As our seasonal visitors are returning home, we get a well needed bit of rest! But we won’t rest for long as we shift our focus from catering going away events and local farmers’ markets to our summer festival season.
The first event of our summer season, is the St. Pete Pride Parade. This years St. Pete Pride Parade is happening on Saturday June 25th, 2022. The event is taking place by the St. Pete Waterfront by the Pier. The Fire & Rice Food Truck will be onsite and ready to serve all the participants, staff, and attendees plentiful portions of our Chicken & Sausage Paella as well a Vegan options for those who prefer a meat free option. So there will be something for everyone who attends.
The St. Pete Pride Parade is one of the largest pride parades in the nation! The St. Pete Pride Parade is one of the anchors of a month long celebration. Since 2003 St. Pete turned the “Pride Promenade” into the largest Pride celebration in the state of Florida. We are excited, to be a part of the great celebration and we can’t wait until celebrations kick off.
The city of St. Petersburg is expecting tens of thousands of people to attend and enjoy the celebration and festivities. As always, the event is free to the public and will be offering National recording artists on the main stage as well as local musicians on supporting stages. There will food, fun, vendors for everyone to enjoy! For additional click this link St Pete Pride Parade.
We are looking forward to seeing and celebrating with you!
The Best Of Fire & Rice Can Now Be Found In A Place You’d Never Expect – Your Indoor Or Outdoor Kitchen!
At the end of the day, you just gotta love the Internet. Online shopping has added so much freedom and peace of mind to the necessities we love and use every day.
And Paul Schmidgall agrees. So much so that he is now selling his signature hot sauce and spice blends online, easily to be found on your mobile phone, laptop, or Wi-Fi tablet.
Paul Loves It Hot And Spicy – And You Will, Too
Enjoy Naples’ original hot sauce from Fire & Rice Paella Catering at home. We use only the finest ingredients when preparing our paella, tapas, and desserts, and we’re passionate about the process. So, it will be no surprise that the same is true for our original hot sauce!
When creating our tangy, scrumptious, artisanal hot sauce, we start by blending dried cayenne chiles with vinegar, water, and kosher salt. Next, we let the flavors steep for a week before combining them with fresh tomato, onion, garlic, and paprika. Made in small batches, every ounce of our hot sauce is handcrafted and hand-bottled. If you like hot sauce, we think you’ll really enjoy it.
How hot is it? Good question.
You’re likely wondering, is it REALLY hot? On a scale of 1 to 10 for heat, our hot sauce is a 7, which means, yes, it’s pretty hot!
If you’ve ever visited Fire & Rice at the farmers’ markets, you know that we always have our hot sauce available to add to your paella, and it gets rave reviews.
We also bring our hot sauce along when we cater Naples’ parties and events, and we accidentally leave a bottle behind. (Wink, wink). If you found a bottle after a recent celebration, we hope you enjoyed it! We are pretty sure you darn well did.
If you’d like to purchase a bottle of our artisanal hot sauce, come on down to the farmers’ markets or select it from our pick-up menu online. Do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle – you’ll be hooked!
As our loyal and frequent paella clients know full well, Paul makes his legendary hot sauce and rubs in small batches, by hand. These items are available at the local Farmer's Markets; however, as the season for the markets wrap up in the coming weeks, demand still continues for these delicacies. This is why we are making it easy to order them online.
But Wait – The Best Is Yet To Come – More Fire & Rice Goodies Will Be Available Soon
Fire & Rice lovers rejoice! In the very near future, you will be able to purchase specialty Fire & Rice branded items, paella gift baskets, and even paella pans.
Be sure to stay tuned for these exciting additions by visiting our Fire & Rice website home page and following our Fire & Rice blog.
Don’t tell us you can’t dance. Your finger snaps and salsa shoulder moves are giving you away.
Get ready for the time of your life as John Houseley brings Flamenco Nuevo to dinner. Yes – that’s right, dinner – picante and perfectly wonderful.
Make sure that your next paella party by Fire & Rice includes the fluid artistry of this multi-talented classical and flamenco guitarist.
Watch and listen here
For more than thirty-five years, John has been entertaining audiences around the United States and abroad with his Spanish guitar, playing uplifting classical arrangements from orchestral composers.
As John’s vibrant, creative expression exudes passion and inspiration, it’s no wonder that he’s been delighting audiences of all ages for decades.
Fortunately for us, John resides in Southwestern Florida, where he performs locally and teaches classical guitar at the Fort Myers Music Academy.
When John joins Fire & Rice on the party circuit, we feel very fortunate, as his extraordinary, classical Flamenco music goes hand in hand with the energy that Fire & Rice brings to every event.
As one of the very finest guitarists of our time, John’s exceptional technical skills, depth, and precision will bring a smile to your face – and your paella party guests – and enrich that experience.
Enjoy A Unique Catering Experience In Naples With Delicious Paella & Classical Guitar
Aren’t you tired of the same ol’, run-of-the-mill catering fare that you encounter just about everywhere you go? Although people generally enjoy a stuffed mushroom cap and scallops wrapped in bacon, these options lack originality. While you’d like to offer exciting food options at your next party, you want to work with a catering company that you can trust to meet your expectations.
That’s exactly why we’re here. At Fire & Rice, we offer a unique catering experience that’s fun and exciting for everyone involved. Not only do we prepare and serve award-winning paella, but we also create an energized atmosphere that people will remember for years to come.
When your guests arrive, they’ll see our chefs enthusiastically preparing delicious paella out in front for everyone to see. Using only the finest ingredients dating back to 16th Century Spain, they’ll combine chicken and sausage with imported saffron and Bomba rice for a unique flavor and textures that are simply out of this world. Meat can be swapped out or combined with seafood, and vegan options are also available, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
As our chefs prepare the paella, they interact with the crowd, and guests gather around the pans. As the excitement builds, we encourage people to join in the preparation process. It’s fun and exciting, and everyone wants a turn!
The atmosphere at a Fire & Rice party is warm and inviting. As gentle aromas fill the air, beautiful Flamenco music plays in the background, and people come together in the sensual communal dining setting. And when they take their first bite of our award-winning paella, it exceeds every expectation. Many of our clients have traveled all over the world and say our paella is the best that they’ve ever tasted!
Paella Is The Perfect Party Food
Chef Paul Schmidgall, owner of Fire & Rice and a graduate of the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, best describes paella as “passion in a pan”.
A Spanish rice dish with roots dating back to the 1500s, paella is a dish to share and bring people together.
If you haven’t enjoyed it yet, paella is cooked in a shallow pan without a lid, allowing for the evaporation necessary to give each dish its lovely texture.
Whether it’s a Mixta Paella, Paella Valencia, or Paella de Marisco, Fire & Rice creates every dish with love and enthusiasm, and the result is amazing. The beauty of our original paella is complemented by its magnificent aroma, sure to touch your senses even before you take the first bite. And when that first bite arrives, the wonderful flavor and texture is like nothing you’ve encountered before.
Our Mixta Paella features a sizzling combination of chicken, sausage, saffron, Calasparra rice, roasted peppers, white fish, clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp, peas, and is finished with fresh lemon.
For traditional paella lovers, our traditional recipe includes Calasparra rice, vegetables, chicken, handmade sausage, and seasonings.
And for delicacies from the sea, try our Paella de Marisco, our famous seafood paella, where we replace the meat with an assortment of white fish, clams, mussels, and jumbo shrimp.
