Oh my goodness what a fantastic service you provided!
Your staff were fab friendly and so helpful.
The food was fantastic and soo much hog roast it truly was a delight to have your team here and I would not hesitate to recommend you and use you again myself.
Thank you for being patient and answering all my questions along the way.
I feel sure our paths will cross again one day.
Many many thanks
Jane and Paul
I hope you survived the weekend!
Thanks to you and ALL the Team we had a very special and memorable day.
A really big thank you to you - food was fantastic - much enjoyed by everyone & so well organised. Guests made a point of saying how much they enjoyed lunch.
We were still munching under the chestnut trees at 9 o'clock about 20 people stayed on. Last "lot" left at 05.30 this morning!
MTs took the loos away yesterday evening - much admired by several people - saying they were very smart!
With special thanks and our best wishes,
Charles, Dennis & Charlotte
All went really well thank you. The service was prompt and on time and the food delicious! We have had lots of mentions in our evaluations of our camp as to how much families enjoyed the hog roast. We were the envy of the entire site with the delicious smell from the hog roast prior to eating!!
Thank you again for a great service.
Good Morning Hilary
Thank you for your email.
We very much enjoyed the BBQ, there was plenty of it and our guests were able to have seconds if they wished.
I am more than happy with the service you provided and the quality and amount of the food. Many of our guests have made a point of telling us how good your food was.
My thanks once again and I look forward to using you in the future.
The party was a great success, with so many lovely comments about the food. Everyone loved it. The staff were helpful, friendly and just got on with the job. The presentation was good, there was plenty of food to go around and hardly anything for me to do.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others. A hog roast is still different enough to feel special and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you!
Thank you very much for the Hog Roast and delicious salads on Saturday, Chef was super. There was lots left over, will keep us going for next few weeks!
All the best
Essex Hog Roasts are a reliable and professional set up. From the point of enquiry, through to on the day of the event, Essex Hog Roasts take the stress of providing catering out of your hands and have always provided excellent service and food for our clients. We have asked Essex Hog Roasts to provide catering for numbers ranging from 250 people to 1000 and every time they providing outstanding service.
Crawfords Agricultural Machinery Ltd.
The guests who had the hog roast spoke very highly of the food. Unfortunately Dan & I were both distracted by other things and missed it which we are both very annoyed with ourselves about as people have told us over and over again how tasty it was!
Many thanks and best wishes,
Rachel and Dan
It was a great day and your team were bang on time and cracked on got it sorted, food was spot on!
Hope you’re well and I just want to say a massive thank you for last weekend – not only was the weather great but so was the food!
All customers and staff were extremely happy with your food, went down really well and we’ll definitely use you in the future.
We hope you enjoyed visiting Fairfield and hopefully you’ll be happy to return.
Hi Hilary, the hog roast was brilliant as were the chef and the server, everyone loved it - thank you
I just wanted to thank you ever so much for all your hard work on Sunday.
Once again, everyone was raving about our hog roast and I’m so grateful for you continuing to support us.
Same time next time?!
Strutt & Parker
Thanks so much for making my day special on Sat Hilary. My wife and I were very pleased with all the attention to detail by you and your team, and the hog and salads were so tasty! All our friends were very impressed with the food and service.
- Sept 23rd, barbecue x 70, Southminster
We cannot thank you and your team enough for all your hard work in making our evening event go so well, it was outstanding. Our friends can’t stop talking about it.
Thanks so much to you all.
Kay and Alan
- Sept 9th, full wedding menu x 100, Thames Chase Barn
Good morning Hilary,
Thank you for the wonderful spread at Zelda's wedding. The salmon was very, very nice.
Anyway it all went smoothly and the guests really just wanted to party. Wendy did kick most of them out by midnight ha ha!
Thank you again, I am off to Goa next week for a well-earned rest.
- Aug 27th, garden party, hog roast, salads x 100, Stondon Massey
The food was great.. I did not get to try any salads but all was eaten so must have been good! I think we had over 100 and there was plenty of pork so that’s also good. Colin and assistant were great.
- Aug 25th, post-wedding party, barbecue and deserts x 90, Great Waltham
Thank you for the lovely food Friday! Many comments made on how nice it was!
Would just like to say also your staff are so lovely... especially the lady with the dark hair who kindly hit me a plate of food! She's an angel!
Emma & Terry
- Aug 19th, 40th birthday party, Epping
I just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday, everything went very smoothly, the weather stayed dry and everyone had a great time, especially the birthday boy. They all really loved the food. Rather surprisingly, knowing my family's appetites, there was quite a lot left over, and my husband is already asking for something other than pork for dinner!
Colin and Veronica were very professional, friendly and helpful. They were so discrete they left without me knowing so I didn't get a chance to say goodbye (I was pretty busy!) and perhaps you could pass my thanks on to them.
The day was so successful that hopefully I'll be in touch again in the future. Meanwhile, my thanks again for all your help, Regards, Stella
- Aug 19th, 21st birthday party, Hatfield Peverel
Just writing to sat a big Thank you!!!… The food was fabulous, staff lovely, we had just the right amount of salads… and I am investigating left over pork recipes!! And it didn’t rain!
With best wishes,
- Aug 19th, wedding x 150, Great Wakering
Hi Hilary, just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your hog roast on Saturday. It was very tasty. We enjoyed the rest of the salads while clearing the field the next day. Could you also pass on our thanks to your awesome waitress ( blonde lady) who really looked after us and put us at our ease.
Thanks again for all your hard work. Who knows, the next time we eat some of your delicious hog roast, it could be somewhere much hotter! Kind regards. Sonia
- July 29th, evening wedding x 120, South Weald
Just wanted to say an huge thank you for Saturday night. Everyone has told me how amazing the hog roast was (even though I didn't even get to try it myself!) I’m devastated! If you could just send a bun in the post for me that would be great (only joking!).
Thanks again and would highly recommend
Louise & Dan Frost
- July 29th, 21st birthday part x 80, Manningtree
We just wanted to say how impressed we were with the Hog Roast last Saturday for our daughters 21st. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed both the Hog Roast and the evening buffet you provided.
The food was extremely good and the friendliness and helpfulness of you all really added to the day.
Thanks and best regards
Keith, Ruth and Laura
- July 22nd, garden party x 70, Danbury
This is rather a belated "thank you", the hog roast was great, in fact I was filling ice cream cartons for people to take some home for their Sunday lunch. It went down a treat.
A special thank you to Colin - he kindly offered to slow things down a bit because he knew we were having problems with our marquee - it finally arrived just before 2 o'clock so you can imagine the situation we were in. But Colin was so accommodating and for that we give him a big "thank you" it made our life a little easier.
A number of our guests wanted to know where we had found you!
- July 15th, garden party x 120, Faulkbourne
Thank you for last night - it went down a treat! Now we have hog roast for the next couple of days!
- July 8th, garden party hog roast x 100, Danbury
Thank you so much for the absolutely delicious hog roast which was the centre of our party food. Everyone enjoyed it and the crackling went down a storm. We served brunch this morning with the leftovers and it went down well again with some very happy but tired partygoers who had camped overnight. Richard was excellent and a special thank you to him for his calm and friendly approach. Happy to recommend without hesitation. Kind regards Clare
- July 1st, garden party hog roast x 70, Hutton
Hi Hilary, great evening and fantastic food, EVERYONE was so impressed with the quality of the food and service. I have given your details to half a dozen of my friends who may contact you.
Kind Regards, John Chapman
- June 24th , 60th birthday x 100, Alswick Barn
Thanks for a great hog roast at my party. You were right we didn't need the extra joint but it is not wasted, it is in the freezer for another day. We have eaten the remains of the hog roast up now with a big family curry, delicious!!!
- June 24th, family get together, hog roast and salads x 100, Witham
Everyone had a great time on Sunday and your food and service made the occasion extra special . Thank you very much.
- June 17th, garden party, hog roast and salads x 60, Rayleigh
I wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for helping our party go off so well. The team worked tremendously hard in the awful heat an served up a fabulous feast. All our guests said what superb quality it was and such a large quantity.
I have already put a recommendation on Facebook but if you need any other recommendations please let me know as we would be delighted to recommend you all.
However I think I have finally reached my fill of crackling, I couldn't resist it and stuffed myself with it.
Many thanks again.
Dawn and Adrian Ellis
- June 10th, Birthday party, hog roast and sides x 120, Blackmore
It was an amazing party thank you – everyone loved the roast and your staff were lovely. Justa tad windy so from the start my trip to the hairdressers was a waste of time as I looked like I’d arrived on a motorbike. There’s no photos of me stuffing my face with the pork thank god – everyone was so drunk by 8.30 there was hardly any etiquette! Thanks so much for organising it so well.
- June 10th, full wedding menu x 120, Barleylands
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the part you played in making Saturday so special. The food was amazing, everything we dreamt of and more.
