St Albans, Hertfordshire, Hertforsdhire(20 Reviews)
We specialise in Spanish & Cypriot Catering.
We’re a family run business cooking traditional recipes handed down over 3 generations, using ingredients such as the very finest rice, spices and Extra Virgin olive oil locally sourced in Spain and Cyprus.
To the best of our knowledge, we’re the only company in the UK that will deliver a traditional Cyprus feast and an authentic Spanish Paella in its pan to your home or your office.
From the originality of our family’s secret recipes to the unrivalled tastes, flavours and aromas from traditional fresh ingredients, no Spanish or Cyprus dining experience compares with Autentico.
We offer both onsite catering or delivery to your home, office or place of choice.
Deliver a wide range of freshly prepared and cooked Paella, Meze Tapas and more to your home or office for between 10 to 50 guests.
Offer an exceptional private dining service for between 6 to 12 guests, where we’ll deliver* everything you’ve ordered and lay it all out for you.
Offer onsite catering where we will cook and serve for you onsite at any outdoor event for between 20 to 200 guests.
We are highly experienced and promise that all special occasions, celebrations and gatherings, from the most intimate party to large corporate events, will be safe and successful in our hands.
Whichever option suits you best, Auténtico promise that every mouthful will be delicious, because it is always prepared and freshly cooked on the day.
*Free delivery up to a radius of 10 miles
What’s your signature dish?
We have Two signature dishes
Authentic Paella - Made from a recipe handed down through 3 generations. The rice and spices are imported directly from Spain.
Greek Cypriot Rotisserie BBQ - A Posh BBQ! Not burgers and sausages! Small pieces of meat marinaded in our special sauces for 48 hours then cooked slowly over charcoals for an incredible aroma.
How do you go about creating the perfect menu for your clients?
We prefer to have an informal chat with our client so we can understand their needs before recommending a menu. For example, what's the occasion? What dietary requirements do the guests have? Are there any allergies we should know of? Are they looking for on-site or a delivery service, what's their budget? Have they used external caterer before? What did they like about them? What did they think could be improved?
What do you love most about your job?
When our customers tell us how much they enjoyed our food it fills us with pride and gives us so much satisfaction.
What inspired you to start your own business?
My father was a restaurateur. He had a very well known restaurant back in the 80s. He wanted my husband and I to take it over so he could retire but although we loved the business, we were very young and the hours were very anti-social so we decided to decline his offer.
My husband's grandmother was a professional cook in Spain and she taught my husband's mother how to cook Spanish dishes who in turn taught us how to cook old family recipes. We have always had a passion for good, quality , authentic food, so it was a natural step for us when our circumstances finally allowed us to start our own business.
Why should our clients choose you?
Apart from the amazing food that we provide (please see our 5 star Google and Facebook Reviews), it's not enough just to provide good quality food. There are many other skills required to offer your customers a first class service. You have to be personable, understanding and listen to their needs. You also have to be super organised so that every thing is catered for (excuse the pun!) The catering must meet expectations as a minimum although we aim to exceed expectations, and it has to be on time. We add little personal touches that make us stand out from other caterers. We are friendly, hard working and go out of our way to help our customers as events can be very stressful for them! That's why they hire us!