Get Your Guest List Ready, For It’s Time To Feast And Party
If you’d like guests to enjoy the best paella in Naples at your next party or event, call Fire & Rice today at 239-269-8857 or book your party online.
For accompanying Flamenco music from John Housley, classical guitarist, you can also book online. We look forward to helping you make your next party an event people will remember for years to come!
If you are looking to enjoy some of Naples’ finest local entertainment, food, and craft beer pairings in the area, hopefully you have already purchased your tickets for the sold-out Naples Craft Beer Festival!
People come from far and wide to enjoy one of Naples most popular annual events. The festival takes place on the Bayfront of Naples, on Saturday, March 5th, from noon till 4 p.m. This much anticipated event boasts award winning local dishes and craft beer pairings. Local flavor is highlighted further as restaurants compete each year for the People’s Choice and Grand Champion awards, which feature the most delicious varieties of food and beer pairings from the area. This year, we’re excited to announce that our Fire & Rice food truck will be there among the competition!
Though there will be winners chosen from among all the competing restaurants, the real winners are the charities the proceeds go to help support. The charitable proceeds from the Naples Craft Beer Festival go to benefit projects of the Naples North Rotary Club foundation.
Where is the Best Paella Near Me?
Searching for the best paella near you? Look no further! Be sure not to miss the exotic samplings from Naples’ own Fire & Rice, who will be at the Craft Beer Festival serving up heaping helpings of steaming, flavorful paella paired with the best craft beers to be found.
Fire & Rice is preparing for the event by stocking up to serve over 15,000 patrons during this exciting and much anticipated festival. Paella, the signature dish of Valencia, will be cooked and served in our huge paella pans and cooked over an open fire, so that the experience of observing this exciting and varied dish may be enjoyed by all that attend.
Paella is a one dish meal, meant for sharing which has a rice base, delicious and exotic saffron, which lends its signature red color to the dish. Our paella is packed with various proteins, such as seafood, shellfish, chicken, and sausage, as well as complimentary veggies, such as roasted red peppers, grape leaves, olives, and artichokes, along with various herbs and seasonings. All these ingredients make this healthy and wholesome meal a nurturing and flavorful experience for everyone. Many combinations are possible, so the offerings are nearly endless.
Organic, imported, and local fresh ingredients make this dish an exciting new experience for many at the event. Award winning paella paired with complimentary local beers, just adds to the exciting flavors offered. Be sure to grab a special pairing of Paella and local beer by Fire & Rice, at the Naples Craft beer festival and find out for yourself!
Or, if you are planning a private function or event, book the Fire & Rice food truck to bring the fun and flavor of paella to your party. Let Fire & Rice make your next event a truly memorable one, book your experience today!
It’s no secret that folks are wild about food trucks these days, and our Fire and Rice food truck is no exception! Our chef, Paul Schmidgall and our Fire & Rice culinary team take our remarkable paella on the road, bringing dinner and a show with us wherever we go. Specializing in private parties and catered affairs, we are always happy to have the opportunity to introduce and entice the public with incredible recipes.
Fire & Rice is not just about the paella (which is delicious), it’s also about the overall experience. We cook this unique dish right in front of our guests, both entertaining and peaking the hunger of all those watching. So, no matter where we go, the crowds seem to always follow. You’ll get dinner and a show as you watch our chefs cook this fresh, specialty dish right before your eyes and serve you a steaming helping of yum!
What’s So Special About Our Paella?
Paella is the national dish of Spain, and beloved the world over. But what makes our paella truly great? Well, for starters we use only the very freshest ingredients, including Calasparra rice, crisp veggies, locally sourced seafood, savory sausage, chicken, and lots of imported saffron.
These delicious ingredients are cooked together in large, traditional paella pans, called paellera. We cook these huge pans of paella on open flames in front of our hungry guests so they can watch and get to experience the magic of observing the best paella in southwest Florida being made.
Not to mention, we at Fire & Rice consider paella to be the ultimate party dish. Whether we’re serving one hundred people or twenty, paella is a crowd pleaser because wherever our food truck appears, you’re sure to get a great show and an unforgettable feast. Make your next food truck meal memorable with Fire and Rice. You and your friends will love our paella, we guarantee it.
Where Can You Find the Fire & Rice Food Truck?
We take our fresh, bold flavors on the road whenever and wherever we can, so we can spread the magic of our paella to everyone. If you encounter our food truck, we hope you’ll come say hello and watch as we prepare the best paella you’ve ever had, then enjoy – from the first spoonful to the last!
Our food truck can often be located at the farmers’ markets in Naples and other areas of Southwest Florida. In Naples, our location at the Vanderbilt farmer’s market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 am until at 1:00 pm and is located at the junction of Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach Road at the Galleria Shoppes. The Marco Island Market is held on Wednesdays at 7:30am until 1:00pm at Mackel Park. Our Third Street Market Fire and Rice location is open from 7:30am until 11:30am in the Neapolitan parking lot located between Third Street South and Gordon Drive.
We also frequent outdoor events and festivals to spread the magic of our paella far and wide. With our food truck, Fire and Rice can cater any event you can dream of and satisfy even the toughest of foodie crowds. From weddings to birthdays, outdoor celebrations to neighborhood and community events, driveway parties to graduations. Whatever event you need the best paella catering for, the Fire & Rice food truck has you covered.
So, what are you waiting for? Book the Fire and Rice food truck for your next event today!
If you’ve been noticing the smiles on the faces of snowbirds and Florida residents while outdoors, it’s probably the palate’s afterglow of saffron, the legendary spice that is featured in the paella dishes of Fire & Rice.
Saffron is one of the key ingredients to the delicious and uniquely creative paella dishes from Fire & Rice, now available at three outdoor market locations and at catered parties and events throughout the Naples and Southwest Florida area.
What makes saffron so special? In addition to its aromatic and mouthwatering flavor, this key ingredient gives their paella dishes their iconic ruby color.
WHERE DOES THE SPICE SAFFRON COME FROM?
Saffron originates from a flower called crocus sativus — commonly known as the "saffron crocus". Legend has it that saffron originated and was first cultivated in Greece, but today the spice is primarily grown in Iran, Afghanistan, Spain, Greece, Morocco and India. As production of saffron is minimal in the United States today, most saffron found and used here is imported.
WHAT DOES THE SPICE SAFFRON TASTE LIKE?
Raw saffron threads are slightly bitter in taste but when combined as an ingredient it offers a luxurious taste which is virtually inexplicable. And the amusing thing is, as difficult as it may be to describe the taste, it is instantly recognizable in Fire & Rice paella creations.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR ME TO USE SAFFRON?
At Fire & Rice we “bloom” our saffron in stock pot with our stock. This will allow the saffron to “bloom” and allow us to extract all of wonderful flavour and aroma from all of the saffron threads. To “bloom” your saffron add your saffron to stock pot, add your stock and bring it to a simmer. Once it reaches a simmer you can remove the stock pot and your saffron infused broth is ready to use.
Here is another method if you are going to make a saffron liquid for desserts or a saffron tea. Grind two teaspoons of saffron’s crimson threads, along with a sugar cube or a pinch of coarse salt, to a powder with a mortar and pestle or a spice mill. This will bring out the most flavor and color. Next, add ¼ cup of warm water to the mixture; let cool. Once cooled, it is ready to add to baked goods or desserts like saffron-rose water brittle.
