Testimonials

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Catering Events past and present all over London and the home counties

 

Wedding "We cannot recommend highly enough Hog-Roast-Direct. They supplied the marquee and catering for our Son's Wedding and we could not fault their organisational and management skills. The day went without a hitch thanks to their creative ideas and detailed planning with great home cooked food and their marvellous hard working and personable staff. Nothing was to much trouble and they created a truly magical day for us all. We would not hesitate to use their services again and would be happy to recommend them to all our friends". Doug and Julia B of Haslemere, Surrey

April x 500+ Just to say a big THANK YOU for the wonderful food you supplied at Anstey Park for the St George's Day Party at Alton Rugby Club. Although the weather was not at it's best it was nevertheless a very successful day. Please add our name to your satisfied customer list, our website address is www.alton-rfc.com .Regards, Charles Clark President Alton Rugby Club

February - 250 x Meat, 3 hot veg, stuffing, gravy + vegetarian Dear Tracy - Thank you so much for the Hog Roast on Saturday. It was great to work with such nice, friendly people. The food was delicious and people at church today were saying what a great success it was. We were also impressed at the way you left the church clean and tidy. We certainly would not hesitate in recommending you to other churches/schools and friends. So thanks once again, Jane

January x 170 Chocolate Fountain Dear Tracy, Sorry this has taken me a week to send.. It's taken me nearly that long to get over it. I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you done at our party. Everyone commented on how fabulous you were and accommodating with the kids in particular. I hope that we have the need to utilise your services again in the near future and you can be assured you will come highly recommended by all of us. Hope you like the pic!! Once again, A huge thank you. M Johnson

October  - Birthday Party Streatham x 100 "Dear Peter and Sue, Just to say a HUGE thank you once again for looking after us so well today. Really was fantastic. I had numerous people come up to me during the day saying how wonderful the food was. Please pass my thanks onto the other waitress for all her efforts as well. Best wishes, Jules "

September  Wedding x 120 - Sherborne St John "Dear Sue, Yes, everything went extremely well and I'm sure Tracy and Pete were thankful that the day was dry and mostly sunny! Please pass on our thanks again to them and thanks to you too for being so helpful. We'll certainly recommend your company to our friends for their functions. best wishes, Carrie"

September  Wedding x 90 Guests - Essex Canapes, spit roast, desserts, bar service, waiting service.

September  - Corporate Client x 60 guests Full service, bar, main course, desserts, tea & coffee, table hire, table linen, marquee hire.

September  - Corporate Event Famous Grouse - VIP BBQ x 16 guest - Manchester - Hog Roast, salad buffet, glass hire.

September  - Corporate Event Famous Grouse - VIP BBQ x 18 guest - Kent - Hog Roast, salad buffet, glass hire.

September  - Wedding Charleston Manor 75 + 125 Guests

Dear Peter & Sue (and everyone) "How do I start to thank you for everything you did to make my daughters wedding day the success it was. You were all wonderful, and the hog roast was more than perfect and several people have asked for your details including the owner of the venue, which as you know is only allowed to be hired out in August. The rest of the time it is strictly private but he hosts many events there for family and friends. He said he had never tasted such a wonderful roast and that your staff were all so friendly and efficient. Thank you for leaving everywhere so tidy. A special thanks to Sue for making it all so perfect. I am basking in her reflected glory as I have received thanks from everyone who attended. My daughter wanted a happy country wedding and, mainly due to you she got exactly that.

I will send photos of the barn as promised when I get them. Thank you again Kind Regards" H**** C******* (name of client recorded at Charleston Manor)

September  - Corporate Fun Day - Yeovil x 300 Spit Roast & buffet

September  - Private Party x 131 guests - Shipley Spit roast & buffet

September  - Kent x 200 Wedding - Full wedding service, champagne fountain, canapés, table linen, tableware, glass hire, waiting staff.

