Spit Roast

Big Roast is London’s Original Spit and Hog Roast Company. We have been providing spit roasts for customers across London since 2006 and have the ability to cook for from 20 to 2000 people at any one time.

The spit roast dates back before medieval times. In medieval and early modern kitchens, the spit was the preferred way of cooking meat in a large household. A servant, preferably a boy, sat near the spit turning the metal rod slowly and cooking the food; he was known as the “spit boy” or “spit jack”. More mechanical means were later invented, first moved by dog-powered treadmill, and then by steam power and mechanical clockwork mechanisms. Spits are now usually driven by electric motors.

Rotisserie is a style of roasting where meat is skewered on a spit – a long solid rod used to hold food while it is being cooked over a fire in a fireplace or over a campfire, or roasted in an oven. This method is generally used for cooking large joints of meat or entire animals, such as pigs, turkeys, goats or historically, entire cattle. The rotation cooks the meat evenly in its own juices and allows easy access for continuous basting if desired.

Horizontal Spit Roasting

This style of rotisserie mounts the spit horizontally. They are often used to cook whole chickens or roasts of various meats including beef and pork. The design may include a single spit mounted over an open broiler or grill, a single spit mounted within an otherwise-conventional oven, or many spits mounted within a large industrial oven. The latter are commonly used to mass produce roasted meats for sale to consumers.

Big Roast
Unit C, 2 Endeavour Way LondonLOSW19 8UH UK 
 • 0845 500 5450

3 thoughts on “Spit Roast

  1. Mike says:

    I have made use of The Big Roast and it was definately the BEST SPIT ROAST ever! This guys know how to roast and I will definately use them again in future. For top class service I can recommend you guys.

    Thanks Steven, it was one heel of a party! Best of luck.

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