HOW MUCH SAFFRON DOES FIRE & RICE USE IN ITS PAELLA DISHES?
According to Fire & Rice founder and head chef Paul Schmidgall, Fire & Rice uses a huge amount of saffron each year.
Just to give you an example, Paul goes through 10 kilos of saffron annually at a value of $3,500 per kilo. That equates to almost $35,000 in saffron alone.
3 grams of saffron
So, in layman’s terms, exactly how much is that?
To put his use of saffron in perspective, global spice manufacturer McCormick Spice Company’s annual saffron import to Canada is usually around 50 kilos per year; whereas, Fire & Rice imported 10 kilos to support their locations in Naples, FL; Lansing & Ann Arbor, MI; Twin Cities, MN; and in Hilton Head, SC.
Paul smiles broadly as he shares that this highly valued and treasured saffron spice has been cherished for generations.
WHAT ELSE IS A KEY INGREDIENT IN THE PAELLA THAT FIRE & RICE CREATES?
In addition to these large amounts of saffron, Paul uses a great deal of chicken stock to create his award-winning paella. During a normal year, he uses 20 pallets, which equals 3,000 boxes of chicken stock, valued at $30,000.
He purchases all of his chicken stock through Costco, as do many of the other Fire & Rice franchise locations such as our Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan along with our South Carolina Low Country location.
Paul’s dependability on Costco for his chicken stock supply is key as he has been a frequent purchaser for more than five years.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF FIRE & RICE?
Paul started Fire & Rice in 2011 in Naples, Florida. His culinary training began while he apprenticed in a commercial kitchen in Germany when he was serving in the Air Force. He later attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he earned his degree in Culinary Arts and Food Marketing.
In a world where cooking and chefs are ever present on streaming television shows, Paul’s cooking gods remain Alain Ducasse, Thierry Rautureau, Carrie Nahabedian and David Chang.
WHERE CAN I ENJOY FIRE & RICE PAELLA AND DISCOVER THE UNIQUE TASTE OF SAFFRON FOR MYSELF?
You can discover and enjoy Paul’s culinary creativity at select farmers markets throughout the Naples area and Southwest Florida and especially at catered parties.
You are invited to discover the delectable joys of saffron for yourself and enjoy our original paella at these local Farmer’s Market locations: Our Vanderbilt location opens at Saturdays at 8:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm. It is located at the intersection of Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach Road, across from Naples Family Fitness, in the middle of the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. The Marco Island Market is held Wednesdays from 7:30 am until 1:00 pm at Mackel Park. Our Third Street Market location opens a tad earlier Saturdays at 7:30 am and closes at 11:30 am Downton Naples on Third Street in front of Tommy Bahamas.
You can also experience Fire & Rice, the original paella by booking your paella party today!
The past two years have been tough, for a host of reasons.
But as we get older, we realize more and more how important it is to enjoy ourselves and reconnect with people we love. With reports about COVID and Omicron still present in the news, it is important to get take precautions, but it is just as important to enjoy your life.
A great way to do that is by hosting a driveway party catered by Fire & Rice!
Fire & Rice catered driveways parties harken back to the good old days of going to drive-ins, where fresh air was the foundation for entertainment and enjoyment.
Remember those drive in days?
With a Fire & Rice paella driveway party, you can host your family, friends and neighbors outside you home while chef Paul Schmidgall and his staff sizzle up some great eats for all to enjoy.
It’s so easy to host a Fire & Rice driveway paella party. And it’s a great way to say “Welcome Back” to your friends who are returning to escape winter’s chill in the north.
Your guests can gather around the large shallow pans used for paella and smell the tantalizing, mouthwatering whiffs of seasoning in the air and then enjoy an outdoor feast with a selection of tapas, as well as a paella main course.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR FIRE & RICE DRIVEWAY PAELLA PARTY TO FIT YOUR TASTE
Our famous classic paella incorporates chicken, handmade sausage, fresh veggies, imported saffron and Bomba rice.
In addition, Fire & Rice offers several multiple varieties in our menu to include seafood like white fish, clams and jumbo shrimp. And for your vegan guests, scrumptious vegetarian options are also available.
HOST THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR PARTY THEY’LL TALK ABOUT FOR YEARS
Your guests will enjoy the time of their lives at your great outdoors paella party. With award-winning paella catering as the edible star of the event, as soon as your guests arrive, they’ll know they’re in for a treat as they watch our chefs enthusiastically preparing amazing eats outdoors in front for everyone to see.
As is our tradition, our chefs combine authentic paella ingredients in large shallow pans during the preparation process and gentle aromas fill the air, tempting the senses.
And that’s when the magic happens as your outdoor guests gather around the pans, and we entertain them with the paella preparation.
For a glimpse of what to expect, watch this.
BOOK YOUR OUTDOOR DRIVEWAY PAELLA PARTY RIGHT HERE – RIGHT NOW
Just click here and let’s REALLY get the party started.
If you happened to watch NFL football this past Sunday, you saw snow – lots of it. And I don’t mean the TV static interference that happens on occasion. For example, thousands of Buffalo Bills fans weathered through non-stop falling frosty flakes from kickoff well into the evening hours.
As I write this, the temperature there is 17º F at 11:50 in the morning on January 3, 2022, the day after the Bills beat the Atlanta Falcons 29-15.
But if you’re not a football fan, and if you’re not a winter weather fan, you have better things on your mind now that you’ve landed in Florida for the winter.
Lucky, lucky you.
Once you’ve wiped that smile off your face, grab a pen or pencil and get your snowbird vacation home ready for some fulfilled, easy no-snow-zone living.
Here’s the Fire & Rice Welcome to Florida Snowbirds checklist.
FIRE & RICE WELCOMES SNOWBIRDS TO FLORIDA FOR THE WINTER
√ Now that you have arrived in the Sunshine State, if you drove here from the north, head to the nearest car wash and get rid of the road salt and winter gunk that is most likely all over your vehicle.
√ Once you’re at your snowbird house or home for the season, open up your screened windows and doors and let the fresh air welcome you naturally.
√ As the fresh air is circulating, grab your vacuum cleaner and Swiffer dust mops and kiss those dust bunnies goodbye. Your vacation space deserves to be as free of dust and dust mites as it does of snow.
√ Now it’s time to get back in the car and head to your nearest supermarket. Be sure to stock up on the essentials so you don’t have to be schlepping all over the place. One and done, that’s the snowbird survival motto.
√ On the way home, be sure to stop at your nearby farmers market to stock up on those fruits and vegetables that were most likely picked that very morning. You’re sure to find avocado, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, grapefruit, lettuce/greens, kale, oranges, strawberries and tomatoes.
√ And remember to add some color to your vacation home while at the farmers market and grab a bouquet or two of fresh flowers to set a calming and beautiful mood for yourself and visitors to come. Birds of Paradise easily say “Welcome back to Florida” with their fiery orange mane.
√ While visiting the Vanderbilt Market, Marco Island and/or Third Street Market, be sure to stop by and see us at the Fire & Rice tent and food truck. Our Vanderbilt location opens at Saturdays at 8:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm. It is located at the intersection of Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach Road, across from Naples Family Fitness, in the middle of the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. The Marco Island Market is held Wednesdays from 7:30 am until 1:00 pm at Mackel Park. Our Third Street Market location opens a tad earlier Saturdays at 7:30 am and closes at 11:30 am in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive.
