Monday, December 05, 2011

Pre and post wedding catering at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire - hog roast and breakfast

If you want to make a big impression - it doesn't come bigger than Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire - we're just 20 minutes away. 

We cooked for these two events with Party Angels running front of house at Chandos Hall at Sudeley Castle (that's it below) the night before the couple's wedding as guests arrived, and the Sunday morning after the night before with other dinner parties going on elsewhere on the Saturday night.

Friday night mini hog roast

There are times when you don't want to go the whole hog - they do feed up to 150 people after all. Another way we serve it for some people is to cook joints of pork rather than a whole hog - this also greatly reduces the price - never a bad thing the night before a wedding :o) Whole roasts chickens are also popular - so you can mix and match.
 Gloucester Old Spot/ Berkshire breed pork from Home Farm in Bredons Norton
 Crackling from the pork shoulder and leg is taken off after they have been cooking for 7 hours and crisped up - see crispy crackling kitchen tip

7 hour pork leg cooked in cider - so soft it's melt in the mouth: makes the perfect bap!
 Cranberry and pear chutney - just going on to cook - a variation of this recipe, but also with chilli, fresh ginger (giving it a kick), spices etc. 
 Salad of grilled butternut squash, chickpeas, beluga lentils,  pomegranate and shaved fennel
Spinach, St. Agnes cheese, cherry tomato and black olive salad
Roast pepper cous cous

Sunday breakfast

"Uhhhhh! So ready for this!" - guest on Sunday morning. Heavy night? Lol.

Go on - treat your body to a little fruit on a Sunday morning

Toasted homemade bread - sesame & poppy seed and granary

How do you cook breakfast for 50 with one small oven which only fits 3 trays and a small hot cupboard? Bacon steam-roasting (above) over pans of boiling water. There's an answer to everything - just takes a bit of pre-planning. 

  •  Gloucester Old Spot/ Berkshire breed bacon and sausages from Home Farm in Bredons Norton - hey make their own & you can tell - they're the best!
  • Hash browns made from jacket potatoes and caramelised red onions
  • Oakfield organic portobello mushrooms
  • Scrambled Burford  Brown eggs
  • Vine tomatoes
Finished off with danish pastries - it's Sunday after all.......

Pick up your Cotswold Christmas tree and take it home with you - wedding guests' car. 

3 comments:

Maggie said...

How fabulous James and Sudeley Castle too - what a great gig for you.

James said...

So good when everyone's so appreciative as well! :o)

catering said...

This catering looks amazing! Not to mention the castle that looks like from fariytale.