Harold Wood Cricket Ground stages 40th birthday party
40th birthday party for Ashley Spring
Harold Wood Cricket Ground stages 40th birthday party, friends and family gathered at the pavillion to celebrate the 40th birthday of Mr Ashley Spring. Harold Wood has been the centre for cricket since 1896 bringing together the local community.
Set in a rural village the cricket ground bought together the agricultural as well as the railway community.
Establishing the Ground
By 1934 thanks to the donation of a field by a local landowner the ‘Harold Wood Cricket Ground’ was finally established. In order to improve facilities the local council provided the pavilion seen today. With this in mind the cricket ground continues to bring the community together.
We had been hired to cater the party with 50 guests so planning is essential for our teams. We need to ensure that the meat is ordered in advance, we always use the Butcher of Brogdale. On this occasion lamb was the meat of choice along with our accompanying side dishes.
Preparing the feast
Chef and his team arrived at the venue early in the morning and up went the awning and the hog roast machine was ready. Chef prepared the lamb and set it to cook regularly basting to ensure that it was succulent and tender. All our side dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients and where possible, created on site. For this reason we can be certain our dishes are fresh.
The host and guests slowly arrived into the pavilion along with the family. The aroma of roasting lamb drew people out to the car park, our team enjoys demonstrating how their food is cooked. Chef and his team really enjoy meeting guests although sometimes we have to focus on the food. Otherwise the food may not be ready and its very important to us that we are ready to serve at the appointed time.
We were ready, our serving dishes were filled with enough food to feed 50 hungry party goers. Experience tells us to bring extra as our tasty meals always bring people back for seconds. Notably we had guests coming back for thirds, fourths and even fifths of our tender lamb with the accompanying side dishes.
Usually if we have some left overs we plate them up and leave them for guests to help themselves. Unfortunately there were no left over food at this party as a result our chef and his team were thrilled.
Succulent Pig and Around hog roast would like to wish Ashley Spring a happy birthday, a great host with a wonderful family.