PAELLA PARTIES ARE THE BOMB DIGGETY SO BOOK YOURS NOW
In addition to visiting us when you’re out and about in Naples and Fort Myers, be sure to contact us to book your next Fire & Rice paella party. Both of our Florida locations will bring the best paella to guests in Naples and Southwest Florida. As an alternative to your typical catered affair, Fire & rice creates magnificent, aromatic, authentic paella on site with only the finest ingredients. Many of our clients have traveled all over the world and rave about our very own paella, saying it’s the best they’ve ever tasted!
For a look at our catering menu, click here. Our Fire & Rice Mixta Paella features sizzling chicken, sausage, saffron, Calasparra rice, roasted peppers, white fish, clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp, peas and is finished sublimely with fresh lemon.
Our world famous Fire & Rice Paella Valenciana pleases the most discriminating foodies with our blend of Calasparra rice, vegetables, chicken, handmade sausage and seasonings.
And for seafood lovers, be sure to try our Fire & Rice Paella de Marisco. It’s our classic seafood paella where we replace the meat with an assortment of white fish, clams, mussels and jumbo shrimp. A total YUM!
Should you be hosting a cocktail party where lighter fare is desired, we can be your go-to solution, too. Our Tapas menu features selections like Roasted Dates with Pineapple and Bacon, Tortilla Española and Jamon Serrano.
HERE’S HOW TO FIND FIRE & RICE IN FLORIDA
Our local telephone number is 239-269-8857. To connect with us online while you’re here, click here and complete the event form and book your Fire & Rice paella party. You and your guests will be incredibly happy that you did.
Feliz Año Nuevo and welcome back to Florida!
Naples, Florida, is getting ready for The CME Group Tour Championship, the premier women’s professional golf tournament and the season-ending event of the LPGA Tour.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Fire & Rice, creators of the best original paella in Naples and Southwest Florida is excited and proud to be the host that day. Servings will be enjoyed at The Oasis Trail with hospitality spots.
World famous for being an innovative alternative to more typically catered affairs, Fire and Rice creates magnificent, authentic paella on site with only the finest ingredients.
Many of their clients have traveled all over the world and rave about their paella, saying it’s the best they’ve ever tasted.
For the LPGA Tour tee times and ticket information, click here.
At Fire & Rice, we continue to proactively secure the high-quality ingredients we need to please our customers. From catering and farmers markets to private parties, we won’t let you down! We are passionate about our Fire & Rice Paella, and we love that so many of our customers feel the same.
You may be aware the restaurant industry is having a tough time these days. In the news, we keep hearing how supply chain issues and labor shortages are affecting every type of restaurant. Of course, other industries are experiencing these problems, too. Restaurants need a constant supply of the ingredients that go into making the delicious meals they create every day, every night. They need workers to prepare and serve food the public wants to eat.
What many people don’t realize is even the “little guys” are impacted. By this we mean that the smaller restaurants and even your favorite caterers and food trucks are part of this scenario.
It’s natural for people to assume a favorite caterer they used last month or last year is still operating and able to meet demand. When you go to a farmers market in Naples or Marco Island, you expect your favorite food vendors to be there week after week. Fire & Rice is here for you with our delicious, traditional Spanish paella! We have been very proactive about securing the ingredients we need to continue making the amazing dishes we feature. Whether you prefer to experience Fire & Rice Paella through our catering, private parties or farmers markets this fall and winter, you will not be disappointed.
At Fire & Rice, we have addressed supply shortages to ensure our customer's needs are met. These shortages have been an issue for almost 24 months ... so far. So many of the staples that food service companies – and consumers – depend on have been hard to source. We saw this situation forming, may months back. The first shortage we had to address was chicken, and we use quite a lot of it! Not only have we been able to secure the supplies needed for our recipes, we also continue to offer the high-quality food we have always served.
We continue to stay "abreast" -- no pun intended – of anticipated shortages of the ingredients we need. And we will continue to purchase well in advance to so we can fulfill our orders. Also, at Fire & Rice, we will not skimp on quality in any way.
When you hear about restaurant industry labor shortages, you may think the media is just referring to restaurant staff. The current labor shortage is much more wide-ranging than that. It has affected the labor supply for farms, food-processing plants, trucking companies and yes, the ports. The whole infrastructure of our country’s food supply system is suffering, and it will take more time for it to grow strong again. Most sources attribute these ongoing problems to the pandemic, while some also blame the worsening effects of climate change. It’s all connected, and it’s wreaking havoc on the distribution networks that food service companies rely on every day.
So rest assured that Fire & Rice is here for you with our delicious paella. You will still be able to hire our food truck for your event, have us cater your parties and find us at Naples-area farmers markets. Don’t miss the energy and excitement of the ultimate paella experience!
If you are ready to throw your own exciting Paella Party, call Fire & Rice today at 239-269-8857 or book your party online. We look forward to helping you throw the best party yet!
Farmers markets are a staple of the Naples community. We love to be a part of these festivities, meeting new friends and welcoming back others.
You’ll see the familiar Fire & Rice tent and food truck very soon at the Vanderbilt Market and Third Street Market, and we can’t wait to share with you Naples’ best paella!
Be sure to catch us early, so you can experience how we make our authentic paella. You’ll want to turn your video on to capture how we make this unique dish. Then you can enjoy a dish with family and friends at the market or take it home for later.
We are thrilled to start off the farmer’s market season this week.
Vanderbilt Farmers Market Starts Saturday, November 13th!
The Vanderbilt Farmers Market starts Saturday, November 13. It opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 1:00 PM. You’ll find it at the intersection of Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach Road, across from Naples Family Fitness, in the middle of the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt.
What’s so unique about this market is that it’s the largest and longest-running one in the city. It features over 90 local vendors. Be sure to check out the fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, and more while you’re there.
Third Street Market Comes Alive Saturday, November 27th!
We also want to invite you to join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Third Street Market. It opens at 7:30 AM and operates until 11:30 AM. You’ll find it in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive.
If you have visitors in town for Thanksgiving, this is a great place to take them. It’s such a charming neighborhood and offers a great mix of treats. Live music is also a part of the event. And if you or your guests have never seen how paella is made, come early, so you can see the magic happening. Take home some to enjoy later because there’s always room for paella.
Bringing people together through good food and community is something we never tire of, so we’re super excited to kick off our farmer’s market schedule with you.
If you’d like to host your own Paella Party, call Fire & Rice today at 239-269-8857 or book your party online. It will be an occasion to remember forever!
When you see the Fire & Rice Paella food truck and tent at Naples-area farmers markets, you’ll know you are in for a treat! Our award-winning paella is more than just delicious food. It’s a flavor sensation AND a fun experience you’ll be telling your friends about! We can’t keep a lid on this ...
Find us this fall and winter at the Vanderbilt Farmers Market, the Third Street South Farmer’s Market and theMarco Island Farmers Market. We’re excited to be bringing the Fire & Rice Paella experience to your favorite farmers markets! We are also looking forward to meeting YOU there.
Come early so you can see how we make authentic paella, and watch us cook up the first batch of the day. Our return customers know to line up early! You’ll want to enjoy this magnificent meal on-site at the farmers market because the communal dining experience is all part of the fun. If you can’t stay to eat, however, you can always take some Fire & Rice Paella to go.
