Eye-based David Harris swaps work in a supermarket for running his own hog roast business

David Harris of Harris' s Hog Roast

David Harris of Harris' s Hog Roast - Credit: Archant

A year after starting up a hog roast business, Eye-based businessman David Harris reports a steady flow of jobs and an improved work-life balance.

A year after starting up a hog roast business, Eye-based businessman David Harris reports a steady flow of jobs and an improved work-life balance.

Mr Harris bought a hog roast business last October after he was made redundant from Morrisons in Stowmarket where he had worked for 16 years.

“I was in the wrong store at the wrong time,” he said.

“After being made redundant, I spent the summer looking at options. I also went on a Nwes refresher course where it was suggested I look at different types of mobile catering. I saw the hog roast equipment for sale online because a gentleman in Sussex was retiring and I decided to take the plunge.”


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He added: “I had everything to get going including a trailer and six foot oven.”

Mr Harris says he attends all sorts of events including markets, fairs, parties and festivals. During the summer, he even served his hog roast at a golden wedding celebration held at a naturist camp.

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“It’s been going really well - I’ve had nothing but positive feedback and I don’t say no to anybody and will try and fit them in if I can.”

Mr Harris, who studied catering at college several decades ago, makes his own apple sauce from local fruit and sources his pork shoulders from Suffolk Meats just down the road in Elmswell.

He added: “I do get busy periods where I’m doing several events in a weekend but compared with working 50 hours a week in a supermarket I have a better work life balance and get to spend more time with my family.”

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