What is PigOut® Catering
PigOut Catering is a unique full service, mobile event catering business, renowned for creating delicious food from fresh wholesome ingredients.
The concept is revolutionary and allows the business owner to work at any location for any number of guests without the need for high street premises.
Guests at corporate and private events are WOW’d as they experience the Chef roasting and barbecuing on-site, enjoying the fabulous aromas from the signature dishes including Pig Roast, Baron of Beef and Roast Lamb.
The business owner operates this proven business catering for a wide range of events including weddings, corporate lunches, sporting events, backyard parties and fundraisers for 20 — 5,000 guests. The professional system provides hassle free off site catering with a full range of north American made catering equipment incorporated into a custom trailer or van.
About the Owners
Alan and Anne Dickson emigrated from Scotland in 2007 bringing the PigOut professional catering system to North America where it has flourished.
Following careers of over 25 years owning and operating Hotels, award winning restaurants and an extensive event catering business they knew the hassles of offsite catering. Alan using his experience worked with engineers to develop the cutting edge PigOut Roaster and multipurpose outdoor cooking centre which has revolutionized off site event catering.
Anne having trained in a kitchen before progressing into event management created a catering concept that is simple, professional and works every time. Having worked in 4 and 5 star operations she understood the importance of attention to detail and the PigOut Catering concept is all about creating a professional, high quality experience for every client every time.
Alan and Anne have a true passion for their business and a wealth of experience to share with their Licensees to ensure their success.
Meet Nelson Diaz - Licensee
At the Centre of Things
The professional slick operation, truly wholesome good for you food and unique roasting system sets PigOut® apart from other catering operators.
The Pig Out® Roaster adds a new dimension to any catered event, it WOW’s your guests and becomes the center piece of any event attracting customers to your business. The guests experience the roasting, absorb the aromas, and are amazed by the Chef’s carving the meat directly in front of them.
Business benefits of the PigOut® Catering model include:
You can operate this business from home without the need for high street premises
Google cloud based admin system
No fixed costs of rent, rates and wages associated with restaurant style catering
You provide the type of food that people yearn for, wholesome, fresh and additive free
Labor saving systems generate more profit for you
Promote your business and be the star attraction at Farmers Markets
Enjoy community involvement: catering at fundraisers and charitable events
Pig Out® Catering is not only unique, attractive, and fun, but it also offers you an efficient operation that allows you to interact directly with your customers. You take the credit for a fabulous hassle free feast without the effort and expense of traditional catering.
The Roasting Advantage
The PigOut® Roaster adapts to a wide range of cooking applications: Rotisserie cooking in the versatile baskets, slow roasting in the temperature controlled oven, steaming, grilling, hot holding, and serving all occur within this one unique piece of equipment.
The Pig Out® Roaster is fully portable on 10” pneumatic tires, is automated and does not need constant supervision, it produces perfect roasts that are guaranteed to WOW every time.
The roaster was designed and is manufactured in North America using the highest quality stainless steel with direct drive motor. The PigOut® Roaster is ETL/CSA approved.
The resource that really makes the operation roll, literally, is the Pig Out® Trailer/Van. Incorporating walk-in refrigeration, prep areas and a full complement of heavy duty catering equipment, your business on wheels allows you the freedom of where you work.
Your business on wheels provides you with high visibility mobile marketing.
A unique brand that is easy to identify, a catchy logo that brings instant recognition, passionate staff and tasty food are a great start.
From our central position we help get the message out there for the whole PigOut® network through cooperative efforts at local and regional levels. You are supported with on line marketing, promotional materials and strategic advertising campaigns.
At Pig Out® we have taken catering to another level. We know the importance of a strong and clear marketing message and we serve this up with style.
Training & Support
PigOut® licensees are trained in all aspects of the business including sales, marketing, operations, administration and training staff, growth planning, food preparation and service, food safety, networking, trailer handling, roaster operation, and managing catering events to ensure complete guest satisfaction.
The initial training you are provided in two segments. The first stage takes place at our dedicated training location where you will learn the vital skills required to operate the business.
During the second stage you will work side by side with Company Trainers at your initial events to ensure a successful start with your Pig Out® operation.
In addition, we provide refresher training sessions to continually update our entire organization in honing our skills, industry trends, and to expand on what is new and exciting with PigOut®.
We make sure that you start out with a solid foundation to enable you to grow your business and we are there to help you every step of the way on your journey of success.
Solid Support Program
At Pig Out® we sustain quality and consistency throughout our network with a host of solid support programs.
Our network provides exceptional support services to each Licensee, including:
Research and Development
Overall Program Oversight
You run your own PigOut® Licensee with the complete support of a great organization.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I visit the operation and spend a day hands on?
Absolutely we have discovery days during January annually
How long from signing up to opening my own PigOut business?
6 – 8 weeks
Do I receive free training?
Yes, training in all aspects of the business is included in your fee
Can I run this along side an existing business?
Yes, you can brand as PigOut by “your other named business”
What support do I receive after opening?
7 day support from corporate Chef, Marketing and Operations
Can I send other new employees for training?
Absolutely; there is no charge for this service
Can I introduce my own menu items?
Yes, we actively encourage this
Can I set my own prices and can they change seasonally?
Absolutely, it is your business
How do I know how much I should charge for menu items?
We train you in menu sourcing and costing
How do I get business?
We develop a web site for you and generate inquiries for you. We show you how to find and keep customers
Do I pay a royalty on my sales?
There are NO royalty payments
How do I know that the monthly marketing fee will not go up?
You 3 year contract guarantees fixed monthly fees
What happens after 3 years?
You can simply continue to pay the monthly fee or sell your business
Do I have to pay a new License after the first 3 years?
No, you only pay the $10,000 fee when you first purchase the Brand
Can I cater more than one event on any given day?
Absolutely, most of our Licensees operate several events simultaneously
Can I call existing PigOut Licensees to get their opinion?
Absolutely, you can call them and ask questions
Can I arrange finance through you?
We work several pre-approved lease companies
Can I borrow from a bank?
Depending upon your credit rating
Can you help me to prepare a business plan for my own bank?
Certainly, we can assist you with this
How can I find out more?
Call and arrange a phone meeting: Call Anne on 905 650 0781
Arrange a visit to our St Catharines location
Speak with existing PigOut Licensees
If you haven’t already check out our web site
HOW TO BECOME
a PigOut® Catering
Submit confidential questionnaire below
Telephone consultation — your chance to ask questions
Discovery day where we meet you
Execute license agreement