• Spanish Tapas & Paellas Event Catering

    Enjoy a culinary experience that goes far beyond ordinary catering.

    Authentic Spanish food, exclusive on-site paella chefs, & amazing handcrafted tapas make our events Deliciously Unique, Stress-Free, Satisfying & Special

    Unleash the Flavors of Spain

 

serving the san francisco bay area

Exclusive Cultural Catering: the ultimate way to enjoy an authentic Spanish Food Experience at the location of your choice    … no passport needed!

 

Spanish Chorizos for Destapas Event Catering

PRIVATE EVENT CATERING

GIVE YOUR PRIVATE PARTY MORE FLAVOR

We celebrate the rich aromas, flavors and culture of Spain - a delight for all your senses! Our talented, friendly chefs are fascinating to watch as they cook giant pans of authentic Spanish paellas….and our tapas appetizers are great conversation starters!

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Seafood Paella - Destapas Event Catering

CELEBRATION EVENT CATERING

 CELEBRATE WITH ON-SITE  PAELLAS

Enjoy a unique alternative to traditional appetizers. Add the flair of on-site cooking! Guests enjoy a beautiful, tasteful setting while our talented chefs cook their enticing Spanish foods. Over 100 tapas varieties - vegetarian & gluten free too. You can even reserve a private tapas tasting!

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Chef's Paella - Destapas Event Catering

CORPORATE EVENT CATERING

NETWORK  WITH A FRESH, DELICIOUS CONCEPT

Present a custom menu for meetings, luncheons and happy hours. Destapas can prepare delicious Spanish foods on-site or just deliver and display your selections. We create impressive presentations for your associates so events are satisfying, successful and stress-free!

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EVENT CATERING FAQs

Event Catering FAQs - Answers to Your Questions

  • HOW IS DESTAPAS UNIQUE?

    Our event catering highlights authentic Spanish cuisine and culture with fascinating paellas cooked right on-site by Spanish chefs and tasty tapas to explore.Destapas is much more than just a private chef service. It's like a private tour of Spain!

  • WHAT ARE COOKING EVENTS?

    Cooking events lasts up to 4 hours; usually 1.5 hours for tapas and cooking, 1 hour of paella service, and 45 minutes for dessert. For quick business meetings or luncheons we can provide delivery service of amazing food already cooked and ready to serve.

  • Is there a minimum order?

    The minimum order for on-site event catering is $1500, usually with a minimum guest count of 30. Complete menus start around $50/person. We will work with you to craft the perfect menu for your occasion to make your event exciting and unique.

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SAMPLE MENU SELECTIONS

From our Head Chef-
Handcrafted with Passion

100+ varieties of tapas - vegetarian and gluten free too!

 We'll help you personalize a menu that reflects your style.

Browse our sample selections.