Paella & BBQ Delivery
Our Paellas & BBQs are also available for delivery! Both our best-selling onsite catering dishes are also available for delivery. If you are simply catering for a smaller number of guests (10 – 50) and either because you don’t have the outdoor cooking space or simply just want it delivered freshly cooked; then we can! Piping hot Paellas in their pans or even a BBQ on a winter’s day. *Free delivery up to a radius of 10 miles. Further away? Prices on request *For a small additional cost
Paella, BBQ & Big Pan Onsite Catering
For all outdoor occasions, parties and celebrations, we can cater for a minimum of 20 and up to 200 guests. For your big event, we have all-inclusive packages and a selection of Paella, Tapas, BBQ & Meze set menus to make your choice of food really easy. If you wish, you can create your own paella. Just choose your own ingredients! Create your own special menu for your guests – in any combination of Spanish and Cypriot food or speak to us for ideas and suggestions If you would like something that’s not on our menu then just let us know, and we will be delighted to help. On the day itself, you’ll see how the simmering Paella pans and slow turning Rotisserie’s bring all your guests together, gathering round to watch and savour the irresistible aromas and flavours of the fabulous feast to come. Our chefs will cook and serve your guests, giving you the freedom to relax and enjoy your event. Serving tables, tablecloth and chafing dishes are all provided for you. Napkins, cutlery and good quality disposable rigid plates are available at a small additional cost or are in some instances provided as part of a package. Should you require extra staff to help serve drinks and canapés and to clear away, we can offer you a team of experienced and well-presented staff to help make things run smoothly from start to finish. Experience the WOW factor! Our onsite catering provides a stunning central spectacle that is much more than just food. Just take a peek at some of the photos in the gallery from events we have catered and you’ll see the unique visual centrepiece that could be your party adding immeasurably to the occasion.
Corporate Event Catering
Freshly prepared and cooked and served at your office Office deliveries can be for as little as 10 people or as many as 50 A combination of Spanish & Greek Cypriot food If you would like something that’s not on our menu then just let us know, and we will be delighted to help. We’ll deliver everything you’ve ordered, lay it all out, and return to collect all the cooking equipment, dishes and utensils when it’s most convenient for you. For a small additional cost we can supply all the napkins, cutlery, good quality disposable rigid plates, serving tables, tablecloths etc all that you’ll need So…ready to do business?
Home & Dinner Party Catering
From 6 diners up to a maximum of 12. A combination of Spanish & Greek Cypriot dishes For vegetarians (and everyone else), Halloumi Kebabs on skewers are one of our signature dishes. Order a few extra, because they always disappear quickly! If you would like something that’s not on our menu then just let us know, and we will be delighted to help. We’ll deliver* everything you’ve ordered and lay it all out for you. If you’ve ordered items such as prawns or, halloumi that need to be cooked immediately before serving, we’ll ask the way to your kitchen! For an additional £100, we can extend our visit to remain with you for up to a further 4 hours, during which we will serve your guests, clear tables, load the dishwasher and so on. We find that our customers and their guests take an interest in what we do and so on the day we would be happy to talk to you and your guests about the ingredients and the methods we use. Relax! We’ll also bring along and are happy to provide all the serving dishes too. Just show us where you’d like us to lay everything out. You and your guests will savour the mouth-watering aromas gently filling the room, and the feast to come, beautifully laid out on the serving tables. All the while, you’ll be free to mingle with your guests and to thoroughly enjoy yourself, knowing that everything is taken care of. All of which leaves you with nothing more to do than to bid your happy guests goodbye.
From May 2012 to present.
Caterer/Business Owner Responsible for ensuring customers are provided with a seamless service from enquiry to catering and right through to obtaining feedback to further improve our services. Managing a team of 7 staff to support in the delivery of a great customer service. Skilled in organising and planning events while always putting the customer first. Previous background in Financial Services as a Compliance Officer so integrity and due diligence of utmost importance
Divisional Quality Manager
From September 2004 to March 2012.
Supporting the delivery of consistent high quality financial advice to regulatory and company standards in order to deliver continuous, sustained, risk aware and commercially viable business growth; putting customers at the heart of what we do and to ensure Financial Planning Managers deliver sound financial advice for the Bank’s customers. • Responsible for supervisory checking and validation of Regional Managers Financial Planning to ensure a high quality of support is being provided to progress Financial Planning Managers. • Overseeing and accountable for the remediation and investigation activity where issues have been identified to mitigate and resolve customer detriment. • Proactively identifying potential risks to reputation, financial security and legislative / regulatory exposure.
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