What do we know about Columbus? Known as Arch City, Cowtown, and C-bus, Columbus is home to the great Ohio State University which boasts the fourth-largest on-campus football stadium and once voted a cow in as homecoming queen. Hailing from Columbus are the author of the best-selling Goosebumps novels, R.L. Stine, celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and Geraldine Mock who, in her plane “the Spirit of Columbus,” was the first woman to fly solo around the world.
With a city that’s rich with restaurants fit for foodies and headquarters to fashion giants Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie and Fitch, it’s no wonder that 48% of Americans live less than a day’s drive from this great city. As one of the top five cities for craft beer that also boasts exciting food options such as the North Market, Columbus is ready for the next big thing in the food and hospitality industry.
Chef Paul Schmidgall, founder of Fire & Rice in Naples, couldn’t agree more and will bring his paella catering concept, a unique and exciting communal dining experience, to the people of Columbus this spring. As Fire & Rice continues to expand into new locations throughout the US, the paella concept continues to catch on and spread like wildfire
Fire & Rice Paella Catering Franchise Coming to Columbus this Spring
Columbus is home to some culinary gems and well over 60 different food trucks, and Fire & Rice looks forward to bringing original paella and a new twist on catering to this active food scene. You’ll find us at events, private parties, farmers’ markets, and food festivals, and when you see us, you know there’s fun to be had.
More than a catering company, Fire & Rice offers the ultimate paella experience in a fun and exciting setting, like nothing you’ve never encountered before. Our chefs prepare our award-winning paella right out in from for everyone to see, and people gather round to join in the process.
As we fuse the flavors of chicken, sausage, Bomba rice, and saffron imported from Spain in large shallow pans, gentle aromas fill the air and touch the senses. When the paella is ready, people come together in a communal dining setting that’s warm and inviting, and when they take their first bite, it exceeds all expectations. Many of our clients have traveled all over the world and say our paella is best they’ve ever tasted. When you see us in Columbus this spring, we hope you’ll come down and join in the fun!
Fire & Rice: Award-Winning Paella in Naples & Beyond
As the Fire & Rice concept continues to spread from the original paella catering location in Naples to multiple sites throughout the US, we continue to expand our franchise opportunities. If you’re interested in learning more about owning your own Fire & Rice franchise, contact Chef Paul Schmidgall at 239-269-8857. We look forward to sharing our Fire & Rice paella catering concept with you!