I learnt how to cook from my uncle and my father back in Spain and I treat every paella as if they were cooked for my family. Good produce and attention to detail is the key to a proper result
Antonio Casado, founder of Paella at home
"I'm from Seville, Spain, and I love cooking for others"
Antonio came to London 4 years ago and ever since he has cooked paellas for hundreds of satisfied customers who have had the opportunity of enjoying a real Spanish paella cooked at the comfort of their own place.
" We have had the pleasure of Paella At Home many times now - as guests elsewhere and as hosts in our home. On each occasion, the Paella is so much more than just catering. The whole process of creating the food from scratch, with beautiful ingredients and love and respect creates a wonderful atmosphere. It is a real talking point! All our guests gathered around the paella pan, asking questions, watching the dish taking shape, chatting and drinking. Paella is a lovely example of the slow food movement - it takes patience and skill - and so brings a relaxed, winding down feeling to all.
Antonio has catered for small groups and for 30+ for us.
He has done various different paellas and fantastic side dishes - all beautifully presented and more than generous in portion size!
We have had parties inside in the colder months - Antonio put a protective covering on the kitchen floor under the pan area - and also had the paella pan stand outside on the patio in the summer. Both were equally successful.
Antonio's high standard of cooking also extends to his clearing up! It is a joy to have someone else in your kitchen or garden who is so methodical and tidy.
I and my partner Robin recommend Antonio and Paella At Home completely. It is a fabulous way to celebrate in a relaxed way. We are looking forward to our next one!"
— Nina Robertson, London W5
''Antonio prepared a superb paella for our guests - everybody was thrilled by the enormous cauldron of delicious steaming rice and locally sourced seafood of every kind.
Antonio calmly added one ingredient after another and guests watched delightedly as he created the feast we would then all enjoy - nobody had just one plate - everyone, of all ages, went back again and again until the seafood mountain finally disappeared.''
— Elinor Jansz, London SW3