Crocus Paella are a top-rated professional paella catering company specializsing in weddings.
WHY CHOOSE US?
It's right in the name "Crocus Sativus", commonly known as the the most covetted of all spices - saffron. We use only the highest quality saffron as our secret ingredient, which makes our paellas extra special. But all of our ingredients are high quality and locally sourced where possible or imported from Iberica Spanish Food, an award-winning importer of authentic and traditional Spanish products. All our paellas are gluten and dairy free and we have vegan options available.
We cook everything from scratch and we are very selective with the ingredients that we use in our paellas because we want to be able to offer the best quality & taste.
For a quote or to find out more about our delicious dishes get in touch with the friendly team at Crocus Paella.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are your paellas gluten free?
Yes, all our paellas are gluten & nut free. If you or any of your guests have any particular allergies or special dietary requirements, we'll do our best to cater for them individually, so please do let us know.
Do you have a vegan option?
Yes, our vegetarian paella is also vegan and super tasty too! We use delicious portobello mushrooms, leeks, beans, peppers and of course our excellent saffron and spices.
Do you provide plates and cutlery?
We serve our food in natural, high-quality biodegradable and compostable palm leaf plates and we provide wooden forks instead of plastic, as well as quality napkins - all included in the price. If you require alternative crockery options, we can suggest a catering equipment hire company and we’ll be happy to serve in your selected plates or even your own.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, we have Public Liability Insurance and we comply with the latest Food Regulations HACCP. All our certificates and documentation can be provided upon request.
Can you cater for any number of guests?
Our paella pans vary in size and can cater for a small group of 15 guests to very large parties of over 1000 guests subject to availability.
Do you cook the paellas on the day?
Yes, we cook everything from scratch and we are very selective with the ingredients that we use in our paellas because we want to be able to offer the best quality & taste. So apart from the local produce that we use where possible, most of our ingredients are from Iberica Spanish Food, an award-winning importer of authentic and traditional Spanish products.
Do you have your own gazebo?
We operate from our own gazebo and we need an approximate space of 4x4 metres. We need level ground to cook on, concrete or grass are both fine.
Do you need electricity or water?
We cook our paellas on portable gas burners so we’re completely self-sufficient. Access to running water can be useful, but not a must. If there isn’t any, just let us know and we’ll bring our own water. We might need electricity just to plug in our lights (for evening events) but if there isn't any, we can bring our battery operated lights.
What are your payment terms?
A non refundable deposit of 35% will be required to secure the date. Balance payment won’t be required until 21 days before the event.
What are your set up times?
We arrive at the venue 3 hours prior to serving time, as we need approximately one hour to unload and set up and two hours to cook the Paellas from scratch. Duration of serving is approximately 1.5 hours. After the service, we will need approximately 45 mins - 1 hour to clear up everything and let you continue with the celebration!
Reviews for Crocus Paella
Recommended by 100% of couples
Wedding in Surrey
Crocus Paella catered our wedding of 200 people, and it was perfect. The staff were friendly and funny, and the food was absolutely delicious! Would book again in a heartbeat. NinaSent on 31/01/2019
Engagement party in Brighton
Absolutely wonderful paella! We used Crocus for our son's engagement party, everybody loved the paella - we had seafood and chicken and I think it shored everyone up for a night of dancing. Crocus are such lovely people - we were glad we chose them. KateSent on 31/01/2019
Anniversary in The Sands, Farnham
From the moment I started to discuss our party plans with Crocus, they were professional, helpful, efficient and very pleasant to deal with. Our party was a huge success thanks to the wonderful team and stunning paella. Our guests were really impressed. Thank you Jose!Sent on 31/01/2019