Our chefs arrive 2 hours before the dinner is served. The tent and Paella station are set up and the buffet area is set up. Given the time it takes Paella to cook the chefs usually begin preparation soon after the station is fully set. If any tapas were ordered a table will be displayed by the tent with the platters. The salad bar is set up right before dinner with your salad choices, dinner rolls and olive butter for your guests to enjoy. A few minutes after setting up the salad bar the Paella will begin to be plated and displayed at the buffet table for your guests to simply pick up.
We require a 10' x 10' outdoor space to set up our tent and equipment. We do need electrical access to set up fans or heaters as needed. The Paella is cooked over an open flame.
In the winter months we only offer paella delivered in to-go containers for your guests to enjoy. The live station options is only offered in the summer as outdoor cooking isn't suitable for Minnesota winters. Arrangements could be made to set up a buffet station indoors with chafers and linen and be served by a chef but additional charges apply.
Paella is a traditional rice dish from Spain. It is usually cooked over an open fire uncovered and it is normally flavored with saffron and pimiento. Here at Twin Cities Paella we strive to keep the classical Paella as close as what you would get in Spain. We use some imported essential ingredients to keep the flavor original. Ingredients like Spanish short grain Rice, Saffron, Smoked Pimiento, Piquillo Peppers and Extra Virgin Olive Oil are all imported from Spain to keep the flavors authentic.
You can place an order simply by filling out our quote request form, this form helps us understand exactly what you want out of your party. It also provides us with some important event details to give you an accurate estimate of your event. Once a quote is agreed upon, an event contract is drafted and deposits received.
We require a 20% non-refundable deposit at booking. The remainder balance is due 14 days before the day of the event. If the balance is not paid by that date, the deposit is forfeited and the event is cancelled.
We are located in Minneapolis and are willing to travel a 20 mile radius of downtown at no additional charge. For longer distances an appropriate delivery fee will be assessed depending on how far it is.
Unfortunately Paella is not a dish that could be made in small quantities. However we will be selling Paella in various markets across the Twin Cities and can give you a little bit to taste. It might not be exactly the paella you choose but it will give you an idea just how great our paella is.
Daily: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sat & Sun: 9:00am-2:00pm