Welcome to Paellaworks!

Welcome to Paellaworks!

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Based out of Whatcom County, Washington, Paellaworks has been providing custom menus and event planning since 2005.

Our paella is handmade using traditional cooking techniques and the finest local ingredients available. Completely mobile, we bring the paella experience to your event anywhere in the Pacific Northwest!

Paellaworks also offers :

Pop up oyster bars featuring grilled and shucked oyster varietals.

Hot and cold Tapa menus.

Seasonally appropriate entrée menus in conjunction with Paella.

Sangria and wine/event beverage  




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Paella means pan  in both Spanish & Catalan, and it is this pan, wide and shallow, that allows for the caramelized flavors of garlic, tomato, and fresh rosemary sofrito to meld. Short grain Valencian rice is then added and slowly simmered in handmade citrus saffron or squid ink stock. The paella is then garnished with appropriate ingredients for the type of paella being made. A wide array of seafood, game, poultry and charcuterie are available complimented by fresh seasonal vegetables, which are then steamed by the simmering rice and stock, creating a medley of flavor and texture greater than the sum of its parts.


Paella was traditionally cooked over open fire, but due to the reality of urban settings, the use of propane fueled paella burners is utilized for most events, allowing the paella to be cooked on/in your veranda, carport, front yard, or any other feasible indoor/outdoor location. We will gladly build a grapewood fire in your front yard or office parking lot though!


Forty to four hundred plus.

Paella is available in vegetarian and vegan options, and can be tailored to food allergy specific situations.


What types of Paella do you make?

Paellaworks offers custom made Paella as well as these classics.

Paella Mixta: Rosemary braised chicken or pork, freshly ground pork chorizo, Pacific pink scallop, wild caught Washington shrimp and shellfish.

Paella Mariscos: Bacalao Sofrito, fresh rockfish, Pacific oysters and scallops, wild caught Washington shrimp and shellfish.

Paella Negre: Squid ink with mariscs del momento.

Paella Verduras: Vegetarian/vegan paella

What comes with a Paella Package?

Paella is presented exclusively with Breadfarm baguettes and local field greens.











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Paellaworks on Facebook: 


Paella party! Food on the Brain Photos courtesy of Jessamyn Tuttle


More Paella! Photos courtesy of Jessamyn Tuttle


Paella Lovers United Competition, 2010 Austin Texas 


Legendary Banked Slalom


Burning Man 2013  


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Michael Nutt brings to us many years of kitchen and management experience in the hospitality industry. His expertise and enthusiasm for culinary endeavor makes him a perfect compliment to Paellaworks. Don't let the picture fool you, he is one funny dude, especially when it matters.    

Knut Christiansen has 25 years of culinary experience ranging from kitchen guy to boat cheffery to restaurant and brewery openings. As a bonus, he is an excellent dishwasher and oyster shucker. 


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Are you looking for a good time? So are we!

Tune in here, at the events page, to find out where and when Paellaworks will be serving up hot, fresh Paella as well as oyster bars, pig roasts and who knows what else!

Do you have a grand idea or a hot tip? Let us know.



 TBA Paella Sunday @ Kulshan Brewery, Bellingham, WA


So, the one year anniversary party was a hoot!  The brains here at Paellaworks decided that a Sunday Paella dance party once a month for the Summer would be just the ticket.............





6/1/13  Opening Celebration Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants

Come celebrate Bellingham's premier wine shop for artisan and family estate produced wines! Paellaworks will be on hand as well as Casa Ventura!



 6/9/13 Paella Sunday @ Slough Food, Edison, WA

Join us for Paella at Slough Food! Beautiful sloughside gardens, great listings of beer and wine, side menus and Paella starting at 12 to 3:30 or so. Bring on Summer!


7/4 Paella @ Haggen's Family Fireworks Celebration, Zuanich Point Park, Bellingham, WA

Serving up the Paella at the park! Come on down for some old fashioned community fun and BOOM! 


7/7 Paella Sunday @ Slough Food, Edison, WA

Paella Sunday swings into high gear as Summer arrives!

The garden will be in full bloom, spend a relaxing Sunday in Edison enjoying Paella, your family and friends! 

Paella serving times are 12:00, 2:30 and 3:30 respectively.


8/3 Bellingham Invades Port Townsend @ The Pourhouse

Join Paellaworks and Bellingham local breweries as we take over The Pourhouse in Port Townsend. Lots of guest taps and paella all around!


8/11 Paella Sunday @ Slough Food, Edison, WA

Paella Sunday for August! Paellaworks will also be sponsoring sample tastes of Finnriver ciders in conjunction with paella, and Slough Food. Best porrón pour wins a free platter of paella! 

8/23-9/2 Burning Man Art Festival @ Black Rock City, Nevada 


9/6-8 37th annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Paellaworks will be on hand for all things wooden and salty P.T. style! Don't miss this great Washington festival! We will be offering breakfast this year as well.


9/14 Paella @ North Sound Brewery, Mount Vernon

Paella and oysters in the'lot @ North Sound! Come by and say hello!


9/18 Paella Class @ Mediterranean Specialties, Bellingham

Join us for a night of great tapas and wine from Nahla and Valencian Paella! This is a sign up event. Please contact Mediterranean Specialties @ 360-738-6895 for information.


9/19 Paella & Grenache @ The Purple Smile Purple space, Bellingham

Join Purple Smile and Paellaworks for a night of music, Grenache tasting and Paella! This is a ticketed event. Please contact Purple Smile to attend this event.


