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Paella-Party Catering Reviews

Read Some of the Wonderful Things People are Saying About Us!

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️ 5 Star Reviews

Clara W.

Thank you so much for your help with Margo’s party.  She and everyone else loved your food.

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Heather C.

Ken, The food was terrific. Thanks again.

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Abel N.

Picture 90th birthday. Couldn’t have been more memorable for our Dad. Thank you.

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Veronica R.

Ken

The party was a big hit.  Your Sous Chef was very good and very friendly.

The paella was nice.  It all tasted fresh.

Everyone was very pleased , the Paella was delicious. Even though we had to make last minute changes from outdoor to indoor everything work out

Thank you,

Veronica

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Aritza C.

Everyone was very pleased , the Paella was delicious. Even though we had to make last minute changes from outdoor to indoor everything work out .

Thank you

Aritza

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Thank you for such a wonderful party. You did a great job. Excellent food and so easy to work with. Thanks again, Tehjan

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Thanks Ken—it was a great success!

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Hi Ken,

Everything was great and Paella was delicious.

Thank you!

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Thank you for coming up to do the party! Everyone loved it and loved you! Thanks for making it memorable!

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Ken is THE Paella Man! What a treat to have for my daughter’s first birthday. It was a delight to all of my guests. We started things with the fresh lobster sliders and spanish meatballs. Everyone loved them! Next was the Paella in which Ken helped serve. It was delicious and so easy to manage at a crazy party. We have already sent in our date request for next year! Ken was so great to work with and converse with at the party. Highly recommend!

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We had such a great family reunion with 25 people and Ken did a terrific job. People enjoyed visiting with him and seeing dinner prepared before there eyes. It was delicious and even our picky eaters complimented the dinner. Key lime pie to finish was some of the best I have ever tasted!

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We had a fantastic experience with our paella party. We easily served 40 people with 2 paella’s. We ordered a chicken and chorizo for our meet eaters and a vegan one for our veggie eaters. Both were equally as delicious. We had almost no leftovers because everyone got  seconds!! The price was very fair and the set up and cleanup were fast and complete. I would highly recommend Paella Party!  -Diana

——————————————————————————————————————————-LaVonne K.

Thank you so much for providing great food for our party! Everyone kept saying how delicious it was. You orchestrated it all effortlessly and with a friendly smile- love that! We’ve been having leftovers and it continues to be good! The party was perfect and we have such wonderful memories; of which you are central with the food and drink!!!

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Hi Ken, thanks again for feeding our group Saturday night. Everyone absolutely loved the paella and you!

Thanks again,

Ann Marie

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I connected with Ken after my original caterer contacted me three weeks before my son’s couples shower in July, and said he was moving out of state and would not be able to cater our party.  Yikes!

Enter Ken – I immediately began my search the next morning.  I reached out to Ken at 530 am.  By 7 am I realized it was a blessing in disguise.  Ken was responsive and made it super easy to make the decision to host a paella party.  His suggestions were spot on and fit within my budget. I was happy to host a unique meal that everyone would enjoy.

Within the week, Covid struck and we had to delay our party.  Ken was as kind, caring, and accommodating as could be. Fortunately he had our new date available.

Ken arrived about an hour and a half before our party.  He had everything with him and took care of the smallest details.  He made a point to speak with all of our guests and even created a cute photo opp with my son and his fiancée with the paella. 

We had apps – guacamole, gazpacho, Spanish meatballs and Brussel Sprouts.  All were delicious and I have to say the gazpacho left over is even tastier two days later!

The paella was simply the best meal – easy to serve and eat, and everyone raved about how delicious it was. 

Ken took care of all the clean up and put the leftovers (not much – but enough for a lunch for my two boys) in my fridge – ensuring I could enjoy time with my guests. 

Our family will be together in FLA during Christmas.  We are excited to plan a repeat of his incredible paella and sides to share with our entire crew. 

You cannot go wrong scheduling a Paella Party with Ken!

Tammy C.

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Hi Ken,

Everything turned out great!  Thank you!!

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Everyone loved the party! The food was awesome and you and your team made the event fun and easy for us as the hosts.

——————————————————————————————————————————-Cindy W.

