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The Hog & Apple Food Co. the finest food for your event

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The Hog and Apple Food Co. creates

The Finest Food

for your event

Established in 2008 in Yorkshire, we continue to push the boundaries and possibilities in outside catering, delivering personalised and bespoke package’s that mean something to you.

With a reputation that stands for substance, quality, enthusiasm, and a unique style, The Hog and Apple Food Co. is a true champion of an Authentic Yorkshire based food company.

meet The Team
Ged | Head Chef

"Owner/Chef"

‘The more I delved into the world of food, the more I became obsessed! My main goal is to bring restaurant standard food to weddings and larger events. I love the challenge and I love the results! I believe it’s an honour to be part of people’s events, particularly weddings, and I become personally invested in making sure we get it right. I am so proud of The Hog and Apple Food Co. team’

From a love of pigs and meat, Ged’s life-long passion for food has helped the self-taught chef develop the company from a pot and pan, to one of the most well regarded and reputable catering companies in Yorkshire. Passion, enthusiasm and vision push Ged to where nothing short of excellence is acceptable.

Chef Tony | Head Chef

"Head Chef"

‘I LOVE food! I always have! Whenever I think back to some important memory in my life it usually connects to a meal I’ve shared with someone important. Like on my 18th birthday my step mum took me out to ‘Anthony’s’ in Leeds for my first fine dining experience. From that day I was hooked on that style of catering and the true care that goes into not only the food but the service, which is something we replicate at The Hog and Apple Food Co. I’m passionate about cooking to the point of obsession - I never really turn off from it even when I’m sat at home watching ‘Game of Thrones’ I’m still thinking about my next big idea for what I can make out of yuzu (citrus fruit) or some other new ingredient I’m obsessing over. I love my job here at The Hog and Apple Food Co. simply because every weekend, or whenever your big day is, I’m going to be cooking for you on your most important day of your life. It’s a big job and an important one and I love it. I always try to make the food the talking point of the day (apart from the dress of course!).

Anyway I’m sure you’ve probably had enough of me gibbering on about myself so I’ll let you carry on looking through the important stuff like the menus and the awesome pictures of some of my creations!’

Josh | Chef

"Chef"

Cooking has always been Josh’s life. Having trained at Michelin standard in Jersey, Josh was part of a team who has cooked for The Queen and has always had a passion for banqueting and large events. It is this sort of expertise and knowledge that gives us the ability to offer the client dishes they would only expect in the best restaurants.

Robbie | The Machine

"The Machine"

Everyone needs a ‘Robbie’. He’s the glue that holds the company together. From loading, fixing, lifting, arranging and cooking - Robbie is the unsung hero of the team. Super friendly, super helpful; he’s what we are all about.

Invaluable!

Molly | The female version of Robbie

"The female version of Robbie"

Whatever needs doing, Molly can put her mind to it and get the job done with a smile on her face. An old head on young shoulders, she’s calm, confident, versatile and there’s basically nothing she can’t do!

Ange and Douge | The partnership

"The Partnership"

Ange and Doug are married and have spent their entire working lives in kitchens, restaurants and hotels. For the past three years, they have helped build The Hog and Apple Food Co. into the company it is today.

Doug has 15 years front of house experience in hotels and restaurants. Nothing is too much trouble, he’s your go to man at your event and is the person responsible for making the service of your food and drink a success. An outstanding front of house and true professional.

And don’t be deceived by Angela’s height! She is a heavy weight in the culinary world with her focus being on pastry and desserts. Her creations take it to the next level in outside catering but it doesn’t stop there, she also runs her own team on your big day from behind the scenes. Ange cooks your food on site and delivers you your wedding food to the highest possible standards.

Jack | The lad

"The Lad"

Jack is a key member of the team and the daily running of the business. He also looks after the drinks and bar aspect of the company and is well trained in cocktail making. He is a man with many ideas, a sociable personality and a cheeky glint in his eye!