- June 3rd, full wedding menu x 114, Browning Bros
Hi Ya Hilary
I have been meaning to email you for the last week to say thank you, we had lovely weather couldn't have been any luckier really considering how bad the rain was the day before!! Thank you so much all the guests were raving about the food, everything was lovely and so well organised. The meat was fantastic, the salads amazing, someone said to me they didn't know cucumber could taste so good LOL, and the pavlova was equally as nice. Your staff were also lovely and did and amazing job as I can't imagine doing family service is easy and fitting onto our tables too. If you would like us to leave a review anywhere or when we get our photos if you would like any of the hog roasts if they are useful it would be our pleasure.
Thanks again Hilary you really did make the day for us, especially with all the timings etc, you were brilliant.
- June 3rd, golden wedding, hog roast and sides x 70, Leigh on Sea
Hi Hilary, meant to write, but have been distracted by having our daughter and her family here.
We were very pleased with the service provided by the Essex Hog Roast team - the food was well received by all concerned. It complemented a brilliant day, in which all the key elements came together splendidly. Have already recommended you to several friends.
Many thanks for a job well done.
Best wishes, Malcolm.
- May 28th 2016, wedding menu x 100, Purleigh
Sorry for the slow reply (almost a year!) We are happy to provide the following testimonial:
We used Essex Hog Roast to cater for 100 guests at our wedding celebration party. Hilary was very organised and efficient during the planning stages, and always replied very promptly to questions we had.
During the evening itself, she and her staff were very professional. The Hog Roast was subject to a great deal of interest from the guests, who all seemed to love the food.
After the meal, Essex Hog Roast team quickly cleared all the tables, leaving only delicious leftovers to share with our family!
We would strongly recommend Essex Hog Roast for quality, convenience and price.
Belinda and Paul Crosby
- May 22nd, corporate hospitality, hog roast x 160
You were both awesome as usual yesterday and it was lovely to see you. Thank you ever so much. We are so grateful to have you. Everyone raved about the Hog Roast and three people asked me for your contact details, so I have passed them on. I hope you gain some new clients and work from it.
Thanks again and if you’re willing, see you next year.
- May 13th birthday party, canapes and barbecue x 60, Rayleigh
Was very pleased with the canapés and the quality of the burgers. Guests told me that the chicken was tasty!
- Wedding x 120, hog roast, salads etc, Frinton-on-Sea, Oct 22nd:
Thank you so much for a splendid hog roast at our daughter’s wedding. Everybody enjoyed it so much and you catered brilliantly for the gluten free people. Salads were really tasty and there was plenty of food to go round.
Thank you, Paul and Monica
- Wedding x 110, hog roast, salads etc , Poplars Hall, Oct 15th:
Just wanted to say how fabulous all the food was. Great staff, so so efficient, nothing being too much trouble and all presented so beautifully. It really went down well with all our guests!!! Will definitely recommend you guys to all I know.
Thank you for taking the stress off my shoulders. All the hard work very much appreciated.
All the best! (Bride’s Mum).
- Birthday party x 60, hog roast, Oct 1st:
Hi, thanks for a great meal, everyone said how good the roast was. Thanks once again, I’ll keep you in mind if we need another one!
- Sept 10th wedding x 120:
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work on Saturday. You received many compliments through ourselves about the quality and quantity of the food and it is safe to say that no one went hungry. We were very pleased with how everything ran and you and your team did a brilliant job and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you guys to anyone.
We just need an excuse now to have another hog roast (perhaps our one year anniversary)!
Wishing you all the best and thank you again.
James and Jemma
- Birthday Party, Aug 30th
Our BBQ lunch party on the lawn was a great success due to the Essex Hog Roasts team's smooth organisation & discreet service. A delicious BBQ with excellent salads and puddings.
Altogether thoroughly recommended.
The Bailey Family
- Aug 20th, Thorne Vertical Systems, company fun day:
I would just like to say what a wonderful service you provided on Saturday, in rather adverse weather conditions. The hog roast was brilliant, so tasty and everyone really enjoyed it. All the salads were tasty and went down a treat.
We would thoroughly recommend your company to everyone.
Once again - thank you!
- Aug 20th garden party hog roast:
Both Gemma and I just wanted to say a big thank you again for feeding our party on Saturday – it really contributed to a wonderful day. All our guests (maybe not the vegetarians) LOVED the hog roast! And the crackling!! Quite possibly the best crackling I’ve ever had! Sadly that went pretty quickly!
Richard was excellent – polite, friendly and very helpful. He was a true professional and did you guys proud.
Thank you again Hilary. I’ll be sure to recommend you guys to anyone else looking for an excellent catering service.
All the best, Mike and Gem
- Aug 13th wedding x 80, Ashingdon:
Just a quick (belated) message to say “thank you” to you and your team for the excellent service you provided for our Son’s wedding in August. Many of our guests have commented on the wonderful food provided by your friendly, efficient and very helpful team. We have no hesitation in recommending your company. Thanks again!
Jo and Phillip Martyn
- July 31st wedding x 85 at the Reid Rooms:
Hi Hilary, thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everyone said the food was amazing. We are sooooooo happy to have had you as our caterers. You have been so helpful from the beginning.
Thank you again.
Pascalle and Robert Xxxxxx
- Birthday barbecue with desserts x 35, July 30th
Thank you very much for your efforts on Saturday
The weather held and everyone had a fantastic time - the food was highlighted as part of the reason!
- Wedding x 200, canapes, hog roast and salads, Epping, July 19th
Oooh, we had a lovely day and everyone raved about the food. Your team were brilliant and lovely to have around. It all went very well – many thanks!
- Wedding x 70, hog roast, salads and evening barbecue, Ongar, July 9th
We had a wonderful day on Saturday. The food was fantastic, thoroughly enjoyed by all. That goes for the hog roast and the barbecue. Well organised. The staff were excellent, nothing was too much trouble.
Owen and I would like to thank you for helping to make our day the perfect one it was.
- Garden party x 40, barbecue, desserts, Wanstead, July 3rd
Hello Hilary and team,
Thank you for your excellent service and good food on Sunday.
Many of our guest made very complementary comments and have asked for your contact details.
We were very pleased with the barbecue event, many thanks to you.
Valerie and Michael Powis
- Wedding x 100, canapes, hog roast and salads, evening paella, Burnham on Crouch, July 2nd
Just wanted to say how fantastic the catering was for our wedding day – thank you very much!
Jill and Mark
- Post-wedding party x 90, hog roast and salads, Leigh on Sea, July 2nd
Thank you for everything. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all and your staff were excellent.
Ollie and Debbie
- July 2nd birthday party x 110 in Shenfield:
Hi Hilary, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for a spectacular spread on July 2nd. The hog roast was “out of this world” and my guests raved about the crackling and stuffing. The Paella was also much acclaimed. Despite the terrible weather your team carried on regardless, and later I realised we were all indoors during a thunder storm and they just kept on organising the food – without a moan! Huge thank you to them.
Altogether thoroughly recommended.
I have already recommended you to a friend.
Thank you once again. If ever we’re mad enough to do this again we’ll be knocking on your door!
- Ground Control’s summer party x 300, hog and lamb roasts, salads, desserts, Billericay, June 24th:
It went really all things considered (torrential rain) was a bit touch and go there for a while! Thank you so much to you and your team, you all were amazing as per usual. The food was excellent, lots of compliments.
Thanks again and look forward to seeing you soon.
Best Regards,Dawn Langley
Front Office Receptionist
- Birthday party, lamb roast, salads, desserts, Margaret Roding, June 18th:
This is a very belated thank you for providing such delicious food for our party - and it was great to have the extra help too! Despite less than perfect weather we had a very happy day.
With best wishes,
- Birthday party x 70, hog roast and salads, Burnham on Crouch, June 4th:
Was a great evening, very pleased with your contribution
- Wedding x 100, hog roast and salads, Langtons, May 29th
We were very happy with everything, thank you, everyone commented how nice the food was, thanks for everything!
- Wedding x 140, hog roast and barbecue, Reid Rooms Pavillion, May 29th
Hi Hilary, Thank you - the service and food was fantastic. Everything seemed to go down very well with our guests and many commented on the quality of the meat - the crackling being a particular highlight!
Many thanks to everyone there,
Hannah and Leo
- Hospitality x 180, hog roast, Young Farmers Show, May 22nd
Thank you so much as ever for your fantastic hard work and lovely hog roast. It went down a storm again. We are so lucky to have found you!
Charlotte at Strutt and Parker
- Wedding x 260, hog roasts, beef fore rib, salads etc, Runwell, May 14th
Thank you very much for a great job on Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed everything that you did. And thank you for your efficiency and how you served it - very glad you carved at the table - perfect!
I have equal numbers praising the beef and the pork.
