What is paella?

Simply put it’s a rice dish from Spain with many combinations of meat & seafood cooked in a saffron stock 
in a special round flat pan (called a paellera). However, paella is so much more than that.

In Spain, paella is often prepared for special celebratory events. It's a food that's fun, festive, social,
and always brings family and friends together for any occasion.

Paella is not just a wonderful meal, it's also a joyous celebration of flavors, smells, and quality ingredients.
Preparing and eating paella is a celebration that's experienced by all of your senses.
It's entertaining to watch, and the sounds and aroma carries the promise of the delicious meal to come.
Your guests will be excited with anticipation. This is the experience that we share with people when we prepare paella.
Whether it's for family, friends, or a catered affair.

Why choose Paella Time?

You have many choices when choosing a caterer. Simply put - WE ARE THE BEST.
I'm a classically trained chef and have been cooking for over 25 years here in the Bay Area.
PAELLA IS MY SPECIALTY. Don't be fooled by other caterers claiming they make paella.
Years ago I learned the art of making AUTHENTIC paella from a true paella chef from Spain.
We worked together for many years, and he shared with me his family's recipes
passed from generation to generation (recipes actually from his great grandmother).
I use only the FRESHEST ingredients in my paella which is cooked in a REAL saffron stock
(many other "paella" caterers do not use saffron,
OR make a fresh stock instead using powders or concentrates)
All of my tapas, salads, dressings, sauces, and desserts are all made from scratch.

Some caterers may cost a little less, however you get what you pay for,
Many other caters skimp on their portion sizes. My paellas are FULL of meats, seafood, and fresh vegetables.
I've NEVER run out of food at an event, and ALL leftovers are yours to keep (we'll pack everything up for you).

When you hire Paella Time, you hire THE BEST.

                                                                                        ~Ralph Tommasini, Owner/Executive Chef

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

People Love Us On Yelp Award 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

The Knot Couples Choice Award 2021, 2023, 2023

We have many happy and satisfied customers. Please click on the links to read our STELLAR reviews on:
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***Paella Time carries $1 million in BOTH general and liquor liability insurance***

Getting Married?

Congratulations! We cater several weddings each month, and we'd LOVE to cater yours!
Paella is a GREAT idea, and truly creates a festive & fun experience compared to "regular" wedding food.

Stop! Don't look any further for caterers than right here. No need to contact multiple vendors.
We've been referred to as your "one stop shop", and "too good to be true".

Paella Time is a FULL SERVICE caterer. We bring everything we need, including our GIANT paella pans,
and don't need electricity or a kitchen making us an easy solution for any venue.
If needed, we can provide tables, chairs, glassware, linens, etc... even LIVE flamenco entertainment!

Just let us know what your venue is providing, and we'll take care of the rest.
Many other caterers only bring the food, and leave you to figure out everything else.
Basically, we provide & do almost EVERYTHING, so you can RELAX and ENJOY your wedding!

I offer a FANTASTIC wedding package:

Prices starting at only ~$19+ per person! (plus staff, gratuity, tax...)
20% discount for early booking
Included at NO EXTRA CHARGE: porcelain plates, stainless steel utensils, and *ALL linens
LIVE cooking in our giant paella pans by a professional paella chef!
FREE kids meal
Bartenders & service staff included
ALL set up AND cleaning - including ceremony, if needed
FREE cake cutting and plating (many other caterers charge $2-4 per guest)
*minimums apply

Because of the many details, weddings are much different than other events.
Don't entrust this special day to caterers that don't have the experience.

For something different, fun, festive, exciting and delicious allow Paella Time to turn your next event
into a memorable one your guests will keep talking about!

Are you ready for the Paella Time experience?
Contact us TODAY!

We look forward to making your event a memorable one!

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