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Why Hog Roasts are so Popular

Over the last few years, the number of people opting to have a hog roast at their event has risen dramatically. This old method for cooking pork is one which currently adds a special touch to events around the world, especially in this country. From small family gatherings to international corporate events, everyone is getting on board with the hog roast trend. In this blog we will be looking into the revival of the hog roast and what makes them so popular!

Outdoor Element

One big factor in Britain’s love for the hog roast is it’s perfect fit for outdoor events. As a nation we love to cook and eat in the fresh air with BBQ’s and buffets gracing many people’s parties. A hog roast can be cooked in an open outdoor space for everyone to enjoy the impressive view. When it’s time to taste results, the meat can be cut and served with ease. This all makes for an enjoyable catering experience.

Large Quantities

A great benefit of having a hog roast at any event is it’s size and capability to feed a large amount of guests. A 50kg pig can actually feed around 150 guests so no one goes hungry when there’s a hog roast at your event. If your event has less attendees than this then there will be plenty for seconds too. Having a whole pig also gives people the choice of cuts, whether they prefer the fatty belly or the meat from the legs.

Love of Pork

When it comes to the taste, what could be more delicious than succulent pulled pork which has come from a pig that’s been cooking for enough time to create that extra crispy crackling we all love! Pork is actually the planet’s popular meat, with it making up about 38 percent of worldwide meat production. Whilst it’s versatility does play a big part in the popularity of pork, this is simply a type of meat which tastes delicious making it a go-to for many.

Here at Acorn Hog Roast we cater for a range of events across the North East. For more information on our event catering service call us on 07513 919166 or visit www.acornhogroast.co.uk

Tips for Effective Event Catering

When your event requires catering, no matter how large or small it can be a tough task for anyone. When Acorn Hog Roast attend your event, we will cover effectively all of the food needs. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your event runs smoothly, helping with the full planning and delivery of the meal. In this blog we will be offering some of our top tips on getting your event catering right.

 

Time

To successfully deliver an event, timescales always make a big difference, especially when it comes to catering. Getting certain times wrong could mess up your whole meal for guests so you should take great care. A time plan is the perfect tool to stay on top of everything. Before your event you should write a plan which states exactly when things need to happen such as how long you’d like between the main course and dessert. It could even be that you need to factor in entertainment or a presentation during your meal.

Space

Before you go ahead and decide to order huge amounts of food and drink, you should consider the space in your venue for both storage and preparation. You should think about the size of your fridge, how big your work surfaces are and also the overall kitchen space. If you think you may struggle for space you should either consider scaling down the meal or hiring a bigger venue.

Staff

When planning the logistics of your event, it is important to think about the number of guests, their requirements and how many staff you may need to offer an effective service. Whilst our team will be on hand to help out, larger events will most likely need a higher number of staff to help serve the food. If it turns out that your current workforce may not be enough, you could consider hiring agency staff to give you an extra hand.

 

Here at Acorn Hog Roast we have many years of experience in the catering industry and can offer expert advice to ensure your event runs smoothly. For more information call us on 07513 919166 or visit www.acornhogroast.co.uk

Advantages of Holding your Event Indoors

Here at Acorn Hog Roast we take great pride in catering for a wide range of events. Whilst we attend a lot of outdoor events, we also have a special love for the atmosphere that can be created at indoor events. In this blog we will be talking about some of the advantages which you can be excited about when holding your event indoors!

Facilities
With an event which is held indoors, you have a lot more options when it comes to venues and the facilities they can offer. With an indoor venue there may be also be less equipment you’ll have to worry about renting or setting up. When it comes to lighting and sound equipment, you will find that many venues can supply it at no extra cost.

Weather
Whether we like it or not the weather tends to have a huge impact on events in this country and it isn’t always positive. A lot of planning has to be put in place when holding an event outdoors and this can be quite stressful. By holding your event under cover, you are avoiding this extra stress, also giving you more time to focus on the things which will make your event a success!

