Paella Catering Company

When your looking for a great Paella Catering Company, take a moment to checkout www.yourpaella.co.uk. Arguably the best for taste and value in the whole of the UK!

Paella cart set and ready to cook

Your Paella, the Paella Catering Company cover the whole of the UK. Their prices start from just £8.50 per head if you are lucky enough to live within Band 1. on the UK map. You can check to see what Band you live in to help workout the cost of hiring Your Paella for your next special occasion  Maybe a Birthday party or a wedding? Just Click Here to find what Band you live in.

Nationwide Paella Catering Service

Nationwide Paella Catering Service

 

Whatever the occasion Your Paella are the perfect solution to your outside catering needs.

The average cost of hiring Your Paella is between *£850.00 to *£1000.00 depending on the amount of Paella to be cooked and the location of the party. *The prices above are based on at least 100 portions being cooked and cover most of the UK although other factors can have an affect on pricing. The easy way to get a price for your event or party is to Contact Your Paella. They will be more than happy to give you a no obligation quote for free.

Green and Black Olives

Green and Black Olives

Your Paella also offer “Tapas” and mixed green salad to accompany the Paella. At the time of typing this article, the cost of a mixed green salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Olives, Bread roll with butter comes in at just £2.50 per head! I’m sure you will agree that, that’s great value for money! They can even supply a range of single serving desserts @£3.50 per head!

Your Paella dessert range

Your Dessert

You can see the range of dessert’s if you Click Here.

So now you know who and what  Your Paella can bring to your party, why not Contact them today a give your guests that bit extra? Why not give them, Your Paella!

Paella University catering

Paella catering for your party doesn’t have to cost the earth.

Paying a small fortune for Paella for your next party or event won’t guarantee that you are getting a better tasting Paella.

When the Spanish made Paella in the beginning, it was cooked by the peasants and they used whatever they could get their hands on at the time.

These days most Paella’s are made with mixed shell fish and meat and rice with a few vegetables. So when I see Paella catering company’s charging £13.00 plus per head it makes me wonder why it costs so much? If they are cooking for only a hand full of people and don’t get their produce wholesale then I can see that the costs will spiral, but if its being cooked for 100+ people and the produce is brought from a good wholesaler/s then just like Your Paella it should be able to be supplied at a much better price. Your Paella can come to a venue and cook 100+ portions of a mixed, meat or vegetarian Paella from just £8.50 per head and its a fantastic Paella. You can see some of their past clients comments here, Yell.com.

Most if not all other Paella catering company’s come to the event or venue with large Paella pans on a tripod type stand. Then they cook Paella for you and your guests. When Your Paella attend an event or party to cook delicious Your Paella they also bring the Paella Cart! As seen below.

Paella cart set and ready to cook

The Paella Cart looks so much more impressive to your guests than a couple of simple triangle stands and its a lot safer too!

Now lets go back to the price. As I have stated before, most Paella company’s charge in excess of £13.00 per head for a typical Paella. So what is a typical Paella? A typical Paella consists of, Extra virgin olive oil, tomato, onion, rice, peppers or other vegetables, chicken, mussels, clams, prawns, squid, garlic, stock, saffron, herbs and some Lemon juice to squeeze over it just before you tuck into it. In a lot of cases the shell fish will still be in its shell. That’s fine if you want the Paella to look good but when it comes to eating it, it can get a little bit tricky to get the shell off and not cover your fingers in a bright orange colour! Not a good idea if your wearing your best party clothes!

So what goes into Your Paella?

Paella mix and Lemon

Well for a mixed Paella, we start with the extra virgin olive oil, then we add Spanish Chorizo sausage that has been cut into chunks and we lightly fry, then we add chopped onion and chopped red peppers, tomato, a vegetable stock, chicken slices, mixed shellfish, without the shells so you don’t get covered in orange when your eating it, rice and the saffron with garlic and other herbs, fresh Lemons to squeeze over Your Paella. so in a nutshell you get a fantastic tasting Paella at a far better price!

Now I know what your thinking, “How can Your Paella do all this for just £8.50 per head?

Well quite simply, as long as we are cooking for 100 or more servings and we don’t need to travel to far (We cover the whole of the UK but will need to add fuel and travel costs in some cases) and due to the fact that we buy all of our stock wholesale at a much better price its possible to come to an Event or party and cook a delicious range of Your Paella at an affordable price without compromising on the quality of the Paella’s.

Your Paella, Paella party catering

So for your next special occasion or party, corporate event, why not give your guests something special that won’t break the bank? Why not give them Your Paella!

