March 9, 2009, 07:59 PM
Local caterers / Suckling pork spit
I am looking for a contact name for a caterer or butcher that does suckling pig on the spit. Ideally someone who would come to our event. Set up the spit in the morning and be there in the afternoon to carve and serve. I know this is a local dish but I am struggling to find someone who can help us
Additionally, If anyone has any suggestions on good chefs/ local cooks that could do a small wedding with a BBQ/Salads/ Spit pig at a villa - that would also be great.
March 10, 2009, 04:39 PM
do you have a villa already for the wedding?
ciao emma and welcome to the DT forum!
You don't tell us whether you already have a villa for the wedding. If you tell us the area where you'll be, maybe some of our readers will find it easier to provide recommendations for local cooks/caterers.
If you don't yet have a villa, do you have an idea of what area in Tuscany you'd like to hold the wedding? That could also prove to be helpful.
I'm asking because it might be best to start your search for a caterer/cook/chef only after you have found your location, because as you've pointed out, you'll want someone local that can come in the morning and practically be there all day.
Once you have your location, you can also request assistance from the villa owners or personnel in finding a cook or butcher that can come and cater the wedding. The villa itself might have a trusted caterer or cook that generally offers their services for events.
So let us know if you already have a location what it is (you can keep it general) and hopefully our forum members will have some recommendations.
August 6, 2013, 11:54 PM
Pig on a spit?
Hi, We are getting married in Cortona in October this year, and we would love to have a pig on a spit for guests at our villa for the day before the wedding. Does anyone know of a catering company who might do this?? I have found it impossible to find anyone through a google search..
August 7, 2013, 11:19 AM
I think it shouldn't be too hard to find one through local connections in the area of Cortona - the pig on the spit are often done for festivals and other events all over Tuscany.
The hardest part - as you've already seen - is finding them because they are not the type of people who worry about creating an online presence or publicizing in any way online.
So my suggestion is if you already have a wedding planner or a villa where you're planning the big event, is to ask your contact directly to enquire/find out who in the area offers the service. It might be a local butcher shop or just a community member that generally is in charge of this for festivals.
If you don't have a wedding planner - here are 2 catering companies in Cortona who you can contact to ask:
http://www.ristorantetonino.com/ (a restaurant that offers catering)
http://www.preludiocatering.it/ (also a restaurant that has catering company)
And only after contact local wedding planners based in Cortona who will know people in the area - I found these:
August 8, 2013, 01:48 PM
Thank you Lourdes, you have given me hope! My own planners were not too helpful on this topic, however you have given me hope that it is possible! Thank you, Lorraine
Originally Posted by Lourdes
August 9, 2013, 07:28 PM
good luck!! I am sure you will find something - lots of things here require "local" connections LOL!