Excellent job thank you.
- Wedding x 130, canapés, barbecue, sides etc, Trinity Buoy Wharf on Thames, April 22nd
This is a very belated email to say a huge thank you for playing such a core role in mine and Nick's wedding.
We had the best day, it went better than we could have ever imagined. We received so many compliments for the food and general smooth running of the reception and that was all down to you and your staff. Please do pass on our thanks to them too, they did a fantastic job. You made it so easy for Nick and I to get on and enjoy the day - I was really concerned about fretting too much but I didn't have to worry at all. Apart from the initial stress of waiting for my dad to arrive to get me to the ceremony! I still can't believe I got there almost an hour late. Luckily even that or the weather didn't ruin the day.
We have passed on your name to several of the guests too. I'm waiting on the official photos but I will share them with you as soon as I have them.
Jess & Nick (Mr and Mrs Bridges)
- Wedding x 120, canapés, hog roast, sides, Walthamstow village, Dec 19th
Thank you so much for yesterday, the food was delicious, staff were all great and it all ran so smoothly. We've had lots of comments as to how delicious it all was.
Many thanks again for your part in it all, we had a really wonderful day!
Naomi and Owen x
- Corporate Christmas party, Winter hog roast x 80, Dec 17th
Absolutely brilliant, the food was great!
Will, PA to CEO at Brightstar Financial Ltd.
- Post-wedding party x 70, Stow Maries, Nov 15th
Hi Hilary and Axel,
Many thanks for Sunday!
Just what we wanted - organised but casual - and really good food!
Vicky and Rob
- Wedding x 140, Tiptree, Sept 26th
Thank you so much for the amazing food both hog and paella everyone commented on it too
Also for the smooth running of the cooking and serving, and all the communication before.
We were both really pleased and happy how it all went . And Sundays food was scrummy too !!
Thank you so much would definitely recommend
Best Wishes Sally
- Wedding at Baddow Park, Sept 12th
Since the wedding we have been manic and go on honeymoon in a few hours :)
Becks and I just wanted to say a very big thank you for your fantastic service, you helped to make our day perfect - quote "the best hog roast everybody ever had".
So many people have said it’s the best and most unique wedding they have been to, and that's thanks to everyone involved in making our dream wedding a reality!
Sarah and Becks
- Retirement party, Hullbridge, Sept 6th
A good time was had by all!
Many thanks to you and your crew for making it a great day.
- Wedding menu x 140, Goldhanger, Sept 5th
I just wanted to get in touch and say thank you very much for all your hard work on the 5th.
It was brilliant and everyone said how delicious it was.
I would recommend you to anyone and everyone.
I hope we weren’t too much of a nightmare?!
Many thanks and all the best,
- Wedding at Ingatestone Hall, canapés, main course, cheese board x 110, Aug 1st
Hi Mini here. Just wanted to thank you for the beautiful food and service you provided us for our wedding. Everyone keeps telling us how much they enjoyed the food. Thanks again, Essex Hog Roasts made our day!,
- Wedding at Reid Rooms, hog roast, salmon, chicken for 200, July 31st
My sincerest apologies for not having contacted you sooner.
Thank you so much for a fabulous feast at the wedding. Everyone has been telling me just how delicious it was, how well staffed it was, and how they kept going back for seconds if they could!
I just wish I could have had some myself but I managed to miss out on it trying to mingle with the other guests! The left over hog went down a treat though and was quickly devoured the following day!
Anyway, many thanks for helping to make the day go so fabulously.
- Canapés and full wedding menu x 140 at Trinity Buoy Wharf on Thames, July 11th
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We have both mentioned to each other multiple times over the past week that we need to get in touch to say thank you!
So….THANK YOU so much for helping to make our day so fantastic!! We had an absolutely incredible day and you and all of your team played a huge part in that. We have had so many compliments from our guests about the both the food and service and so couldn’t be happier with the way it all went.
Thanks again for all of your help with everything in the run up and on the day itself. Booking a venue with such minimal facilities was quite an intimidating prospect, but you really made us feel more comfortable and confident in our decision. We will certainly be recommending you to anyone we know and I’m sure many of our guests will do the same.
Thanks again and best of luck with everything
Will and Bec
- Wedding x 80, main and dessert, July 4th
A very belated thank you from David and I to you, the chef and all the staff who worked so tirelessly on such a hot day to produce such tasty dishes for all our guests. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was.
It was such a happy Wedding Day!
Warm wishes to you all,
Susan and David Pascoe
- Corporate fun day out, lamb roast, barbecue, salads x 75, Fennes, June 10th
I would like to say a huge Thank you on behalf of Calastone for making our yearly Summer Social event a truly memorable experience.
Everybody loved the food on the day and the spit of lamb was very successful.
Some people even had double portions :)
No wonder after exhausting 4 hours of shooting which we all enjoyed as well.
If I hear of anybody who would like to arrange a BBQ around Essex I would be happy to recommend you.
- Barn Dance, hog roast and salads x 100, Chelmsford Rugby Club, June 6th
Thank you very much to your team who contributed to a brilliant evening.
They arrived on time, were smart & friendly. After a few brief conversations on where to set up etc the team just got on with it discreetly in the background without needing any further support. The food was served on time and was to an exceptional standard there was even some left over. They cleared away as if they had not been there with only some leftover meat & rolls as evidence that we had eaten!!! The vegetarians also loved their meal – good suggestion.
Thank you so much for your contribution and I will definitely be using you again and would thoroughly recommend you to others.
- Wedding hog roast, May 23rd
We had a fantastic day and the hog roast was really lovely. It went down really well with all our guests, there was plenty to go round and it tasted great!
Mike and Jess
- Wedding x 80, hog roast and salads, Sutton Hall, May 23rd
We would just like to say thank you so much to you and all your members of staff for the food we had yesterday. It was absolutely fantastic and we had so many people saying they thoroughly enjoyed the food and we know that many of our guests went back for seconds and thirds!
- Birthday party x 100, hog roast, May 23rd
Thank you for everything. We had a fantastic day and the hog roast went down a treat!
- Corporate hospitality at Essex Young Farmers - May 17th
Thank you for providing the hog roast on our stand at the Essex Young Farmers show yesterday.
It was a brilliant day and many people commented on the excellent food - I saw more than one person queuing for seconds!
You and Richard are so very professional and everything from booking right through to the clearing up afterwards is done with clockwork precision.
We send out over 2,000 invitations to our stand and it is so reassuring to be able to trust the company providing the food 100% and know there will be no problems.
Thank you again for a great day.
Carole and the team at Strutt & Parker
- Garden party, canapés and full menu x 40, May 16th
Just wanted to thank you very much for your participation in making my 60th Birthday a wonderful event. You did yourselves proud and all my guests enjoyed the food enormously. You were friendly and nothing was too much for you so once again thank you so much.
- Wedding, May 9th
Thank you so much. Out of all the suppliers and people we have dealt with for our wedding, you have been by far been the most helpful! You’ve been brilliant
- Birthday party canapés, roast, salads, and evening barbecue for 70, May 3rd
Just a short note, after the dust has settled,
to thank you and everyone at Essex Hog Roasts for the wonderful spread and service you provided us with on 3 May 2015.
The lamb and beef were amazing and the accompanying salads delicious.
Even my Mother-in-law was impressed with the vegetarian burgers and sausages you provided!!.
The evening Bar B Q went down very well and was just what was needed after a 'hard days partying'.
Once again thank you all for making our celebration go so well.
Many of the guests have complimented us on the food provided and I have not hesitated to give them your name and will continue to recommend you to anyone who asks.
- Wedding x 115, canapés and full menu, April 4th
We just wanted to say thank you we had a really great day, the food was delicious and it all ran very smoothly.
You helped to make it the best day of our lives!
Annie and James, Richmond
- Birthday party x 100, April 4th
I want to thank you so much
The hog roast was brilliant and went down really well. Everyone really enjoyed it and it made his 50th a little bit different from the normal party.
Rachael in Orsett
- Birthday party, Maldon Golf Club, Feb 21st
Thanks for all your hard work Saturday. Everyone has ‘raved’ about your wonderful food, I didn’t see you leave to thank you personally. Hopefully we will catch up again!
All the best and thanks again. Corinne x
- Wedding x 95, hog roast and salads, Rochford Hotel, Nov 29th
I just wanted to send you a short message to give you and your team a huge thank you for the brilliant free range hog which you served at our wedding in Rochford on Saturday. I had so many favourable comments from the guests about the food, with many people specifically commenting on the crackling and the salads, all of which were delicious. We would highly recommend you to anyone else, and you were always a pleasure to deal with in the run up to the wedding.