Sit-down Meal
Our favourite part of any indoor event is the sit-down meals we can help organise! We offer a full menu of delicious sides to go alongside our signature hog roast. These options include stuffing, roast potatoes, salad and more. Our desserts menu is also to die for, with treats such as Chocolate Fudge Cake and Caramel Apple Pie.

For more information on our first class event catering service, why not give us a call on 07513 919166 or visit www.acornhogroast.co.uk

Benefits of Holding a Corporate Event

In the world of business, it can be difficult to find time to focus on something other than your day to day work. It is however vital to place a focus on pleasing your customers, staff and business partners. Many companies opt for connecting with people online but there is nothing quite as effective as real, in person, live events! In this blog we will be talking about how exactly holding a corporate event can benefit your business.

 

Building Trust

When dealing with customers, one of the key factors is trust. If you can genuinely gain a customer’s trust then you are already half way to success. Holding an event will give you the opportunity to come face to face with your customers, meaning you can effectively share your business’ key messages. Whether it’s in the form of a speech from the company director or mingling with the crowd throughout the event, getting to know your customers in this way is sure to build trust.

Boosting your Brand   

For any successful business, branding is everything. If you’re looking for ways to build excitement and promote your brand, a well-planned event is the ideal option. When you hold your very own corporate event it is your chance to shout about all the great things your business does, while creating great exposure for the company.

Thanking your Customers

Whilst corporate events can be great for gaining more interest in businesses, it could be that you simply would like to thank your loyal customers, staff and business partners. What better way to show your love for the people who mean so much to your business than by offering them an amazing meal! We can provide you with an event catering service which is second to none and will ensure your guests feel highly appreciated.

 

For more information on our event catering service and how we can add to your corporate event, call us on 07513 919166 or visit www.acornhogroast.co.uk

Delightful Desserts with Acorn Hog Roast

Here at Acorn Hog Roast we are known by many for our delicious hog roast option but it’s not just savoury treats that we can offer. With any event that we cater for, we can provide a range of delightful desserts from our menu. These desserts act as the perfect way to follow on from our mains and will ensure your guests leave the event extra happy! In this blog we are going to give you a taste of our desserts with a few favourites of ours.

 

New York Chocolate Cheesecake

What could be more delicious than cheesecake and chocolate together? This amazing dessert is the perfect option for anyone who has an extra sweet tooth. With it’s thick creamy layer of mouth-watering chocolate and crispy biscuit base, this is a chocoholics absolute dream!

 

Lemon Meringue

Is chocolate not really your thing? If you’re a lover of meringues, you simply cannot miss out on our Lemon Meringue dessert option. This is the ideal way to combine bitter and sweet to create a taste quite like no other. Our lemon Meringue comes with a Lemon Curd filling, accompanied with a fluffy Meringue topping to make for a dessert which bursts with flavour.

 

Victoria Sponge Cake

The Victoria Sponge Cake is a timeless classic in the world of desserts and has graced events for many years. This is the superior option for anyone looking for a safe and reliable dessert that everyone wants a slice of. This dessert was actually named after Queen Victoria as she was said to enjoy a slice of sponge cake with her afternoon tea, so if it’s good enough for royalty!

 

For more information on our range of delightful desserts and how we can cater for your event, call us on 07513 919166 or visit www.acornhogroast.co.uk

How We Can Add Flavour to your Christmas Celebrations

With Christmas fast approaching, we are already getting into the festive spirit and can’t wait for the day to come! At this time of year, we are all passionate about food and who doesn’t look forward to their Christmas dinner! Whilst Christmas dinner is always going to be the main meal of this season, we can bring a whole new flavour to the occasion with our amazing hog roast! In this blog we are going to be telling you exactly how our hog roast could make for a perfect Christmas time meal.

