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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Raul and his crew were on time, professionally dressed, and service oriented … Our guests enjoyed seeing paella being prepared and cooked. The smell was amazing!HERMAN CASTRO VALLEY, CA
The authenticity of the food shines through from the very first exquisite bite to the lingering flavors ... The whole experience was top-notch!PAM PACIFICA, CA
My husband and I were just blown away with the high level of service, attention to detail, and of course, all of the amazingly delicious food!CAROLYNE SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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.
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!
Bomba Rice / Chicken / Baby Pork Ribs / Spanish Chorizo / Seasonal Vegetables
Bomba Rice / Scallops / Prawns / Calamari / Sea Bass / Clams / Mussels
Bomba Rice / Sea Scallops / Calamari / Prawns / Squid Ink / Seasonal Vegetables
Bomba Rice / Bell Pepper / Leeks / Zucchini / Artichokes / Fava Beans / Asparagus
Bomba Rice / Choice of Meats, Seafoods or Vegetables / Fresh Herbs
Yukon Potato / Spicy Aioli /Salsa Brava /Fresh Herbs
Top Sirloin / Chimicurri Sauce / Cabrales (Spanish Blue) Cheese Sauce
Potato / Onion / Egg / Spicy Piquillo Aioli Sauce / (Optional) Spanish Chorizo
Monterey Squid/ Fresh Herbs / Spices / Aioli Sauce
Seasoned Pork / Beef / Manchego Cheese / Saffron Tomato Sauce
Portabella Mushroom / Spinach / Goat Cheese / Pine Nuts / Idiazabal Cheese
Spanish Sausage / Quail Egg / Ratatouille / Toasted Baguette
Jumbo Gulf Prawns / Garlic / Smoked Paprika / Spanish Sherry
Seasonal Vegetables / Fresh Meats / Fresh Herbs / Tomato-Pepper Sauce
White Anchovies / Spanish Sherry / Stuffed Olives / Herbs & Spices
Cantaloupe Melon / Honeydew Melon / Serrano Ham / Olive Oil
Fresh Vegetables / Virgin Olive Oil /Fresh Spices / Artisan Breads
Bonita del Norte / Piquillo Pepper / Seasonable Vegetables / Mayonaise / Toasted Baguette
Egg / Pimentos / Green Onion / Smoked Bacon / Truffle Oil
Serrano Ham / Vine Tomato / Olive Oil / Garlic / Toasted Baguette
Spanish Cheese / Goat & Sheep Cheese / Quince, Fig, & Grapes /Artisan Breads
Vanilla Custard / Lemon Zest / Cinnamon / Caramelized Sugar
Whipped Cream / Choux Pastry / Warm Spanish Chocolate Sauce
Bomba Rice / Fresh Milk / Citrus Zest / Cinnamon
Fresh Milk Custard / Sugar Glaze / Cinnamon
Owner & Head Chef
– Raul Aguilera
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 )
Fill out a CONTACT FORM today!
We’re always happy to talk about our handcrafted Spanish tapas.
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.