Just in case anything needs clarifying
Q. How long does it take to roast the pig?
A. A full sized pig takes approximately 7-8 hours. In general, and for your convenience, the process is conducted at our premises and finished at your venue however for an additional charge we can roast the pig from start to finish at your venue.
Q. What about wet weather?
A. We have a branded 3 x 3 metre professional grade gazebo, with attachable sides, which will keep the hog-roasting area nice and dry. If the weather is driving your guests indoors we are more than happy to continue and bring the food indoors to you.
Q. Do we need electrical power?
A. Though our roaster is gas powered, we will need a small amount of electrical power to run the motor for the rotisserie spit. We use a very long extension lead for the motor, so we can run one of our extension leads to the nearest power outlet.
Q. Booking and payment?
A. The best way to book is to fill in the 'Contact Us' form on this website, with the details of your event. We will send you a Welcome letter with an invoice for €200 of the total payment, which will be your deposit for the event. Due to the volume of enquiries we cannot consider the date of the booking until we have received the €200 payment via bank transfer. The balance can be paid prior to the date or in cash upon arrival.
Q. Can I make changes to my booking?
A. Yes, once you have made your booking you can make changes up to two weeks before the event. After this date we won't be able to alter the booking, as we will have already organised staff and purchased the food.
Q. Can I cancel or move my event after I've paid my deposit?
A. The deposit is non refundable however it is possible to move the event if it is more than one month away, to any available period in the following three months. We will not be able to move any event which is less than one month away.
Q. Do you cook the pig with its head?
A. In general, and for effect, our pigs are roasted with the head on however we can remove the head prior to cooking if you wish.
Q. When will you need the final number of guests?
A. We will need to know the final number of guests no later than two weeks before the event. This is to give us enough time to book staff and order the food.
Q. What access do you require?
A. Our machine is 1 metre wide and 1.3m high, so we will need at least that amount of access space. Due to the weight of our roaster, we ask that we can park our van within 10 metres of the set-up area, and that if there are any steps to scale, you alert us to this beforehand. It would not stop the show if there is a greater distance to carry, but we need to know beforehand as it will take us longer to set up.
Q. What is the maximum distance you will travel?
A. With our depot based in Wicklow, we are happy to travel anywhere in the country, travel is charge at €1 per kilometre (one way only).
Q. How many staff will you provide at the event?
A. We believe that it is important to ensure we always have enough staff for the job. The exact number is dependant on how many guests we must provide for, and how complex the meal is. We have available waiting staff and can provide extra waiting staff for your event, €100 for 5hrs. Contact us for more details.
Q. Health and Safety?
A. Our business is registered with the HSE (Eastern Health Board). Our Rotisserie Hog Roast Chefs are experienced and HACCP qualified. All of our equipment goes through a yearly gas safety check. Our company carries Product & Public Liability Insurance for €6.5 million.