Here’s Our Fire & Rice Paella Farmers Market Calendar:
Vanderbilt Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Nov. 13, 2021, through Easter weekend, Apr. 16, 2022
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34109
At the intersection of Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach Rd., across from Naples Family Fitness in the middle of the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt.
We are super excited about being at the Vanderbilt Farmers Market starting Nov. 13!
The Vanderbilt Farmers Market is located in the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. This is North Naples’ largest and longest-running farmers market. The market is pet friendly and family friendly, too! If you know Naples’ farmers markets, you know you’ll find more there than fresh produce and great food here. The Vanderbilt Farmers Market features more than 90 vendors. You’ll find fresh flowers, baked goods and specialty foods, locally-grown produce, local honey, artisans, personal care products, home accessories and more.
Third Street South Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
* Begins Thanksgiving weekend ( find the Market in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive.
* From Nov. 27, 2021, through April 30, 2022, find the Market directly on Third Street South between Broad Avenue South and 13th Avenue South.
Who doesn’t love Third Street South? The neighborhood is overflowing with charm, and the Third Street South Farmer’s Market is overflowing with items you will want to purchase, in addition to Fire & Rice Paella, of course. You’ll find fresh produce, flowers, pastas and seafood, pastries and baked goods and other prepared foods, jams, relishes, fresh roasted coffee and more. You’ll also find treats for your dogs and hear music the family will enjoy.
Marco Island Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mackle Park, November 17, 2021 - April 20, 2022
1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island, FL 34145
Find fresh produce, arts and crafts, tropical plants, pottery, seafood and so much more. Be sure and visit Fire & Rice Paella at the Marco Island Farmers Market! If you’ve visited this market in prior years, please note the new location at Mackle Park. The slogan for the Marco Island Farmers Market is “A Fresh Slice of Paradise,” and we like that, because when you taste Fire & Rice Paella, your taste buds will agree you’re in paradise!
Visit Fire & Rice Paella at Your Favorite Naples-area Farmers Markets and You’ll Understand Our Passion for Paella!
If you come to see us at these amazing farmers markets on Saturdays AND Wednesdays, you can enjoy freshly-made paella twice a week! We’re thrilled that the fall/winter farmers market season is underway because we want to meet you and share our amazing paella with you. Fire & Rice Paella is the ultimate paella experience. If you’ve had paella before and loved it, our paella is even better. If you haven’t tried it, it’s like nothing else you have ever tasted! We like to say it’s made with only the finest ingredients and enthusiasm!
We enjoy nothing more than creating our delicious paella and bringing people together to enjoy it. We hope you’ll come down and join the experience.
If you are ready to throw your own exciting Paella Party, we cater! Call Fire & Rice today at 239-269-8857 or book your party online. We look forward to helping you throw the best party yet!
For those escaping the chill of winter, sunny Naples days are ahead. As you ditch the cold for pleasant, warm days, you’re likely thinking about unique ways to celebrate with returning friends and family.
Hosting a Welcome Back Party is a great time to bring people together for food and fellowship. But don’t make yourself the chef or depend on traditional caterers. Instead, do something bold and different that your guests will remember for years to come—a paella party!
Fire & Rice Creates Exceptional Food and an Experience
Instead of a buffet of food that’s just okay, plan a cuisine experience for your gets with Fire & Rice, Naples’ award-winning paella catering. Chef Paul Schmidgall, an expert at original and authentic paella, learned how to cook this famed Spanish dish by watching the captivating work of an elderly Spanish woman.
Her passion was contagious, and that’s what Chef Paul can bring to your event. He even calls his paella dishes “passion in a pan.”
While paella parties are a big trend in Naples, their roots go back centuries. Your guests will be amazed watching Chef Paul work his paella magic.
Because paella is meant to be shared, it offers a communal dining feel. Not only will everyone enjoy the quality and flavor of the dish, they’ll also love this special dining experience.
Friends and Family Will Have a Night to Remember
Food is often the focus of Welcome Back Parties. Yet, the standard catering experience isn’t anything that will spark excitement. From the moment your guests arrive, they’ll realize this is much more than a dinner party!
Guests can gather around the large shallow pans used for paella and smell the whiffs of seasoning in the air. They can even be part of the process. Everyone can take a turn at stirring the paella, so they can certainly take credit for the masterful meal. At paella parties, everybody’s a chef.
Customize the Paella to Fit Your Taste
Classic paella incorporates chicken, handmade sausage, fresh veggies, imported saffron, and Bomba rice. In addition, we offer several other varieties on our menu to include seafood (white fish, clams, and jumbo shrimp). Vegan options are also available.
In addition to paella, you can choose from several tapas to offer to guests before the paella is complete.
Book Your Welcome Back Paella Party Today
It’s a great time to celebrate and bring together those you’ve missed. Contact us today at 239-269-8856 or book online to get your party scheduled!
You like to throw birthday parties, anniversary parties, and welcome back parties, but do you always need a big reason to celebrate? Absolutely not! If you’re the host-with-the-most, you can celebrate for an endless number of reasons or even just because.
The list goes on! And you can even have a party for no darn reason at all.
Of course, no matter what kind of party you decide to throw, you want the food to be top-notch. Like many people, you’re tired of the same old fare you see on the party circuit. You want something new, fun, and exciting!
Make Your Next Party Fun and Exciting with Award-Winning Naples Paella Catering!
Are you ready to throw a party in the comfort of your own home that’s unique and exciting? At Fire & Rice, that’s what we do. Not only is our award-winning paella delicious, but we create an exciting atmosphere wherever we go! Your friends will rave about it!
When you choose Naples’ original paella catering, your guests will know they’re in for a treat from the moment they arrive. As they mix and mingle, they’ll see our chefs enthusiastically preparing our award-winning paella right out in front for everyone to see. We’re passionate about paella, and it shows!
As we prepare the paella in large, shallow pans, the excitement builds, gentle aromas fill the air, and the guests are drawn in. People start to gather around the pans, and we encourage them to join in the paella preparation process. It’s fun and exciting, and everyone wants a turn!
When the paella is ready, we call your guests up to the pans and serve them. Everyone comes together in a communal dining setting that’s warm and inviting. And when they taste their first bite of our Naples’ paella, it will exceed every expectation! Many of our clients have traveled all over the world and say our paella is the best they’ve ever tasted.
Our paella is prepared using only the finest ingredients dating back to 16th Century Spain. We combine chicken and sausage with imported saffron and Bomba rice for an authentic flavor that’s simply divine. The meat can be swapped out or combined with seafood, and vegan options are also available. There’s something for everyone to enjoy! Please check out our menu to learn more!
If you’re ready to throw a fun and exciting party this fall, call Fire & Rice today at 239-269-8857 or book your party online. We look forward to helping you throw the best party yet – just because!
The demand for paella catering continues to increase around the country year after year, and we are ecstatic! As we roll into September, we wanted to check in and see what some of our franchisees are up to at their locations.
Fire & Rice of Wayzata: Twin Cities Paella Catering is Off to a Great Start!
Our Twin Cities paella catering franchise opened this summer and got off to a great start. They’ve been at the Mound Farmers’ Market for the last few months, and people can’t get enough of their delicious paella! Now, they are booking parties for the fall, and it’s shaping up to be a busy September and October! If you’d like to learn more about Twin Cities paella catering, call today – 239-269-8857.
