ABOUT US

Gourmet Hog Kitchens is a breath of fresh air in the roasting and catering business.

Succulent and flavourful, slow cooked Sussex Hogs and mouth-watering tender roasted Lamb, presented like never before and personally cooked for you by our professional trained chefs.

We are your go-to experts when it comes to Hog roasting. Our style and focus to detail is what makes Gourmet Hog Kitchens number one in the Home Counties area.

Gourmet Hog Kitchens is the creation of our Executive Chef, Thomas, with over 40 years experience in catering as a professional Chef taking him around the world in his ever learning profession.

His devotion to real food has become his trade mark.

Our vision is to be an industry leader in the Hog roasting and the catering market by providing efficient specialized solutions in the Sussex areas.  Our team will be proud to offer a personal touch. We listen, we advise, and we deliver a quality service.

Our menus are varied featuring sensational flavours, all presented with an eye for detail. Gourmet Hog Kitchens aim to use seasonal ingredients locally sourced from top suppliers.

Gourmet Hog Kitchens guarantees fresh, flavourful food that is prepared with the highest standards of food safety and hygiene. We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with our clients to deliver impeccable catering.

A real family business!
Thomas Harker - International Executive Chef
Fantasic Pork Dishes

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Payment

We require 50% deposit when booking Gourmet Hog Kitchens.  This will secure the date for your event.  We will require the balance 14 days before the event.  In case of cancellation, we need at least 14 days before the event.  We will then return to you, 50% of your deposit. If cancelled after 14 days your deposit will be non- refundable

Travel

We will normally travel within a 30 mile radius of our base, but we are flexible on this.

We will also, if possible visit your venue to ensure we can cater your function to the best of our ability. We will make every effort possible to meet you before the function, to get to know you and your needs. Leave the hard work to us, while you relax and enjoy!

Timing for Hog Roast

Our Hog and Lamb Roasts are slow cooked to perfection for tasty, mouth-watering, tender meat.  This can take anything from 6 to 9 hours, depending on the size of the meat.  We can cook the meat in two different ways. On a spit or in a tray

For a DIY hog roast, we will set up and show you how to use the machine and what to do when the meat is cooked and ready to carve.  We then return towards the end of your event and take the machine away.  You will be responsible to take any remaining food away.  We will require a deposit of 200 pounds for using our machine and the gas.  This will be returned when we collect and have inspected the machine. If you do not wish to clean out the machine after using we will charge an additional 35 pounds

Please note, the Hog Roast Machine can only be used outside. If the event is inside, the pig would be carried inside and carved on a carving table

Weather

We have a 3 × 3 gazebo which will easily cover our hog roast machine and us, in case of rain.  Also good to use when sunny

Electricity and Water

We do need electric when using the hog roast machine. This is to turn the spit, but we can get away from this by cooking the pig in the tray instead. Or, we can bring an extension lead and use power from another source

Access to your venue

Our hog roast machine is on wheels so can easily be pushed through a garden gate or standard doorway. If we can visit the site before the event we will, just to plan where the best place to cook will be. If we can set up near the exit its best, that way when we tidy up and clear away and we will not disturb your event. If possible we would like to set the hog roast on grass rather than a patio

Staff

If you need staff at your event, we will add this into your original quote.  Our Chef Thomas will also be at the event and at least one helper.  Chef Thomas will be in full chef whites and will carve, or serve for you.  For larger events, if you feel you would want more helpers, just say and we can quote for you

With a Hog Roast we would normally serve for up to 2 hours but this does depend on the number of guests. Leftovers are left with you unless you advise otherwise

Allergies and special diets

Allergies and any special diets must be made known to us at the time of booking if possible, or at least 14 days before the event. On the day of the event, guests with these special requests must make themselves known to Chef Thomas or a member of staff

Insurance

We have full Public Liability Insurance in place. Copy is available upon request. Gourmet Hog Kitchens have the appropriate food Hygiene Certificates