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Category: Pig Roasts

What Should I Look for in a Pig Roast Specialist?

Have you ever attended a professionally-catered pig roast? Maybe you’ve even organized such an event at some point in the past. It’s a hugely popular catering option, and this will continue to be true for a long time. Part of the appeal of a good pig roast is the festive atmosphere it creates. People love gathering around a whole roast pig and anticipating the succulent flavors they’ll experience. It’s a popular way to celebrate special occasions, such as weddings, birthdays, or corporate functions. But let’s…

How Do Professional Caterers Roast a Pig?

Have you ever been to a professionally catered pig roast, and wondered how exactly it was prepared? Maybe you’ve even picked up a whole pig from the butcher yourself, and prepared it for your own special event. Most people, however, don’t really know how pigs are roasted or what is involved. You may have seen images of a traditional Hawaiian pig roast, in which the pig is carefully roasted for many hours in a pit in the ground, with smoldering banana leaves to keep it…

Reasons to Consider a Pig Roast This Winter

The pig roast is a tradition in many different cultures, and here in the states, we have our own take on it. The all-American pig roast has become such a fixture in summer months that people often book pig-roasting caterers months or even years in advance. They don’t want to take chances. They want to make sure they get exactly what they want when the big day rolls around. But is it really necessary to only think about pig roasts during the warmer months? In…

Cooking a Whole Pig for Monmouth Beach Cornhole Tournament

Check out photos and video from the first pig of the year at the annual Corn-hole Tournament in Monmouth Beach, NJ. It was great to be back for our 4th year catering this event. Watch the video above to see the progression of how we cook a whole pig here at DRJ Catering in our Meadowcreek cooker. We get started at 4:30am for a pig that will be served at 1 or 2pm. At 7am we take a peek and check back in to see…

4 Common Myths About Pig Roasts

Have you been to a pig roast lately? Probably not, if it’s New Jersey in the middle of winter. But if you’re somewhere warm (summer in New Jersey, for example), pig roasts are going on all over the place. This is one of the most popular style of barbeque, and it’s a well-known crowd pleaser. You might even be considering a whole pig roast for your next catered event, whether it’s a graduation party, wedding, corporate event, or family reunion. There are a number of…