Testimonials

We appreciate our many customers and we are always delighted to hear from them on how we are doing.  Check out the latest unsolicited feed back from our customers set forth below:

Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 9:51 AM
To: donbender@ddpigroast.com
Subject: Thanks…again.

Don –

A great big shout out to Don Bender and his crew for the awesome job they did for The Garlands of Barrington 15th Year Anniversary Party on August 2.  It was a long day – they served both lunch and dinner to a crowd of 300 people without a hitch!  What a day it was.  The kudos just keep coming in from both our Members and Team Members.  Don – thank you to DD Pig Roast for a job well-done.  I highly recommend this group for your next party!!!

Joan M. Kerkla

Administrative Manager

Barrington Venture Holding Company LLC

Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:15 AM
To: don bender

Hi Don!

Thank you so much for the great day!  Julie did a fantastic job!  The leftovers have been amazing!  We have had several people reach out since the party for your number!  Thank you – you made the day really special!

Looking forward to our next pig roast!

Cathleen Jaglin Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 8:23 AM

To: Don Bender:

Thank you and WOW, what a wonderful job you did — everyone raved about the PIG and we had some major foodies as guests.  GREAT JOB!!!!!

Take care,
debrobinson

Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: Thank you!

Don,

Just wanted to tell you how pleased we were with the pig roast you did for  our son’s wedding on 6/23 in Davenport– the roast pork was great!– flavorful, moist, tender, and we received many compliments on it!

Thank you so much!

Karen and Bob Cuneo

From: Jayne Joyce
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2016 11:27 AM
To: don bender

Hi Don,

Thanks for providing such a great dining experience! My guests were very delighted with your food, and by the end of Sunday, the leftovers were completely gone!

From Rosann F. Channahon, IL on YELP 7/27/2016

I don’t know how they do it but, this is the best pulled pork I’ve EVER had.

My company decided to go with Double D for our yearly picnic this past Friday. Prior to the event, Don and I communicated via email. He was always quick to respond and thoroughly explained everything.
The day of the event, Don and his partner (I’m sorry, I cannot recall his name) were so incredibly helpful. They helped the girls set up tables, set up food, etc.. They didn’t have to do it but, did it out of true kindness.

The food itself (pig and chicken) was incredible! The pig was cooked on site over a 12 hour period. Both were super moist and had awesome flavor! Each were presented with and without BBQ sauce, which is a nice option. I didn’t realize till after the event that one of our guests has celiac and cannot eat certain BBQ sauces. She was thankful that there was pork and chicken available without the sauce so, that she was able to eat without the chance of having a flare up.

They provided Sweet Baby Rays and their own Double D BBQ sauce to go along with the meats. I have always been a SBR fan and it was my go to sauce……until now. Their BBQ sauce is a little sweet, a little spicy and a whole lot of WOW! You can buy this stuff by the gallon from them and I fully intend to.

Everyone raved about the food and we were couldn’t have been more pleased with Double D.

Great food, great guys

July 7,2016
Dear Don,
Thank you for the delicious pig roast for our wedding beach day brunch on July 4th. It was great. We received so many compliments on the food and presentation. It made for a memorable end to our wedding weekend.
Thank you!
Allison

From Lenny J. Glenview, IL on YELP 6/12/2016

I have nothing but amazing and excellent things to say about DD Pig Roasts.

Earlier this year I searched for companies to do a pig roast for a major birthday. I came across your typical pig roast companies. But what I didn’t like about them was everything was ala carte. That was a major turn off…

Then I found DD Pig Roasts. It was a flat rate, with mileage, and everything else Don includes on his website. I was like eureka! I gave my deposit back in January for an event I had on July 24, 2016.

On the day of the event, here comes the pig…. WOW is all I have to say. The show where Don and his partners showcase all the different parts of the pig before you get to taste it. OMG was it amazing! I only wish food was this good from the store.
Don and his partner were very helpful both during the cooking time and after the event to help with random items. I would strongly recommend anyone looking for a pig roast to look no further.

Don and his company have definitely set the bar high.
In a word… amazing

Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 2:06 PM
To: Don Bender
Subject: Thank you – Lincolnshire, IL Roast
Don,
My apologies on the late e-mail!
I wanted to send a huge thank you to you and your daughter for the amazing job that you two did at our house warming party back in August! From contacting you 6 months before the roast to lock in a date, to the menu selection, cooking and presentation you surpassed all of our expectations. Two months later people are still commenting on the quality of the food and how much they loved your pig-pulling presentation.

In addition, as the homeowner, the fact that you provide everything from serving tables and silverware to all of the food took all of those responsibilities off of my plate and actually let me relax and enjoy the party!