With Lots of Love
Julian and Kelly
- Wedding x 60, hog roast and salads, The Red Brick Barn, Nov 1st
I just wanted to say thank you for the hog roast. The service was brilliant and the food tasted amazing. Everybody has been saying how impressed they were with your company. I would definitely recommend you to friends and family.
Thanks once again!
- Wedding hog roast etc x 200, Battlesbridge, August 30th
Just wanted to say that I was reliably informed by a number of people, my new husband amongst them, that the hog roast was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately I didn't get to sample any of the wedding food as I was so busy chatting to our guests! Thank you very much for everything you and your company have done to help create our dream day and make it such a roaring success!
Many many thanks and kindest regards,
- Full wedding menu x 100, Marks Hall, August 30th
Everything was amazing the food was delicious and we have had many compliments on it. The staff were outstanding, so helpful, they did a great job. We would use you again for any other occasion.
- Wedding x 90, Rochford, August 9th
Sorry not to get back before we've been away. Everything was perfect, thank you so much. A lot of people said how good the food was. We will definitely recommend you to everyone we can.
- Full wedding menu x 100, Ockendon, July 19th
Thank you so much for the fantastic food that you supplied for Charlotte and Duncan's wedding on Saturday. We received so many positive comments about how delicous it all was and how helpful and friendly your staff were. Please pass on our thanks to all of them.
Hope to use your services again in the near future.
- Summer party, hog roast, salads, desserts etc x 320 June 27th
Just wanted to pop you a line to say thank you so much for all your hard work. I have had lots of compliments on the food and your staff were excellent.
As always, a complete joy to work with you and look forward to the next time
Front Office Receptionist
- Midsummer party for 200, hog and lamb roasts, Quendon, June 21st
The whole day was wonderful and completely without hitch. We had some wonderful comments about the hog roast….what a shame that I didn’t have time to eat much of it!
Thank you very much
- Birthday party x 120, hog roast, Althorne, Fri 20th June
All was perfect thank you. Richard was excellent and the pork and crackling were scrummy. We will definitely be using your services again. Thank you so much and also please pass on our thanks to Richard who was very accommodating. We were flapping around at the last minute with preps ie trying to make sure everything was perfect, and he was excellent.
- Coe Vintners summer party x 60, hog roast, Woodford, Fri 20th June
Hi Hilary, It was a great evening. Food was wonderful. Many thanks for your help. Everyone had a great time.
- Wakes Colne Railway Museum, canapes, full wedding menu, evening food x 120, June 7th
Just wanted to say how pleased we all were with the catering that your team provided on our wedding day. The food was exceptional and all of our guests were impressed with the variety of salads and canapés on offer; your staff were also very polite and helpful. Just a shame, that after all the hard work of the previous day, combined with the excitement of the wedding itself, my appetite wasn`t quite what it should have been....I wish now that I`d had a bigger bowl of chilli. It was delicious!
Adrian and Fiona
- Corporate hospitality for Strutt and Parker at Young Farmers Show, Sun May 18th
Just a quick note to thank you and the team for all your hard work in the heat at yesterday’s show.
It was a very successful day and everyone seemed to have a great time.
- Party at The Red Brick Barn, Sun 18th May
Many thanks for hog roast last night.All agreed that the pork was succulent and delicious.
- Hog and lamb roasts, paella, salads for 400, May 9th
We were very pleased with the service provide for May 9th. We have had some very positive comments back from both our employees and our invited guests. The food was good quality and there was plenty of it, and your staff were very helpful and friendly.
Hopefully we will have the need to put some further business your way in the future.
Claire E. Lewis
- Birthday party; hog roast x 100, April 12th
Thank you so much Hog Roast team. You catered for my birthday party at the Crouch Yacht Club last night. Everybody were so full of praise and the most amazingly succulent hog roasted pork.. A great party food option .
Neil and Nic Stotter.
- Wedding Reception; hog roast, barbecue, salads x 130, Wanstead Golf Club, April 12th
I have only returned from France lately and meant to email you - I have had so many compliments about the fabulous food and service provided by your wonderful staff. The food was delicious and the salads perfect. My only regret is that I hardly ate anything as I was so busy! We really have had glowing reports and we are very grateful for your flexibility with the whole day.
I am still dreaming of hog roast and coleslaw - the Aussie relatives were talking about the food only yesterday - yummy! Perfect and absolutely wonderful service too. Ashley was great and the young people serving salad/ bread etc were super!
I would recommend you to anyone at all and hope we can sample the food again if you do any events open to the public.
Also, we may have some events for my school coming up so I would certainly recommend that we used you. The burgers and chicken were fab too!
I am honestly so grateful and I am now dreaming of the food again!
Take care and huge thanks to you and the whole team!
- Birthday hog roast, Sept 28th
Just a quick note asking for your help in passing on our very grateful thanks to Richard (our carver) who did an excellent job yesterday. The food was first class and the service fabulous. Would recommend your services to anyone.
- Full wedding menu x 140, The Waterworks (marquee) Hackney Marsh, Sept 14th
Dear Hilary, first, thank you so much for all you and your staff did to make the wedding such a success. The canapes, hog roast, salads and desserts were all wonderful and prepared to a very high standard - they looked lovely and tasted great!
You organised everything down to the last detail so that it worked like clockwork, and without any pressure at any stage. This meant that the guests felt relaxed throughout and were able to enjoy the party to the full. And they did! Many of them told us how much they enjoyed the food and service.
We also must say a special thank you to the staff you brought with you. They provided an efficient and very friendly service throughout a long and very hard-working day. What stars!
Also, could you please pass our sincere thanks on to Andy. He did everything we had asked for and was so prompt picking up on sunday morning that he had been and gone before I arrived at 7.30am - so I was not able to thank him in person.
With very best wishes,
Tim and Liz
- Wedding barbecue et al x 100, Marks Hall, Sept 7th
Would just like to say a big thank you to you and all your staff for your fantastic catering services and amazing food on our wedding day.
We have had so many comments about how great the food was and we will highly recommend you in the future.
Thanks again, Gemma
- Renewal of wedding vows x 150, Benfleet, Aug 31st
Just to say "thank you" for the delicous hog roast you recently supplied for our vow renewal. The roast and salads were enjoyed by all.
The service was outstanding and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to family and friends.
Robbie and Cheryll
- Full wedding menu x 100 day 170 evening, Reid Rooms, July 31st
Just to say a massive thank you for Wednesday. Everyone said how great the food was. You and the staff were fantastic.
- Garden party x 65, Fambridge, July 13th
Sorry for the slow reply - taken a while for everything to get back to normal!
All was excellent - everyone really enjoyed themselves and the service and quality of food you provided was superb. Thank you so much and please thank Ashley as he did an outstanding job on such a hot afternoon/evening.
- Canapes, hog roast, salads etc, dessert x 170,St Saviour's and St Olave's School, London SE1 4AN, July 12th
I just want to thank you and your wonderful staff for the lovely food and service on Friday. Everyone is commenting to me this morning that they really enjoyed the food.
Please thank all your staff on behalf of me for making the evening a great success.
- Hog roast, salads, desserts x 280, Ground Control Ltd summer party for staff x 280, Billericay, July 5th
Would like to say a huge thank you to you and all your staff. The food was outstanding and so was the service, thanks for everything.
Many thanks, Dawn Langley
- Family birthday party, June 29th
Dear Hilary Thank you for making our Dad's 90th Birthday Party so special. We were most impressed not just by the excellent food prepared for the event but also by the careful attention to detail and your friendliness. The roasting pork smelt just lovely! and tasted even better! and all the accompanying dishes looked great and tasted gorgeuos. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and still talk about the gorgeous food. Dad had a lovely birthday and you certainly were part of that and helped ensure we all had a great time. Our grateful thanks. Linda and Trevor
- Paella, salad x 70, birthday party Colchester, June 23rd
Thank you both for today, the food was delicious and you did so well setting up in that awful weather this morning! We'll be sure to recommend your services! Have a good week. Thanks, Zoe and Bob
- Canapes and full wedding menu x 120, Andrewsfield Aerodrome, June 8th
Just wanted to thank you and all of your staff for Jeremy and Sarah's wedding. The food was delicious, the client was delighted and you and your staff did such a wonderful job which was very much appreciated, especially by me.
Hope to use you again in the very near future.
Louise Perry (Wedding Planner)
- Canapes, full wedding menu x 100, North Fambridge, May 11th
I wanted to drop you a short note to say a huge thank you for the excellent work you and your team provided on our Big Day! Roy and I were thrilled with the food, and you really helped keep on top of everything and made it run smoothly. Apologies there has been somewhat of a delay in me sending this. What with the Honeymoon, and a business trip back to the UK this week, the last month has been rather hectic!
We have had so many friends-family comment on not just the originality of the dishes-canapes, but also on the quality and taste. A testament to all the hard work you put into planning and preparing. I was just glad there was enough space in my dress for me to get a good taste of everything!
