Event Catering Services for Every Occasion
The reason for having an event is to provide a quality guest experience.
It requires great food, a good atmosphere and smooth logistics.
We specialize in making that experience a reality.
For some guests at a hog roast, good crackling from a slow roast cooked to perfection is all it takes for them to rave about the event.
Using a porchetta rosemary, fennel and garlic recipe with extra virgin olive oil, we marinate the meat while the spit roast cooks.
Our experience encompasses service at many if not all, types of events.
From business meetings and conferences to weddings and birthdays.We are experts in our field, specializing in barbecuing and spit roasts.
Tim Clements, the business owner, was brought up in Jamaica and Portugal, where barbecuing and an Al Fresco style of living is just the way of life.
To go into offering bbq and spit roasts as a career almost seems like a natural progression, what with Tim's interest in Portugal and its food.
As we promoted our ranges of fine Portuguese regional specialities, importing and distributing fine Portuguese black pig charcuterie, smoked products and preserves, we began to recognize the need to promote, taste and demonstrate the use of these foods in our cooking.
We began to do Portuguese barbecue street food style. Bifana rolls, chicken piri piri, and sardine parties were a few ways we generated interest in what Portugal has to offer.
He settled in London in 1997, and in 2004 we took a place at Borough Market selling our Portuguese products and cooking on community and celebration anniversaries.
We began roasting whole free-range hogs marinated with our unique mix of herbs and spices.
Our professional catering for small events started in 2004.
As our reputation spread as one of the first companies to serve quality delicious hog roast as a street food, we were asked to grill and bbq other meats for weddings, parties and corporate events.
Our presence at the music festivals over the summers became a familiar favourite sight.
With time, this has now spread into offering Brazilian barbecues for parties, including catering for Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck chefs and staff at their annual cricket day, which we are proud to say we were asked to do three years running.
The Gipsy Hill Smokehouse opened in March of 2016.
Inspired by the Argentinian chef Francis Mallman and his restaurant "Siete Fuegos" and Bittor Arginzoniz's Etxebarri we built our barbecue trailer and set off to Glastonbury with to offer our Brazilian Grill - Bragrill.
The delicious food we created using our culinary expertise was a huge success and the food we created made many happy clients.
We now offer this range of wonderful food at weddings and celebrations.
We cater smoked Beef brisket and spicy pork ribs over ash and Irish Peat.
Other foods we offer are our pulled pork, chicken and of course burgers, and different American and Portuguese style BBQ foods – meats and sides.
Our packages range from basic to luxurious, so whether you're looking for simple finger food or a five-course meal, we have the perfect catering package.
Our team of expert caterers can make it happen no matter what kind of cuisine or dietary requirements you have.
Watch this slide show to see some of our foods
We roasted free-range hogs marinated with our unique mix of herbs and spices from Blythburgh Farm in Essex.
All our food comes from local suppliers and is prepared from our establishment which has a food hygiene rating of 5 scores on the doors.