Hogroast And The Informal Wedding

A trend that we are noticing for 2016 is an increase in the number of "Hogroast Weddings" we are doing as opposed to the more formal option. 

A lot of our clients who are having a hog for their wedding meal this year stress to us that they want a relaxed, fun and enjoyable day with an informal but good feed! So whats so good about having a wedding catered by the Hogfather?! Check it out...

1. YOU GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY

When we place our order with our butcher for our piggies we have little control over what size pig we will get and more often than not the pig will feed upwards of 150 guests so if you are having anything less than that there is plenty to go around! Seconds anyone?!

Say cheese!

Say cheese!

2. IT'S A GREAT FOCAL POINT

So ladies you are mingling at the wedding and at some point wonder where the other half is, yes? Well chances are he has followed the smell of the delicious roating and you will find him out back taking a selfie with Mr.Hog! Our hogroast machines are custom-made with built in glass panels so you can see the cooking as its happening. There is no denying that having a hogroast center stage attracts the crowds.

One of our lovely 2015 brides Ellen taking a cheeky snap!

One of our lovely 2015 brides Ellen taking a cheeky snap!

3. WE CATER FOR ALL WEATHER PROVISIONS

Everybody wants to believe they will get a lovely, dry, sunny day and while we refuse to be anything but optimistic, its Ireland and rain is a gonna happen! However, if it happens on your day rest assured we got you covered! We designed custom-made boards that perfectly fit your meat, condiments and salads to sit center stage on your tables along with big bowls of hot potatoes and freshly baked breads! Yum!

If Mohammad won't come to the mountain...

If Mohammad won't come to the mountain...

Or if its just a light drizzle, our staff got your back!

Our lovely staff!

Our lovely staff!

Have we persuaded you yet?!

Email us at holler@thehogfather.ie to chat more about your wedding feast now!

3 Ingredients for the Ultimate Hog Experience!

Whether you are at a wedding, a festival, a work bash or a family shindig The Hogfather is an all round winner no matter what the event is!

But what makes it so good?! The key lies within 3 ingredients....

1. The Meat.

We sources our pigs from our butcher who we have been doing business with since day one. He knows quality ingredients are important to us. All of our pigs are free-range and local. From farm to fork as the saying goes!

Andrew and his masterpiece!

Andrew and his masterpiece!

2. The Bun

We use The Firehouse Bakery for the ultimate brioche bun to compliment our piggy! The Firehouse is an artisan bakery based in Co.Cork but also have a bakery on our home turf in Greystones! Each loaf is hand crafted and freshly baked - Is there any other way?!

Patrick from @thefirehousebakery

Patrick from @thefirehousebakery

3. The BBQ Sauce

My secret ingredient, If I gave you the recipe I'd have to kill ya! A classic southern style with an Irish twist and the ultimate way to top off the what is sure to be a feast!

piéce de résistance!

piéce de résistance!