Elena’s Paella

Authentic Paella From Madrid, Spain

From Our Menu

Random Dishes

  • Garlic Pan Fried Bread & Chorizo

    1 Serving
  • Tuna & Tomato Empanadas (Mini Pasties)

    2 Piece
  • Chickpeas & Chorizo

    1 Serving
  • Stuffed Tuna Eggs

    2 Pieces
  • $22.00 / Guest


    Chicken, Beef & Chorizo Sausage
  • $10.00 / Guest


    Market fresh vegetables


My name is Maria Elena Rebolledo Montilla and I own and operate ‘Elena’s Paella’ together with my husband, Joe.

I was born in Madrid, Spain and my family dates back many generations. I was raised by my abuela (grandmother) and when I was a young girl my abuela taught me how to cook the traditional family paella, as did her mother and her mother before her.

I came to Australia in 1985 after meeting my husband, Joe overseas. I started cooking paella for family and friends, they all told me that I should share my paella with all of Melbourne and run my own catering business.

Once my children grew up, the opportunity arose to start Elena’s Paella and fulfill a life long dream.

Everyone always asks me why is your paella so tasty?…

I just tell them; “That it must be the way my abuela taught me how to enhance the authentic flavours of Spain.”

Elena’s Services

We cater for intimate dinner parties, birthdays, engagements, weddings, corporate events, all school fetes and events & just about all family get together’s

Even events up to 2,500 guests, serving continuously over a given period, should your event, festival or celebration warrant this

Minimum Booking:- 15 guests

We use the highest possible quality ingredients & always cook the entire Paella from scratch in front of your guests

Like back home in Spain, we regard the Paella as an event, not just a meal

It is truly a fantastic and inclusive way to provide for your guests & get them talking, during your function & afterwards

Regardless of the event or venue, our focus is always on quality of product and presentation, hygiene of the operation and authenticity. This will ensure the best possible experience for our customers

The theatre of the occasion, the exuberance, the aromas & of course the taste will enthuse and enchant & also live long in the memory for you and your guests

We are located in South East Melbourne and will travel to your location anywhere in Victoria

(Additional distance charges may apply for areas outside Melbourne and surrounding suburbs)

Delivery Service Available - Ready to Eat from $10 Per Guest

Elena Recommends

Most Popular Tapas

  • Chicken Wings with Tomato Dressing

    1 Piece
  • Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms

    3 Pieces
  • Chorizo & Prawn Skewer

    1 Piece
  • Tiny Meat Balls & Fresh Tomato Sauce

    3 Pieces
  • Tortilla Espanola (Potato Omlette)

    1 Piece
  • Chorizo Bread Pockets

    1 Piece


What Our Clients Say

Thank you Joe so very much for catering my party on Saturday. We were 100% delighted to have you and Steven with us, the food was superb. We’ve had such wonderful feedback from our friends about your professionalism, warmth and the incredible food too. Regards Lara


I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful lunch yesterday. The paella is one of the best we’ve ever had. We all loved the food and how lovely and kind you all were. I will definitely recommend you to people I know.

Looking forward to having you guys at another one of our parties.


Thanks Joe- the paella was very popular thank you and it was a pleasure having you prepare and serve it.
We were very happy that we chose Elena’s Paella for my 50th birthday.


Thank you Elena and staff for such a wonderful job at my 50th birthday party last Saturday night. Everyone commented on how good the food was and how you were such lovely people.
Thank you once again and I will be sure to recommend you to others and use you again for our next celebration.