Contact them today for a FREE no obligation quote! Click here.

Paella and its history.

The Ebro delta is actually just north of Valencia in Tarragona. But Valencia has become closely associated with rice dishes made from the short grain Arborio rice which grows there. The most famous being Paella (Pie-ay-ah).

“La Paella” is a cooking utensil, traditionally and preferably made of iron. The pan is circular and shallow with two round handles on opposite sides with a flat base of a good thickness. The word itself is old Valencian and probably has its roots in the Latin “patella” (A flat basket in Galicia). The Castillian “paila” and the French “paele” mean the same thing.

Paella catering service birthday Paella

During the centuries following the establishment of rice in Spain, the peasants of Valencia would use the paella pan to cook rice with easily available ingredients from the countryside: tomatoes, onions and snails.

Tomato's

Tomato’s

On special occasions rabbit or duck might be included, and the better-off could afford chicken. Little by little this “Valencian rice” became more widely known. By the end of the nineteenth century “paella valenciana” had established itself.

It has become a custom at mass gatherings in the Valencian region (festivals, political campaigns, protests, etc.) to prepare enormous paellas, sometimes to win mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. Chefs use gargantuan paelleras for these events. Each year chefs from the region of Galicia compete for the title of “Paella King”. The competition is held in a different town each year in that region. Valencian restaurateur Juan Galbis and a team of helpers, made the world’s largest paella in 2001 and then fed it to about 110,000 people according to Galbis’s website. This paella was even larger than Galbis’s earlier world-record paella made in March of 1992 which fed about 100,000 people. Galbis’s record-breaking 1992 paella is listed in Guinness book of  world records.

World record Paella

World record Paella

History

The people of Al-Andalus often made casseroles of rice, fish and spices for family gatherings and religious feasts, thus establishing the custom of eating rice in Spain. This led to rice becoming a staple by the time the Catholics drove out the Muslims in the 15th century. Cooks combined rice with vegetables, beans and dry cod, providing an acceptable meal for Lent. Along the Spanish coast, fish always predominated with rice.   Valencian Paella

Paella Rice

Paella Rice

On special occasions, 18th century Valencians used paelleras to cook rice in the open air of their orchards with vegetables of the season along with chicken, rabbit, duck and snails. Later, social life became more active with the sociological changes of the 19th century in Spain, giving rise to reunions and outings in the countryside. This early rice dish evolved into Valencian paella where it was customary for men to do the cooking. In 1840, a local newspaper first used the phrase “Valencian paella” to refer to the recipe rather than the pan. The most widely used ingredient list of the 19th century version is as follows: short-grain white rice, lima beans, chicken, rabbit, snails, duck (optional), green beans, artichoke (a substitute for green beans in the winter), tomatoes, fresh rosemary, salt, paprika, saffron, olive oil and water. It’s these ingredients that Valencians insist go into making Valencian paella. Today, in the Valencian region, paella is popular as a spring and summer picnic dish and during the Fall.   Seafood Paella

Eventually, Spaniards outside of the Valencian region saw the charm in this dish. Coastal residents began adding seafood to the traditional recipe and called it mixed paella. Mixed paella then became popular outside of Spain. As other cultures set out to make paella, the dish invariably acquired regional influences. Consequently, paella went from being a relatively simple dish of rice, beans, meat and green vegetables to including fresh seafood, meat, various types of sausage (the most popular being Spanish chorizo, a wide range of vegetables and many different seasonings. However, the most globally popular recipe is seafood paella. In Spain, mixed paella is very popular. Some restaurants that serve this mixed version refer to it as Valencian paella but Valencians insist only the original Valencian recipe can bear the name paella valenciana.

Event Catering

For your next public event or show, why not invite Your Paella to attend? We are more than happy to come to your public event and cook delicious fresh Paella throughout the country.

We have a great deal of expertise and experience in cooking Paella within a public event environment. All the necessary paper work and insurance etc. can be provided.

Paella University catering

Your Paella have a 5 star food hygiene rating (The best you can achieve is 5 ) and of course, are registered with the local Environmental Health Authority.

Food Hygiene Rating

Your Paella’s Food Hygiene Rating

When we attend public events, its good to get the positive feedback about how “Its about time we had a healthy alternative at the show” and “This makes a nice change from Burgers!” and of course, “Thank you, that was delicious!”It always brings a smile when we receive such nice comments from the customers.

So, what type of public events and shows do Your Paella cover? Any really. If your holding an event, large our small just contact us and tell us all about it and we will be more than happy to see if we can attend.

