Services From Scoff and Nosh in London
Authentic Spanish Paella Served with Canapes & Salads
Authentic Spanish Paella Cooked in Huge Pans in Front of Your Guests
We supply Authentic Spanish paella, using the very best ingredients from Spain, cooked in pans which range in size from 4 to 225 guests. We can cater outside for any number. For event inside, we can either cook outside and bring the paella inside for guests to help themselves from the big pans or we can put the paella into small pans on the tables. If we cannot cook outside, we can use our electric pans
We provide a full range of sides from tapas to salads to frites and everything else for a truely memorable Spanish experience
We only use the very best ingredients; mainly La Bomba rice from the Albafera region ( it absorbs 3 times its weight in water and fattens out rather than growing longer like long grain so it takes in huge amounts of flavour ), saffron from Castilla La Mancha, paprika from Murcia and a whole host of spices and flavours from many parts of Spain and North Africa
Paella originally was a true peasants food from around the Valencia region in Spain. Inland the paella would have been mainly rice and vegetables with maybe rats, frogs & toads, rabbits, snakes; in fact, anything that was free and cheap. On the coast, the rice probably would not have had so many vegetables but would have had all the seafood that they could not sell ( including monkfish that was so ugly no-one wanted to buy it whereas now it is expensive as people have realised that the flesh tastes amazing )
Spanish paella is mainly rice but the English prefer it with a greater ratio of meat, which is what we supply. The most popular is chicken & chorizo ( which was actually invented by Jamie Oliver in the 90's and not very well liked by the Spanish so beware; if a restaurant in Spain if doing Chicken & Chorizo, it is catering for tourists not locals )
Paella can only be cooked well with the right ingredients but it mainly requires passion; it needs a subtle touch and a need to truely care for it. We have been cooking paella for over 20 years and are still learning !!!!
Kathryn Brown• Sept. 2, 2023
Steve was completely amazing at our wedding. Everything was made according to the schedule we provided and served up punctually. The food was completely delicious - everyone had enough food and really enjoyed it! Steve made a special portion for one of our guests who had a legumes allergy. No other special arrangements were necessary as the choice of paella and tapas satisfied most dietary requirements. Would definitely recommend Steve!
Eve Griffiths• June 18, 2023
The paella was delicious and the service was impeccable. Thank you!
Dan Thurman• May 13, 2023
Our guests all really enjoyed the food
David Gillespie• April 30, 2023
Brilliant service, great paella dishes, 50 servings of chicken and chorizo and 30 vegan. Both were delicious. Definitely recommended.
Hayley Summerbell• Dec. 10, 2022
Would 100% recommend! We had a hen party of 14 people, everyone absolutely loved it! The starter of tapas went down as a hit! Everyone tucked in before we could even get all the pictures and the paella was stunning! We then had the most delicious brownies for dessert. Brilliant value for money and would definitely recommend.
Sarah Hill• Dec. 3, 2022
Paella was delicious, everyone enjoyed it and went back for seconds!
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