Thank you Paella-Party for an amazing evening and for being COVID friendly.  The food was tasty and plenty to share.  We will be sure to hire you for all our employee events.  Thank You.

——————————————————————————————————————————-Tia R.

This was a wonderful way to stay safe by eating outside and enjoying time with family!

Ken made an amazing array of foods and was entertaining as well.

It was so easy and tasted great. We highly recommend it.

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Thanks again! My family is still talking about how great the food was. Thank you for making this such a special day for John.

——————————————————————————————————————————-Hani and Shakir A.

Good morning Ken,

It was a pleasure to have you cook for us. Our family events are always catered and we thought this would be something different, and it was! Thank you for making it a fun evening for us, despite the weather.

Next time I will make sure to check the weather even more in advance so we can plan it better, in our backyard! 🙂

Looking forward to working with you again.

The paella had a lot of good stuff in it! Thank you for making it so full of protein.

Best,

Hani and Shakir

——————————————————————————————————————————-Patty G.

We had a great party and Gig did an amazing job.  My family really enjoyed the paella and my nephew loved the vegan dish.  We all had a great time.

Thank you and Gig for such a great job!

——————————————————————————————————————————-Andrea B.

Thanks again for another wonderful evening, everyone had a great time and food was outstanding.

——————————————————————————————————————————-Katrina F.

We did enjoy the paella, Ken. Thanks.

——————————————————————————————————————————-Neil F.

Perfect, we do like you and your team and I have referred others to you…and they are happy too.

Thanks again, Neil

——————————————————————————————————————————-Donna W.

We are so glad that we found Ken and Paella Party for my daughter’s graduation party. I was very anxious about the planning but Ken eased my stress. He walked me through every step of the menu and stayed within my budget. He was great to work with. There was plenty of food and everyone raved about how good it was! Such a great decision to hire him! I was able to actually enjoy time with our guests and Ken handled the rest!

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Carmen S.

Working with Ken was a delight from start to finish.  I emailed with my interest in booking his services for a backyard baby shower.  Ken was quick to respond covering all the details and was available for follow up questions and menu changes.   He served two savory paellas at our party ~ one for the seafood lovers and one for the vegetarians.  He cooks the paella on site and then serves it up with a dash of charm.  It’s obvious that he enjoys his work.  This was a new party menu item for many of the guests and Ken impressed them all.  Thank you Paella-Party!

Ken, take care and until next time   ~Carmen

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Lelia L.

Hello Ken.

I don’t have enough words to thank you and made our birthday so memorable!

The feedback I got for my guest are amazing… everybody enjoyed the delicious paella and loved your charisma

Thank you very much!!!

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Kim C.

We first met “The Paella Man” at a Farmer’s Market and were lucky enough to see him again at a friend’s party.   On both occasions, we were overwhelmed by the quality of his food.  The paella was outstanding and he customized it for seafood lovers and land lovers alike!  We hired Ken to cook his signature dish for our family reunion.  We were, once again, amazed and impressed.  Two of our guests had studied in Spain and both of them commented that Ken’s paella was even better than what they were served in some of the most popular venues in both Barcelona and Madrid.  In addition to the food, Ken is a born showman.  He has a quick wit and great sense of humor that makes him both a chef and an entertainer. If you are looking for a chef who can provide a simply unforgettable meal – do not hesitate to give him a call. 

  ~ Henry and Kim

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Taylor S.

When planning our intimate wedding celebration, my husband and I were so excited at the idea of serving paella at our event. We lucked out when we happened across Paella Party after a quick Google search. Ken was prompt in his communication, clear with next steps, and more than willing to work with us on specific dietary needs. He was even gracious enough to accommodate our need for rescheduling in light of the recent pandemic. On the day of our wedding, Ken seamlessly communicated with venue staff and followed our proposed schedule. His passion for food and dining shone through his service throughout the evening. Thank you to Ken and Paella Party for making our day so delicious!

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Janet S.

Hi Ken

EVERYONE enjoyed having you with us. Your food was great, you kept the presentation fun and informative.  Everyone had a great time, in no small part because of you. Thank you! I would (and did) highly recommend you.

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Steve D.

I hired Chef Ken and Paella-Party.com to cook for a birthday party.

If you only read this far: the food was delicious, great value for the

money, and Chef Ken was both a delight to do business with and

entertaining to watch as he prepared the food.

