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Top Catering Ideas for Outdoor Events

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to plan an event or gathering outside. Whether you’re getting ready to host a birthday party, corporate away day, or wedding reception, there’s no atmosphere than getting your guests outside in the warm weather.

When it comes to catering your outdoor event, you may initially gravitate towards the easier options such as cold buffet, picnic, or barbeque. However, providing hot and delicious food to impress your guests couldn’t be easier, even if your venue is far away from any buildings or electrical sources.

We run down our top suggestions for catering an outdoor event, to help you decide the perfect option for you.

Pizza Catering

Pizza catering

Pizza catering is a great option for any outdoor event for a number of reasons! Not only is it widely popular and fast to cook, but you can arrange a number of different topping options to cater to guests of all tastes and dietary requirements. What’s more, it’s hearty and filling, and is a relatively cheap option too, allowing to cater to many guests on a budget.

Mobile pizza ovens are powered by gas canisters, making them highly mobile and easy to set up wherever you live, making this an ideal option for outdoor catering.

Hog Roast Catering

Similar to pizza ovens, a hog roast oven is also powered by gas cannister, making it another great idea for outdoor events.

Hog roasts have the added bonus of being something of a showstopper, providing a great centrepiece to your event, and certain to have your guests snapping photos and discussing for weeks to come. It’s also another great way to affordably cater to a large group of guests, with a 50kg hog able to feed up to 200 hungry guests.

Hog roast ovens are incredibly versatile, also providing the option to cook lamb, beef, chicken and game too, if you wanted to throw a full medieval-style banquet.

Hog-Roast Self-Catering

Hog Roast Oven

If you’re looking to host on event with an even lower budget, you can cut your costs further by self-catering. Instead of booking full catering staff for your event, why not simply rent outdoor cooking equipment for the day, and don the chef’s whites yourself?

Hog Roast ovens are simple to operate after a brief tutorial, so you can still provide an impressive menu which will get your guests talking, while saving even more money.

Don’t Forget the Gazebos

The British summertime is notoriously unpredictable, so be sure you have adequate shelter from ether sun or rain for your guests. As well as a cover for your guests should they need it, having a large gazebo or two will also keep your food safe should the heavens decide to open.

Here are The Roasting Pig, we’re experts when it comes to hosting out-door events. Our experienced team can cater venues of all types, inside or outside, with our professional-grade mobile ovens and fully-uniformed serving team. Whether you’re looking for mouth-watering stone-baked pizza, medieval style hog-roasts, or equipment hire and delivery (alongside a complimentary tutorial), we have everything you need to make your party go with a bang. What’s more, if you’re planning an outdoor event, we can even supply those all-important gazebos too.

For more information, be sure to drop us a line today.