Paella House



Availabe in Western Washington (Olympic Peninsula, Greater Seattle area and surroundings), Hire one of our teams to cook at your wedding, company party or any other social gathering. Our professional staff will cook in front of your guests so everyone can witness and enjoy the art of cooking paella and will later serve the food, buffet style. We now offer our exclusive Evening in Spain package, including an intimate, world class flamenco performance by Eric & Encarnación's Duo Flamenco. The combination of authentic paella from Spain and the talent of Eric & Encarnación will transport you straight to the Iberian peninsula. Visit for more info.

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You can also find us at the big festivals around Washington's Olympic Peninsula in the Seattle area. These are some of the festivals that we usually attend: University District Streetfair, Fremont Fair, Ballard Seafood Fest. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated about our events!

About Paella House

We are a family owned and operated business that began in 2014 in the beautiful coastal town of Port Townsend, Washington.

Paella House started cooking at the local farmers market and quickly began gaining popularity. We now attend some of the big festivals in the state of Washington and specialize in private events such as weddings, company parties and all kinds of social gatherings.

Paella House brings you authentic cuisine from Spain with quality you can trust. We take pride in offering the best ingredients available. We use only organic vegetables and we source them from local farmers whenever in season. Our meats are all hormone-free and antibiotic-free and come from local farms. We also source our seafood from the coasts of Washington, when in season. Our paellas are all made with world-class saffron from Castilla La Mancha and Bomba rice grown in Valencia, Spain. Other ingredients we import from Spain are extra virgin olive oil, sweet-smoked paprika and, upon request, some very special seafood products such as scarlet prawns or Norwegian lobsters.

History of Paella

The first Valencian Paella recipe appeared in an 18th century manuscript in Spain and by the end of the century, the dish was known in the entire Spanish territory. The name of paella comes from the pan in which it is prepared. The paella originated in the area of La Albufera, a freshwater lagoon located on the east coast of Spain, in the province of Valencia.

Valencia has been one of the most important rice-producing areas in Spain since the Moors introduced rice over 1,200 years ago. In fact, the Spanish word for rice is ‘arroz’, which is derived from Arabic.
Grown in large rice fields, bomba rice is the most commonly used kind when making paella. This extraordinary dish expanded throughout the entire Spanish territory, bringing many different kinds of recipes. Traditionally, paella was cooked over pine or orange-tree firewood. The large pan was shared as a common center plate for everyone to eat from while using wooden spoons.

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Five stars for Paella House! It's been over a year, and we're still so grateful for the EXCELLENT food and service provided by Paella House during our daughter's wedding. Not only was it delicious but, it was also an impressive display! It was really cool how they set up those huge paella pans under a big tent right there on the beach. They had great communication, showed up on time, and fed about 100 people very efficiently. As a stressed mother of the bride, not once did I worry about the food — Paella House really came through for us. I highly recommend them for any event! - Denise
Paella House are a talented group of people that absolutely rocked it at our wedding. My husband and I wanted to support local while also being as sustainable as possible, which is tough for a wedding of 100! Our friends are still bringing up how incredible the paella was. It was so tastefully done and would recommend them for any event you're looking to cater. - Tana