Fire & Rice Low Country: Award-Winning Paella Catering in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort & Beyond Year-Round
Walter and Annabelle Johnson, owners of the popular Low-Country paella catering franchise, have had a busy summer, both at the farmers’ markets and on the party circuit. Located in the Bluffton area, they offer their paella catering services year-round, and their clients rave about them. You can also find Walter and Annabelle at wine tastings, local street festivals, music festivals, and events, including the Bluffton Seafood Festival. Check them out on the video below at the 9:06 mark) on Coastal with Kathryn, co-hosted by Jesse Blanco. And, if you’re ready to host a party or event like no other, call Fire & Rice Low Country at 843-949-0089 to learn more or book your party online.
Fire & Rice Lansing and Ann Arbor: Paella Catering is Busier than Ever!
Nick Neveau is the owner of two Fire & Rice franchises, one in Lansing and the other in Ann Arbor. Nick and his team have been busier than ever at both locations, doing private catering and weddings. In fact, they’ve only had two Mondays off all summer – everything else was booked solid!
Their busyness continues as they gear up for parties and events this fall. If you’d like to learn more about Lansing paella catering or Ann Arbor paella catering, call 517-803-0015 or book your party online!
Fire & Rice Naples- The Original Naples Paella! is Gearing Up for the In-Season!
Back at home base in Naples, we are gearing up for the in-season. While we continue offer Naples paella catering during the off-season, we also do a lot of maintenance and preparation for our busiest time of year, which starts in October. Right now, we are booking Welcome Back parties, as folks from around the country plan their return. If you want to secure a preferred time slot for your next celebration in Naples, call us today to schedule your party or event at 239-269-8857 or book your party online. We can’t wait to see everyone in October!
Are you or someone you care about celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or another special occasion this fall? Would you like to do something unique to celebrate, marking the event and making it something people will remember for years to come? If so, consider Naples premier paella catering for your catering needs!
Fire & Rice offers a truly unique catering experience that’s fun and exciting for everyone involved. Not only is our award-winning paella amazing, but your guests will also relish in a communal dining experience like they’ve never encountered before. It’s interactive and energized, and your friends will rave about it.
Make Your Special Occasion an Affair to Remember with Naples Paella Catering!
When it comes to catering your special occasion with Fire & Rice, your guests will have the time of their lives. As soon as your guests arrive, they’ll see our chefs enthusiastically preparing our award-winning paella right out in front for everyone to see. In large, shallow pans, we undergo the traditional paella preparation process, drawing people in. As people gather around the pans, we encourage them to join in the paella preparation. It’s fun and exciting – people can’t get enough!
Using only the finest ingredients dating back to 16th Century Spain, we combine chicken and sausage with imported saffron and Bomba rice. The ingredients fuse together for a gentle flavor and texture that’s simply out of this world. You can also swap out or combine the meat with seafood, and vegan paella is also available. Whether you choose our Mixta Paella, Paella Valencia, or Paella de Marisco, your guests will delight in this award-winning culinary experience, which exceeds every expectation. Many of our clients have traveled extensively around the world and say that our paella is the best they’ve ever tasted.
Book Your Naples Paella Party Today for Fall!
Guests Will Have the Time of Their Lives at Your Welcome Back Party with Naples Award-Winning Paella Catering
As summer starts to wind down, you may be thinking about your return to Naples, your favorite time of year. From the beautiful beaches, delightful weather, and fun times with your in-season friends, it’s no wonder you look forward to the magical months ahead. Your time in Naples is delightful.
Your return to Naples will be here before you know it. If you haven’t planned your Welcome Back Party, now’s the time to do so. After all, you love to entertain, and your friends look forward to every one of your occasions. This year, you want to kick the in-season off right with something new and exciting. No more run-of-the-mill catering options -- you want your Welcome Back Party to be unique and fun!
Celebrate Your Return to Naples with Award-Winning Paella Catering in An Energized Atmosphere!
If you’re ready to host a Welcome Back Party like no other, call on Fire & Rice – Naples’ award-winning paella – for a new twist on catering and a communal dining experience that friends will be talking about all season long. It’s fun and exciting, like nothing you’ve encountered before.
Treat Your Friends to the Ultimate Naples Paella Experience
Not only do we offer award-winning Naples paella catering, but we also create an energized atmosphere wherever we go. As soon as your guests arrive, they’ll know they’re in for a treat as they see our chefs enthusiastically preparing our paella right out in front for everyone to see. We’re passionate about paella, and it shows!
Our chefs combine authentic paella ingredients in large shallow pans during the preparation process, and gentle aromas fill the air, touching the senses. As guests gather around the pans, we engage them in the paella preparation. It’s fun and exciting, and everyone wants a turn. You’ll see smiles all around, as everyone has the time of their life!
The beauty of our paella is undeniable, with chicken, sausage, fresh vegetables, imported saffron, and Bomba rice, creating a palette of primary colors. The chicken and sausage can be substituted or combined with seafood, and vegan options are also available. From selections such as Mixta Paella, Paella Valencia, and Paella de Marisco, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. When your guests take their first bite of paella, it will exceed all expectations. Many of our clients have traveled all around the world and say that our paella is the best they’ve ever had.
If you’re ready to host the best Welcome Back Party yet, call Fire & Rice – Naples’ premier paella catering – at 239-269-8857 or book your party online! We look forward to hearing from you and sharing the ultimate paella experience with you and your friends!
Award-Winning Paella from Fire & Rice: A New Twist on Catering in an Exciting Atmosphere – Serving Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton, & Beyond
Are you looking for a new and exciting catering option in Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton, or surrounding areas? If so, you’ll love award-winning paella from Fire & Rice Low Country. Not only will the paella make your mouth water, but you’ll also enjoy the ultimate paella experience in a communal dining setting. It’s like nothing you’ve encountered before!
Perfect for Low Country foodies, our paella is unique and delightful. We use only the finest ingredients dating back to 16th Century Spain, making Fire & Rice paella authentic in every sense of the word. By combining chicken and sausage with imported saffron and Bomba rice, we create a gentle flavor and texture that’s out of this world. You can substitute or combine scrumptious seafood options for the meat, and vegan selections are also available. Whatever your preferences may be, your guests are going to love it!
Fire & Rice Brings Award-Winning Paella Catering to Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton, & Surrounding Areas!
We love bringing the authentic paella experience to the people of Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Bluffton, and catering private parties is one of our favorite things to do. You can also find us at local street or music festivals, wine tastings, farmers’ markets, and events, including the Bluffton Seafood Festival. We’re usually right at the center of all the action, enthusiastically preparing our delicious paella out in large, shallow pans for everyone to see. We’re passionate about paella, and it shows!
The Hilton Head, Beaufort, & Bluffton Paella Catering Experience
When Fire & Rice Low Country caters your Hilton Head, Beaufort, or Bluffton area private party, your guests will be in for a treat. From the moment your guests arrive, they’ll see our chefs passionately preparing our award-winning paella out in front for everyone to see. As guests mingle, the excitement builds, and people are drawn to the pans. Our chefs encourage guests to engage in the preparation process, and everyone wants a turn! It’s fun and exciting, and people can’t get enough!
