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Crocus Paella is a top-rated, authentic Spanish paella & tapas Caterer specialising in weddings! Professional, colourful & delicious, Crocus Paella can cater your big day from London to Sussex.
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General Services

Buffet-Style
Canapes
Clean-Up
Last-Minute Orders
Marquee Catering
Set-Up
Sharing-Style
Staff Provided
Tableware Provided
Tastings
Wedding Cake

Food Type

Western / European

Dietary Options

Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Halal
Nut-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Full Description
At Crocus Paella, we use only the finest Spanish ingredients and locally sourced produce to create very special and delicious paellas, which we cook from scratch in our authentic giant pans bringing the full Spanish experience to your wedding. We serve the paella to your guests, piping hot, straight from the pan. All our Paellas are gluten, dairy and nut free and what makes all types of our paellas special is we use one of the world's most intense and valuable varieties of saffron, Krokos Kozanis. And we combine a passion for food with a love of Spain, offering a truly unique and flexible service. We have been awarded with the 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. Our recipes and experience come from our family background, who own a traditional restaurant in a small village near Alicante in Spain. We have learnt from the very best and we would love to bring a taste of Spain to your event!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nick
We realise this is a really special time for couples. Making your big day as special and stress free as possible is our top priority. Our Delicious paella is guaranteed to keep everyone happy. We would be happy to help with any queries so please don't hesitate to give us a call!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(12)
(12)
Bride Jessica
Married in July 2020
December 2019
*how* can you not give 5 stars?
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
Kirsty and Will
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Couldn't recommend higher! X
What an amazing team! Nick & Yana and their team are so friendly, super professional, and make phenomenal paella! We were so happy to have them cater for our wedding and the whole team were so helpful, communicative, flexible and were such a fantastic part of the whole day! Couldn't recommend higher! X
Adam and Jade
Married in December 2019
December 2019
We can't speak highly enough of them
The Crocus Paella team are helpful, courteous, communicative and most importantly provide some quality and tasty food. They helped us provide the exact service we wanted at our wedding (dinner for 140 people) and we can't speak highly enough of them and how they acted throughout the whole process. We would recommend them for any party/ wedding/ function that you are hosting.
Lisa & Patrick
Married in August 2018
January 2019
Can definitely recommend them!!!
We booked Crocus Paella for our wedding and it was just perfect. Everyone absolutely loved the food, the staff were super nice and it was very uncomplicated to work with them as they basically took care of everything themselves - they came, fed 200 people and left as if they'd never been there. Can definitely recommend them!!!
Kate
Wedding: June 2018
January 2019
Absolutely wonderful paella!
Absolutely wonderful paella! We used Crocus for our son's engagement party, everybody loved the paella - we had seafood and chicken and I think it shored everyone up for a night of dancing. Crocus are such lovely people - we were glad we chose them.
Ingrid & Hugo
Wedding: March 2018
January 2019
You made the occasion a very special one indeed!
Dear Nick, Yana and team! We wish to convey our huge appreciation for the wonderful Paellas created and served up at Hugo's Party yesterday! We truly appreciated the huge effort your team made to drive up from Brighton in the snow then stand around for a couple of chilly hours to ensemble the feast! We hope the fire pit helped a little! Please pass on our praise and gratitude! Crocus Paella certainly made the occasion a very special one indeed! Thank you! Ingrid & Hugo x
Location & Contact Details

Address

Brighton, East Sussex, England

Nearest Town

Brighton

Nearest Train Station

Brighton Station

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
(2)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

NCASS

Industry Awards (1)

Healthy Choice Award
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

We couldn't possibly pick just one. We have done so many beautiful weddings, from outdoor festival themed weddings with teepees, all the way through to gorgeous weddings in stately homes. Every single one is special in its own way and we are honoured to be able to take part and make a couples big day as joyous as possible.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Professional, colourful, relaxed, happy, authentic

What about your business are you most proud of?

The quality of our food. We pride ourselves on the quality ingredients we use to create the amazing paellas we present to couples on the day, combined with our expert, authentic cooking techniques which go into preparing the perfect paella.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy every moment of it! Planning this perfect milestone with a loved one is a truly special journey and you should enjoy every step of the way.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The one that stands out was a beautiful wedding where the bride and groom had a beautifully decorated room filled with flowers, props and polaroid cameras for the guests to use. It added a really nice informal touch to go along with the typical wedding photos. A great way to remember what a fun day your wedding should be!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once the couple have requested a quote we send through our options of 3 different Menus for them to choose from. Once they have decided we then work closely with them to plan the logistics of the day and go through any other requirement they may have. We try to make this process as easy as possible for our clients.

How would you wow the judges on Masterchef?

We think our paella definately has the wow factor. The sheer size of the pans are enough to create quite a stir. This together with the deep flavour of the saffron dyed rice is enough to win anyone over. Whether its succulent chicken, shell on seafood or juicy mushroom paella these dishes are sure to be a hit.

What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?

Paella negra with squid ink. If you think the usual deep yellow paella is a showstopper... this one is truly dramatic!

What is the food of love?

Paella is traditionally enjoyed by groups of friends or family, it is a food that is designed to bring people together and be shared by loved ones. We think paella is definately the food of love for this very reason. What a perfect dish for your big day when you are celebrating with your nearest and dearest.

What is your secret ingredient?

Our extremely high quality saffron; Krokos Kozanis. Greek saffron is considered one of the best varieties in the world, of excellent quality, aroma and colour.

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