconds. We look forward to doing it again next year. John was extremely courteous and professional, and took time to chat with our guests. Couldn’t rate him highly enough. Many thanks for making it such a special day.
To whom it may concern, We booked you for our wedding meal and the service we received was phenomenal. They took care to ensure allergies were catered for and the food was kept separate to minimise cross contamination. The staff were friendly and professional with a cheerful and polite service provided. The food was amazing and the chef made sure to speak to us to ensure the menu was to our exact liking. The meats were perfectly cooked and tender and was neither fatty nor grisly. We couldn't have asked for better and I would highly recommend to others looking for caterers. Thank you
My experience with Spitting Pig from start to finish has been so easy! Initially started from a quick Google search, I found Spitting Pig quickly and the clear website made it easy to find what I was looking – a local hog roast supplier. Comms with the team have been swift and accommodating, menu choices were vast and all appealing! Set up on the day was quick, efficient and professional. Staff were polite, friendly and courteous. Food prep was done on site using fresh ingredients, the pig smelled divine whilst in the roaster!!!! The food was absolutely delicious – the best pork I’ve had in probably ever. There was an excellent selection of bread rolls/wraps to choose from, a fantastic vegetarian option (halloumi skewers), the stuffing and apple sauce was also delicious and the fresh salads and new potatoes were really yummy too. Service was good and no scrimping on portions! It was a perfect set up and we had amazing weather – lovely and sunny. The team packed away so quickly, leaving no hint on site that they’d ever been there. An absolute first class service and I’m already looking for a reason to use them again soon! Annie
Good afternoon, I cannot thank Alistair & the team for providing another fabulous hog roast for us. The food was beautiful, and people even commented how nice it was to see some of the food being prepared on site - lovely and fresh. The team dealt with the COVID-19 restrictions with ease and made our celebratory lunch very enjoyable. Cannot wait to have you guys back on site with us again. Kind regards Kelle Hebron
Hi, After realising that our Christmas party wasn’t going to happen this year due to COVID, someone suggested that we have a hog roast instead and boy am I glad they did. You always deliver such excellent service and the team are a delight to have on our project. Being Christmas we decided to go for the festive menu and it was yummy. Turkey roast with all the trimmings and a warm mince pie to top off. Thank you so much and cant wait to have you back in 2021. Kind Regards, Kelle Hebron
Hi Stephen , Just want to say a big thank you to you and the team that came today , the hog roast went down a treat with all our staff ,they really enjoyed it and put a smile on their faces. A lovely treat for all after a very difficult year !! Thank you once again from Myself and the Site GM .. Kind Regards Heather Bennett
Hi Ben and All, Can I just say OMG WOW, that food was amazing tasted fantastic and went down really well, everybody loved it. The customer service was brilliant keeping us up to date and responding very quickly, and helping me out at extremely short notice, I will be highly recommending you to everybody and look forward to working with you guys in the future. Very grateful indeed, have a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic new year Kind Regards Becky
Having been self employed my whole life, in 2019 I was looking for a complete life change and looked into franchises. I came across the Spitting Pig franchise and am so glad I did! I got an immediate call back and all information provided and arranged to go to head office to meet the team within a week. The difference with this franchise compared to many, was you really are part of a team with Spitting Pig working with and for you to develop your business, but at the same time it’s still your business to run yourself. So many franchises you pay your money then you’re left in your own. Spitting Pig is very different with access at all times to head office who do an amazing job for you on marketing, sales, accounts - literally everything. Even with the pandemic hitting us hard in 2020, the team have been right behind us in all aspects helping us out and bookings for 2021 & 2022 are phenomenal. Best decision I’ve made to be part of a great team of head office, fellow franchisees, it’s a great fun business giving people great food at a huge variety of events and venues and nicest way to make a living - would highly recommend.
My experience with Spitting Pig from start to finish has been so easy! Initially started from a quick Google search, I found Spitting Pig quickly and the clear website made it easy to find what I was looking – a local hog roast supplier. Comms with the team have been swift and accommodating, menu choices were vast and all appealing! Set up on the day was quick, efficient and professional. Staff were polite, friendly and courteous. Food prep was done on site using fresh ingredients, the pig smelled divine whilst in the roaster!!!! The food was absolutely delicious – the best pork I’ve had in probably ever. There was an excellent selection of bread rolls/wraps to choose from, a fantastic vegetarian option (halloumi skewers), the stuffing and apple sauce was also delicious and the fresh salads and new potatoes were really yummy too. Service was good and no scrimping on portions! It was a perfect set up and we had amazing weather – lovely and sunny. The team packed away so quickly, leaving no hint on site that they’d ever been there. An absolute first class service and I’m already looking for a reason to use them again soon!
