We are the largest Do-it-Yourself Pig Roasting business in Canada. Our DIY package includes everything you will need for an easy successful feast. Honestly, roasting one of our pigs couldn’t be any easier. Our BBQ’s work just like a large oven with zero turning needed. On pick up day, we will give you a walk through demonstration including a take home instruction sheet.
It only takes 4 hours to roast our small pig and our large pigs take around 9 hours.
BBQ and Maple Charcoal comes with every package.
Highest Quality. . . Our Word
# of People
Size of Pig (lbs)
Price of Pig Only
Total Price (HST Included)
We designed our BBQ’s to be charcoal fired, yet easy to operate.
Only rented as part of our BBQ Pig Package. We do not rent our BBQ’s without one of our pigs going with it.
Small BBQ’s for 40 lbs to 60 lbs
Large BBQ’s for 70 lbs to 110 lbs
Each BBQ Comes with…
Small BBQ Dimensions Length = 22” Width = 33” High = 33″ (Fits in most SUV’s )
Large BBQ Dimensions Length = 60″ Wide= 36″ Height = 48″
You will need a trailer or a pickup truck (no cap or tunnel cover) to transport your large rental BBQ home. Large BBQs will not fit into any Mini Van or SUV.
When your celebration is over, leave the mess to us. No need to clean the BBQ. Just return it back to us.
BBQ on legs $120
Maple Charcoal $12 per 8kg bag
Top-Quality Produce. . . Fresh-Made
You can order our 4 most popular Homemade Salads, to be picked up with your BBQ Pig.
* Only Available May Thru October
* Saturday Pick-ups Only
* Must be Ordered 1 Week Prior To Pick-Up
Each Container holds approximately 30 Servings / $40 per Container
The best part of our do-it-yourself division is hearing the stories each year about the nature of their celebration and where it will take place. Sometimes we receive emails with pictures and a tale of good times had. We enjoy this so much that we thought you would too.
Thank you to the people who shared their stories.
Kris and our guest of honor, 'A little NHL promo, thanks for making this a great day for my parents, everyone loved it.
-Kris and Paula King
Subject: Awesome Pig Roast
To the team at Shaws,
Well I finally did it, my first pig roast. I have to say what an awesome experience it was and all of my guests love it.
I want to thank all of you for all of your support and assistance you all lent me when I arrived to pick up all my stuff. You were all so friendly and your hospitality was top notch!
The pig tasted outstanding! A true testament of the quality you continue to promote ands stand by!
I will be doing this again and I would recommend anyone try this as it is an outstanding experience.
You guy's were awesome and thanks again.
We rented a BBQ and got a pig from you for the long weekend. Your co-operation in allowing us to pick up the BBQ on Wednesday and the pig on Friday.. made the event that much easier to co-ordinate.
The pig was done perfectly following your instructions. We would definitely use your services again and recommend you to our friends and family.
Chris and I became engaged over the past weekend, and we are looking at a luau theme for a wedding, so you will definitely be hearing from us again.
On behalf of all who attended our pig roast (we had the largest attendees ever, we fed 117 people and had some leftovers.
-Marianne and Chris on behalf of Doe Lake Rizzort Campers
We just wanted to THANK YOU for what turned out to be a perfect PARTY!!! It was a thank you party on behalf of my wife and myself for all her supporters during her illness with cancer - the PIG was perfect and everyone loved it as well as your salads - we had a Disc Jockey and our partiers danced the nite away under the stars - Thanks again for your expert advice and guidance - all the best
-Rick and Pauline
I have attached a picture from the pig roast, wish I had taken more but with all the people snapping photos it didn't occur to me. Thank you again for all your help in this successful event, you helped to make it very easy to raost my fist pig! As I mentioned I have another definate date in the last weekend in August and I will try to do a couple of other events this summer in order to get my feet wet.
We were very happy with the service and how easy it was to roast a pig. Our guests really enjoyed the meal and the pig roast certainly fit into our hippies and hillbillies wedding theme…!!
Just wanted to thank you for all your help. The BBQ was perfect. And the pointers even better. Thank God I went with him to get it. I am pretty sure the outcome wouldn't have been the same. Mr A.D.D boy would have been lost in the first 30 seconds of instructions.
It was awesome to meet you guys. Even when we were leaving Kev said, "now that's a couple I could have a beer with". That's saying a lot cause he barely will sit still long enough to have a beer with the friends he has now. lol
I am sending you some pics..
Thanks again and we will do it again next summer for sure.
Here are a few pictures of the pig roast that my sister Lori Schaaf arranged for my 50th birthday party. That’s me (Karen Crawford) in the nice hat and one of our friends. Picture # 7 is the pig with the hat and glasses I told you about.
Thanks it was wonderful!
Another awesome pig! Everyone said "The best one yet" ... AGAIN !!! Thanx for another great party, guys. We'll call for next year!
-Tim & Heather
Hi Tom.....I tried to reach you live, but no luck, so I am sending you the feedback from our 50th birthday bash June/10.
There were 3 of us celebrating and decided a pig roast would be fun. We checked out pricing for catering and it wasn't within our budget, in fact, way beyond. We almost gave up the whole idea until we checked out what you have to offer for the"DIYer".
We were thrilled with the pricing and even more with the results. It was easy, no fuss, no mess. Idiot proof. And the results......outstanding!!! Delicious beyond words. Thanks, so much....I will continue to recommend your services.....and I will have to find another excuse to throw a great back yard party.
