Frequently Asked Questions

Can you provide plates and forks?
Yes. We provide Green Pack Biodegradable plates and forks. Our aim is to make your party or event as much fun as possible for you and your guests. We make it hassle free so you can relax and enjoy yourself.
Can you supply a salad and dessert?
Yes. We supply Mediterranean salad and bread rolls. We also provide a choice of either delicious traditional Churros with chocolate or Crema Catalana Spanish Creme Caramel) for dessert.
How far do you travel?
We are happy to travel far and wide depending on the type of event and your requirements. Generally, one hour from our base in Berwick Depending on your location a distance surcharge may apply for locations outside this range
How long does Paella take to cook?
A good paella cannot be rushed. Typically, it takes about an hour and a half, sometimes a little more. The aroma of the paella as it cooks means that people really look forward to their meal.
How many types of Paella are there?
There are as many types of paella as there are cooks in Spain. Virtually every family in Spain has their very own special recipe. The most popular paellas are meat, most commonly chicken based, seafood and vegetarian; all of which are delicious. However, there are variations regionally. My family is very proud of their paella and guard its heritage seriously.
How much space do you need?
We need approximately a 3m x 3m space for our mobile/pop up kitchen. This is dependent on number of guests
Is Elenas Paella spicy?
Elenas Paella can cook your paella to your taste. Just tell us when you make your booking
Is Paella Gluten Free?


All our paella’s are Gluten, Dairy, Egg & Nut Free and we only use Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Is your Vegetarian Paella also Vegan Friendly
Yes, our vegetarian paella contains no animal products in any of our ingredients and condiments. Also does not contains eggs or nuts.
What facilities are required?
We aim to be totally self-sufficient wherever possible. All we need for paella is access to a supply of fresh water and if it is an evening event, electricity to light the cooking and serving areas.
What happens to any left over Paella?
If you have suitable food storage containers, we can place any leftover Paella into them and you can refrigerate or freeze it for use another time. We will give you advice about this if you should you require it.
What is Paella?
Paella is a traditional rice based dish that originated near Valencia on the east coast of Spain. It is made in large shallow pans called paellera. It can be made with a wide range of ingredients including different types of meat, seafood or vegetables. The most common types of paella are made using chicken or a mix of seafood and vegetables. Ingredients can be combined very easily to suit all tastes. Paprika and saffron are just two of the key spices used to give you a deliciously smokey taste of Spain.
What sort of events can you do?
Pretty much anything you can think of. We have catered for corporate events, birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries and christenings
Why would I choose Elenas Paella to cater my event?

Firstly, I am born and breed in Madrid, Spain. 

My paella is prepared and cooked the way my abuela (grandmother) taught me when I was growing up in Madrid.

If you are looking for a traditional Spanish experience, then Elenas Paella is what you have been looking for.

Paella is traditionally a communal dish so it is ideal for any large gathering because it is simple, tasty and easy to serve.

A feature of any good paella is the spectacle; from watching it being cooked, and then finally getting to taste it and tantalise the senses.

What is the minimum number of guests you can cater for?

30 Adult Guests

Do you have limit on the number of guests your can cater for?

We do not have a maximum number, as we have have catered for up to 5000 in one sitting

How much deposit do I need to pay?

Deposits required to secure your booking $400 

Do you have a Liquor Licence?
Yes, of course and all our staff have a “Responsible Service of Alcohol” Certificate – (RSA)
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