We will definitely recommend you to anyone else in the region looking to do a catered Hog roast.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and keep up the good work.
Nicola and Roy
- Canapes, full wedding menu x 100, North Fambridge, May 11th
Many thanks for the delicious food and efficient service you produced for our daughter's wedding last week at North Fambridge. We had guests present from all over the world and everyone has agreed that the food made the Wedding a big success!
- Hog roast for Barn Dance in Thorpe Bay, March 23rd
Thought I should contact you. We were very pleased with everything on Saturday, thank you for all your help and especially for keeping the bar ticking over nicely and for helping keep everything tidy and under control.
Everyone we spoke to was very complimentary about the food, and it helped make the night a great success.
- Canapes, full menu x 110 for 21st birthday party, Little Baddow, Dec 22nd
So many thanks to you and your team for not only providing our guests with such a lovely meal, but also for making the whole '21st birthday experience' so much less complicated than I had expected.
We have had so many wonderful comments about the canapes main course and delicious puddings today. The structure your plan gave to the party was invaluable to me, and the whole evening ran very smoothly. How lovely to find my bowls and tupperware filled with leftovers. Numerous people have been feasting today, and I won't have to cook tomorrow either. Hurrah!
Many thanks too for organising the hire equipment. He has been a a pleasure to deal with.
I look forward to being able to recommend your services to anyone who will listen.
Very Best Wishes and Happy Christmas
from Laura and the rest of the Thorogood family.
- Hog roast and salads x 110, Barn Dance, Halstead, Nov 10th
Dear Hilary never got the chance to say goodbye and to thank you for the most amazing meal, everyone enjoyed it so much. First Class Service and so very professional in everyway. It was lovely to meet you after all these months several people have asked for your number which I will pass on. My sincere thanks to you and your wonderful staff, good luck and the best of wishes.
- Main course, desserts, coffee, evening buffet x 170, wedding in Chingford Assemby Rooms, Nov 3rd
Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our special day. It was perfect. The staff were excellent throughout the day, made it so professional. Our friends and family were raving about the food. Thank you for allowing the usher to relax whilst you called up tables, that was a lovely touch. The desserts were beautiful and huge. You really were the glue that held the evening together. We will be recommending you to anyone that is getting married or having a party
Liz and Martin
- Wedding x 100, Alpheton Hall Barns, Oct 13th
We would both really like to say an enormous thank you, for the meal and work you did for our wedding. The food was amazing, and everyone commented on just how nice it was. Just wish i had had more room in my dress to fit more in! Your team did an amazing job and everything went so smoothly. We couldn't have asked for any more. I think there may have been an additional tomato salad dish added which we are both so grateful for. Thank you all so much for your hard work. We had an amazing day, thank you.
If we are ever in need of another Hog Roast we will give you a call. And will be pleased to recommend you to anyone we know.
Shaun and Sarah
- Wedding menu x 100, Ongar, Sept 22nd
The food was excellent and the staff did a fantastic job. We want to thank you all so much for helping to make our day special. Everyone loved the food. We will be recommending you to anyone we know wanting catering in the future.
Hayley and Ben
- Race for Life, Hylands Park, Sept 16th
Sorry I didn't manage to get across to say hello yesterday - it was a bit hectic. I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for your support, and for the donation you left at our admin marquee! It would be great to have you back next year. Keep in touch!
Area Events Manager, Cancer Research UK
- Hog Roast Tollesbury, Sept 15th
The hog roast was superb. The meat was delicious. Chef was great, very easy, he was happy to be put where we asked and he just got on with it. He looked jolly smart and clean and he was charming with everyone.
- Party Ongar, Sept 15th
All went really well. Would definitely use you again after we've recovered from this party!
- Full wedding menu x 80, Hutton Mount, Aug 25th
The food was truly marvellous, thank you so much Hilary!
Roberta and Andy
- Hog Roast, Pentlow Mill August 11th.
We want to say a big thank you for the hog roast on August 11 at Pentlow Mill.
Everyone said how delicious the meal was. The meat and crackling couldn’t be better and your generous catering allowed us to feed the helpers the next day.
Many thanks for your part in what proved to be a very successful event.
Hog roast and salads x 100
- Wedding Anniversary, Benfleet July 14th.
I have just said, "Goodbye," to the last of my house guests and thought I would drop you a line. We just wanted to say thank you to you and the staff at Essex Hog Roasts for making our 25th wedding anniversary party one to remember. I think it is the first party where I have been able to leave everything to someone else and just enjoy myself. You and the staff were really friendly and professional and worked all night to make things run smoothly. We have had nothing but compliments for the food; the tuna ceviche was a particular favourite but the whole menu was absolutely delicious. Of course we will keep you in mind for future events.
Canapes, hog roast, salads and desserts x 100
- 2476 (Hutton) Squadron Air Training Corps, Presentation Night July 13th
A very big Thank You for the wonderful Hog Roast on Friday night. I've had a lot of fantastic feedback on the food and how lovely it was. As it was our first year and such a success we may plan to do the same next year. I have also forwarded your details onto a few parents who asked on the night. Once again a huge thank's for food and great service.
Hog Roast and salads x 100
- Wedding Anniversary June 30th near Harlow
Now that we've caught up with some sleep, we would like to thank you and your team very much for helping to make our party on Saturday a success. Many of our guests commented on the excellent food - the lamb being a particular favourite - and we certainly needn't have worried about the meat running out as everyone had plenty with some to spare! Thank you so much for your flexibility in helping Petr out with serving the drinks at the start of the evening. It seems we were very lucky with the weather but hopefully it will start to improve again for your forthcoming events, not to mention harvest!
Hog roast, lamb roast and salads for 180
- Hog Roast on Saturday 30th June
I just want to say a big thank you. The Hog Roast was a big success, both the meat and the crackling were delicious and even the weather was kind to us (no rain). Our guests were very impressed.. A special thank you to Richard who we all thought was lovely, very friendly and unassuming but someone who just gets on with the job. Well done to him
Hog Roast for 75
- Ground Control Staff Party on June 29th
Just want to say a big THANK YOU for everything. The night was a huge success. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you next year
Hog Roast, poached salmon, vegetarian chilli, salads, desserts for 160
- Event on June 23rd in Little Baddow
Please say a big thank you to all of your staff - my husband and I had a great night - worry free as we were well looked after. The hog was fantastic and the vegetarian falafels were really good. Lots of wonderful comments from my very happy guests:
"hog roast was to die for"
"that pork was absolutely fantastic"
" the best hog roast I've ever had"
Hayley and co also did a really good job behind the bar - I think 140 odd guests kept them busy! Many thanks for your help with the organising - I had confidence in you from our first phone call, and will definitly recommend you.
Hog roast x 150
- Mrs Tolton (on booking her umpteenth hog/lamb/beef spit roast)
Just wanted to say that many of our guests who have tasted your hog roast at our last party say it was just Heaven in a Bun, and they can't wait for July! Mmmmm my mouth is watering already . . . .
- Karen Rogers, Bulphan, June 3rd
Just to let you know, the lamb was delicious thank you Hilary and the carver was very friendly! I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as we did!
Lamb roast x 30
- Tracey Anderson, 18th party , South Woodham Ferrers, May 26th
We just wanted to say how lovely the food was on Saturday. We were very impressed (particularly by the quantity of everything)! and we know that all of our guests were equally impressed too and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The meat was gorgeous, so tasty and tender and the crackling fantastic - absolutely perfect. A huge thank you for providing such a great spread and a very big thank you to Richard and Emma who worked so hard throughout the evening - please pass on our thanks to them once again.
Hog roast and salads x 80
- graze staff party, May 25th
You and the team were absolutely excellent, providing delicious food professionally but also with a smile and were the perfect addition to our evening. Everyone loved the food (which is an even greater accolade considering we're a foodie company)!
Hog roast, paellas, salads x 220
- Steve Mills, Chelmsford, May 12th
A belated THANK YOU for such wonderful food and service - you delivered exactly what you promised!
Hog roast, paella, salads x 100
- Steve and Michelle, Chelmsford, May 5th
Thank you sooo much, the hog roast was enjoyed by all, and then again by immeadiate family on Sunday, and Monday!
Great food, well presented, everyone spoke very highly of it, so compliments to you both.
Hog roast, quiches and salad selection x 60
- Martin Sparks (father of the bride) Dedham Assembly Rooms, April 28th 2012 more...
Many thanks for all your help. The food was lovely and the cheerful and efficient way you and the team took care of all aspects of the catering was excellent. The guests had a lovely time and Matt and Amy were delighted by how it all went.
Hog roast, salads, desserts x 85
- Phoebe Parry, April 7th 2012 more...
Just a note to say a big THANK YOU for the hog roast on Saturday. Everyone loved it - was delicious!
- Sam Smith, March 24th 2012 more...
