The Roast Hog team started offering spit roasts, hog roast and lamb roast catering and barbecues in 2004. In the early days we started Hog roasting and barbecues as a means to promote Portuguese food. Al fresco dining in Portugal is a way of life. As an importer of Portuguese food and having lived in Portugal, Tim Clements, has a lot of experience of barbecue and spit roast cooking. In fact, part of what sets us apart from other hog roast caterers is the influence that the Portuguese element brings to our hog roast, lamb roast, chicken spit roasts and barbecues. The use of herbs and spices, extra virgin olive oil, appreciation of quality foods and the importance of quality bread and fresh ingredients in cooking are all important factors in Portuguese cuisine and of the Mediterranean diet. As we became known and recognised as good at what we do the more people asked us to cater for them and now catering the various spit roasts and barbecues that we can offer has become an integral part of who we are.