Here is a photo of our chef for the day!
thanks very much,the bbq was a success.
everyone raved about the taste and tenderness of the pork.
all my guests are PORTUGUESE and know there pork bbq.
yours was a hit.
by the way, did you ever know of or deal with Hoffman Meat Packers out of KItchener?
that was our family business, a kill and cut pork slaughterhouse.
The wedding was just brilliant!
And Miss Piggy looked even better with a tan J
Our Executive Chef was totally impressed with the ease of the DIY and most importantly the quality of your pork.
Half the guests had already departed by the time she was served, but Miss Piggy was almost totally gone within ½ an hour. Drunk or sober she was very much enjoyed.
Please also thank Tom for his additional on-site instructions. The info he provided me (garnishing around the pig, apple in the mouth) was so helpful.
Thanks again for all you help with this. We will certainly engage in your services again in the future, and I will spread the word amongst my colleagues.
Have a great week as well.
I just wanted to thank you for supplying us with a FABULOUS pig (and accessories) this past weekend for my husbands Surprise 50th.
You guys did an awesome job in keeping everything a surprise.
The pig was a perfect size for the amount of people we had. I even sent guests home with baggies of piggy ... lol. Your set-up and instructions were professional and VERY easy to follow.
The pig was succulent, tender and very, very tasty.
I did do some searching and price checking before opting for Shaw's. I had originally planned on barbequing steaks for the party, but who wants to slave over a bar-b-que while everyone else is partying? Not me ... lol. Shaw's Catering even ended up being cheaper and a lot more fun (and educational) too for everyone, including the children.
We will certainly use your Pig Roasting services again, and every single guest was impressed. I have attached a photo of the birthday boy and his piggy, just before she was removed from the grill.
-Heidi and Mike PS. Thanks for the surprise t-shirts. Mike wore his all throughout the party with pride! A very sweet touch to an already great service.
Tremendous thanks goes out to you for setting us up with a no-fail event!
We're not as glamourous as others in the setup (pig rests on the tailgate of my truck) but it was quite a show for everyone!
About 25 of all ages were in attendance and there were pleanty of left overs to be had.
Based on the feedback we've had, this may well become an annual event.
Hi there Shaw’s Catering – I’ve been meaning to send this email for almost a year now! I just wanted to let you guys know that we had our first Family Pig Roast last July 08 and it was FANTASTIC! Everybody raved about how awesome the pig was and what a great idea it was. All the guys were impressed with the BBQ and the whole set up of course. You guys were also very wonderful in getting us all arranged and providing us with the instructions on how to pull the whole thing off. It was so great that we’ve already booked our BBQ and pig for this year! It’s going to be an annual event that everyone in our family looks forward to, for sure! We even have guest coming from California this year – they heard what a great time it was last year and decided to plan their holidays around the time of last years pig roast hoping they could come to this years.
Looking forward to another Fabulous event – Thanks again for doing such a wonderful job – See you in early July.
PS. Attached is a picture of my husband Paul (beard) and my Brother Darrin – getting ready to carve her up!
-Terri Duarte Firearms Officer Chief Firearms Office – Ontario
Hi Terri-Lynn & Tom
Just wanted to say, thank you for the excellent experience last Aug/2007
We had never done a do-it-yourself pig roast before, and it turned out awesome!
You where very kind to allow us to pickup the evening before, due to the distance we had to travel
I was a little scared at first, as myself and a friend pickup up the pig, Tom spent a lot of time going over the instructions with us so we didn't mess anything up, and then we relayed that info to our husbands.
We has just been to another pig roast a couple weeks prior, and must say we felt ours looked and tasted far better. Not sure if it was the pig or the roaster but everyone was more then impressed
We are looking forward to making this an annual event at our cottage in Halliburton and would not think of using anyone else I am hoping there are still some roasters available for Aug 9/2008
Looking forward to call next week
Once again, many thanks
-Christine Rufenach-McDonald P.S. The tee shirts where a great touch
Terri-Lynn and Tom,
First we must apologize for this email being so overdue.
We had our 1st pigroast in ’04 and it was a huge success. So much so that it has now become an annual event for our Canada Day long weekend. Everyone was amazed at how good the pig looked while cooking and throughout the whole picnic (due to the Shaw’s unique roasting method!). Kids (and adults) were constantly trying to sneak a peek in the roaster!
Word got out and our 2nd pigroast in ’05 was even bigger and better with about 130 guests – almost double the first.
We’re now looking forward to our 3rd annual pigroast - a highly anticipated event at our lake.
We couldn’t have done it without your equipment and all your helpful hints and guidance. Thanks so much for making this the perfect cottage weekend!
-The Slaters and Broughalls
Dear Tom & Terri-Lynn,
Thank you so much for the Perfect pig roast! It really was fun learning the basics and enjoying the juicy results! I think everyone voted we do this more often, and prompted some to consider their own backyard roasts! We look forward to speaking with you again soon.
-Sue & Rod Knight
Hello Terri Lyn,
Thanks for setting us up for our first pig roast. It went off without a hitch. The meat was amazing and we'd heard comments, such as "this was the best food I've ever had a camp, sure beat the usual pasta's, this is the best pork I've ever had......".
There were a few panicky minutes when we realized that one end of the BarBQ wasn't staying lit, but nothing a blowtorch and rotation of the guest of honour couldn't fix.
I thought you'd want to see the final shots.
We definitely want to do this again.