The Team

“Hannah, Dom, Tom, Anna, Sinead, Emily, Sarah”

Staff come, staff go. Not at The Hog and Apple Food Co. We have had a core team of loyal staff who have been with us since the beginning. They all have the same vision and goals and their own passion for events. Although we are not all our staffs’ primary employment, they are committed and understand that when the big day comes, they turn it on with their unique and professional service style and friendly, helpful nature. In developing a wider team, the core team train new staff in The Hog and Apple Food Co. way and help them understand the company ethos.

Our Food Journey

Talking about quality, local, seasonal produce is easy, but we live and breathe it. So let us show you that we mean business.

Yorkshire’s finest rare breed meat producer. All our primary meat products originate from Charles and his amazing farm in Sutton, under white stone cliffs. All animals are free range and cattle are all grass fed. With a similar vison and ethos to us, they have helped build our reputation through their outstanding products.

Hogs, pork shoulder (pulled pork for all our street food style dishes), pork fillet, pork bellies, cheeks, hocks, loins, gourmet sausages (for our Hot dogs).

Chateaubriand, fillet, beef brisket, sirloin and rump joints, short ribs and steaks.

Lamb shoulder, racks, rumps, full lambs, joints.

We also love to use our two favourite York based butchers; M&K for chicken and duck, predominantly from their own farm, and Wilsons butchers for their award winning pork pies.

One of the best fruit and veg suppliers in our region with growers all over Yorkshire supplying the absolute best fresh, seasonal produce.

Known as the ‘Cheese Champion’, based in the heart of Yorkshire, Michael supplies us with an amazing selection of Cheese and Charcuterie including a whole Yorkshire range of both that often features on our menus.

Local to us and fish/seafood sourced direct from Whitby every morning. Another great local company right on our doorstep.

Based in the Thorpe Arch Estate, Wetherby, Grey’s Fine Foods was an exciting find for us. They supply the most impressive selection of traditional Spanish foods and wines. With authentic ingredients and produce, they are our ‘go to’ suppliers for all of our Spanish charcuterie and tapas style products.

We are proud to be able to offer an amazing selection of wine and drinks from one of Yorkshire’s finest independent suppliers.

Local to us in York, Field and Fawcett supply some of the country’s best restaurants and through our great relationship with Peter, the owner, we have a carefully selected drinks menu that complement our menus.

The meats we use

The ultimate bone in sharing steak

The ultimate bone in sharing steak

Super juicy 35 day aged steak!

Super juicy 35 day aged steak!

New steak on the BBQ block. Cook this one right and it’s amazing.

New steak on the BBQ block. Cook this one right and it’s amazing.

The ‘sexiest’ roasting Joints. Serve on sharing boards.

The ‘sexiest’ roasting Joints. Serve on sharing boards.

Big and brash. Well aged and marbled.

Big and brash. Well aged and marbled.

Love Pork!

Love Pork!

Our favourite, rare breed = lovely fat content.

Our favourite, rare breed = lovely fat content.

Slow smoked and smothered in sauce.

Slow smoked and smothered in sauce.

Five flavours; we use the 11 inch version for our chargrill gourmet dogs.

Five flavours; we use the 11 inch version for our chargrill gourmet dogs.

Wow your guests with a duo or trio of lamb.

Wow your guests with a duo or trio of lamb.

Cook sous vide, melts in the mouth.

Cook sous vide, melts in the mouth.

The classic, slow braised, falls off the bone.

The classic, slow braised, falls off the bone.

Collaborators

Meet our network of friends who have the ability to bring your event to life…

Choose your path…

The love of the outdoors
The love of the outdoors

Papakata

These are the guys who hire giant tepees for weddings and events. The original and best who specialise in tepees and the super cool sperry ‘sail tents’.