9/21 Iberian Peninsula wine tasting @ Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, Bellingham

Please join us for a special tasting featuring Basilio from Casa Ventura Importers focusing on artisan and estate produced Spanish  wines. Paellaworks will be offering traditionally made paella mixta with braised local Porcini and Chanterelle mushroom tapa.


9/22 Paella Sunday @ Slough Food, Edison

Hard to believe, but this is the final Paella Sunday of Summer! Join Paellaworks for a day on the veranda with your friends and family. Paella service @ 12:00, 2:30 and 3:00 respectively.


10/3 Steamer class @ Gretchens, Mount Vernon

Paellaworks will be exploring all things bivalve with steamer recipes covering five mediums. As follows:

Steamers with beer: Manila clams with North Fork Hefeweizen and coriander, slivered garlic, smoked jalapeño and cilantro.
Steamers with cider: Manila clams with Finnriver cider, shallot, roasted apple, roasted celeriac and mint.
Steamers with apple brandy: Mediterranean mussels with MBV port, cream, roasted leek and tarragon.
Steamers with wine: Pacific Scallops with Mount Baker Vineyards Pinot Gris, sun dried tomato, smoked fennel, citrus and fines herb.
Steamers with nectar: Mediterranean mussels with chorizo, blood orange, sweet onion and saffron.
This is a sign up class only. Please contact Gretchens to attend.

10/11 Paella @ Old World Deli, Bellingham, WA

Paellaworks will be on hand selling paella in one of Bellingham's favorite spots. Paella ready at 6:00. Come join us, and enjoy a great wine selection as well!


10/27 Pop-up Oyster Bar @ Slough Food, Edison, WA

Join us for the first oyster bar of the season! We will be grilling and shucking fresh, delicious oysters from Taylor Shellfish and providing specialty toppings as well as the traditional's we all know and love! Slough Food will have the back covered courtyard in full effect with a great menu, and oyster-centric wine selection as well as beer on tap. Oysters at 12 until they are kaputt!


10/31 The Future Of Food: Climate Change Symposium, Bellingham,WA

Paellaworks will be providing lunch for this informative and thought provoking symposium.

This is a ticketed event.


12/1 Oysters in Edison @ Slough Food

Oyster Sunday continues! Join Paellaworks and Slough Food for a day of oysters hot off the community fire, as well as fresh raw varietals. Paellaworks will be offering a new menu of specialty toppings for your grilled oyster pleasure as well as traditional favorites.......we might have a thing or two up our culinary sleeves as well. The back veranda is ready with covered areas, heat and blankets even! Enjoy Sundays NW style. 12-4 ish!


12/14 Oyster Bar @ Kulshan Brewery, Bellingham,WA

Winter is the time of year for oysters! Spice up your holiday with a pint and hot oysters off the grill with specialty Kulshan beer-centric toppings and your regular favorites! We also will have Shigoku and Kumomoto varieties for your fresh half shell pleasure........Get some! 


1/5 Paella & Tapas night @ The Local, Bellingham,WA

Join us for a very special night of custom Paella Mixta with The Local's own in house chorizo, a custom paella ale designed by The North Fork's Eric Jorgensen and Menace Brewing's Ben Buccarelli! Tapas menus designed by The Local and a special tap take over by Finnriver Cidery from Chimicum,WA as well as the North Fork Brewery! Taking reservations @ (360) 306-3731


1/26 Oyster Sunday @ Slough Food, Edison,WA

Oyster Sundays folks! Bring your friends and family down to Edison for an afternoon of grilled and fresh oysters as well as Slough Foods great specialty menu and libations.......then slip on over to The Edison Inn for some great live tunes and fun!


2/4 Brat's & Beers @ Kulshan Brewery, Bellingham, WA

Come on over to Sunnyland! Kulshan Bewery's Brewers Night for February will feature Iron Horse Brewery from Ellensburg, WA.

Paellaworks will be collaborating with Bellingham's sausage makers to provide a one of a kind, one night only charcuterie bar!

Traditional Brat's made with Kulshan Dude Man Wheat by Carne.

Old World Deli's one of a kind specialty charcuterie with smoked onions and cheddar.

Elk-huckleberry charcuterie from Claus Meats.

The Copper Hog and Chef Spencer Santenello with Lamb charcuterie.

Chef Brandon from The Local with his own specialty charcuterie.

More TBA! Celebrate the Northwest!


Oyster Bar @ Slough Food March 2nd!

Oyster bar continues! Our crack team is hard at work with oyster topping research and Slough Food will providing the convivial spot for your friends and family to enjoy! Grilled and fresh shucked oyster service from 12-4!


3/11 Kulshan Brewery Charcuterie Bar with Red Truck Brewery

Join us @ Kulshan Brewery as we host Red Truck Brewery brewer's night! Hand made Weisserwurst from our amigos at The Fork with roasted fennel hash, Smoked Stout gravy, pickled vegetables and fresh local cheese curds. Service from 5-close


4/5 Kulshan Brewery 2nd Anniversary Blowout!

Paellaworks and Streat Food will be on hand all day dishing up hot fresh chow as well as providing our tried and true pop up oyster bar! Stop in and say Hi!

4/13 Slough Food Oyster Sunday, Edison, WA

Slough Food turns 10! Come celebrate all things convivial with us as we celebrate 10 years of Slough Food! Oysters from 12-5.



































Post Office Box 398

Maple Falls, WA 98266

Phone: (360) 599-1898

Mobile: (360) 510-9055

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