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Paella Time

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Paella Time is THE premier paella catering company serving ALL of Northern California. Paella is fun, unique, delicious, and a GREAT idea for a wedding. Your family and guests love watching (and eating) our delicious and authentic tapas and paella prepared from scratch right in front of them!

We're a full service caterer and can provide you with servers, bartenders, tables, chairs, linens, plates, flatware, glasses, etc... including ALL set up and cleaning ( plus ceremony area if needed). We even offer LIVE flamenco entertainment! Basically we provide & do EVERYTHING, so you can relax and ENJOY your wedding day.

We offer a FANTASTIC wedding package:

> Prices starting at only $19 per person!*

> 20% discount for early booking.

> Included at NO EXTRA CHARGE: sangría wine glasses*, porcelain plates, stainless steel utensils, and ALL linens.

> LIVE cooking by a professional paella chef!

> COMPLIMENTARY personal PAELLA FOR 2!

> NO EXTRA CHARGE for family style.

> Kids under 12 are FREE.

> Bartenders & service staff.

> ALL set up AND cleaning - including ceremony area if needed.

> FREE cake cutting and plating (many other caterers charge $2-4 per guest).

> FREE tasting in the comfort of your home.

*not including staffing, tax, or gratuity. Wine glasses complimentary if ordering sangría.

We have many happy and satisfied customers. Click on the links to read our positive reviews from our website, Facebook, and Yelp.

*** To see ALL our Yelp reviews, just under the posted reviews, click on "other reviews that are not currently recommended". Unfortunately, Yelp "filters" our reviews if we don't spend money advertising with them.

From the owner: " I know you have many choices when choosing a wedding caterer. Why choose Paella Time? Simply put - WE ARE THE BEST. I'm a classically PAELLA IS OUR SPECIALTY. Don't be fooled by other caterers claiming they make real paella. Years ago I learned the art of making AUTHENTIC paella from a true paella chef from Spain using his family's recipes passed from generation to generation. I use only the FRESHEST ingredients in my paella which is cooked in a REAL saffron stock prepared the same morning (many other "paella" caterers do not use saffron or make a fresh stock instead using using powders or concentrates). All of my tapas and desserts are made by hand from scratch following the same family recipes."

We also cater rehearsals and engagement parties, private in-home parties (birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, etc...), corporate events, holiday parties, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$10.00

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$10.00

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$10.00

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$10.00

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Specialty Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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    Dianne W. Married on 10/04/2020
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    Amazing service, delicious food, HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    We hired Paella Time to cater our backyard wedding. Thank you for the amazing service from the first phone call, and equally delicious food that we're still receiving compliments on. Tiffany and Ralph were super easy to work with, providing everything we needed including tables, chairs, linens, glasses, and their team was professional, friendly, and attentive. Loved the live cooking. HIGHLY recommend.
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    Karen C. Married on 09/12/2020
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    Awesome Service and Paella

    Everything from the communication, coordination to the set up the day of our wedding went smoothly. Ralph's team and staff members were wonderful and the service was great! Not to mention the paella was amazing and we finished off all the leftovers over the next few days. I could probably eat that for a month straight.
    Thank you so very much for serving at our wedding and we definitely recommend you guys to anyone that is considering.
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    Lexii B. Married on 09/09/2020
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    Most fun dinner idea!

    10/10 would recommend! Paella Time was so yummy, great staff, professional, included in-home tasting. I loved that it was something different that no one else does. I also loved that it wasn't a served over the shoulder type of dinner, I loved that the guests got up and did buffet style where they got to see the giant paella pans. It was such a fun idea and different than what everyone else normally does. Plus it made the vibe a little bit more casual which I wanted.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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