And when they take their first bite of paella, it will exceed all expectations. Many of our clients have traveled all around the world and say that our paella is the best they’ve ever tasted!
If you’re ready to host a fun, exciting, and unique party this summer, call Fire & Rice Low Country for Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Bluffton paella catering at 843-949-0089 or book your party online. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you host a party your friends will remember for years to come!
Snowbirds Extend Their Stay in Naples Through May & Are Partying Paella-Style with Naples Paella Catering from Fire & Rice
The in-season in Naples usually starts in October and ends in April, but snowbirds are extending their stay this year. Now that there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel after an unprecedented year, many people want to stick around and enjoy the beach and the sun with their friends!
Are you the host with the most in your group? If so, your friends may look to you for some fun and excitement in Naples this May. After all, your parties are always a hit, and people can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next. Since many of your friends are still in town, you’d like to host an event that’s unique and special.
Host a Party to Remember with Naples Paella Catering
You’ve hosted holiday parties, patio parties, beach parties, and more. Regardless of the party’s location, you find yourself repeating the same old catering options, and it’s getting a little dull. Where can you find a unique catering option for your Naples occasion?
If you’re looking for a catering alternative that’s fun and exciting, look no further than Fire & Rice. We offer award-winning paella catering and create a fun and exciting atmosphere wherever we go. It’s more than great food, it’s the ultimate paella experience, and people can’t get enough!
Paella in Naples: A Unique Twist on Catering
What makes our Naples paella catering unique? Our chefs enthusiastically prepare award-winning paella out in front for everyone to see. As they combine traditional paella ingredients in large shallow pans, gentle aromas fill the air. The experience is warm and inviting, and guests are drawn in. We’re passionate about paella, and it shows!
Our paella experience is also interactive. As guests gather around the pans, our chefs encourage them to participate in the paella preparation. It’s fun and exciting, and everyone wants a turn!
When the paella is ready, we call your guests up to the pans and serve them. Everyone comes together in this communal setting, unlike anything they’ve encountered before. And once they taste our paella, it will exceed every expectation. Many of our clients have traveled all around the world and say our paella is the best they’ve ever had. Take a look at our award-winning menu options!
If you’d like to learn more about our Naples paella catering, call (239) 269-8857 or book your party online. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you host the best party ever!
Many snowbirds have decided to extend their stay in Naples this year, and we couldn’t be happier. Instead of returning home this April, people are staying into May and longer. People are ready to socialize and have fun – it’s cause for celebration!
It’s been a long year with lots of restrictions. Now, with vaccinations underway, you’d like to gather with your friends while everyone is still in town. But you don’t want it to be an ordinary party with the run-of-the-mill fare. These are unprecedented times, and you want your celebration to be unique, something people will remember for years to come!
Naples Paella Catering: Wow Your Guests with the Ultimate Paella Experience!
Fire & Rice of Naples offers award-winning paella catering that’s simply out of this world. Not only is our food delicious, but we also create a fun and exciting atmosphere wherever we go. When you host a Fire & Rice party, your friends will relish in the ultimate paella experience!
From the moment your guests arrive, they’ll know they’re a part of something different. They’ll see our chefs enthusiastically preparing our award-winning paella out in front for everyone to see. We’re passionate about paella, and it shows!
Using only the finest ingredients dating back to 16th Century Spain, we combine chicken and sausage with imported saffron and Bomba rice in large shallow pans. The meat can be substituted or combined with seafood, and vegan dishes are also available. From beautiful variations of Mixta Paella, Paella Valencia, or Paella de Marisco, there’s truly something for everybody to enjoy.
Naples Paella Catering Provides a Delightful & Interactive Atmosphere that Guests Will Remember for Years to Come
As we prepare the paella, gentle aromas fill the air, and people are drawn to the beauty of the dish. As guests gather around the pans, we invite them to participate in the preparation process. It’s fun and exciting, and even the wallflowers want a turn!
When the paella is ready, we call your guests up to the pans and serve them. People come together in the warm and inviting communal setting, like nothing they’ve encountered before. When they take the first bite of our award-winning paella, it will exceed every expectation. Many of our clients have traveled around the world and say that our paella is the best they’ve ever had.
If you’d like to learn more about Naples paella catering, call Fire & Rice today at 239-269-8857 or book your party online. It’s really that easy!
Are you ready for a new and exciting catering option in the Twin Cities? Fire & Rice of Minnetonka opens this June, and we want to you give you the inside scoop!
If you’re looking for something different for your next catered affair, Fire & Rice of Minnetonka offers a unique catering experience for everyone to enjoy. Not only is our award-winning paella out of this world, but we also creating a fun and exciting atmosphere wherever we go.
Whether you’re hosting a lake party, boat party, or just-because party in the Twin Cities, Fire & Rice will help make it an occasion to remember for years to come. We’re also available for events and festivals, so look out for us around town!
Get Ready to Experience Twin Cities Paella Catering with a Unique Twist!
Fire & Rice of Minnetonka is more than a Twin Cities paella catering company, it’s the ultimate paella experience! Whether you’re inside, outside, lakeside, or on your boat, we’ll bring energy, fun, and mouth-watering paella to your destination. It’s something new that your guests will get excited about! We’re booking now for June – so get ready!
The Ultimate Paella Experience: Twin Cities Paella Catering at its Best
What’s the ultimate paella experience all about?
At Fire & Rice of Minnetonka, we use only the finest, authentic ingredients, dating back to 16th Century Spain. The combination of chicken, sausage, imported saffron, Bomba rice, and an array of vegetables create a palette of primary colors – it’s a sight to behold! As the ingredients meld together, gentle aromas fill the air, touching the senses. The meat can be swapped out or combined with seafood, and vegan options are also available. Please take a minute to view our menu to see our paella catering selections!
When your guests arrive, they’ll see our chefs enthusiastically preparing award-winning paella in large, shallow pans out in front for everyone to see. As the energy builds, people start to gather around the pans, and our chefs encourage them to participate in the preparation process. It’s fun and exciting, and everyone wants a turn!
Paella is a dish meant for sharing. Your guests will relish in the ambiance of the communal dining setting, an experience like no other. As they come together over the paella, they’ll feel a sense of camaraderie, a joyful connection that they’ll never forget. And once they take their first bite of paella, it will exceed every expectation. Many of our clients have traveled the world and say that Fire & Rice paella is the best they’ve ever had.
If you're ready to schedule your Twin Cities paella catering, book your party with Fire & Rice of Minnetonka today. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing our paella with you!
Looking for an Original Concept for Your Condominium or HOA End-of-Season Party? Choose Naples Paella Catering from Fire & Rice
Are you in charge of organizing the end-of-season party for your condominium complex or HOA this year? Whether it’s your responsibility every year, or this is your first time at it, you likely want to make the event a special occasion that residents will remember for years to come. After all, your end-of-season party is important to residents, as they bid farewell to their friends until the fall or winter months.
Do your residents have high expectations for their end-of-season party this year? If so, perhaps you feel some pressure to do something original versus the typical fare. Although stuffed mushroom caps and scallops-wrapped-in-bacon are tasty, they can be overdone and a bit boring. This year, you’d like to do something exciting!
With Naples’ Paella Catering, Guests Are in for a Treat!
To close out the year with an exciting end-of-season party, you can count on Fire & Rice. We offer award-winning paella in a communal dining setting, creating a fun and exciting atmosphere wherever we go. It’s different and delicious!
