Sonny Esposito, owner and Executive Chef is a Culinary Institue of American Alum 1973, and is part of the big Italian culture of the North End. He and his wife Donette Esposito started High on the Hog Catering in 1991 as a part-time venture. Donette hails from Oklahoma so she brought the smoked and Americana favorites of her upbringing to their endeavor.
They soon became famous for their smoked BBQ meats and sauces, and were CT's first professional whole pig roasters.
Business built and they opened their reception facility TOSCANO PARK in 1995, while continuing with their off-site catering. There they hosted Weddings and private events in addition to corporate and holiday functions.
They later opened High on the Hog BBQ Bistro in downtown Bridgeport, before moving to Milford in 2011.
We bring experience, knowledge, culinary creativity, and event expertise to every party. Our clients have been trusting us with life's most important moments for almost 30 years. Great food, beautiful presentation and excellent service are the hallmarks we have built our business on.
Let our professional design team plan and orchestrate your special event, start to finish. Whether an intimate gathering of friends and family, wedding, themed events, fund-raisers, employee appreciation and seminars- corporate or private, we can bring your ideas to life and create the event of your dreams. We can arrange for every aspect of your party: rentals, entertainment, decorations, bar services and professional staff. Full Event Planning
Whether you need a bartender or full-service top shelf bar, we can provide professional, licensed and insured options.
Add "Wow" to your party with a custom ice luge, large ice martini glasss, or signature cocktails.
We can coordinate all rentals for your event from pristine, high peaked white tents to clear top tents to sail cloth tents; tables, chairs, distinctive linens, china dishware- from simple elegant to contemporary design or patterns; cutlery, glassware and crystal.
We also offer other furnishings: lounge furniture, lighted bars and cubes. event planning
Thank you to Donette! She and her staff did an amazing job for my wedding. The food was fantastic and all of our guests complimented on how delicious the food was. We will definitely be recommending High on the Hog to anyone we know and if we need anything catered in the future we know where to go!