Services From Scoff and Nosh
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 !!!!
Camilla Norton- Jones• Dec. 12, 2021
Steve was amazing! Good great and such a lovely and reliable chap. Highly recommend! Thank you so much!
Alison H• None
Excellent professional chef, amazing Korean food, Steve was very professional in his approach and served up brilliant Korean food bang on time- everyone was so impressed and the teenagers loved it!
Barbara W• Oct. 23, 2021
The food was great and plenty of it 4.35 We booked canapes for my 80th birthday party with about 50 guests. Everyone enjoyed the food which covered the vegetarians and the gluten free members too. My two, very minor complaints, were 1). my payment wasn't recognised straight away and 2) my daughter, who hosted my party, thought the servers should have taken the trays of food round more often. This did not...
Pete J• Sept. 26, 2021
Brilliant service brilliant to deal with though out the booking and organising of our event The food was cooked to perfection and the sweets were a delight Thanks steve and well done
Kes C• Sept. 3, 2021
Brilliant - would highly recommend! 5 Catering outside from their canopy kitchen over two days for a 60-strong group of hungry school staff per day. Variety of food offered and supplied was fab - we had choices of both meat and vegan paellas, spanish chicken and meatballs served in buns one day and meat and vegan chilli, sweet & sour chicken with rice the second day - all served with delicious side...
Charlotte S• Aug. 24, 2021
Hassle free and delicious 5 Superb! Tasted absolutely delicious with a great choice of sides. Arrived on time and food served as soon as we were ready. Very tidy and polite.
Paella served from huge pans
Homemade flatbreads with quirky toppings