 

First, the arranging: I was trying to arrange a surprise party and

didn’t know how many people there would be, nor whether there would be

any dietary issues.  Ken advised me on both a menu appropriate for the

occasion, and described how he could alter the paella to accommodate

people with shellfish allergies.  Communication was clear and every

time I reached out to him, Ken was very prompt in getting back to me.

 

The experience: Ken showed up right on time and got to work.  He

prepared a fresh salad on the spot, and had the appetizers already

prepared, just needed to heat them up.  When it came time to cook the

paella itself, the cooking was the entertainment.  Ken described what

he was doing and why, and engaged the guests.  (This was exactly what

I was hoping for in hiring Paella-party.com.)  He served everyone,

both appetizers and the paella, and when the food was all dished out

he cleaned up his stuff and that was it.  For payment, Ken took Venmo

and everything was easy.  I didn’t have to do anything!  No set-up, no

clean-up.  This made my job as a host SO much easier.

 

The food: major crowd-pleaser.  The paella was the mixto (chicken,

chorizo, and seafood) and it was terrific.  I had several people tell

me how much they enjoyed it—both the food, and the whole experience

that Paella-party.com provided.  My advice is, tell Ken what you’re

after for an experience, listen to his advice on the menu and on the

servings, and trust his experience.

 

Other thoughts: Ken also brought large-format containers for leftovers.

That was a nice touch on his part, as we had a number of people who

were unable to attend.

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Tazio T.

Thanks Ken, here are some thoughts…

“50th Anniversary Party was a hit. Parents had paella on their honeymoon in Spain. We couldn’t bring everyone back so Ken helped bring Spain to us. Food was great and Ken made it a party. He basically ad hoc emceed the whole thing. He was professional, responsive and made it fun. Thank you!”

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Carrie A.

I loved collaborating with Ken to plan my event!  He is a pleasure to work with, very reliable, and a fantastic chef!  He brought my vision for a Paella Party to life— helped with menu selection, worked within my budget, arrived early to prep, created beautiful presentations of the food, and cleaned up thoroughly afterwards.  He’s detail oriented and was fun to have around for the evening. Our guests all loved him and the food!

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Mary S.

Hi Ken,

We loved it.  Nobody could be easier to work with, or more accommodating of our wishes.  Of course we knew the food would be out of this world – and it was.  From the appetizers to the desert, our guests raved about it all.  Your energy and obvious love for what you do brings a fun vibe that is contagious.  Mary and I highly recommend Paella-Party.

Thanks again,

——————————————————————————————————————————-Nazar Z.

Thanks Ken. We all had a ton of fun and your paella was delicious.

——————————————————————————————————————————-Lucy G.

The paella was to die for.

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HI Ken,

I want to thank you for making our Year-end Agency party such a great success. Everyone loved the food you so masterfully prepared for us and your wonderful sense of humor. I would love to have you at our next big event. Thank you so much!

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to Ken Gluckman of Paella party! Our family ( four generations) recently celebrated a joint baptism and belated 90 year old birthday party at Lowdermilk Park gazebo in naples. The paella was delicious(we choseValenciana Paella(chicken, sausage and shrimp). The seasoning was wonderful, the portions plentiful and it was really interesting watching the cooking process. Ken has a great personality and is very friendly which made it even more fun as he fit right in with the family. The other great thing is that I got to visit and have fun with my family as he did all the work! I would highly recommend that you give Paella Party” a try.

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Thank you again! Everything was delicious!!

——————————————————————————————————————————-Wanda F.

Better than the reviews! We added lobster tails to the mixta paella and it was perfect. Even the scrapings from the bottom of the paella pan.

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Afternoon Ken,

We wanted to say thanks for making our gathering of old friends a roaring success.  The Paella Party experience was incredible.  Witnessing the preparation of the Paella itself was enjoyable and educational – even to a mostly Hispanic group.  The aromas wafting off the frying pan were mouthwatering.  The end result was a delicious main course for a mid-afternoon get together.  Perhaps the most special and unexpected feature of the day was the Chef.  Ken, you were pleasant, informative and entertaining.  You made everything about the day a pleasure.  Thanks again.

️  5 Star Reviews