Dear Jake and the Spitting Pig Team, Charlie and I would like to thank you for everything on Sunday. It went without a hitch, and all our guests raved about the food. Most of them didn't know there was going to be a hog roast, so it was a very pleasant surprise indeed! The personal touch of going around the party with first pieces of crackling was an absolute hit, and I have never seen so many faces light up in one go! The hog was cooked to perfection and the gluten free rolls were the best I've ever had - can you share your secret supplier?! Everyone was so well looked after, and we were so impressed with the whole set up. Charlie and I popped to the vineyard to drop off the birthday cake at 10am, and Jake and the team were already set up raring to go. It looked smart and professional, and I know the vineyard team were also really impressed at your set up, so it is worth staying in touch with Dan Grainger at Gusbourne for any future events. I cannot thank Jake enough for the attention to detail and for going out of his way to come for a site visit, and making sure everything was perfect on the day. We cannot fault a thing and would have the Spitting Pig again for another party, in a heartbeat, and will be sure to leave great feedback for you elsewhere.
Hello, We were delighted with the service we received from our initial enquiry right up until the moment everything was packed up and taken away. It was our son’s wedding on one of the windiest days of the year. We heard that outdoor festivals had been cancelled and roads were being closed but we received a text from Jean Paul to say he was on his way and they arrived and set up with no fuss at all. There was plenty of food to go around, the vegetarian option, stuffing and the sides were excellent and those that managed to get some crackling haven’t stopped talking about it!! After they had packed up we were left with foil wraps of all the last bits of meat left on the bone, enough for all those still around the following morning to have overfilled pork baps and tomato sauce, which turned out to be the best ever hangover cure. I would definitely use Spitting Pig again and wouldn’t hesitate in giving a ten out of ten for service, taste and value for money.
We found Spitting Pig on the web and could see they had excellent reviews. We contacted them and they were so responsive and helpful that we booked them to cater for 70 people at an informal wedding party. They could not have been more helpful. We upgraded our package and nothing was too much trouble for them. The two very polite and friendly young ladies handed out canapés as guests arrived. All plates and cutlery were provided and we all enjoyed a lovely meal of roast pig and turkey with lovely roast potatoes, salads and the usual accompaniments. We then had a choice of two delicious puddings. John and his team really excelled and worked so hard to make our event special. We had nothing but glowing compliments from guests. We would highly recommend Spitting Pig and thank you so much to John and his team for making it such a special occasion.
Good Afternoon, The whole experience was a huge success. I had to organise catering with less than a weeks’ notice and the booking team came back to my enquiry immediately with Quotes which included Menu options, clear pricing and availability. As this was a Corporate function this was key in putting this through our system for payment. I felt confident in the brand from the very first contact – very much a valued customer and very much looked after. The team were happy to tailor the menu to the function and were not swayed by the request to feed over 200 people at very short notice. Leading up to the day the team were in regular contact and provided the name and contact details for the catering Manager on the day. Raffa and the catering team arrived at the agreed time and were very self-contained. They did not get flustered when we had an issue with power and were completely personable, professional and honestly just a pleasure to have at our facility. The food was fantastic – everything was incredibly fresh and of excellent quality. Every single member of staff was happy – even if they didn’t eat the hog roast itself the Team provided a great selection of fresh salads, coleslaw, whole roast chickens, vegetarian Halloumi and veg skewers and vegan veg skewers. There were wraps for those who did not want rolls, plenty of stuffing and crackling and all the trimmings. Thank you again for all of your hard work and I really look forward to working with you in the future. If you require anything further please do not hesitate to contact me.
Good Morning, Hope you are well. Happy new year! I have just had some feedback from the bride and groom from Saturday. they said you was absolutely fantastic! They said the food was delicious and would 100% recommend you to further potential brides and grooms. Said the food was delicious, the staff were accommodating and lovely and our staff from the hotel said exactly the same thing so thank you so so much! We will 100% be in touch for more future bookings
The service we received from Martin and his colleague was second to none – in fact faultless. I got to the venue and Martin had already set up, the food was excellent and there was plenty in fact it could not all be eaten on the night. I donated it to the pub and it provided food on their quiz night – everyone loved it and there was no waste. BONUS. So many of our guests commented on the quality, taste of the food and the service your staff provided – most went up for seconds. Also everyone that had one loved the halloumi kebabs!!!! My husband and I cannot fault your service , it was brilliant, I would certainly recommend you to others and if ever we need food at an event again I will be giving you a call. Thank you very much.