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Your Marque

Your Marquee, owned by Henry Richardson provides bespoke wedding marquees of supreme quality. Your Marquee also provide a full event package from generators to furniture. Premium quality marquees, totally unrivalled in their aesthetics. These guys have your event covered.

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Wills Marquees

The family company who supply quintessential British pole tents.

Wooden structure, open side options, big top style with modern lighting. It’s the perfect vintage chic for your big day.

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Yorkshire Yurts

The unique yurts, all beautifully handcrafted in the UK with steam bent wooden slats, solid oak doors and a heavy grade natural canvas shell.

Ranging in size from 14ft to 50ft, the yurts are ideal for a whole range of events from lavish dinner parties and corporate parties to weddings.

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North Star Club

Super cool, super quirky and a real hidden gem! The North Star Club blend sophisticated style with rustic chic. Whether you’re looking for an intimate ceremony or huge theatrical affair, the enchanted woodland is the perfect venue.

Hire the woodland and their ruggedly cosy woodland suites for the whole weekend and enjoy a relaxed and unique experience you’ll never forget.

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Love the Rural feel, barns & converted buildings
Love the rurual feel

The Yorkshire wedding barn

If you are looking for something a little different and with great character then Gilling Old Mill Barn is the wedding venue you should be booking in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

The barn is a beautifully designed wedding barn, set in the rolling Yorkshire countryside. Overlooking two large wildlife lakes and pretty gardens, with an ‘inside-outside feel’ it is the perfect setting for your wedding reception.

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East Riddlesden hall

A true ‘old barn’, original yet converted with a heated barn festooned in twinkling lights and romantic gardens. With the impressive hall reflected in the pond, East Riddlesden Hall could be the perfect location for your special day.

A hidden gem in heart of urban West Yorkshire.

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Barmbyfield Barns

The true ‘converted farm barns’. These rustic barns on the outskirts of York offer a refreshing alternative to the conventional venue, with the freedom and flexibility to use the inspiring setting to bring to life all your ideas. An amazing venue with unlimited possibilities.

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Deighton lodge

An all new venue set for 2016. Deighton Lodge’s peaceful and beautiful setting makes it a perfect venue not just for weddings, but meetings, corporate functions and social events. The scenery in and around The Barn is hard to beat. The Barn has undergone a full renovation and has a seating capacity of 200 people. Being located five minutes from York, this place is going to be the next ‘must have’ rural venue close to York.

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The Normans

Another fabulous all new wedding venue on the outskirts of York. The Normans is a family farm and a quirky set of beautiful farm buildings lovingly renovated for weddings and events. This is pure rustic chic at its absolute best with lots of cool areas, large functional barn space and wonderful outdoor space. The Normans is setting the new standard for hosting your super cool country wedding.

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The love of the outdoors
The love of the outdoors

The Highfield House

An all new and amazing venue for 2016. Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, it is one of the most dynamic venues you will find and it is exclusive to The Hog and Apple Food Co. With a complete interior design by top London company ‘The House With’, this is the next big bespoke, boutique wedding venue to hit Yorkshire. With accommodation, super cool rooms for the wedding and reception, or a tepee site in the garden, this place has got it all; it’s what dreams are made of.

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Hornington Manor

Hornington Manor is a beautifully restored Grade II listed property. It has lots of chic rooms, accommodation and importantly, a beautifully restored outbuilding with modern and old features that can seat up to 200 people. Situated between York and Leeds, this place has it all. So you can invite all your family and friends to stay on site and enjoy the most unbelievable wedding celebration from start to finish.

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Newburgh Priory

Brimming with old fashioned charm and elegance this is the ideal venue for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions. Founded as a monastery in 1145, Newburgh is a magnificent stately home surrounded by 40 acres of picturesque grounds, lakes and ancient woodland.

Civil ceremonies can be held in one of three superb Georgian rooms and small receptions can be held within the house. For larger receptions there is a choice of two wonderful locations for a marquee, both offering stunning backdrops. Magical, dramatic and unique; the lit up ruin provides a perfect and memorable location.

