WHY CHOOSE US:
⧫ To start with our name "Crocus Sativus", commonly known as saffron is one of the finest spices available, and that represents the high quality of our standards. We use only the highest quality saffron, and all of our ingredients which are authentically imported from Spain and the fresh ones locally sourced where possible. Our recipes originate from Spain from old family cooking traditions, passed down through generations. We also have the same high standards in our service, personalised especially for you! Perhaps the best reason to choose us is that our customers have all rated us 5 stars and said that they and their guests loved the food and perhaps more importantly - the service from booking to serving. Check them out on google and our website. We are a small family run business who put peronalised care into every event we do and would be happy to give you the same high quality and individuallised service.
⧫ 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 wherever possible, most of our ingredients are from Iberica Spanish Food, an award-winning importer of authentic and traditional Spanish products.
⧫ Our paella pans vary in size and can cater for a small group of 15 guests to very large parties of over 1000 guests.
⧫ We have been awarded with the Healthy Choice Award, by Brighton & Hove City Council, which certifies that our business supports its customers by offering healthy food choices, based on healthy cooking methods and ingredients.
⧫ We only use chicken from local farms in Sussex. All our chicken is Halal.
⧫ All our paellas are gluten & nut free. If you or any of your guests have any particular allergies or special dietary requirements, we will do our best to cater for them individually, so please do let us know.
⧫ We serve our food in natural, high-quality biodegradable and compostable 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 plates.
⧫ We are proud members of NCASS, the Nationwide Caterers Association, following high standards and practices.
⧫ We are registered with our Local Authority Environmental Health Department and in all our inspections, we were awarded with a 5 star Hygiene Rating.
⧫ We have Public Liability Insurance and we comply with the latest Food Regulations HACCP. All our certificates and documentation can be provided upon request.
⧫ We take customer service very seriously. Our staff are trained in Food Hygiene and always serve with a big smile!
Helen Whiteley• Dec. 7, 2019
Absolutely amazing!!! I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Jessica Goss• July 20, 2019
When you have 120 guests all saying you had the best-catered wedding they've ever been to *how* can you not give 5 stars 🤷🏼♂️ With HUGE delicious portions that left no one disappointed, I was beyond impressed beyond all expectation. The staff, oh my gosh - from Jenny who helped us through the seamless booking process to the team of Paella master chefs on the day who greeted each and every person with a big smile and an even bigger plate of paella 😍 10/10 will book again whenever & where ever I am able. I can't thank you all enough for being apart of the perfect day x
Good for parties · Professional staff · Delicious food · Creative cuisine · Great value · Experienced chefs
Emilie Verlander• July 18, 2019
Fantastic service, good communication throughout, and a lovely team on the day - I would definitely recommend Crocus Paella for your event!
Zoe Clarkson• April 27, 2019
"Delicious food, lovely staff, would definitely have again!
We had vegan and chicken paella at our event and everyone was saying how delicious, filling and tasty it was. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The leftover paella was portioned up into containers for us and tasted fabulous reheated as well.
In the words of my 13 year old, “it was really good”."
louise• April 26, 2019
I booked Crocus for my daughter’s 21st birthday party and they were totally brilliant from start to finish and would recommend them highly. Communication during the planning period was clear and helpful and they went to a lot of trouble to ensure that we had sufficient space and facilities for tent (just power and water). On the night itself they were prompt, extremely friendly and efficient, set up a beautifully festooned tent with a happy birthday light box and most importantly produced the most delicious paella. The guests loved it and best of all they boxed up the leftovers which were devoured at 2am and then enjoyed post clear up - would definitely use them again next time I have the energy to host a party!
Nicky Hill• Aug. 1, 2017
These guys were great. The food was delicious, looked fab and went down a treat.
Services From Crocus Paella
THE SPANISH FIESTA
PAELLA & SALAD
THE FULL MONTY
What services do you offer?
We offer professional catering for weddings, private and corporate events. You can choose between 3 different menus, depending on your catering needs and budget. ⧫ PAELLA ONLY ⧫ THE SPANISH FIESTA, with paella, tapas and salads ⧫ THE FULL MONTY, with paella, tapas, salads and desserts
Do you offer a venue for the banquet?
Do you cook in the same location as the banquet?
We are fully sustainable and we bring our own gazebo and equipment which can be set up wherever is more convenient for you.
Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
Yes, we are flexible and we can create a menu for your catering needs.
What kind of cuisine do you offer?
Authentic Spanish Paella & Tapas
Do you offer special menus?
All our paellas are gluten & nut free. If you or any of your guests have any particular allergies or special dietary requirements, we will do our best to cater for them individually, so please do let us know. We can also offer a children's menu.
Do you also offer a wedding cake?
Yes, we work with some amazing local specialists in wedding cakes.
How does the open bar work?
We do not offer an open bar.
What is included in the menu?
Details of our menu can be provided upon request.
⧫ Mixed Chicken and Seafood
⧫ Portobello Mushroom (Vegan)
*Chorizo or Tiger Prawns can be added upon request
Meat / Fish
⧫ Salmon rolls with cream cheese
⧫ Chorizo Cocktail Sausages
⧫ Tortilla (Spanish omelette served in cubes) Classic or with Sun-dried tomatoes
⧫ Manchego and Membrillo (quince paste)
⧫ Cherry tomatoes and mozzarella skewers
⧫ Mini Empanadas with pisto (ratatouille) filling
⧫ Padron Peppers
⧫ Gazpacho shots
⧫ Classic Coleslaw, shredded cabbage and carrot with a creamy mayonnaise dressing
⧫ Mixed leaf salad (vegan), with cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette
⧫“Tio Pepe” rocket and baby spinach leaves with parmesan, walnuts, dried cranberries dressed with extra virgin olive oil, honey, mustard & balsamic vinaigrette
⧫ Churros con chocolate
⧫ Salted Caramel Chocolate Biscuit Cheesecake (vegan)
⧫ Lemon Tartlet
⧫ Chocolate Coulant (gluten free)
⧫ Crema Catalana