Hello! My husbands surprise party was a roaring success made complete by the catering provided by Rafa and The Spitting Pig Co. The process of organising from start to finish was made easy and stress free with your company, to the point Rafa slipped in and out of the party with all his equipment and the hog relatively unnoticed but leaving behind lovely doggy bags of left overs! Dietary requirements were no issue, vegetarians included! The weather was dreadful with Storm Dennis making an appearance on the day but this didn’t pose a problem for Rafa who was reassuring and confident it could be worked around. Rafa encouraged the hog to be part of an experience within the party allowing guests to serve from the hog themselves explaining the different types of meat and what he would recommend to each guest dependent on their likes. The food was DELICIOUS and the crackling was to die for!!!!! Every guest was mad for the crackling! Thank you so much! I would strongly recommend The Spitting Pig Co. to anyone considering a hog roast for their event, you can’t go wrong!
I cannot praise James & The Spitting Pig Team enough! They were courteous & professional in their service. Nothing was too much trouble for them! It was lovely to know I had nothing to worry about & could entertain my guests leaving them to serve beautifully presented food! I will recommend The Spitting Pig to friends & family & have actually already done so! I hope that The Lancaster Brewery also list you as one of their recommendations for functions and events in the future. Thank you ‘Spitting Pig’
Hi! I'm very pleased to provide feedback and if there's somewhere on-line I can do it - please let me know. The event went better than I could have hoped for. Alex (our cook for the night) was absolutely fantastic - I got a significant amount of comments on how professional, friendly and helpful he was. The food was of the highest quality and the whole process or setting up, completing the cooking, serving and clearing up was exemplary. The icing on the cake was the way the leftovers were presented and packaged - perfect! We will definitely be recommending you to anyone in need of a Hog Roast in the future - we were extremely impressed!!
I was very eager to start a new challenge and motivate myself in a new job role. After some research I decided that Spitting Pig was for me. I joined in April 2019 and my franchise area in Cheshire. It was quite daunting to make the decision to join but I had nothing to worry about. Steve, the team at head office and other Spitting Pig Franchisees have been nothing but helpful and informative and have helped my confidence grow leaps and bounds whilst I found my feet and enabled me to accomplish great things this past year. The experience has been hard work and challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable. I have enjoyed being my own boss and have a fantastic team around me including family. No job is the same, each customer, venue and event is different from weddings to corporate events. The job is very rewarding, I have enjoyed providing excellent standards and service and building customer relationships. I enjoy taking part in their special day and the feedback I receive makes it all the more worthwhile. It’s good to know that I have the help, advice and the support system around me at Spitting Pig.
I always wanted to run a new business within the catering industry but wasn’t sure what to do. It is a big leap into the unknown as I had never ran a business for myself. The Spitting Pig Franchise model was a perfect solution to my problem even almost too good to be true as they would manage my sales and marketing and many more aspects. Having just finished my first year they have delivered on their commitments and I have achieved a very successful and rewarding year. I have catered at Parties, Corporate Events and Weddings and met many great people along the way. The job can be stressful at times but it’s definitely enjoyable and very sociable as it just doesn’t feel like a job. The support from Stephen and all the Head Office team allow you to gain the knowledge quickly and the support network of other Franchises made this experience so much easier and not daunting at all. Thanks to them I am now running my own business and loving every minute of it, thanks Spitting Pig.
Buying into a franchise at 19 was quite daunting to us. We didn’t know how the first year would go as we established a new area and got familiar with the different menus. Fortunately, Steve and the team at head office have fully supported us, we could completely trust them in accomplishing a great result in marketing, sales and even with help on the jobs. Despite it being work and sometimes rather stressful; it is quite a sociable and enjoyable experience since you meet different kinds of people from all walks of life, even sometimes celebrities! This past summer we catered at an event where David Neilson (Roy Cropper in Coronation Street) was a guest, and the summer before we catered for an event organised by Feargal Sharkey. Additionally, we have catered at some amazing venues, even castles! It makes the experience more intriguing and fun as you never know where you will end up. Thanks to the hard work of the entire team, both in the office and our catering teams, Beth and I have been able to achieve a successful and well established franchise area. And best thing is we get to work together.