Warm Food on a cold Day

For many families across the country it is tradition to visit family on boxing day and enjoy a meal. It can be more than disappointing if it’s a chilly day and you realise that the only snacks on offer are cold ones. We could help make this a day that offers as much flavour as any special occasion deserves! Just imagine being all wrapped up in the cold weather and tucking into the a warm, succulent pulled pork sandwich. The addition of gravy will ensure this tasty treat is one that you will never forget.

Enough for Everyone

When you have family and friends round for a meal, the logistics can be difficult. As you will have probably found out in previous years, sharing small portions can cause problems! Luckily, with our catering service there will be more than enough for everybody. We will be there to carve tender cuts of meat from our hog roast so that portions are equal and all of your guests will be able to leave both happy and with a full stomach!

Desserts

Is any festive meal really complete without the offering of a delicious dessert after the main course? We have an incredibly varied desert menu so that you decide on the option which you know will delight your guests. We can offer amazing deserts such as Strawberry Gateux, Chocolate Cheesecake, Apple Pie and much more. You also have the extra option of requesting a special desert! If we don’t usually offer something that you specifically would love for your event, we are always happy to go the extra mile to meet your wishes!

 

For more information on our event catering service and how we can cater for you over this festive period, call us on 07513 919166 or visit www.acornhogroast.co.uk.

 

Our Guide to Sides

Whilst our hog roast does taste amazing on its own, sometimes it just needs that little something extra to ensure a tasty experience like no other. When we cater for you, we can offer a range of delicious sides to ensure your meal has the maximum effect on you. In this blog we are going to provide you with an insight into some of the sides that we serve with our famous hog roast.

 

Homemade Apple Sauce

We take huge pride in the fact that our apple sauce is made from scratch from our own kitchen, rather than simply picking it up from a supermarket. The authentic nature of this delicious sauce will add a real comforting taste of home to your meal. Our apple sauce compliments pulled pork perfectly, due to it’s ideal blend of sweet and savoury. We would highly recommend adding apple sauce when trying our hog roast, to ensure your first bite is one which is bursting with flavour.

Roast Potatoes

We strongly believe that no roast meat meal is complete without the addition of roast potatoes. There is a reason why the classic “Roasty” is seen as a national favourite and people all over the country tuck into them every Sunday. Roast potatoes are a simple yet truly delightful side option, which go hand in hand with our hog roast. Once you have experienced our crispy roast potatoes, you will not be disappointed!

Caramelised Onions

Another brilliant side option of ours is our Caramelised Onions. This side is perfect for anyone who has a sweet tooth and wants to accompany our succulent pork with something that is enough to turn an already amazing meal into one of the most delicious things you have ever tasted. Our Caramelised Onions are sweet, sticky and are sure to leave you wanting more!

 

All of these side options are part of our standard menu and are regularly served alongside our hog roast. To find out how we could soon be catering for you, visit our website www.acornhogroast.co.uk or give us a call on 07513 919166.

The Stottie Cake: A North East Favourite

At Acorn Hog Roast we are incredibly proud of our North East routes and love to celebrate all that this great about this wonderful region. One way that we do this is by serving our amazing succulent pulled pork, in the traditional North East delicacy, the Stottie Cake! In this blog we are going to be sharing a great guide to this most famous of North East dishes.

For those of you who are unsure about what a stottie cake actually is, it is basically a flat disc of bread which is traditionally made out of leftover dough. This may seem like something that is fairly basic but Geordie’s are very proud to call it their own!

The word “Stottie” actually comes from the term “to stott” which in Geordie dialect means “to bounce.” When food hygiene standards weren’t so much of a big deal in society, the maker of the cake would bounce it on the floor to decide if it was the correct texture. If the cake didn’t bounce at all, it would be seen as a failure and not used.

A stottie cake always requires a tasty filling and with our hog roast, we can offer the perfect option to make for a supreme tasting experience. We cook each of our pigs slowly for 8 hours before serving, to ensure the meat will melt in your mouth. We couldn’t think of a better way to fill a stottie cake! If you are looking for alternative options, Egg, Bacon and Pease Pudding are other popular filling choices among lovers of the dish.