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The love of the outdoors
The love of the outdoors

Baxby Manor – The Hideaway

The Hideaway is a small, relaxed and friendly campsite in the heart of North Yorkshire that offers chilled out camping and glamping that's in-tune with nature. It is off the beaten track, secluded but with an amazing space and facilities to put a marquee, tepee or yurt.

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Escrick Park

The perfect marquee and tepee location for your bespoke Wedding or event set in peaceful and tranquil parkland with uninterrupted views. Just on the outskirts of York.

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Newton Grange Farm

Enjoy the privacy and exclusivity of Newton Grange Farm for your country marquee wedding reception in beautiful countryside near Skipton. They hire out their exceptionally well maintained and tranquil grounds for marquee weddings with accommodation on site. They offer maximum flexibility and the ability to create a wedding that is tailor-made.

Villa Farm

Villa Farm is set in six acres of private gardens in York and is available to hire for civil ceremonies with a choice of three ceremony rooms and the added option of an outdoor ceremony by their beautiful pond. It has the perfect, flat area for a marquee or tepee, plus on site cottages can accommodate up to 76 guests. Run by an amazing team, headed by Corrina, it’s a superb urban/rural venue.

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Thwaite Mill

In the heart of Leeds there lies an abandoned mill untouched for 30 years. Super quirky marquee or tepee site for something very different!

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Aldby Park

Extremely reasonably priced marquee/tepee site set in the grounds of a stately home with postcard views of Yorkshire.

Left Bank

Another amazing hidden venue, tucked away in Headingly, Leeds. Left Bank is a converted Anglican church but seeing is believing with this space - Extremely dynamic, superb late gothic architecture and unbelievable acoustics perfect for any couple who are in to music. Able to seat 200 comfortably, and affordable. Well worth an explore.

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Wold Top Brewery

Another unusual venue set in the midst of a real ale brewery on the East coast. Seeing is believing at this venue. Run by a great team, it’s a fixed venue with a difference and all on the site of Yorkshire’s most exciting award winning real ale brewery.

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New Craven Hall

The new Industrial kid on the block. An industrial, urban luxe events space for wedding, corporate and bespoke private hire in the heart of Leeds.

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Some people of note
The love of the outdoors

Lucy Wright

Wedding planning and on the day management of your big day. Lucy has worked at all the best venues in our region and we love working with Lucy. Planning an event should be exciting and enjoyable and Lucy can make sure it is just that! If you don’t have the time, the patience or the know-how, Lucy Wright Events will look after every detail from start to finish. She will ensure that all your thoughts and ideas are captured from the beginning and created into the exquisite event you wished for.

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Iced Yorkshire

Wedding cakes and more. Run by an outstanding pastry chef with a passion for all things sweet, Angela Webster produces the ultimate wedding cakes. Her creations include all varieties and styles, from naked cakes, novelty cakes to 5 tier masterpieces with the most amazing royal icing. Angela’s delicious patisserie and attention to detail will leave you amazed.

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Lisa Stonehouse

With a background as a picture editor in London on national glossies, Lisa now shoots portraiture and sports documentary/reportage including ballet, cycling, running & surfing for a variety of editorial and commercial clients including Rapha, Cyclist Magazine and the amazing Northern Ballet. Lisa has helped The Hog and Apple capture moments and images we never thought possible. Her pictures are the backbone of our new website and without her patience; the new website wouldn’t look as amazing as it does.

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Lisa Alexandra

If it’s a wedding photographer you need, Lisa is the benchmark. She’s all about capturing that special moment in time, from the first kiss to the moment a teary father gives his daughter away. And all done in fun, stress free style without compromising on professionalism.

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Perfect Aperture

A fantastic commercial photographer. Takes great time and effort to capture the simplest of shots and has helped bring pictures of our food to life in his own unique style.

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