All the planning had been done, the moment had arrived for me to deliver. Loading the car ready for an early start, it all became very real. I was very excited. No nerves, just pure adrenaline. The alarm was set for 5.45am.
By 7am I was at Cracknell's Butcher to collect my pig all 65kg of her! Loaded her into the trailer and set of to Hadleigh Town hall to set up for the day. Buy 8 am the Hog was roastin'.
My team arrived later in the day to help put the finishing touches to the tables. After a quick briefing we were ready to go!
The salads were set on the table 10 mins before the guests arrived. They were. Butternut Squash, Chilli, spring onion and toasted squash seed. Orzo with Aubergine, pomegranate and basil (with saffron Yogurt dressing) and The Brown and black rice salad with peas and tenderstem broccoli.
These were ideal for the very hot day and once all the guests were seated the team proceeded in with the large platters of roasted hog, crackling and a little bit of stuffing which I'd knocked up as a little bonus.
I was so proud with how the day went. We all worked well together. Everything went to plan.
The desserts were supplied by another caterer but served and cleared by my team (after several speeches).
The clear down was complete. I returned home to a much needed beer.....or two....actually a lot more than that! :-)
Here are a few pictures from the day!