We had a quiet weekend last weekend with only two jobs. One on Saturday in the Northern Sydney suburb of Killara and one on Sunday in the Eastern Suburbs in Bondi.
Both paella jobs were cooked by chef Mark and the floor was run by our senior waiter Shane. Both the guys reported great feedback from the events, even though the weather was not particularly favorable on the Sunday.
Saturday’s job in Killara was a huge success with Mark cooking a 1.15m chicken and chorizo paella in the backyard of our client’s home. This pan serves up 90 people and even though there were more than 90 people at the event, some lucky people received more than one serving. This pan also includes pane di casa bread and a mixed leaf salad with reduced balsamic dressing which was loved as part of the entire meal. Guests were able to help themselves to bread and salad from our table buffet.
We received great feedback from this event from a Google review.
“Thank you for your excellent service at my party on Saturday. The food was great! The portions were a really good size and no one went hungry. I received lots of compliments on the paella and what a cool idea it is for a party. I want to make special mention of your waiter Shane. He was a champion. People arrived all at once and I was completely overwhelmed. He just went from server to event manager and worked so hard throughout the night to make sure my party was a success. At the same time he was so attentive to the fact that I should be celebrating and not working. I was so grateful and told him so.”
Sunday’s job in Bondi was also a huge success despite the inclement weather. As you can see from the photo below, it was very rainy and very windy making for challenging paella cooking conditions. Luckily with our experience in mobile paella catering we have fantastic solutions to these poor conditions including wind guards and marquees which we bring to every event (just in case).
We were able to select an (almost) dry spot to cook! Mark cooked an 80cm seafood paella and 5 servings of vegetarian paella. This provides a good option for if any of the guests were allergic to seafood or did not want to eat seafood. The 80cm seafood paella serves 40 people comfortably and was perfect for this family who were big seafood eaters. Our seafood paella has become famous in Sydney as being the best stocked with fresh prawns, squid, mussels and salmon. We cook with our handmade seafood stock, AAA Spanish saffron and calasparra rice.
This event was for a christening and what a fantastic way to celebrate with a paella party. We received great feedback from this event also on our Google page.
“Hi Alli, I wanted to email you yesterday to tell you how happy we were with everything. But I’ve been busy cleaning and packing away things non stop. Firstly the paella was delicious and I had so many wonderful comments about it. Mark was lovely and happy and worked well inthe unfavorable conditions. But the standout for us was Shane! Seriously he went above and beyond!! He was outstanding. I didn’t realize he was there to help us as well but he literally took over and set up the bar and made sure everyone had drinks and made us cocktails and tidied up and set up. He was brilliant. Everyone thought so. So thank you so much!!! Had it not been for the weather it would have been the most perfect day I could imagine. I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon and thank you for managing my event while you were away. I’m sure we’ll be using your services again.”
It’s cold now Sydney. Perfect time to consider paella catering by Paella amor for your next event. We are one of two Gold Licence catering companies that specialize in paella. We can cook all over Sydney and are completely self sufficient. We are fully insured and can cook for 12 to 2000 people.
Paella is theatrical, unique and affordable catering at its finest. So get in contact for your staff drinks, team building, 21stBirthday, birthday catering or even for a christening. We would be more than happy to help!