If ever needed I would be more than happy to be a reference.
Bob and Maria P

From the Saint Joseph Church August 16,2015 news letter;
“We arrived back at Church where the poor little piggy was roasting nicely. Sorry little piggy. I joined the Bishop under the shade of a tree where we finished up on the business of the day while sharing a nice piece of cold watermelon, graciously served to us by Paul Ulrich, one of the cooks. Thank you Paul and Brent for their delicious pork, and the friendly demeanor from start to finish…5am til 7pm!! Thank you also to Don Bender, owner of Double D Pig Roasts for his great work ethic and the 40 free hot dogs and buns!! It was an overall great experience and it felt like they were all just part of our family having a pig roast! Thank you for that”

August 11,2015
Don and Paul,
You were very crucial to our wedding!
Thank you so much for your hard work and being so flexible to the last minute changes. I will certainly brag about “Double D’s “!Thank you and God Bless!
Zaen and Katie

August 6th
To our pig roasters,
Thank you for the absolutely amazing job you did!!It is such apleasure to work with you and such a treat for all of us!!
Thank you all!!
Pattie Doyle
Staff & residents of Brookdale Olympia fields

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Hi Don,
I just wanted to let you know what an amazing job Paul and Mitch did! They were wonderful! Right on time with arrival, friendly and helpful throughout the day, even pulled the tables out and in several times because of rain. The pig pulling was awesome. They served food at exactly the time I wanted. I just can’t say enough about how amazing they were. And the food was incredible! I had so many people ask for your info because they were so impressed!!

Thank you again for doing such an outstanding job. This was our first pig roast and because of your amazing work, I know it won’t be our last.

Have a good one!
Tiffany DeSalvo

Sent: Monday, June 01, 2015 8:23 AM
To: don bender
Subject: Re: Reservation for a pig

Hi Don,
Jeff and I would like to express how pleased we were with the food and the gentleman cooking and serving it. They were wonderful. It was a cold and rainy day and they did their best to keep our spirits up and our guests fed. Seriously, they were friendly, helpful and professional.
Have a great week.
Eileen

From a Thank You note received in August 2014
We wanted to give a special thank you for helping us make our day special. The food was great and the guests loved it! Thank you for going over and beyond to ensure our day was perfect.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Brad and Candid

From a Thank You note received in September 2014:
We would like to thank you for a wonderful day! You and George were exceptional! You made our son Billy’s first birthday a memorable one! Your meal was outstanding!! We appreciate your help with the tent as well!!
We were so lucky to have you as a part of our BIG DAY!! We have told everyone about you and will continue to spread the word. In the meantime I will be searching for a reason to have another pig!

All the best,
Cathy Petraitis Family

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Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:17 PM
To: Don Bender
Subject: Re: August 10 Pig Roast

Hi Don!
just wanted to let you know that we had a great experience with the pig roast. Both of your employees did a phenomenal job and even went above and beyond with other duties to help us out with the party. We will be recommending your company to everyone, and I’ll also write a testimonial of the amazing experience we had with your company. We are thinking of hosting a pig roast annually, so we will stay in touch!

Thanks again for everything.
Andrea Kruml

Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 4:13 PM
To: Don Bender
Subject: THANK YOU!
Don:
I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that the party on Saturday was awesome! The food was absolutely spectacular and more than that, Julie and Michelle were just phenominal! They are true professionals. I feel like I made two new friends! I just can’t say enough good things about them. My guests were raving about the food and I gave out a bunch of your business cards.

So again, thank you for making my daughter’s party a true success, it wouldn’t have been the same without Julie, Michele and DD Pig Roast.

Sincerely,
Maribeth Angone

From: Peter Aleck
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:39 PM
To: Don Bender
Subject: RE: pete aleck has contacted you about a pig roast.

Don, sorry I didn’t get back sooner, GREAT CREW & FOOD, people are still calling about it. The only thing left was 8 chicken breast. Thank you, thank you again, keep it up & will talk again!

Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2013 4:05 PM

To: donbender@ddpigroast.comSubject: Pig Roast

Don

I wanted to say thanks to you and your team, Gary and Paul. We had a great party and the food was excellent. Great job 2 years in a row.  Looking forward to another event next October. Thanks again.

Kent Tkach

Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 9:55 PM

To: ‘Don Bender

I apologize for not emailing you sooner. The pig roast was a huge success!

And Gary & Paul were great. Everyone at our Church who spoke with them was impressed by their friendliness, knowledge and love of what they do. We are considering doing a Pig Roast again next year! Same Sunday (the Sunday after Labor Day). If you can pencil us into the calendar, that would be great!

Everyone also loved your sauce. Overall, people were really impressed. And if you would like to add my name/our Church as a reference, I’d be happy to provide a very positive and enthusiastic reference for your company & the entire overall experience.

Thank you so much!

Best regards,

Christine Hultman

Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2013 1:00 PM
To: donbender@ddpigroast.com
Subject: Re: Pig Roast Quote
Don

I just want to let you know that the guys did a great job. The pig was great. The guys went above and beyond with helping us with setting other stuff for the party.

Should we decide to do a pig roast again for our block party, we will definitely use DD Pig Roast again.

Thank you
Michelle Hoeffel
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Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012, 7:56 PM

Don,

I just wanted to let you know how awesome the crew you sent out to our house was!  They were on time, prepared and friendly, just as I expected they would be.  But they went above and beyond the whole day, even helping us with set up in the dining room and hanging the banner in front of the house.  They also never complained about the hot weather and it was a roaster!  We received many compliments on the food and the crew.

