FAQs‚Äč

How many people will a Hog Roast feed?......

We can provide a hog roast for a minimum of 40 guests using our hand chosen prime cuts of pork. One large hog can feed up to 200 guests.


How long does it take to cook?............

Our spit roasts will be cooked from fresh on the day of your event. If we are using smaller cuts this will take roughly 3 hours. To ensure a full hog is beautifully cooked we would recommend around 8 hours.


How do I book an event with you?.......

We are full time professional caterers so we can be reached by telephone or email where we can discuss your requirements. Depending on your event we can visit you to view the potential site and discuss. If you are planning a wedding with us we may also recommend a wedding breakfast tasting. When a menu and date have been agreed we will ask for a 20% deposit be paid to secure your event with us.


Is Hott Mess right for my event?......

We cater for a wide variety of events providing exciting, fresh and  diverse menus. We provide food for corporate events, weddings, private parties, charity events, festivals and reputable street food markets.


Do you do barbecues?.......

Absolutely, we are experts in proving the highest quality barbecues tailored to your exact needs. Our fully trained chefs will provide everything you need from the meat itself, delicious sides and salads. 


We have a lot of children at our event, can you provide childrens menus?........

The Hott Mess team has lots of experience in catering for children and we appreciate they may prefer smaller and simpler menus which we can discuss. Also, we are well aware of some nasty additives lurking in some processed foods which is why we cook from scratch so you know exactly what your little ones are eating.


Do you do desserts?.......

Despite the fact we advertise as a savoury caterer we have lots of experience in providing sweet treats. Our team consists of a fully trained pastry chef.


I have been looking at lots of caterers and pricing can seem very varied?..........

We understand the market and are aware of some caterer's pricing either being too good to be true or very expensive. With the low cost options please be aware that the produce being used is not necessarily the best quality and also may not be being cooked by full time professionals. Hott Mess understand that budgets can be tight so we like to price ourselves as fairly as we can.


I'm gluten free/ dairy free/ vegetarian. Can Hott Mess still help?.........

As we tailor all menus for events you dietary requirements are always respected and catered for. We are very imaginative when it comes to food so we will always be able to offer delicious alternatives.


Is there a minimum order value for parties, weddings and events?......

Yes there is.  We do cater for smaller events, however please call to discuss you requirements and we can give you an accurate quotation.