Whether you are someone from outside the North East who has never tried or even heard of a Stottie Cake or you haven’t had this regional favourite in years and want to enjoy a nostalgic experience, we would love to provide you with the chance to try our own offering of the dish!

If you are looking to find out how you could taste our delicious pulled pork in a stottie cake, visit our website www.acornhogroast.co.uk or give us a call on 07513 919166.

Throw a Birthday Party to be Remembered

When celebrating the birthday of a friend or family member, you always want to make it an occasion that will top every birthday party they have had previously. It can be easy to go down the cliché route and end up throwing a stereotypical party but where is the fun in that! In this blog we are going to be sharing our ideas for throwing a Birthday party that every guest there will never forget!

 

Favourite records

Music tends to play a huge part in most people’s lives and throughout the years a large range of songs will have created memories that have lasted a lifetime for anyone. Why not pick a playlist that is full of the person who is celebrating’s all-time favourite songs. If particular songs carry memories, it is a great idea to have pictures of these memories projected onto a wall or shown on a large screen. This is bound to ensure a nostalgic atmosphere.

Life events

Following on nicely from the previous idea, we have another brilliant idea that will bring back even more memories. Whether your celebrant has been on the planet for 8 years or 80 years, there will be a lot of things that have happened in their lifetime. If you do some research into major events within their lifetime, you will easily find front pages of newspapers containing stories. You could print out these newspaper front pages and decorate the room with them to create a quirky theme which will both be a huge conversation starter and look great!

Wii games console

While music and dancing are likely to be the main points of your party, another addition that could make for real fun would be a Wii games console. If you have children in attendance, it usually wouldn’t take long before they start to complain about being bored. You will be able to avoid that happening with this idea as they will love spending hours on the Wii. Also, it’s important to remember that it’s not just the children who will enjoy playing on the Wii. People can take turns enjoying a game of tennis, bowling, baseball or any of the many other games this brilliant console has to offer.

Catering

Any Birthday party is incomplete without a great food option for guests. Acorn Hog Roast can ensure no guests will go hungry with our amazing events catering service. We can provide a quick and tasty snack in the form of hog roast sandwiches, which work logistically well for an event like this and also taste delicious! Once guests have enjoyed the unique experience of our hog rog roast, they will be more than ready to dance the rest of the night away!

 

For more information on our event catering service, visit www.acornhogroast.co.uk or call us on 07513 919166.

Our Guide to Hosting Your Own Mini Festival

We are right in the middle of the summer music festival season and people are travelling across the country to attend huge events. While attending a large festival can be an amazing experience, it’s not for everyone, especially with the combination of mud and thousands of people. A perfect alternative could be holding your own mini festival within the familiar surroundings of your own back garden! If you have a fairly large space available and a group of enthusiastic friends, you have the main ingredients to start planning your festival.

The first step in making your festival a success is of course the main attraction, the music! A low cost, easy way of having great music throughout the day is to have an acoustic theme. All you will need is a PA system and a number of acts who can play a range of well-known covers to entertain your guests. There are young and ambitious acts across the North East who would be more than happy to take the opportunity to play your event, so spread the word about it on social media!

While we are on the subject of social media, it is important to remember that your event will struggle to attract people if it isn’t advertised well! You should set up a Facebook page for your event, then start to post about it well in advance to build up a real sense of excitement among the local community. As the event approaches, you could even make your own posters and ask shop owners in the area for permission to put them up in their windows. This is a great old-fashioned way of making people more aware of your festival.

While the main focus of your festival will be the music, any all-day event needs a good catering option so that attendees don’t end up getting hungry. A perfect option would be Acorn Hog Roast’s first-class event catering service. We can provide your guests with a tasty snack in the form of our Delicious hog roast. After enjoying the taste of our hog roast, your attendees will be desperate to know when next year’s festival is so that they can relive the experience all over again!

For more information on Acorn Hog Roast and how we could cater for your event, visit our website www.acornhogroast.co.uk