Anniversaries, Birthdays, Celebrations & Parties

Celebrate Unforgettable Moments with Paella Perfection!

At Paella Valenciana, we offer party catering in San Diego for entertaining your guests at your private home and other locations around San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.

Rather than serve up the traditional catering food, treat your guests to something more unique and special – our melt-in-the-mouth gourmet Paella’s. We cook everything on-site using only the freshest ingredients and the 2 hours of slow cooking time ensures not only the best taste but the most alluring aromas to fill your guests with anticipation before the meal.

We pride ourselves on providing not only the best Paella in Southern California but also the utmost care with planning and coordinating your event to ensure that you can enjoy all your time with your guests while we take care of the details.

Our team of professional staff is always highly praised for their courteous, efficient, and friendly manner.

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Are Your Ingredients Ethically Sourced?

Certainly! We are dedicated to ensuring that our ingredients are ethically sourced. Paella Valenciana is committed to supporting responsible and sustainable practices in every aspect of our culinary journey to ensure a delightful and memorable dining experience for your events. We shop locally for all our events. 

What Should I Expect The Catering Process To Look Like?

Our Chef(s) will arrive 2-3 hours prior to Paella serving time for set-up and to start on-site cooking. We cook from scratch and serve your paella buffet style. Paella is served promptly at that designated time. About 45 minutes Serve Time; extra time may be added for a fee. Weddings 1 hour Serve Time.

Do You Offer Gluten Free or Vegetarian Options?

Yes, we proudly offer gluten-free and vegetarian options to accommodate various dietary preferences and restrictions. While we are not certified gluten-free, our paella is cooked with rice, olive oil, and our saffron seasoning, which does not list gluten as part of the ingredients. Note: our prep facility is not gluten-free or nut free.

Can You Help Us Find Party Rentals, Bar Tenders, Staffing, & Entertainment?

Yes! We have worked with various party rental companies, skilled bartenders, professional staffing, and entertainment solutions that do great work.

Contact us with your requests and we'll be happy to provide some recommendations.

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Client Feedback

"Dear Paella Valenciana Team, thank you for providing your delicious Paella for over 500 people at “Serve San Diego” Fundraiser at Hyatt Regency La Jolla Hotel. The paella was COLOSSAL!! The presentation was excellent. People are still calling with compliments to the Chef. Serve San Diego and Hollywood South Productions thanks you for your generosity and dedication.”


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"I recently hired Paella Valenciana to cater a backyard event for 63 people, and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience. From the initial consultation to the event day, they were incredibly easy to work with and accommodating.

The paella they prepared was not only delicious but also a hit with all our guests. The one-dish meal made it easy for everyone to enjoy without the hassle of multiple courses. I especially appreciated that they will make a small veggie paella for guests with dietary preferences.

Hiring Paella Valencia truly took the stress out of entertaining a large group. Their professionalism, flexibility, and, most importantly, the fantastic food, exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them for any event - they know how to make catering seamless and enjoyable."

- Laurie G, Del Mar, CA

"We have used Paella Valenciana several times. Their food is absolutely delicious and prepared fresh on the spot. It is an impressive display that wows all the guests. The service is excellent and has a personal touch. I highly recommend this company. I just hope they aren't already booked when I need them for my next party!"

- Ellen P, San Diego, CA

“Our guests all raved about the food, even those who thought they didn’t like paella or had never heard of it. You also were reassuring every step of the way in the planning stages, which we greatly appreciated. Thank you for making our big 70th Birthday/Retirement Party so special.” – Judge Jackie & Mitzi Harrison, Hollywood

"We had a baby shower for 40 people and it was the BEST! THE FOOD was flavorful and visually AMAZING! Everybody loved that JR and his son were on-site cooking and talking about the family recipe he was making for us. We had the chicken and chorizo ( no seafood due to Baby Mama). Damn!! It was so good. Making me want some now! I can't wait to have them prepare us another great experience and meal! The quality of the ingredients made this the most affordable. Please, if you can afford it..Have JR and his son prepare it on-site..its next level."

- Claire M, San Diego, CA

"Not only was her food absolutely delicious. Their service was phenomenal and they were so kind, so fun and so accommodating. They catered a birthday party for 65 people and did just a fabulous job. They will certainly be my very first choice for my next paella party. incidentally, they also made a second vegetarian paella dish for a few of our guests. It, too, was terrific."

-Sharyn B, San Francisco, CA

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

We are frequently out catering and shopping for our clients events!

While we aim to answer our calls & emails as quickly as possible, please allow us 24-48hrs to respond.

Mailing Address

591 Telegraph Canyon Rd, #776

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Shared Kitchen Commissary

San Diego, CA



+1 (858) 672-2243

9932 Mesa Rim Rd ste a, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

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