You can see our main website here, www.yourpaella.co.uk

We hope to be serving your guests soon!

Paella house party

Paella house party

 

 

Big Paella Pan

Sky's Jeremy Thompson

Have you ever been to a party where the caterers are cooking on a big Paella pan? Its a very impressive sight. Its even more impressive when 2 or more big Paella pans are being cooked on at the same time! That’s exactly what Your Paella, the Paella catering specialists do.

From the site of the BIG Paella pans, to the beautiful aromas that are created  whilst the delicious Paella’s are being cooked. Paella really is THE hot food choice for any social gathering. From weddings to public shows and events, birthday parties and corporate events.

Your Paella cart

Cooking on big Paella pan’s isn’t easy and its not really a good idea to try and cook in a big Paella pan until you have mastered the art of cooking Paella in a much smaller pan a few times first. If your a lover of food like I am, then I really would suggest that you buy a small Paella pan and have a go at cooking your own Paella.

You may want to check out our online shop www.yourpaella.co.uk and see if we have received our stock of Paella pans, legs and burners yet. If not just bookmark the page and check back later. You could also “Like” our Facebook page www.facebook.com/yourpaella then you will receive all our latest updates and any special offers we have.

So how hard is it to cook your first Paella? If your used to preparing food and cooking, then not hard at all I would say. Its all about having the right Paella pan and really good ingredients.

Paella mix and Lemon

When Your Paella  cook Paella, we use, extra virgin olive oil, onions, tomato, Chicken, Spanish Chorizo sausage, mixed shellfish, red pepper, garlic, stock, Paella rice and Your Paella’s seasoning. We don’t add the shells when we cook Paella so the guests don’t get covered in it while trying to de-shell the prawns etc.

Perfect Paella

www.yourpaella.co.uk

Now if your ready to cook a Paella of your own, take a look around the Your Paella Blog, its full of information and videos to help you cook the perfect Paella!

If you would like information about booking Your Paella for a party or any special occasion, you can contact us here:- www.yourpaella.co.uk/contact.htm

 

 

Corporate Paella

When you need a corporate catering service Paella is a perfect choice. Corporate Paella is on the increase and its no wonder.

Paella Corporate Catering

Paella Corporate Catering

Paella is a healthy, cost effective way of providing a delicious hot meal for large numbers of corporate guests.

When your corporate guests see and smell fresh Paella being cooked in very large authentic Paella pans at your event it will certainly make a good impression. I would go so far as to say a much better impression than some cold sausage rolls and stale sandwiches. It also makes a fantastic focal point!

Corporate catering

Your Paella in a large warehouse.

Your Paella and its staff are experts in cooking corporate Paella and will provide you and your clients with a high quality product at a very attractive price.

Your Paella will come to your corporate venue indoors or outside and provide a hassle free, totally professional corporate catering service.

You can find a lot more information on Your Paella’s main website www.yourpaella.co.uk.

Paella University catering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paella Caterer

A Paella caterer that will bring everything needed to the location that you are holding your party and cook in front of the guests. That’s what service you will receive when you book Your Paella for your next party or special event.

Paella cart set and ready to cook

Paella catering is becoming very popular in the UK, but not all Paella caterers are the same! for example, you can go to one mechanic and get a poorer and more expensive service, when another mechanic can give you a much better service at a cheaper cost to you. The same can be said for a Paella caterer.

 

Paella house party

Paella house party

Another example of this is Chinese food. In China the food is totally different to the Chinese food we can buy from our local take-away. In many cases Spanish Paella can have the same affect. I have tried many types of Paella while I lived in Spain and I found some of them to taste awful. I have also found the same thing here in the UK! Some Paella caterer’s here in the UK have never even been to Spain and it really shows when you taste the food they are trying to pass over as Paella.

Paella University catering

Your Paella cook Paella to a British taste. Its still an authentic Spanish Paella but it has a delicious taste that most enjoy. We have spent a long time trying different recipes and having them taste tested. We know our recipe is right due to the very positive response we get when ever we cook and serve Your Paella.

So how can you be sure the Paella caterer is the one to choose? Well a good place to start is with the Food Standards Agency. You can find their website here:- http://www.food.gov.uk/ Make sure that ANY caterer is registered with their local Food Standards Agency. Also check what food hygiene rating they have. The rating is from 1 to 5, 1 is the worst (other than not having a rating at all) and 5 is the best.

