The Hogfather creates an all round experience for guests and a focal point at any venue. Quality food is as much about taste as it is about spending time with family & friends. Combining fresh, local produce with a unique cooking style and presentation allows for the highest standards in good grub, from our famous Pig-on-a-spit to BBQ gambas and top notch sides, salads and sauces. No fuss food has never been so delicious.



(087) 921 2872

(086) 392 3403





Our show-stopping, custom-made machinery produces a delicious pig-on-a-spit – it can cook up to two pigs at a time, as well as functioning as a BBQ plate and roasting dish for veg and roasties. The perfect dining solution for alternative wedding banquets, post-wedding day catering, corporate events, private events, sports days and summer parties. We provide delicious BBQ menus to compliment the hog roast

  • I have been running events for the last twenty years and honestly never have I had such brilliant feedback about catering as I did at the Blainroe Summer Soirée Hog Roast 2014 and 2015. Andrew was such a pleasure to deal with and seriously the food was divine. My mouth is watering just thinking about the hog roast and apple sauce. Andrew is booked for next year and for the foreseeable future as no other caterers have ever come close to this standard.
    — Maeve Hynes, Events Organiser & member of Blainroe Social Committee
  • From quotation stage up until execution of the event your whole team has been very flexible and professional and it was a pleasure to work with you and your colleagues. We are looking forward to many more successful events together.
    — Katie, Event Partners Ireland
  • From start to finish we received such brilliant service. On the day the food was delicious and everything was executed so smoothly. Everyone loved and complimented the food..the pig was quite something!!!! We are so grateful to you guys for all that you did and for giving us an amazing day!
    — Ellen & Rob



Andrew Holmes of The Hogfather. The original Don of Catering.

Andrew Holmes is the original Don of Catering and the man behind The Hogfather. With over 16 years experience in the catering industry and 5 years as Head Chef in Avoca, Andrew realised the need for a portable, flexible, high quality catering service in Ireland. The Hogfather was created through a strong passion on Andrew’s behalf for the best local produce and free range pigs. The freshness of the food and high standards have been hugely successful for The Hogfather and in 2014, Holmes branched off into a fine dining offering to compliment it establishing Andrew Holmes Catering. Between these two dynamic services, there is no event that cannot be catered for. The Hogfather brings people together, be they family, friends, teammates or colleagues, to enjoy the finest grub in a relaxed and lively atmosphere. Andrew Holmes is H.A.C.C.P trained and his team adheres to the highest standards in culinary preparation and practises.


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Call (087) 921 2872 / (086) 392 3403 | Email holler@thehogfather.ie

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