I would like to thank you for organising our hog roast on Saturday night, it went really well and the pork was delicious!
- Angela's 60th, Leigh on Sea, Nov 26th 2011 more...
Just a note to say many thanks for the delicious hog roast you provided for my 60th birthday bash on sat 26th November. Also for the excellent services of Richard the carver. There were many compliments particularly about the gorgeous crackling. I have to say there was very little left over, unfortunately!
- Ben and Helen, Marks Hall Coach House, Oct 22nd 2011 more...
Dear Hilary and the Essex Hog Roast team.
Thank you for all your hard work at our wedding at Marks Hall this October. The whole roasted lambs were absolutely superb; we have had many positive comments about the food in general from our guests but particularly the lamb. The crumble for desert was also excellent. The organisation of the catering from start to finish was absolutely spot on.
The other thing that many of our guests have mentioned to me is how good the staff were on the day, friendly and attentive but very professional and no sign of any stress whatsoever which is impressive considering that you essentially built a kitchen from scratch in the corner of the room!
The two chaps who worked the bar for us in the evening deserve special mention for really entering into the spirit of the occasion.
We had a superb day and it wouldn’t have been the success that it was without your advice before hand and great food on the day.
Canapes and three course sit down wedding breakfast x 120
- Dave Coe's birthday party, Alexandra Yacht Club, Southend, Oct 15th 2011 more...
Just a quick note to say a big thanks to you and chef Ashley for the hog roast you provided for my 50th birthday party at the Alexandra Yacht Club. It was a huge hit with my guests - so much better than the usual sausage roll buffet! Thanks again, see you at my 60th for the lamb roast!
- Mark and Helen's Wedding, The Reid Rooms, Aug 27th 2011 more...
We'd like to thank you so much for the fantastic food you provided at our wedding. From setting up the tables, to the reception drinks, the buffet sit down, of course not forgetting the two fantastic hogs in the evening, throughout the service was friendly but very professional. People are still commenting on our day and the food of course plays a big part at any wedding. A special thanks for the purple serviettes which really set the tables off. Thank you again for all your suggestions and help
Buffet lunch x 100, evening hog roasts, salads etc x 200.
- Sophie and Glen's wedding, The Room in the Rodings, Aug 27th 2011. more...
Everything went briliantly! The food was great and received many compliments. The team were excellent, we couldn't have asked for better service and we will not hesitate in recommending you to our friends and family. Thank you so much for everything you did.
- Denise Powell, garden party, Ilford, Aug 27th 2011 more...
Thank you so much for your EXCELLENT service. Our chef, Robin, was a true Professional whilst also being very friendly and welcoming to our guests. The hog itself was DELICIOUS. In addition, the furniture and crockery hire firm were also reliable and friendly.
- David Bailey at Barley Lane School Anniversary, Aug 13th 2011 more...
Just to say how good the hog roast was. Chef was most accomodating and he did a great job. All went very well!
- Jean Hogwood son's post-wedding party, Hainault, July 23rd 2011 more...
Thank you for a great day! Robin, Lauren and Lyn were very good, the food delicious - a lot of comments on the beetroot salad in particular, as well as the hog roast, of course! Our son and his wife enjoyed every minute of their day so thanks from them too. Should I ever require catering of this nature again, I will definitely be in touch and would recommend your service any time
- Stephanie Harris, July 16th 2011 more...
Just wanted to say a big thank you to your guys for doing such a great job on Sunday for the Christening party despite the awful weather! The hog itself was absolutely delicious, especially the crackling. Everyone commented how good it was - a great success - and another thank you for the delcious salads.
Hog roast, barbecue and salads for 80
- Claire and Chris, Orsett, July 9th 2011 more...
Just wanted to say thank you for the fabulous service you provided for our wedding. It really was first-class. We have to say a huge thank you to all your staff, they were excellent. So very professional and discreet in everything they did, we couldn't have asked for more. The food was mouthwatering and everything was presented beautifully. Our guests have not stopped talking about it since. My husband says he will use you again for his next wedding! (he's a bit of a joker). But seriously, it was lovely. Many thanks for everything you did.
Hog roast, salads, desserts x 150.
- Jason, Hornchurch, July 2nd 2011 more...
Just wanted to thank you and your staff for the food and service that they provided, the feedback from guests was that the food was great and there was very little left. I appreciate the service and help provided by the two girls who helped to ensure people had plenty to drink.
post-wedding Paella and hog roast x 100
- Kim Mitchell, July 2nd 2011, Westcliff more...
Just a quick note to say how superb the hog and sausages were, and the crackling was the best. All of our 120 guests thought the service and food was first class so a big thanks. I would like to point out that Ash and assistant were really good, helping to sort beers, carry wines, sort salads they were fantastic. We had a great anniversary celebration and the catering helped enormously.
Option 3 hog roast for 120 people.
- Lucy Watson, Leigh on Sea, June 25th 2011 more...
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful hog roast. The pork was superb, very tender and flavoursome. So many of our guests commented it was the best hog roast they had ever had! The apple sauce and rolls were very good too. Robin was very friendly and helpful to our guests. The whole evening was a success - thanks again!
- Debbie Newdick, Diamond Wedding Party, June 18th 2011 more...
Just wanted to let you know that the party went well (despite the weather)! The hog roast was beautiful and I would recommend you to anybody. Mum and Dad and everyone said how much they enjoyed it. Thank you!!!
- Martin Itter, lamb roast for birthday party, June 11th 2011. more...
Thank you very much for the work of your crew, especially Richard, for all the work involved in suprising Matthew on his birthday. He was, as they say gobsmacked and truly amazed!
The lamb couldn't have been better! it was Delicious!
- Ian Jewitt, East Mersea, May 29th 2011. more...
I would just like to send a few words to you and your team to say a huge thank
you for a fantastic evening on Sunday. All of my guests had a wonderful time.
I have received many comments from people saying how delicious the food was and
how professional and helpful the staff were.
I wasn't expecting any help with the drinks service but was delighted with the
help we got serving the Pimms and drinks early on in the evening. All the
staff were so helpful it really made the night go with a swing.
The Hog was so succulent and the crackling so crunchy - I am really glad that I
went for the free range. It was lovely to see the Paella being prepared on
site and the smell of the cooking food really got mouths watering. Nobody was
disappointed with the quality of the food and the portions were generous.
Thanks for all your hard work behind the scenes in helping to get everything
organised. I have been in event management for over 25 years and have
worked with many caterers in my time. You have been a delight to work with and
you certainly have got the food proposition just perfect. Many people have
asked who the caters were so I will be sure to pass on your details when people
are looking for someone for their next event.
(hog roast, paella, salads x 160).
- Steffan Santry, garden party in SE12. May 28th 2011. more...
Everything was fantastic, initial feedback is that you should be getting some more enquiries/bookings from guests. Everyone was raving about it, all very professional and I didn't have to lift a finger, so money well spent. Many thanks for everything.
(hog roast and salads x 80)
- Strutt and Parker, May 22nd 2011. more...
Thank you very much for providing excellent catering (hog roast) at our stand at the Young Farmers Show
- Clare Amato, hog roast for wedding on May 21st 2011. more...
I wanted to thank you for all your efforts in arranging the hog for the day. Richard and assistant were fab on the day and provided a seamless service. Really appreciated the doggy bags at the end of the night too.
I'm told the hog roast was amazing - unfortunately apart from a bit of crackling I didn't get around to eating any! Typical!
Thanks once again.
- Selex Gallileo UK, Staff Sports Day. April 7th 2011. more...
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help at the Tournament. The hog roast went down a treat and everybody loved it! I will definitely recommend that we use Essex Hog Roasts for both days next year. We Iook forward to working with you in the future.
(hog roast and salad buffet x 130).
- Caroline and Jim's wedding at Great Sir Wilbrahams Barn, near Cambridge, Oct 16th. more...
We just want to say a huge Thank You for all your hard work last week at our wedding. We had the best day of our lives and the catering was a huge part of that.
The service was great – I never had an empty glass of champagne! - and the food was delicious. Everyone has commented on how great the pork and lamb was especially, but everything was perfect. Thanks once again.
(Canapes, reception drinks, hog roast and lamb roast, salad buffet etc x 100).
- Georgina Baker's fireworks party in Hornchurch, Nov 6th. more...
Just a quick thank you from all of us Bakers for your hard work on Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the hog roast. Once again, thank you very much!
(Free range hog roast with sausages etc x 100).
- Matt and Gill Jeffs, Ramsden Bellhouse, Sept 18th more...
We’d like to say a big ‘Thank you’ for the hog roast you provided last Saturday for our wedding reception. The hog was delicious and many people, including ourselves, have said that the crackling was out of this world!
The service that your staff provided was first class, they couldn’t have been more helpful.
