Last weekend marked one of the biggest events in Chigwell’s amateur sporting calendar; the ladies charity netball tournament. Teams from across Chigwell had competed in the weeks running up to Saturday for a chance to win the trophy and now it all came down to the last few games that would decide it all…
While I have enjoyed a game of netball in the past instead of playing I was catering with Hog Roast Chigwell throughout the day to keep the players and spectators happy and well fed with our delicious slow roasted food. The event organisers had enquired about Hog Roast Chigwell’s suitability for this type of event with customers throughout the day and no doubt high demand at times and we were delighted to inform them that we would have no trouble – this our craft and we are more than comfortable catering for anywhere from a handful to a couple of hundred guests!
Catering outdoors is no problem for us at Hog Roast Town either as we come fully equipped with our own gazebo and can set up our machines just about anywhere. Luckily for us, and the ladies playing the matches, there was no rain forecast so we had no trouble setting up and preparing the food, which we always do on site. A slow roasted pig was to be cooked for the masses with plenty of our homemade apple sauce, sage and onion stuffing and of course our signature crispy crackling. We sliced the meat and served it in freshly baked floured rolls for eating on the go which was ideal when people had to dash between courts to watch their friends or family members fight for the trophy.
After some tense matches and nail-biting moments, the tournament was over with the winning team delighted and desperate for a taste of their well-earned hog roast. For those who were sadly defeated in a close final Hog Roast Chigwell were happy to comfort them with our yummy hog roast and gave them extra pieces of crackling to soften the blow of losing the game. By the time everyone had finished eating everyone was cheery and in good spirts, after all the tournament had been for a local charity and most of the teams were good friends with one another.
We look forward to catering for the tournament again next year as the losing teams will no doubt be back with a vengeance and we will be back with another hog roast!