FAQ

Q. Is a hog roast expensive?

A hog roast is one of the most cost effect catering options that is available. Unlike other caterers we do not charge per head, we have set costs to adhere too. The cost of a hog roast does vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of pig needed, location, date, and any other ingredients we may need. Our prices are reasonable and may even surprise you at the great value for money.

Q. Why should I choose Spitting Pig Lanarkshire?

At Spitting Pig we are proud to be the best hog roast caterers in Lanarkshire, so if you want great tasting food that will impress your guests then look no further! By only using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and free range pigs, we can truly create the most outstanding hog roast that you will have ever experienced.

Q. How many guests would a pig feed?

A medium sided pig can feed 100 guests on a plated meal or up to 200 guests on rolls. We can buy the right sized pig to feed any number of guests, and if required we have the ability to cook more than 1 pig with our fantastic range of hog roast machines for those larger scale events.

Q. Is the only option a pig?

While we specialise in hog roasts, do not be lead to think that it is all we offer! We can provide a full range of meats, and can in fact cook most animals or birds using our hog roast machines. Our classically created menus are a great starting point, however please do feel free to call us to discuss any other requirements. We can even help you create your own specially designed menu for your event.

Q. My event will be outdoor, would you still cater for us if it rains?

The Lanarkshire weather can be very unpredictable so if you are worrying about the rain we would suggest hiring a marquee for yourself and your guests. We will cook the hog under our gazebo outdoors and whatever the weather we will still provide fantastic food! Alternatively if you are able to move indoors, we are able to cook inside in a well ventilated room with enough space.

Q. Is it expensive to hire one of your machines and cook the pig myself?

We do work towards any budget range, and our hog roast machine hire is a fantastic cost effective solution for those who want to try their hand at hog roasting, yet still want the unbelievable flavours of a hog roast. Hiring our machines couldn’t be easier, we can include the pig and gas, along with a free delivery and collection service, our expert chef can run through a few tips to help you on your hog roasting way!

Q. Do I need to provide my own crockery?

Each menu comes with disposable crockery and cutlery included in the price, if you would prefer to have china crockery and cutlery for your event then there is an extra cost which if requested, will be displayed on your menu.

Q. Does it take long to cook a pig?

The cooking time is affected by the size of the pig and also the method of cooking. We do usually say 8-10 hours for a full pig, however we do sometimes cook the pig for longer to have the delicious pulled pork texture that everyone loves.

Q. Do you provide drinks?

With so much experience within the industry it would be wrong for us not to be able to provide refreshments for you and your guests. You can choose from our popular tea and coffee service, our chilled soft drinks or even a full alcoholic bar service. These are available either with a waiter/waitress or the option for a self-service drinks bar.

Q. Do you cater anywhere outside Lanarkshire?

The Spitting Pig do cater across the whole of the UK aswel as the whole of Lanarkshire, so wherever you are based we will be sure to have one of our sites close by!

Q. I have a number of guests who have specific dietary requirements, can you cater to their needs?

Of course, many customers do worry that their vegetarian guests, vegan guests, or gluten free guests may get left out or forgotten about with many outside caterers, especially with a hog roast. This is not the case with Spitting Pig Lanarkshire, we have some fantastic menu alternatives to ensure that everyone can enjoy a Spitting Pig hog roast!