Food Hygiene Rating

Your Paella’s Food Hygiene Rating

Once you have checked the hygiene rating, then look for customer comments and reviews. A good place to find reviews are websites like Facebook and Yell.com.

Now you can be sure of a first class Paella caterer that provides a first class service.

For further information, please review other items within our Blog or visit the Your Paella website, www.yourpaella.co.uk

Your Paella cart

Have a great party!

 

Corporate catering service.

Paella is a fantastic choice of food to serve at any corporate event and Your Paella have the expertise and experience to supply and serve your guests at any corporate event or party. Delicious freshly cooked mixed Paella with Chicken, Spanish Chorizo sausage and mixed shellfish is a fine treat for your next event. You may even opt for a meat Paella that has lots of Chicken and Spanish Chorizo sausage. Whatever the Paella, Your Paella will get the job done with no fuss.

 

Paella Corporate Catering

Paella Corporate Catering

As you can see from the above image, Your Paella provide a very unique catering service that is the perfect solution for any corporate and business environment.

Your Paella’s  Paella cart made a big impression when we served several hundred guests that visited a warehouse for a special anniversary.

Your Paella, Paella cart on site

 

Your Paella can also supply, Tapas, Salads and dessert.

If you would like more information you can take a look at our main website www.yourpaella.co.uk or send an email to info@yourpaella.co.uk We are more than happy to discuss your catering needs.

Your Paella Tapas

A selection of Spanish Tapas

  

Paella for a small party

We are often asked if we can come to a party and cook Your Paella for smaller more intimate parties and social gathering. Due to the size of our Paella cart, many people think that Your Paella may not be suitable for the smaller parties, when in fact its no problem at all. We just come with the Paella pan/s on a stand and not with the famous Your Paella, Paella cart.

Paella at smaller party's

Paella at smaller party’s

 

We have been to many homes and cooked Your Paella in this way. Sometimes there is just no way of getting the Paella cart into the party because its just to big. Other times we are asked to cook Your Paella for 10 to 30 or so guests and our clients just prefer to have us cook Your paella and leave it with them to enjoy.

The point is, no matter how big or how small your party is going to be, Your Paella are more than happy to come along and give your guests something to remember.

Lets not forget that we can also supply, various Tapas, beautiful mixed salads and even Your Dessert!

So if you are going to have a more intimate party and you really want to give your guests something extra, at a price that you can afford, then send us all the details and let us take the hassle out of the catering and leave you to enjoy your party, with your guests and  YOUR PAELLA!

Contact us now for a free no obligation quote.

Paella cart set and ready to cook

Paella Catering with our famous Paella Cart!

Party time!

It´s that time of the year again when we all start to get excited about the Christmas party season or, if we are having to organize the Christmas party, begin to panic!

One thing is for sure and that’s if your having to put a large party together and you need to provide  great quality hot food that’s healthy and has the real party “vibe”, then Your Paella is the answer. OK, sure there are a lot of options out there but with prices from only £8.50 a head and having the meal cooked in front of all your party-goers proves this is a great choice! If you´re not sure what or who Your Paella is you can get all the information if you click here.

So, now we have taken the headache out of finding the catering, what next? You are going to need some kind of music and, depending on the budget, maybe live entertainment. It´s not very difficult to find a good DJ these days so no real problem with that. As for hiring professional entertainers, google is of course a great place to search. We have cooked Your Paella at a variety of large corporate parties and have seen some very good entertainers; from fire eaters, to a human hedge! Yes that’s right!..a person who looked just like a hedge… until they moved and made everyone around them jump with fright and then laugh with relief. We have also seen fantastic dancers on very high stilts at an M.O.D Black Tie Gala. The great thing about the entertainers at the M.O.D Gala was that they performed many different acts and changed often so the guests were always kept entertained.

Your Paella corporate catering.

Your Paella corporate catering.

You could also go for a live band but please go and see them perform beforehand whenever possible. Some are excellent and some are, well let´s just say “Not so good”, so we would recommend seeing the group or band perform before booking them. In many cases live groups don’t come cheap, so you don’t want to end up with everyone looking at you thinking, “Why were they booked?”

Another good idea is to hire a Magician. The type that can do the close and personal type of magic. Some of the best entertainment we have seen is the type that interacts closely with the guests, performing to small groups at a time and then moving onto the next small group. You really don’t need to have a huge party to hire some entertainers and they really make the world of difference!

We are sure you will put the perfect party together, but if you would like to ask us any questions, please do. We are always happy to help.

HAPPY PARTYING EVERYONE!

Spanish style canapes

Spanish style canapes