Dear Peter, I was very pleased with all aspects of your service, unfortunately both Debbie and I were so busy ensuring our guests had a good time that we actually forgot to eat any of the food ourselves! So much for an informal wedding. However I have been reassured to receive several compliments from guests, who all commented on the quality of the catering. I would like to give specific thanks to your staff who really could not have been more helpful, it would only appear patronising were I to go on too much. Jim H****

September  - 5 x DIY Do it yourself fully automatic spit roast machines on hire across the South of England

September  x 160 V.I.P guests - Secret Location
This event was a Blue Chip Corporate client launching a new product. We provided Teak Furniture, heating, main course, desserts, drinks and other services to the International Press, our principles and their employees. This was a secret location in the South of England where our guests were ambushed by Special Armed Services in a volley of machine gun fire, grenade and rocket attacks. Whilst under attack, guests were rescued by trained drivers in fleet of the new 4 x 4 Mercedes-Benz M-Class off road vehicles and taken to a place of safety for a drink and some food !

Dear Peter, I have had a lot of feedback from our guests who all thought that the food and the service you provided was well balanced for the location and activities during the week particularly the teak furniture with the table heaters. Please thank all your staff....and we hope to be seeing you soon at the next event...Rob

August  - Wedding Event - Dorset x 120 guests Spit roast & salad buffet

August  - Wedding x 150 Hampton Court House
"We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of your staff for the fantastic hog roast that you hosted for our wedding a couple of weeks ago. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and especially the food - I believe that there wasn't much left at then end! Sue & Max were great and we hope that they had everything that they needed. Please thank them for us - they went overboard in setting out the strawberries for us, that was something that we were not expecting. We hope that they had a good day too. Suzi Chan"

August  - Wedding x 70 Horsebridge Station

August  - Kew Cricket Club
x 125 Spit roast & 5 salad buffet ....." book us in for next year please"

August  - Zapcat Racing - Littlehampton x 160 spit roast & buffet.

August  - Weybridge x 160 (sub contractor to event organiser) 40th birthday party. Canapes, spit roast, bbq, profiterole towers, strawberries & cream, banoffee pie. "....thank you very much, my client was over the moon"

August  - Hillingdon x 600 guests - serve drinks, main course, dessert maximum 60 minutes...... completed in 43 minutes !

August  - Stirling Scotland. Corporate BBQ x 60 guests. Part of a national VIP catering contract in England, Wales and Scotland during summer .
Alex, alias "Crackling" on the beach in Brighton with Fatboy Silm

July  - Fat Boy Slim & Zoe Ball - on the beach in Brighton ....."your worth every penny"

July  - Eden Project Cornwall Hog Roast CE Approved automatic machines on contract hire to help feed 1,000 guests per night on the Eden's Jungle Night events.

July  - Krispy Kreme - Kingston Grammar School, Weybridge, Surrey. Western Theme x 330 guest portions. Hog roast, BBQ, salads.

July  - Walton on Thames x 160 - I want to take this opportunity of thanking you and your staff for the super professional job you did for us at the St John's estate back in July and the hog roast and delicious paella was certainly the highlight of the day. 

July  - St. Hilary's School, Godalming, Surrey. 235 Guest portions hog roast.

July  -The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 320 guest portions. Hog roast & 4 salad buffet.

July  - Eden Project - Live 8 Cornwall Hog Roasts, BBQs supplied to feed 5,000 Live 8 fans. What a day to remember !

June  Wedding on River Thames cruise boat - Kew Bridge - Houses of Parliament x 120

June  Glaxo Smith Kline Team Building Event. Lamb Roast& BBQ.

June  Siemans Maidenhead Corporate event x 240 guest portions

June  Eton College - Summer Party

June  - VIP Lamb roast x 100 guests. 2 x spit roast machines

June  - Wedding Guildford x 90 guest.

June  - Hog Roast Direct called at the last minute to cater for 50th birthday party East Sussex. Original caterers had let client down.

