No special event is complete without delicious food and Señor Pepe's Paella Catering is proud to take care of that for you. We cook authentic Spanish paella through out the state of Florida. Paella is a classic Spanish dish that originates in Valencia, Spain. Paella is comprised of rice, saffron, paprika, sofrito and a variety of meats, shellfish and vegetables. Paella is cooked outside over an open fire in a paella pan.
My name is Jose Lugo aka (Chef Pepe). Founder of Señor Pepe's Paella Catering LLC. I was born in Brooklyn, New York. Our family history began in the northwest coast of Spain, Galicia a city which is still there today called Lugo. This is the link to our family last name. My love and passion for cooking started at a very young age and I was fortunate enough through the years in the food industry to meet and work with chefs from different countries and cultures. Greek, Italian and Spanish cusines were my favorites. In 1995, I relocated to the beautiful state of Florida and began what is now Senor Pepe's Paella Catering LLC.
The idea behind Señor Pepe's Paella Catering service is to provide authentic great tasting paella throughout the state of Florida. There are many catering companies throughout the state that offer paella. Most claim to be authentic and after my many travels throughout Spain I realized very few can make this claim.
Paella is a rice dish but, all rice dishes are not paella.
Paella requires certain key ingredients not just the pan to be authentic. It must be made with saffron, not food coloring or dyes. In Spain, they have a name for this (paella pintada) which means painted paella because of the coloring added. The rice is very important. If you see long grain rice, it's not authentic. There are many variations for paella. In Valencia Spain, the paella "Valenciana" has no seafood in it. It's made with rabbit, chicken and snails. It has a crusty bottom (not burned) called the socarrat. The paella is also very thin. We take pride in offering the authentic traditional paella Valenciana of Spain. We understand that not everyone likes rabbit or snails and offer our own version of paella valenciana made with chicken and spanish chorizo. Paella is a dish that brings people together.
Señor Pepe's Paella Catering takes pride in preparing authentic tasting paella throughout the state of Florida. We are a License, Certified and Insured paella catering company.
Paella is perfect for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, graduations, baby showers sweet sixteens, quinceaneras, promotions, employee appreciations or any special occasion celebrated. We can prepare the paella of your choice in any outdoor or indoor area. For example, parks, pool decks, pavilions, backyards, barns, beaches, resorts and ballrooms are great for paella catering.
Corporate or private events, large or small we cater all!
Let Señor Pepe's Paella Catering service bring the party to you! Call or Text 239-464-7180 today
Licensed, Certified and Insured