(Hog roast x 100, reception drinks served, wine served etc)
- Jason Hall, Lapsafe Products, Sept 18th more...
Hilary, the only bad thing about the food was that I was soooo busy I didn’t get time to go for seconds….it was FANTASTIC!
We will definitely use you again. Thanks to you and the team.
(Hog roast, barbecue, salads x 130)
- Paul Jones and Lisa Gardiner, Great Sir Hughes Barn, Aug 14th more...
Just a little note to say thank you to yourselves and staff for making our wedding as spectacular as you did! Long live meat!
(Wedding, starters, double lamb roast with salad buffet, hog roast for evening x 90)
- Lucy and Keith, Great Wakering, July 24th more...
Hi, just a short note to say thanks for the food at our wedding. We have had many people come up to us since specifically to say how good the food was and we agree. Thanks again.
(Wedding, hog roast and barbecue x 120)
- Carol Renshaw, Canvey Island, July 24th more...
Thank you so much for making my day so lovely on Saturday!
The food was amazing and everyone commented on how they enjoyed it.
The service was first class, we will definitely reccommend you and no doubt enjoy your services again.
(Birthday party, hog roast, paella, salad buffet etc x 60)
- Marianne Mc Kenzie and Tom Yallop, Bishops Stortford, July 17th more...
Thanks so much – for everything – especially on the day. The food went down a storm!!! Everyone loved it. Thanks again for making it so perfect. It was a wonderful, wonderful day and you guys helped us so much.
(Wedding, canapes, starters, hog roast and salad buffet, evening bacon baps x 115)
- Jane Wadley, Ongar, July 10th more...
I just had to drop you a quick line to say thank you for the hog roast on Saturday. The food was incredible and the staff were just brilliant. Please pass my thanks on to them for all their hard (and hot)! work.
Everyone commented on how fantastic the food was and how lovely the staff were. There was a fair amount of angst in our house on Saturday morning, with kids misbehaving and nothing ready. Your staff turned up and told me to leave them to it and they would sort everything out. They did just that and for the rest of the day I did not waste a single second worrying about the food. The entire service from the Essex Hog Roast company has been exceptional, from the moment I made my first enquiry to the last morsel of crackling disappearing! Thank you for making my big 4-0 something I will remember for a very long time.
(40th Birthday party x 60 hog roast and salads)
- Kim Morrish, Director, Ground Control Ltd, Billericay, July 10th more...
I just wanted to pass on my thanks for all your hard work at the company’s barbecue this year. The food was excellent and the service first class. A very enjoyable evening was had by all. I look forward to seeing you next summer.
(Summer party x 130 hog roast, vegetarian options x 20, salads, desserts)
- Audio Network, Little Maplestead, July 9th, more...
Thank you so much for all your help – it was really special, and nice not to have to worry about anything!
(Summer party x 85, hog roast, salads, desserts)
- Bradwell Cruising Club, June 26th more...
Thank you for providing such a splendid spectacle at the celebration of Bradwell Cruising Clubs’s 21st anniversary. The hog roast was well received by all those participating. Your carver did an exceptional job, we will not hesitate in recommending you to others in the future.
(Club’s 21st anniversary x 150 hog roast)
- Mary and Joe Chesney, Wickford, June 5th more...
We would like to thank you for the great spread you supplied on Saturday, and the staff that were so helpful at our garden party.
All the guests commented on how good the food was and went home full!
(Birthday Party, hog roast, salad buffet and desserts x 90)
- Peter and Ania Massey, Great Baddow, May 22nd more...
We want to say a big thank you for providing the hog roast for our 120th birthday! It was a great event thoroughly enjoyed by our 102 guests who all commented on how good the roast was, juicy and delicious!
For many it was their first hog roast so it was a great initiation for them! You and your staff were polite, attentive and efficient in dealing with us all without any fuss or bother and you just delivered everything to such a high standard! We shall recommend you to all our friends!
(Joint birthday party x 102, hog roast and salads, desserts)
- K Woodman, Eton Manor Rugby Club, May 2nd more...
It has been very remiss of me not to thank you and your company for a wonderful catering experience on 2nd May. The hog was delicious – particularly the crackling – and the salads tasty too. Portions were very generous and the whole thing was a great success. The venue had had other hog roasts but all were agreed that your catering was far superior to the ones they had experienced before. Thank you very much again.
(Birthday party x 120, hog roast and salads)
- Lesley Willmore, Mayland, May 1st more...
What a success! Thanks very much, it was great, there was none left! Everyone said what a delicious hog it was.
(Hog roast, Classic Motorcross Event)
- Anne-Marie Shaer, Magdalen Laver, April 23rd more...
Just wanted to say a very big thank you from all of us for providing such lovely food and service with a smile on 23rd April at my dad’s party! We all thoroughly enjoyed it and lots of people have asked for your e-mail as they were so impressed too!
Thanks once again and I’ll be in touch next time we organise a big party.
(Family birthday party x 100, hog roast, hot new potatoes and salad buffet)
- Scott and Elena, Orsett Hall, Feb 27th more...
A huge thank you for catering our wedding at Orsett Hall on Feb 27th 2010. All our guests absolutely loved it and they are still talking about our hog roast.
The crackling was amazing – I’m just glad I didn’t have to queue for it!
We would definitely use Essex Hog Roasts again.
(Hog roast x 200 for wedding evening)
- Stella Jenkinson and Andrew Little, The Reid Rooms, Oct 15th more...
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day special on Thurs 15th Oct. We had a great day and were both really happy with Essex Hog Roasts who catered fantastically all day and everyone commented on how original and tasty the food was. Highly recommended!
(Canapes and full wedding menu, including evening x 90)
- Richard and Sian Mollart, Rainham Hall, Sept 12th more...
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the effort put in by you and the team on Sept 12th – we thought everything went perfectly. Richard and I were able to enjoy the day without the slightest hitch, confident that all the catering was wonderfully organised.
(Double hog roast and full salad buffet x 200)
- Alison and Al, The Abbey Ruins, Barking, August 22nd more...
Thank you so much for providing us with a wonderful meal for our wedding – all the guests loved it. The Spanish theme we wanted came right through from the canapes to the coffees, and everyone enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to work with you – we wouldn’t hesitate to use you in the future or to recommend your services to anyone.
(Canapes and full wedding menu, plus paella and bbq x 120)
- Mike Nunn, Rawreth, Aug 29th more...
Thank you so much for putting on a superb hog roast meal for our party on Saturday. Everyone I spoke to mentioned how great and how tasty the food was.
I have recommended your company to a number of people. Thanks again for helping to make the day a roaring success and we will definitely be calling on your services in the future.
(Double hog roast and BBQ x 250)
- Abigail Smith, Ongar, 31st July more...
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for making my party special.
Fantastic staff, everyone really got down to it and I had no worries. The hog roast was out of this world, there was nothing left! Everyone commented on how great it was.
I would recommend you to anyone. You’re a fantastic company – thank you!
(Hog roast x 150)
- Andrew Sunnucks, MD, Audio Networks, 17th July more...
I wanted to write to you personally to thank you so much for a really terrific job on Friday evening. In challenging circumstances you performed miracles with the minimum of fuss and dramatics!
The food was outstanding and you worked your magic wonderfully. We will certainly be back again, and next time we hope the weather is as helpful as you were!
(Hog roast, salads, desserts, annual party x 80)
- Steph Lloyd, 21st June, Brentwood more...
Many thanks to you and all your team for providing the most wonderful hog roast last Sunday for my 40th birthday. Everything was perfect (including the weather!!).
[Essex Hog Roasts staff] were exceptional, incredibly polite and worked behind the scenes – we didn’t really know they were there – fantastic.
As for the hog roast, well, I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything quite so delicious – all my guests were very impressed – I have just today (Thursday!) thrown the last little bits away……it was fantastic.
Many thanks again, Hilary – I will have no hesitation in recommending and/or using you again.
(Hog roast, salads, desserts, coffee, birthday party x 60.)
- Andrea Stockbridge, Halton Foodservice Ltd, Maidstone, 20th June. more...
Thank you for your services on Saturday afternoon; everyone commented on the lovely food and the efficiency of your staff. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson had a wonderful day; thank you again.
(Hog roast and salads, birthday party x 80.)
- Louise and Peter Hall, 20th June, Greenwich. more...
Just wanted to say a big thankyou for the amazing hog roast you supplied on Saturday. It made my birthday party even more special as we didn’t have to worry about a thing and you enabled us to spend all day with our guests rather than stand slaving over a BBQ.
Both the hog and salads were superb and the staff helpful and friendly. All equipment arrived and was collected on time and was in good condition.
We received so many compliments from our guests which considering we did nothing should be passed on to you. Also, as you promised the sun shone!
We would happily recommend you.
(Hog roast, salads, birthday party x 60.)
