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About Crocus Paella
WHY CHOOSE US:
First of all...our name. Crocus Sativus, commonly known as saffron. We only use the highest quality saffron which makes our paellas super extra special!
We have been awarded with the Healthy Choice Award, by Brighton & Hove City Council, which certifies that our business supports its customers by offering healthy food choices, based on healthy cooking methods and ingredients.
We only use free range chicken from local farms in Sussex.
All our paellas are gluten & nut free. If you or any of your guests have any particular allergies or special dietary requirements, we'll do our best to cater for them individually, so please do let us know.
We serve our food in natural, high-quality biodegradable and compostable palm leaf plates and we provide wooden forks instead of plastic, as well as quality napkins - all included in the price. If you require alternative crockery options, we can suggest a catering equipment hire company and we’ll be happy to serve in your selected plates or your even own plates.
We cook everything from scratch and we are very selective with the ingredients that we use in our paellas because we want to be able to offer the best quality & taste. So apart from the local produce that we use where possible, most of our ingredients are from Iberica Spanish Food, an award-winning importer of authentic and traditional Spanish products.
Our paella pans vary in size and can cater for a small group of 15 guests to very large parties of over 1000 guests.
We are proud members of NCASS, the Nationwide Caterers Association, following high standards and practices.
We are registered with our Local Authority Environmental Health Department and in all our inspections, we were awarded with a 5 star Hygiene Rating.
We have Public Liability Insurance and all our certificates can be provided upon request.
We take customer service very seriously. Our staff are trained in Food Hygiene and always serve with a big smile!
We specialise in wedding and private event catering for birthday parties and anniversaries.
Our paella pans vary in size and can cater for small to very large parties.
We are also trading at Sussex and Reading Universities and have a regular pitch at Street Dinner in Brighton.
We have been operating since 2013, having attended events and festivals such as Reading Festival, Paddle Round the Pier, Wings and Wheels festival, Brighton Pride, Brighton Marathon, Kemptown Carnival, Oxted Beer Festival and many more.
From the moment I started to discuss our party plans with Crocus, they were professional, helpful, efficient and very pleasant to deal with. Our party was a huge success thanks to the wonderful team and stunning paella. Our guests were really impressed. Thank you Jose!
Loads of compliments!
We booked Crocus for a party we were holding for our customers. It's an annual event and many of the attendees have been to lots of these sorts of parties and have seen various different caterers. Despite some initial comments in the lead up to the event about not liking paella - EVERYONE was overwhelmed at how good the food was and how much they enjoyed it.
Thanks Yana, George and team!
Beautiful people and delicious paellas
Great contact with Crocus Paella. Their service was amazing, represented by friendly and outgoing people. Thank you so much for making our event complete, and for you most delicious seafood paella I've ever had chance to eat.
Great service and fantastic food!
Fantastic paella cooked outside in the freezing cold. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and George was a fabulous chef.
George and Heather were amazing!
I would highly recommend Crocus they were professional, on time and the paella was excellent!
The whole experience of gorgeous smells, vibrant colours & delicious tasting food was just the best. We & our guests loved the food & being involved while the food was cooked. Very professional & friendly service. Thank you for making our celebrations perfect.
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