Based out of Whatcom County, Washington, Paellaworks has been providing custom menus for catering, event consult and planning since 2003.
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 Tapas menus.
Seasonally appropriate entrée menus in conjunction with Paella.
New Northwest regional cuisine.
Pacific Northwest Seafood Beer Boils.
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, meat, game and poultry as well as charcuterie is 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.
WHERE AND HOW IS PAELLA COOKED?
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!
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN PAELLA FEED?
Private Paella events start at a minimum of twenty five guests.
Paella is available in vegetarian and vegan options, and can be tailored to food allergy specific situations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
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 or Sockeye salmon, Pacific yearling oysters and scallops, wild caught Washington shrimp and shellfish.
Paella Negre: Squid or Cuttlefish ink with seasonal market seafood.
Paella Verduras: Vegetarian/vegan paella
Paella Carne: Jamón wrapped pork tenderloin or smoked paprika braised beef tenderloin, freshly ground chorizo, rosemary braised chicken, linguiça, roasted tomato, paquillo.
What comes with a Paella Package?
Paella is presented exclusively with Breadfarm baguettes and locally grown and dressed field greens.
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, Tapa, and who knows what else!
10/1 Bellingham SeaFeast, Zuanich Point Park, Bellingham, WA
Bellingham's own Seafeast Festival! Paellaworks will be on hand with Festival Paella as well as PNW clam and Linguiça beer boil made with Kulshan Ale! 11-7:00.
9/25 Paella Sunday @ Sloughfoods, Edison, WA
As Summer slips away into a beautiful Autumn, we invite you to savor one last sip! Paella, grilled oysters and sangria from 12-4ish. Next up: Oyster Bars and Seafood Boils @ the 'Slough! It's Oyster Run!!
8/21 Paella Sunday @ Sloughfoods, Edison, WA
Ahhh, summer. Glass of wine, salty breezes, plate of paella out in the garden....12-4ish
7/24 Super Summer Paella Sunday @ Sloughfood, Edison, WA
The weather is great, (well mostly!) and the vegetables of the season are amazing! Paella from 12-4ish.
7/21 Kulshan Brewery Beer Tasting @ Sloughfood, Edison, WA
Join us for a great Summer night of tasting and education, hosted by Sloughfood in beautiful Edison. Paellaworks will be on hand with a Northwest style seafood and beer boil to boot! 6-9
5/19 Paella Sunday @ Slough Food, Edison,WA
Grab The Pops, Dad, Papa, Padré and treat him to a great day of Paella. Kulshan IPA on tap! 12-4ish.
5/28 Stones Throw Brewing Co. Grand Opening, Fairhaven/Bellingham, WA
Paellaworks will be on hand with the honeybeer bbq pork and custom salads by Old World Deli! This is a ticketed event so stop on in for a pint and grab yours!
5/15 Slough Food Paella Bar, Edison, WA 12-4ish.
Paella on tap! Come join us for a great day in Edison!
5/7 Oyster Rama!! Hama Hama Oyster Farm, Lilliwaup, Wa 11-4
Hama Hama's annual oyster hoedown and celebration of all things intertidal! We will be on hand serving up fresh hot oyster, clam and chorizo paella! Come enjoy the day, support a great cause, and celebrate! Tix available at:
5/1 May Day Oyster Bar in Edison, WA @ Sloughfood 12-4ish
Oysters abound! Enjoy Spring in Edison and celebrate the coming Summer with specialty oysters from Drayton Harbor, Blau and Taylor Shellfish!
4/24 Paella Sunday in Edison @ Sloughfood 12-4ish
Paellaworks is cranking up the Paella Sunday Series for the Spring and Summer season with paella making all day in conjunction with Sloughfood convivial hospitality in beautiful Edison!
4/3 Oysters in Edison @ Sloughfoods 12-4ish
Spring has sprung in Skagit County! Enjoy a day of tulips and rambling and stop in for an oyster or three and Slough Food's excellent menu and libations.... Hama Hama Blue Pool's and Drayton Harbor Custom's on deck!
3/25 Commercial St. Night Market, Bellingham, WA 6-10 PM
Join Paellaworks for the first night market of the year! Festival paella will be on hand along with many other great vendors and entertainments!
3/20 Oysterbar @ Sloughfood in Edison, WA
Fresh shucked and grilled Drayton Harbor and Taylor oysters! 12-4ish.
3/17 10 year anniversary Celebration @ Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, WA
Join Paellaworks as we help Uisce celebrate 10 years! We will be offering freshly smoked sausages braised with stout and served with coriander-raisin cabbage.
2/28 Oysterbar @ Sloughfood in Edison, WA
The oysters are superb! Grilled and fresh......and in Edison no less! 12-4ish.
2/19-21 30th annual Mount Baker Legendary Banked Slalom
Paellaworks will be hosting in the hospitality racer tent! Hot paella and miso soup. Good luck racers!
1/17 Oyster Bar Sunday @ Slough Food, Edison, WA 12-4ish
Warm blankets, fire, wine, oysters grilled and freshly shucked, cheese and charcuterie....All the good things in one magical spot! Edison.
Planning a Wedding? We have many years of experience in event and Wedding planning and will work closely with you and your Wedding planner to provide a truly special and memorable addition to your most special of days.
We provide event site consult, wine and beer and beverage consult, rental consult, menus taylored to you and your guests, as well as staffing.
Paellaworks Corporate Services:
On site paella package interactive catering.
Packaged drop off delivery.
Remote site event planning and catering.
Event planning and consult.
Past and present Corporate/Non Profit Clients include:
Bellingham Parks Department
Bellingham Physical Therapy
Bellingham Technical College
Bentley Motors Limited
Boundary Bay Brewery
Burning Man LLC
CB Premier Construction LLC
Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Ford Motor Company
Hama Hama Oyster Company
John L. Scott Real Estate-Anacortes
Kulshan Brewing Company
Mt. Baker Rheumatology Clinic
Mt. Baker Vineyards
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Pleasant Hill Cellars
Puget Sound Energy
Purple Smile Wines
Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants
Vital Choice Seafoods
Wake 'N Bakery
Whatcom Conservation District
Windermere Real Estate
Oysters! A Northwest tradition. We offer grilled and fresh shucked varietals offered by regional farms with traditional and custom garnishments. Small or Extra Small Pacific oysters are used for your on site grilled enjoyment, and we are always working and experimenting on new and unique seasonal flavor pairing menus, as well as our own oyster explorations!
Smoked Lemon Granita
Gruyere Mornay, Preserved Chanterelle, Pepper Bacon
Smoked Tomato, Jameson, Preserved Peach, Maple Sugar
Fresh Shucked offered varietals:
Served with traditional garnish, hot sauce bar and seasonal mignonette.
Paellaworks also features grilled and shucked oysters October through April, one Sunday a month at Slough Food in Edison, Wa. Please visit our events tab for dates.
Savor and enjoy the essence of beach life PNW style!
Seafood boils have a long and storied tradition in the foodways of coastal America. Originating in the coastal South up to New England, seafood boils have their own distinctive flavors dependant upon where they are being prepared and the time of year.
Paellaworks is proud to offer our very own version with locally grown vegetables, hand made locally produced Linguiça Calabrese, Manila clams and shrimp. And of course, local beer!
Available as a package with grilled fresh Breadfarm bread and field greens.
Post Office Box 398
Maple Falls, WA 98266