- Jean Hall, June 13th 2009, Grays. more...
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the hog roast on 13th June. Everybody just loved it… The guy you sent (really sorry can’t remember his name) was very nice and helpful.
Will definitely recommend you and your staff. Thank you making the party a success.
(Hog roast, 21st birthday party x 60.)
- Kate French, June 6th, Upminster. more...
“Just wanted to send a quick e-mail to say thank you so much for a wonderful hog roast, so many people commented on how tasty it was and the salads were also fantastic.
The chocolate fountain was also great and we all had a fantastic day.
Once again, thank you so much for a great service.”
(Hog roast, salads, wedding reception x 100.)
- Lesley Vass, June 6th, Aybridge. more...
“Just to say that all went well and hog roast/bbq were fabulous…..loads of compliments to you and your people. Thank you!”
(Hog roast and barbecue, naming ceremony x 1 70.)
- Lynn Read at Drakefield Ltd. May 23rd 2009. West Horndon more...
Thank you for the wonderful service we received on the 23rd May for our corporate day. I have had so many people comment on how wonderful the hog was and have already passed on your details to interested parties.
I cannot express enough how wonderful the hog roast tasted and I will definitely be using your company again for any future events we have.
(Hog roast, corporate party).
- Amy and Alex, May 23rd, Roxwell. more...
“A massive, massive Thank You for all that you did at our wedding, it was absolutely fantastic. We were really happy, as were all our guests.
They thought everything was delicious”.
(Hog roast, salads, desserts, sit down wedding x 150.)
- Una Wilson, May 22nd, The Reid Rooms. more...
“Just a note to express my thanks for the super hog roast that you provided for my daughter Angela, and Lee’s wedding at The Reid Rooms on May 22nd.
The staff were excellent and went about their duties very efficiently enabling us all to enjoy the occasion without any concerns.
I will certainly recommend your company to to others.”
(Hog roast, hot vegetable selection, desserts, sit down wedding x 80.)
- Caroline Watson, May 2nd 2009, Leigh on Sea. more...
Just a note to say we were so impressed with the hog roast on Saturday evening, the staff we had were absolutely brilliant and everyone enjoyed it a great deal, thank you so much.
(Hog roast, private party).
- Mrs G, Sept 27th 2008, Broxted more...
We would like to express our thanks to your staff in serving the hog roast on Saturday. The late evening supper was much appreciated by everyone and put the finishing touch to a memorable day. Once again, many thanks for helping to make the evening such a success.
(Hog roast, wedding evening x 100).
- P and D Tomlins, Sept 20th 2008, Marks Hall, Coggeshall more...
A thank you note to say how much everyone enjoyed the hog roast and homemade food. All our guests, including the vegetarians, thoroughly enjoyed the food. Abi and Adam had a wonderful day and as you will have gathered food played a big part in that.
We were very impressed by the friendliness and readiness to oblige of all your staff. We know it must have been a long day for you all and to still be smiling at the end is testimony to your professionalism and also a major contributor to our guests enjoyment of the reception.
So a big thank you for all your patience through all our “what about…s” and “could you…s” and for helping to make Abi and Adam’s day so special.
(Three course wedding menu x 130).
- S Rigby, Sept 13th 2008, Upminster more...
Please thank [Essex Hog Roasts staff] for working so hard on Saturday night. We were thrilled with the food and service. Thanks again for helping us out at the last minute.
(Hog roast and salad buffet, birthday party x 100).
- JM, Sept 6th 2008, Loughton more...
Many thanks, everyone was extremely impressed with the food and service, the whole night went perfectly. The words on everyone’s lips were “fantastic crackling”!! I think we even managed to convert some non-pork eaters too!!
(Hog roast, salad buffet x 130 wedding evening).
- C Russell, Sept 6th 2008, Kent more...
Please pass this small token on to the team who were so fantastic on Saturday. Their help made our day even more special. I look forward to doing business with you again.
(Hog roast, bbq and salad buffet x 100 wedding).
- K Pratt, Aug 30th 2008, Woodford more...
Just to say thank you very much for the hog roast and sausages provided on Saturday. It went down an absolute treat and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you.
(Birthday party x 100)
- David and Lorraine Cotter, July 12th 2008, Wickford more...
Well what can I say! Both Lorraine and I did not think it possible that you could improve on our last occasion but you certainly did. The quality of the food added to the courteous hard working staff made the day very very special. Once again a Big Thank You to you and your staff.
(Wedding for 250 bbq and quadruple roast)
- H Blanchard, July 5th 2008, Southend more...
We just wanted to say thank you all very much for you and your team’s hard work in doing the catering at our wedding. The food was superb and everyone has said how much they enjoyed it. Also we really appreciate you working in the difficult circumstances that the hotel put you in. Thanks very much again.
(Hog roast and salad buffet, desserts, cheese board and evening bbq for 140).
- Carol and Mike Donn, June 22nd 2008 more...
I am writing to thank you and your staff for your help, courtesy and consideration in regard to our family get together on 22nd June.
Although the weather was, to say the least, not what we expected, your flexibility saved the day.
This was coupled with great food which was well received by everyone, including the children. It was excellent and there was just so much of it!
(Beef Spit and BBQ, Salad Buffet and Desserts)
- Steve & Pauline Wakeling, May 3rd 2008 more...
Steve & I would like to thank you & your staff for an excellent meal & service on our wedding day. It was a very special day in so many ways & the superb catering helped towards that. All of our guests remarked on the “gorgeous ” food and the quantity. Nobody went short as there was plenty of everything . Nothing was too much trouble for you Hilary and your attention to detail left us with nothing to worry about . We would certainly recommend you & your company to anyone. Thanks once again.
(Three course wedding menu for 120)
- Mrs W, The Reid Rooms, Jan 2008 more...
“The food was fabulous. Your staff were brilliant, please thank them for me”
(Wedding Reception for 85, hog roast and hot vegetable selection).
- JR, West Wycke , Dec 2007 more...
“Thank you so much for making my party so effortless and such fun. Please thank Ashley and Kim, they were brilliant. You wouldn’t believe the number of compliments I got (you got) for it. Thanks again”.
(50th Birthday for 120, hog roast, hot vegetable selection and dessert).
- S and W, Haughley Park Barn, Nov 2007 more...
We just wanted to say thank you so much for the great food at our wedding. The Gluhwein was perfect and the Canapes were great. We’ve had so many comments about the meal, it was exactly what we wanted. Thank you for all your hard work, we really appreciate it. Please pass on our thanks to those who worked with you that day, everyone was great. I’ll definitely recommend Essex Hog Roasts to anyone looking for caterers. Thanks again”.
(Wedding Reception for 90, canapés, hog roast three course meal).
- AW, St Georges Church, London W11, Oct 2007 more...
“Thank you so very much indeed Hilary and Axel for the most wonderful hog roast and beautifully put together salads and dressings. You looked after us all at St Georges just brilliantly.
Yesterday was taken up with receiving lots of ‘phone calls and e-mails singing the praises of the evening and the deliciousness of the supper. Everyone enjoyed themselves enormously – I very much hope we can have a supper with you again”.
(Harvest Festival for 80, hog roast and salad buffet).
- Mrs H, Stow Maries – Sept 2007 more...
“Thank you so much for catering for our party last weekend. Your staff were absolutely excellent, so efficient and professional in looking after our guests. The hog was utterly delicious, beautifully carved and served and most people had a second helping. We had a wonderful party”.
(Garden party for 100, hog roast, salad buffet and dessert).
- M and D, Smeetham Hall Barn, Sept 2007 more...
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything. The food was incredible and the service provided by you and your team was outstanding. Thank you for helping to make our special day so wonderful.
We will certainly be recommending you to all our friends and family”.
(Civil Ceremony Reception for 100, hog roast, buffet, salad buffet and dessert).
- DA Marina Manager, Fambridge Yacht Haven, Aug 2007 more...
“Many thanks for last night, everybody has said how great the food and service was. I will certainly be in touch when we have another event”.
(Laying up supper for 330, hog roast, bbq and salads).
- Mr and Mrs C, Upminster, Aug 2007 more...
“Just a note to say THANK YOU for the delicious hog roast buffet which you provided for J and P’s wedding celebrations. Everyone enjoyed the food, and your carver and two waitresses worked exceptionally hard to make the day go without a hitch”.
(Wedding Reception for 65, hog roast, salads and dessert).
- LG, Saffron Walden, June 2007 more...
“Thank you for organizing my wonderful party last Saturday Everything went off really well and the two young people who served us were first class Many thanks again”.
(Retirement Party for 100, hog roast and salads).
- GK, Hextable, May 2007 more...
“Just a note to say thank you for all your efforts at my wife’s birthday party on Saturday. You general helpfulness and professional manner was much appreciated”.
(Birthday Party for 100, canapes and hog roast).