June  Exclusive caterers to Music Producer - Sunday Roast x 74 guests

June  Famous Music Producer 50th Birthday Party - Spit Roast Caterers to 250 guests including - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Simon Cowell, Martine McCutcheon,

June  Black Tie Charity pop concert Wintershall  exclusive caterers to 4,000 guests included Damien Hill, Dutchess of York, Graeme Le Saux, plus, plus.

On stage - Eric Clapton,  Katie Melua,  Ringo Star,  Roger Taylor,  Gary Brooker, Andy Fairweather Low, Kenny Jones, The Drifters, Mike Rutherford, Graham Broard, Henry Spineti, Rory Bremner, Paul Young, The Los Pacaminos, Small Faces.

May  Monkey Island Hotel - Wedding - Clients arriving by helicopter

May Homelands Festival  the Strongbow rooms

May  1,200 portion BBQ for Kew Park Rangers event. "Peter what a superb spread you put on.......please book us in for next year" ! JF

May  Pepper Harrow Point to Point - Hi Peter, It was great to have you there, thank you so much for everything you did and please thank your staff who all did a sterling job, excellent food and service, we have had a fantastic reception from all who attended. Hopefully will get the chance to work as a team again in the future ! Bee

May  - New BBC TV Drama - Queen Elizabeth - yes that's our hog !

April  - Arena Magazine - All day photo shoot in London featuring Hog Roasts

April  - Westminster London - V.I.P Sub contract Lamb spit roasting for Mustard Catering

April  - Guildford & Godalming Rugby Club - Peter - The hogs were delicious. They both went and everyone commented on the set up. I have e-mailed your web address to all the coaches at GRFC. Regards Rod Shea

Zoe Ball and Norman Cook (Fat Boy Slim)... Birthday Party 31st July  Brighton Beach as broadcast on Radio One. - East Sussex

January  - The party on Saturday (29th) was a great success - the hog roast providing delicious food and a Damien Hirst-type art installation in one. Andrew and his helper were helpful, discreet and charming. I am sure you get a lot of business from word- of-mouth recommendations. Everyone (apart from the pig) had a wonderful time - so many thanks. Best wishes, Lesley and Bryan

Party - December  Peter ....The lamb roast was delicious and much appreciated by the guests. Thank you for your friendly and very efficient service and for keeping in touch with us beforehand. We will certainly recommend your service to others. Regards Susan - Mayfair London

Christmas Party December  - Cheers Peter, It was a fantastic day, our staff are still raving about the crunchy crackling and that delicious cheese and red onion coleslaw. It is such a joy to deal with a company whose focus on quality stands out like a bull in a chicken coupe. Please pass on a very big thanks to your crew from all of us at Abel & Cole for making our Christmas party the cracker it was ! I guess we will be seeing you guys again next year, same again thanks ! Kind regards Gary - Andover Hampshire

Christmas Party December  - Hi Peter, Thank you so much for all your hard work and possibly the nicest lamb I have ever eaten. Everyone commented and thanked us for the lovely food and thank you so much for making the party a roaring success. Cheers and hopefully we will see you again soon. JPMH London

250th Anniversary of the Bowood Estate - June  I wanted to write to you and thank you and your marvellous team for doing such an incredible job feeding the 550 guests at our party. The food was quite delicious, beautifully prepared and presented, and served with such efficiency and good humour by your very welcoming staff. You run a very, very good outfit and I was so impressed by everything, especially how thoroughly you cleaned up at the end.......Yours sincerely "The Marchioness of Lansdowne" - Wiltshire

Party - September  Sorry its taken so long to write to you but we've been away for a few days. I just wanted to say thanks for all your help in making our day run smoothly. Your guys were great and did a fantastic job. The food was really delicious and I can't believe we scoffed a whole pig!!!  We'll definitely be having another one and you can be sure we'll be back for your services! Thanks once again for making our day such a successful one. Cheers,  Lisa

