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Real Paella Catering is a wedding catering business that specializes in authentic Spanish cuisine. Head chef, Juan Ten Boquera, offers engaging dining experiences that delight all of the senses. While preparing his delicious paella dishes, talented musicians play lively flamenco and classical music, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Valencia, Spain. Real Paella Catering is capable of catering to events with up to 1,000 people.

Services Offered

Real Paella Catering prepares each meal in full view of the wedding guests, allowing them to participate in the excitement and create a memorable wedding. Each meal can be served directly from the pan or in a buffet format. Juan Ten and his team make sure to cook enough for everyone with plenty for seconds. Beyond providing standard fare, Real Paella Catering offers a window into the joys of cooking and the potential that food has to bring people together. Some of the services they provide to events of up to 1,000 guests include:

  • Tastings
  • Full delivery, setup, and cleanup
  • Custom menus
  • Provided tables, linens, chairs, and place settings
  • Bartenders and servers
  • Free catering delivery

Cuisine

Traditionally composed of fragrant spices, steaming rice, and mouthwatering meats and vegetables, Real Paella Catering offers multiple variations to choose from. These pans feature ingredients like fresh and locally sourced organic vegetables, seafood, pasture-raised chicken, rabbit, and other tantalizing add-ons. As the main course simmers, guests can indulge in a selection of imported Spanish cheeses, chorizo, olives, and other tapas. Real Paella Catering also offers sweet desserts made from scratch and refreshing Spanish sangria.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

$21

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

$21

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$21

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

$12

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Chocolate Fountain

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Seafood
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Reviews of Real Paella Catering

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
41 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Real Paella is highly recommended for weddings and other events. The staff is praised for their kindness, professionalism, and helpfulness. The food is described as delicious, with the paella being a standout dish. Guests are impressed with the on-site cooking experience and the generous portion sizes. The flexibility and responsiveness of the team are also appreciated. Overall, Real Paella provides an amazing experience with outstanding service.

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Real Paella is highly recommended for weddings and other events. The staff is praised for their kindness, professionalism, and helpfulness. The food is described as delicious, with the paella being a standout dish. Guests are impressed with the on-site cooking experience and the generous portion sizes. The flexibility and responsiveness of the team are also appreciated. Overall, Real Paella provides an amazing experience with outstanding service.

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Jose V. Sent on 11/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and enchanting

Our wedding reception was a raving success thanks to Real Paella’s outstanding service. The paella mixta was not only beautiful to see but it was delicious. The appetizers and the salad were an excellent complement. All our guests raved about the paella, everyone had their fill, and there was plenty leftovers. The team showed up early, they did their magic, and they cleaned their area spotlessly. I highly recommend them.
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Sarah H. Sent on 05/20/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding catering!

Real Paella was REAL! Great to work with, authentic, and everyone loved the food! Anyone who wanted seconds got some AND we had leftovers. Such a unique and fun experience we added to our wedding day! Do yourself a favor and hire this squad!
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Nicolaus L. Sent on 04/18/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Event tasting to wedding weekend

Real paella was a pleasure to work with.

Our pre wedding experience with Real Paella was a tasting at Waterworks. The event was a rainy, but Real Paella was set up with tents and their burners waiting out the storm. Watching them cook was a spectacle, almost like a show, and the smell of the food could make a hungry person even more hungry. We emailed Real Paella and Nevin was extremely quick with email responses.

The food is also very accommodating to most diets as there’s an option for vegans and the vegan option is gluten-free.

We have received nothing but compliments about the food from all the wedding guests. We were also able to take home a portion of the food after and eat it the next day.

We highly recommend Real Paella!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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Team

Juan Ten
Juan Ten
Owner and Master Chef

Juan Ten Boquera was born in Valencia, Spain. His parents Lola and Salvador are also Valencian going back several generations. Valencia is the region where paella, the signature dish of Spain and one of the most beloved dishes in the world, originated centuries ago. Juan comes from a long line of culinary craftsmen. Juan’s mother, Lola, is an outstanding cook, who taught Juan at an early age how to prepare authentic paella and other specialty dishes. Lola knows several family secret recipes, passed on by word of mouth for generations.

Juan’s grandfather, Salvador Ten Montoliu (1897-1974), chef and inventor, is credited to have registered in the 1950s the patent to the first gas furnace retrofitted to cook paellas (paellero de gas).

Family owned and operated, Real Paella Catering was founded in Tallahassee, Florida in 2006. We are committed to providing you with the highest standards in quality, service, and presentation.

Juan Ten entices the senses with cooking demonstrations and live flamenco music. The genial gastronome specializes in paella, a signature dish of Spain that brings families and friends together around the giant pan from which the delectable dish is served. Juan re-creates the experience during live demonstrations as guests gather around the cooking site filling their nostrils with the aromatic fragrances of roasted garlic, spices, and al dente saffron valencian rice. Ears remain attuned to the mellifluous melodies of master guitarist Silviu Ciulei, strumming the harmonious beats of flamenco music, while tongues stay entertained with the Spanish cheeses, olives, chorizo and a glass of sangria. When the main course arrives, anticipating eaters relish in the tender meats, seafood, or vegetables resting atop a bed of delicious rice.

Real Paella Catering’s tempting tastes derive from fresh local ingredients and spices, rice, and oil imported from Spain. The master chef only uses all-natural, never processed products, and only of the very best quality.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Lisa's Bartenders, LLC Lisa's Bartenders, LLC Wedding Caterers

I just love Juan and his crew! They bring fun and dance to your wedding affair, along with fantastic food, of course! Cheers!

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