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A tasty opportunity in the event catering trade

A tasty opportunity in the event catering trade

The Spitting Pig Co is looking for fun, friendly, hard-working people who have a passion for food and delivering first class customer service

The Spitting Pig Co gives you the chance to become part of the UK’s leading hog roast brand.

The company is a full-service event catering business that specialises in outdoor cooking and has been providing hog roasts since 1994 at weddings, private parties and corporate functions.

Stephen Marsden, the company’s managing director, founded the business, successfully growing it to become the UK’s number one supplier of hog roast catering.

The decision was made to franchise the business 18 years ago and currently, The Spitting Pig Co has 28 franchisees in the UK.

Two options

The Spitting Pig Co franchise allows you to run a part-time business, organising events at weekends, or launch a full-time catering operation.

Whichever option you choose, franchisees are provided with everything they need to run a successful business, including:

  • Full initial and ongoing training and support, including expert advice in event catering, from food preparation and menu planning to logistics and customer service.
  • An exclusive trading territory.
  • A range of equipment, including two hog roast set-ups, hog roast machines, gazebos, tables and chafing dishes.
  • Lead and booking generation from head office. All your bookings are provide for you from head office.
  • Your own website, email address and bespoke social media campaigns.
  • An established supply chain.
  • Advice on storage solutions.
  • Uniforms for all members of your catering and events team.

Comprehensive support

Once up and running, franchisees are given comprehensive admin support, including creating all paperwork, quotes and invoices, managing accounts and completing all necessary PAYE, VAT and year-end tax returns.

They’re also granted access to The Spitting Pig Co’s mentorship scheme, as well as membership to The Nationwide Caterers Association, the UK’s only trade body for mobile caterers.

Franchisees can expect to be profitable in their first year of trading, according to the company.

No experience needed

You don’t need any previous catering experience to become a franchisee, according to Stephen, who adds: “The company is looking for fun, friendly, hard-working people who have a passion for food and delivering first-class customer service.”

Franchisees will be tapping into over 25 years of experience in the outdoor event catering trade when they invest in a Spitting Pig Co business.

On top of this, they will benefit from a tried and tested franchise that has been replicated across the UK and a commitment by the franchisor to the continual growth+ and development of the brand, which has an excellent reputation in its sector.

Stephen says: “Because of the nature of the business, franchisees are able to be flexible in the hours they work, enabling them to run their company around other commitments, while benefiting from the fact that The Spitting Pig Co’s menus are popular with people of all ages and suitable for all different types of events and special occasions.”

At a glance The Spitting Pig Co


Spitting Pig was founded in 1995. Franchised in 2012

Number of franchised outlets:


Location of units:

UK and Ireland

Investment range:

£8,950-£14,950 (plus VAT)

Minimum required capital:



Ash Greenwood, head of marketing. 0800 587 5899

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