Charity Event - September  I just wanted to write and say a HUGE thank you for donating the hog roast on Friday night.  Tim and I were blown away by the effort Andrew and his helper went to.  They were amazing.  They were friendly and couldn't do enough to help.  They are a real asset to you...... Tim Slater - Farnham, Surrey

Zapcat Racing - August 

Thank you so much, in return, we haven’t had a caterer who not only delivered what he said he would but also much much more.  Lots of our competitors and guests commented on how good the food was and we were all very impressed.  Your girls were a credit to you, and I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your team.   I was delighted and relieved (having been let down before) that your team were so professional not only with your catering, but in also helping me out with the refreshment side of things as well as everything else.   The party was resounding success and I am 100% sure that we will repeat the process next year and I would be delighted if you would look after us again on the catering front........... Thank you once again for making our evening the success that it was. - Hayling Island - Hampshire

Bognor Yacht Club Hogroast August  I just wanted to thank you for the food you provided at the Yacht Club.  It was fabulous and the girls were slick, efficient and very professional. You certainly run a very tight ship........Sarah Pollard - Bognor Regis, Sussex

Wedding - August  You provided me with 2 chefs and a spit in Surrey..... I just want to say a big thank you to your guys who were great. The feedback was excellent which was great considering a lot of the guests were real foodies. You also helped get me out of a tight spot when I was let down by another company, so again thank you. I will definitely recommend you given the chance........Sam Wait - London

Wedding August  I just wanted to drop you a line and say how much everyone enjoyed the Hog Roast on Saturday evening- please pass my thanks on to Andrew and his colleague who did an excellent job, everyone was very impressed. It was great from my point of view only having to do a few salads and veggie dish, it made the evening far more enjoyable...Sally Hobbs

Wedding August  - The Hog Roast was truly wonderful thank you......it was an informal occasion and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.......The two guys were great.  Luckily there was a gazebo they were under when the hailstorms came down!!  They kindly left us with the remaining meat etc for the evening. Joe Cobb

St Mary's School - June  - Everything was fabulous on Saturday! Thank you very much for all your hard work (and for Max's and the others on the night).  Everyone had a great time, ate until they couldn't eat any more, and we have really shown those who couldn't make it, what a night they missed!............ We are all singing your praises.....! Thanks again, Caroline - Wiltshire

Birthday Party - uly  - Just a note to say a million thank you's, the party was a great success due to the wonderful hog.  It tasted great and looked fantastic...........but as you said no problem. Many thanks to delightful staff.  With best wishes,  Rt Hon Charlotte Noel - London

Summer Party - July  - Hi Peter, Just a quick note to thank you for all of your help on Saturday - I hear you were brilliant and so thank you very much. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Tina Wallis - Acclaim Events - Guildford Surrey

Wedding Reception - July  - Just wanted to say a huge thanks to your guys for yesterday, they did a great job and the food was, as expected, absolutely delicious. I didn't really have a chance to thank them properly so please would you pass it on A great service which we would recommend to anyone. Regards Victoria & Paul Bedford.

Celebration Party July  - I would like to say "Thank you" we had a committee meeting last night and - all the committee members have asked me to let you know what wonderful guys you sent and how good it was I don't think I have ever tasted such wonderful pork before. Thank you for helping us make the night. Jennifer -

Christening - June  - Many thanks for your efforts at our christening a few weeks back. I will have pleasure in recommending you to friends.......Simon Blowey

Lamb Roast June  - A belated thanks for the wonderful lamb roast - everyone was very complementary and enjoyed it immensely. Regards Tilly - London

Open Day May Just to say a huge thank you for Monday, it was a great success. I will be in contact once we know what we are going to do next year. Regards Ailsa

Areas covered - Berkshire London Wiltshire Kent Surrey East Sussex West Sussex - Hampshire Dorset Hertfordshire York and surrounding areas.