FAQ

How many people can you serve and what size pig should I order?

We have accommodated parties of 500 ppl +!!! Size is based upon the number of people. A pig will yield 1/3 pound of meat per person.

Therefore, a 100lb pig for 100 ppl, 60lb pig for 60 ppl. etc.....

What cooking method do you use?

We use only all natural charcoal that burns more steadily and evenly. It also produces less soot that can affect the flavor of the pig. We also add wood chunks to enhance the smoky flavor!

How long does it take to cook the pig?

We slow roast the pig for maximum flavor and tenderness. A 100lb pig takes about 8-9 hours
to cook.

For bigger pigs, an additional 30 minutes should be added for each 10lbs of pig.

What kind of time commitment is there to put on a pig roast?

Day Before: Roughly 3 hours of our staff’s time are spent prepping for the job. This includes picking up and putting the pig to rest for the night! Also we go through an extensive checklist to make sure we have all the equipment and
supplies we need for your party.

Day of: Between 12-24 hours are put in by our staff. This includes the following:
a. 1 hour hook up and loading of vehicles
b. Travel to the pig roast site
c. 1 hour of charcoal preparation and site set up
d. Pig roasting time
e. 1/2 hour carving time
f. 1 hour site clean up
g. Travel back to the home base

Day After: 3 hours are spent cleaning and sanitizing the equipment and doing inventory.

Will you still do the pig roast when the weather is bad?

Absolutely! We are prepared to cook the pig no matter if it is raining or the temperature is below zero. We have tents that are put up if needed to protect the pig roaster and pig crew. We also have heaters to do winter events.

What is the smallest pig roast that you will do?

The smallest number of people that it is feasible for us to prepare for is 60 people. We will do fewer people, however we must charge for 60 people to make it financially viable for us. This is because regardless of the number of people served, our time spent in prep, event staffing, and cleanup is essentially the same.

What equipment do you provide and what is the host responsible for?

Mainely Pig Roasts will provide all the equipment needed to roast the pig as well as the serving dishes and implements. The host is responsible for providing all other equipment needed to accommodate their guests:

tables, chairs, plates, cutlery, tents, etc.

This allows the host to customize the presentation of the event to match their own style and price range. We can provide the names of stores and services that specialize in that aspect of the event.

Do you just cater pig roasts?

There's nothing within reason that we cannot do! If you have any special requests please feel free to contact us. We also have an extensive Hors D'oeuvres menu. Please inquire for a list.

How much is a typical pig roast cost?

For example a typical 60 person pig roast with Baked Beans, Cornbread, Caesar Salad and Watermelon would cost:

Pig for 60 x $14 = $840
Side dishes $4 x 60 ppl = $240
8% Sales Tax = $84.40
Gratuity = $233.28
Total = $1399.68

Interested in using us for your next event?