Thank you so much!

Jolene

Date: Monday, July 2, 2012, 8:56 AM

Don,
I just wanted to thank you again for the awesome job. The food was great everyone talked about it all night.
The party was a hit, I just wish it would have been a little cooler.
Thanks again,
Patty

Don

Just wanted to touch base with you regarding our Graduation Pig Roast on July 15th.   It was absolutely perfect!!!  Your guys are terrific except we have a little 8 MO old yorky who did not like the smell of pig!

What a pistol he was and spent most of his day in a time out!

The pig was wonderful.  People who do not eat pork ate it and raved about it.  All the sides fit for all kinds of palates.

So happy that I was able find you and find such a professional operation.  We are a family that have been a part of many pig roasts that our family did up in the U.P of Michigan on my Grama’s property and in lower Michigan at my uncles.  But to have someone take care of everything made it very special so we did not have to think about the food and could really enjoy our party and our guests .

The smells were waffling through the neighborhood all day so they came hungry.

Thanks again

Carol

Subject: Thank You!
To: donbender@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 10:59 AM

Don, I want to give you a THUMBS UP. The party went well and the food was excellent. Your guys Kevin and Mike are an asset to your business. Good luck to you and your crews in your futures.  If I need your services again you will be the first ones I call.      Thank you!       Todd

To: donbender@ddpigroast.com

Subject: [DD Pig Roast]

From: Terry

We had a luau wedding shower.   Julie and Jim came on time did a wonderful job and were very professional.  They did a great pig and pull show which was very informative and tasty. Everyone raved how awesome the pork and chicken breast and corn was. They cleaned up as if no one was there. We highly recommend this company to host your parties. I wish you would of sold me some of your BBQ sauce. We will use this company for our future parties. Thanks for good food it went well with the fun time.

WHAT A GREAT TIME WE HAD WITH YOUR CREW AND THEY WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND SO HELPFUL. JOSH AND GARY BOTH WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO HELP US WITH THE KEGS AND TABLE SET UP AND ANYTHING WE NEEDED REALLY. tHEY COULDN’T HAVE BEEN NICER. THE PIG FELL OFF THE BONE! WHAT TENDER PORK THAT WAS! REALLY. THESE GUYS AND YOUR WHOLE OPERATION ARE 1ST CLASS. THANKS AGAIN DON!!!
Don Wise

Submitted: Mar 20th, 2010
Naperville Pig Roast Backyard Celebration
Marty says what a great way celebrate a 70th birthday with a DD Slow Roasted Pig! The flavor comes out when time is taken to slowly roast a pig over charcoal. It was great fun for all especially the kids as they were entertained by Pancakes the Clown(www.klientime.com) while the tunes spun by DJ Kaptain Karaoke (www.kaptainkaraoke.com) entertained the adults. Pictures of this Naperville Pig Roast can be found in the DD Pig Roast’s Past Events Book. Guests were assured that the forecasted rain would not dampen the party because of the tents. Don and his crew sure know how to set up a party with everything you need.
MARTY BENDER
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Submitted: Mar 19th, 2010
I wanted to thank you guys for a GREAT job. The food was Great, the party turned out GREAT. I will recommend you guys to everyone I know!!!!!! Thanks Again, Jacki Galligan
Jacki Galligan

Submitted: Mar 19th, 2010
Thanks again for such a fabulous pig roast! It was enjoyed and complimented on by all! We hope your pig roast venture has been going well.
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Albert, Elaine, Scott Kathy & Kevin

Submitted: Mar 14th, 2010
I wanted to let you know that my event was a good time and very successful. Your two employees did a great job and worked hard all day. As expected everyone thought the food was great. This event is popular in large part to the great food you provide. I appreciate your friendship and support.
Donald E. Puchalski – Member of DuPage County Board District 1
Donald Puchalski

Submitted: Aug 09th, 2009
Don,
I want to thank you and your team for catering the change of command and retirement ceremony reception aboard Naval Station Great Lakes. From the set up, cooking, serving and clean up, Double D completely surpassed all of our expectations. The best part about having you to cater this event was that your team took care of everything. All we had to do was show up and devour the roast pig, brats and burgers. All of our 175 guests raved about the food and your courteous service. Thanks again for making the reception such a memorable event.
Paul Kratochwill
Paul Kratochwill

Submitted: Aug 04th, 2009
Double D is great to work with as they handle everything with one phone call. Their staff is friendly and professional and bends over backwards to cater to all of our needs. They even help set up the parts of the party in which they are not responsible for. The food is great and our guests enjoy watching them pull apart the pig and then sampling the pulled pork. The young Boys and Girls really get a kick out of watching and eating the pig!
Jim Towns
Exclusive Agent

Submitted: Jul 19th, 2009
Good Morning Don,I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for the amazing job that Barb and Kevin did on Saturday for our engagement party. Despite the weather, the pig was a hit.Barb and Kevin were extremely professional and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a pig roast. We could not have chosen a better company to have catered our party.I wish you and all of your crews continued success!

Rich Henderson

Submitted: Jun 06th, 2009