What can you expect from Naples’ best paella catering? As your guests arrive, they’ll find our chefs at the center of it all enthusiastically preparing our award-winning paella in large, shallow pans for everyone to see. The guests will be drawn to the beauty of the dish, with its palette of primary colors and gentle aromas filling the air, touching the senses. The communal setting is warm and inviting, like nothing they’ve encountered before.
Naples Paella is Authentic, Dating Back to 16th Century Spain.
Our Naples’ original paella is authentic, prepared using only the finest ingredients dating back to 16th Century Spain. By combining chicken and sausage with imported saffron and Bomba rice, we create passion in a pan! We can swap out the meat for seafood or combine the two, and vegetarian options are also available. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy!
There are several different paella options to choose from, and all are mouthwateringly delicious! Whether you choose Mixta Paella, Paella de Valencia, or Paella de Marisco, the melded flavors and textures are simply out of this world. And once your guests take their first bite, it will exceed all expectations. Many of our clients travel all over the world and say our paella is the best they’ve ever tasted.
Choose Naples Paella Catering for an End-of-Season Party Your Guests Will Remember for Years to Come!
Can you believe it’s already March? The in-season is passing quickly, and although you may be in Naples until April, it’s time to start planning your end-of-season party now.
The past year has been a year like no other, and you want your end-of-season party to be extraordinary – an occasion your friends to remember for years to come. Although you’ve been known to throw fabulous parties in the past, this year, you want to add that wow factor. You want to bring all your friends together for an exceptional end-of-season hurrah!
Wow Your Guests with Naples Paella Catering at Your End-of-Season Party!
For an end-of-season party that your guests will never forget, choose Fire & Rice – Naples best paella catering. At Fire & Rice, we’re known for our award-winning paella and creating a fun and exciting atmosphere wherever we go. It’s more than just a party; it’s the ultimate paella experience.
From the moment your guests arrive at your Fire & Rice party, they’ll know they’re in for a real treat. They’ll see our chefs enthusiastically preparing authentic paella in large, shallow pans out in front for everyone to see. The preparation process becomes a focal point as your guests mix and mingle. As the energy builds, people are drawn to the pans, relishing in the beauty of the dish as gentle aromas fill the air. It’s a sensual experience like nothing you’ve encountered before.
When the paella is ready, we call your guests up to the pans and serve them. Everyone comes together in a communal setting that’s warm and inviting. And when your guests take their first bite of our delicious paella, it will exceed all expectations. Many of our clients have traveled all over the world and say our paella is the best they’ve ever had!
Book Your End-of-Season Paella Party Today with Naples Paella Catering from Fire & Rice
These days, the best place to host your party is outdoors. Fire & Rice will arrive about an hour before the festivities begin, bringing everything we need to prepare and serve your guests. We want to make everything as easy for the host as possible so that you can spend time with your friends and enjoy the celebration along with everyone else!
If you’re ready to throw a fun and exciting end-of-season party that your friends will be talking about for years to come, call Fire & Rice – Naples best paella catering – at 239-269-8857 to schedule or book your party online. You can peruse our menu options, and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s really that simple!
The sun is out, and the weather is beautiful, but you miss your friends! You’re the person who has always brought your friends together over the years, and everyone looks forward to your fabulous parties. Of course, this year has been a little different, but you’re ready to take on the task of creating the perfect party – a celebration that is both fun and safe.
For your occasion , you want to do something a little different. You’re not looking to host a typical party with the run-of-the-mill fare, such as stuffed mushrooms or scallops-wrapped-in-bacon. You want something unique and exciting. Something people will talk about and remember for years to come.
5 Ways to Create the Perfect Paella Party in Naples:
1.) Book Naples' best paella catering.
For exciting food and fun, you can count on Fire & Rice! Not only is our award-winning paella delicious, but we create a fun and exciting atmosphere wherever we go. From the moment your guests arrive, they’ll know they’re in for a treat. They’ll see our chefs enthusiastically prepare authentic paella in large shallow pans out in front for everyone to see. We’re passionate about paella, and it shows!
At Fire & Rice, we also make hosting a Naples paella party as easy as possible for you. We arrive about an hour before your party begins, with everything we need to prepare the paella and serve your guests. Just book your party online, and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s that simple!
2.) Choose your paella on our website.
Fire & Rice offers multiple mouth-watering paella selections, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Our paella is made from only the finest ingredients dating back to 16th Century Spain and is authentic in every sense of the word. We combine chicken and sausage with imported saffron and Bomba rice for a delightful flavor and texture. The meat can be swapped out or combined with seafood, and vegan options are also available. Many of our clients have traveled all over the world and say our paella is the best they’ve ever had. Check out our menu!
3.) Host your Fire & Rice paella party in your Naples' backyard.
The weather is gorgeous in Naples this time of year, and no one wants to hang out indoors anyway. Any backyard space, such as a porch or patio, is the ideal spot to throw a paella party. Just set up a couple of tables, and your good to go! We'll handle everything else!
4.) Provide live Flamenco music.
The only thing better than enjoying delicious paella in Naples is to do so while listening to the captivating music of classical guitarist, John Housley. When John entertains at a Fire & Rice party, he plays traditional Flamenco music. The sound is exquisite and will delight any audience! Learn more about John here!
5.) Go the extra mile with decorations.
If you want to give your paella party an extra special touch, call Fire & Rice at (239) 269-8857 and ask for Meg. She’ll help you with event design, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy paella!
Do you like frequenting the local farmers’ markets? If you head on over to the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Markets on a Saturday, you’ll be in for a real treat. Alongside numerous other exciting vendors, Fire & Rice will be there cooking up our award-winning paella at the center of it all. Come on down, check out the market, and join in the fun – rain or shine!
The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL 34109
The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market is located at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt, which is on the NW corner of Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach Rd. (behind CVS/across from Naples Family Fitness in the middle of the shopping center.)
The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market – named the “Best North Naples Saturday Market!”
The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market has been named the “Best North Naples Saturday Market” and is the largest market of its kind in North Naples. From 8 AM – 1 PM on Saturdays year-round, you’ll see over 80 vendors out on Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples, ready to share their delightful selections of food and wares.
What can you expect to find at the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market? In a nutshell – fresh local fare, culture, and commerce! You’ll find fantastic products from the Naples area, including some of the freshest vegetables around. Come down for the micro-greens, natural honeys, fresh seafood, pastries, NY bagels, European breads, organic candles, home goods, jewelry, clothing, art, and so much more!
If you want to grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch, there’s plenty of food options, including delicious bites from the Crab Cake Hotline, a variety of tasty sandwiches from the Cubano Café, and, of course, award-winning Naples paella from Fire & Rice! Make sure to come hungry!
Make the Most of Your Saturday Morning Outdoors at the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market
Are you for something fun and safe to do in the Naples area? When it comes to outdoor shopping and culinary experiences, the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market has it all. Whether you’re eight or eighty, you’ll enjoy browsing the aisles and checking out the fabulous food and merchandise!
When you head down to the market, make sure to stop by Fire & Rice and say hello! Our chefs will be enthusiastically preparing fresh batches of our award-winning paella. We create a fun and exciting atmosphere for everyone to enjoy, and our paella is out of this world. Many of our clients have traveled all over the world and say our paella is the best they’ve ever tasted!