  • PAELLA DE CARNE ~ SAFFRON MEAT PAELLA
    Bomba Rice / Chicken / Baby Pork Ribs / Spanish Chorizo / Seasonal Vegetables
  • PAELLA DE MARISCOS ~ SAFFRON SEAFOOD PAELLA
    Bomba Rice / Scallops / Prawns / Calamari / Sea Bass / Clams / Mussels
  • ARROZ NEGRO ~ BLACK RICE PAELLA
    Bomba Rice / Sea Scallops / Calamari / Prawns / Squid Ink / Seasonal Vegetables
  • PAELLA DE VERDURAS ~ SAFFRON VEGETABLE PAELLA
    Bomba Rice / Bell Pepper / Leeks / Zucchini / Artichokes / Fava Beans / Asparagus
  • PAELLA VALENCIANA ~ VALENCIAN SAFFRON COMBO PAELLA Bomba Rice / Chicken / Shrimp / Chorizo / Mussels / Seasonal Vegetables / White Wine
  • PAELLA A TU GUSTO ~ CUSTOM SAFFRON PAELLA
    Bomba Rice / Choice of Meats, Seafoods or Vegetables  / Fresh Herbs
  • DATILES RELLENOS ~ BACON WRAPPED STUFFED DATES Medjool Dates /Smoked Bacon / Spanish Blue Cheese
  • PATATAS BRAVAS ~ SPICY POTATO WEDGES
    Yukon Potato / Spicy Aioli /Salsa Brava /Fresh Herbs
  • CHULETON AL CABRALES ~ SMOTHERED SIRLOIN STRIPS
    Top Sirloin / Chimicurri Sauce / Cabrales (Spanish Blue) Cheese Sauce
  • TORTILLA ESPAÑOLA ~ SPANISH POTATO OMELET
    Potato / Onion / Egg / Spicy Piquillo Aioli Sauce / (Optional) Spanish Chorizo
  • CROQUETAS DE DESTAPAS ~ CROQUETTES OF HAM, CHORIZO, SEA BASS, CHICKEN, OR CHEESE  Breaded Meat, Seafood or Cheese / Onion / Mushroom / Béchamel Sauce
  • CALAMARES ~ MARINATED GRILLED SQUID
    Monterey Squid/ Fresh Herbs / Spices / Aioli Sauce
  • ALBONDIGAS AL AZAFRAN ~ SAFFRON MEATBALLS
    Seasoned Pork / Beef / Manchego Cheese / Saffron Tomato Sauce
  • CHAMPIÑONES RELLENOS ~ STUFFED MUSHROOMS
    Portabella Mushroom / Spinach / Goat Cheese / Pine Nuts / Idiazabal Cheese
  • PINCHO DE CHISTORRA ~ SAUSAGE & QUAIL BAGUETTES
    Spanish Sausage / Quail Egg / Ratatouille / Toasted Baguette
  • GAMBON AL AJILLO ~ JUMBO GARLIC PRAWNS
    Jumbo Gulf Prawns / Garlic / Smoked Paprika / Spanish Sherry
  • EMPANADILLAS ~ STUFFED MINI TURNOVERS - ( SHRIMP, CHORIZO, VEGETABLES, OR CHICKEN) Fried Pastry / Onion / Bell Pepper / Zuchinni / Eggplant / Fresh Tomato
  • PINCHOS MORUNOS ~ CHICKEN, PORK OR LAMB SKEWERS
    Seasonal Vegetables / Fresh Meats / Fresh Herbs / Tomato-Pepper Sauce
  • PINCHO GILDA ~ WHITE ANCHOVIES 
    White Anchovies / Spanish Sherry / Stuffed Olives / Herbs & Spices
  • MELON CON JAMON ~ HAM & MELON BITES
    Cantaloupe Melon / Honeydew Melon / Serrano Ham / Olive Oil
  • GAZPACHO ANDALUZ ~ VEGETABLE SHOOTERS  
    Fresh Vegetables / Virgin Olive Oil /Fresh Spices / Artisan Breads
  • ENSALADILLA ~ SPANISH TUNA SALAD
    Bonita del Norte / Piquillo Pepper / Seasonable Vegetables / Mayonaise / Toasted Baguette
  • TABLA DE IBERICOS ~ SPANISH MEAT PLATTER                                       Premium Serrano Ham /Chorizo / Salchichon / Lomo-Smoked Pork
  • HUEVOS ENDIABLADOS ~ TRUFFLED DEVILED EGGS
    Egg / Pimentos / Green Onion / Smoked Bacon / Truffle Oil
  • PAN CON JAMON ~ IBERICO HAM BRUSCHETTAS
    Serrano Ham / Vine Tomato / Olive Oil / Garlic / Toasted Baguette
  • TABLA DE QUESO ~ SPANISH CHEESE & FRUIT PLATTER 
    Spanish Cheese / Goat & Sheep Cheese / Quince, Fig, & Grapes /Artisan Breads
  • FLAN DE VAINILLA Y CARAMELO ~ CARAMEL VANILLA CUSTARD Vanilla-Lemon Custard / Homemade Grand Manier Caramel Sauce
  • CREMA CATALANA ~ SPANISH LEMON CRÈME BRÛLÉE
    Vanilla Custard / Lemon Zest / Cinnamon / Caramelized Sugar
  • CHOCOLATE CON CHURROS ~ MINI CHURROS & CHOCOLATE Fried Pastry / Cinnamon Sugar / Warm Spanish Chocolate Sauce
  • PROFITEROLES ~ SPANISH CREAM ÉCLAIRS
    Whipped Cream / Choux Pastry / Warm Spanish Chocolate Sauce
  • ARROZ CON LECHE ~ LEMON RICE PUDDING
    Bomba Rice / Fresh Milk / Citrus Zest / Cinnamon
  • LECHE FRITA ~ SWEET FRIED CUSTARD FRITTERS
    Fresh Milk Custard / Sugar Glaze / Cinnamon

 

 

Destapas Event Catering - Chef Raul

RAUL AGUILERA

Owner & Head Chef

Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, I have been lucky enough to enjoy Spanish cuisine at its' best.

Thanks to my mother, an exceptional chef, I was exposed to the art of cooking at a very young age. Inspired by her, and by my culture, I strive to bring great food and a great atmosphere to great people.

Since 2009 I have been co-owner of Tip Top Tapas catering service. As a chef, it has been both engaging and rewarding. Now DESTAPAS allows me to expand the boundaries of my vision even further.

My company serves both as a way to continue to engage my passion and to deliver authentic cultural and culinary experiences from Spain. To me, DESTAPAS is passion, excellence and simplicity.

 Buen provecho!
– Raul Aguilera  

  

 

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Tapas for Event Catering - Destapas, Alameda

Start planning your extraordinary culinary experience with Destapas Spanish Caterers!

 Call us at (510) 566-6661


Reserve your  PRIVATE TAPAS TASTING 

 ( tapas & paella sampler, dessert and beverage for 3 )

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We’re always happy to talk about our handcrafted Spanish tapas. 

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Buen Provecho!