In early February, Nick Neveau, owner of two Fire & Rice franchises in Michigan, packed up his food truck and trailer and headed down to our location in sunny Naples, where he’s been working with Fire & Rice founder, Chef Paul Schmidgall, to get a new perspective on the business. During his visit, he’s assisted the Naples location through the height of the season to better understand our market and how we run our catering services.
At Nick’s locations in Lansing and Ann Arbor, 90% of the business consists of farmers’ markets, festivals, corporate events, business lunches, tailgates, and other events. In Naples, the majority of the business is dedicated to private parties. After two months on the Fire & Rice party circuit in Naples, Nick has a deep understanding of our process and plans to integrate this knowledge into his business strategy when he returns to Michigan near the end of April.
Fire & Rice Parties in Naples: The Ultimate Paella Experience
The concept of a Fire & Rice Party is more than catering, it’s an entire experience. Not only is our award-winning paella amazing, our team creates the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy, making your party an event to remember for years to come.
From the moment your guests arrive, they’ll know there’s fun to be had. As our chefs enthusiastically prepare our award-winning paella in large, shallow pans out in front for everyone to see, guests gather round to be part of the excitement and participate in the process. It’s spectacular to watch, and everyone wants to get in on the fun.
When the paella is ready, our chefs invite guests up to the pans and serve them. The presentation is beautiful as each plate is filled with a palette of primary colors, and gentle aromas fill the air. Guests come together in a communal dining setting to share the paella, and when they take their first bite, it exceeds every expectation.
Naples’ Original Paella from Fire & Rice
Made from the finest ingredients dating back to 16th-Century Spain, our paella is original in every sense of the word. Chicken, sausage, and saffron meld together with Bomba rice creating a delightful, delicate flavor that is simply divine, like nothing you’ve encountered before.
The meat ingredients can be swapped out or combined with seafood, and vegan options are also available, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Many of our clients have traveled all over the world and say our paella is the best they’ve ever tasted.
If you’re in the Naples area and would like to learn more about our original paella or host a Fire & Rice Party, call us today at 239-269-8857 or book your party online. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you make your next party an occasion to remember!