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 !!!!
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!
Hayleigh M• Aug. 8, 2020
We used Steve for my partners 30th bbq/party, the food and service were lovely, steve kept in contact with any questions we had leading up to the party, food was enjoyed by everyone there, thank you.
Maria F• July 18, 2020
Delicious Paella and great value 4.65 We hired at the last minute just for a small Family gathering of 8 people, the paella was delicious and we enjoyed watching it be cooked in front of us out in the garden. I’d definitely recommend (already have passed on details) and would definitely use again for other gatherings at home too! Thank you for a wonderful service
Ann L• Oct. 11, 2019
Really great service! Steve was very efficient. He arrived in good time and made two delicious paella’s and three very good salads. We will definitely use him again.
Katie C• June 15, 2019
Highly recommend! 5 Thank you so much to Steve, who hosted a hen party of 17! The food, all vegan, was delicious. He was easy to communicate with, and offered very competitive prices. Highly recommend!
Paella served from huge pans
Homemade flatbreads with quirky toppings