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
Great service and great food, made my life so easy as the host and lots of positive comments.! Thank you Mel and Jorge.
what a wonderful company!!! i ordered a paella for my husbands birthday yesterday and it was amazing!! great taste nice and fresh, it was delivered right on time and it was lovely to see this beautiful couple working together, they wereso friendly and looking amazing even on delivery; everything was just espectacular. really loved apart from the paella that melani was very helpfull providing with information that i needed lovely service in all ways! would highly reccomend and if i could.. i would give them 10 stars! can not thank them enough; cant wait to order from them again thank you!!! More...
Melani and Jorge catered for my husbands 40th garden party recently and I can't recommend them highly enough! Melani was really patient whilst I decided on my menu choices and on the day itself, they arrived on time, cooked part of our order onsite and most importantly the food was delicious and a massive hit with all our guest!
Excellent food, lovely people and we had nothing but compliments on the night. Great for parties, small gatherings, work/team events and they even do small portions for lunch (paella pots, genius! ). Thank you Melanie & George - will be recommending you to my friends and family xx More...
The team at Autentico were amazing and the food was incredibly delicious - all of our guests gave compliments on the paella and the professionalism of the staff. Looking forward to having them cater for future events! More...
Incredible service from start to finish and delicious food! We had Authentico for my sisters' engagement party and it was fantastic. The food was superb, best paella i've ever had and the rotisserie chicken was cooked to perfection. Mel and George went the extra mile to make our occasion special and we are so grateful. More...
Lushantha Sampath Nissanka
food was exceptional.i loved the veg and seafood paellas.. service was second to none.food was served on time and excellent service. Melani always had time to speak to us and answer all the odd cookery questions, no matter how busy she was. Highly recommended . Thanks again for a nemorable eve. More...
Absolutely amazing food, fantastic and professional service, and such lovely people. Their passion for decent food is evident in the sheer quality of their cuisine. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. X More...
Had a great evening with fantastic food. Paella’s to die for ! Thanks Mel
When my wife shared with me that she wanted to hold a Garden Party at our home for her Business Networking group of around 40 people, I have to say I was very worried about the amount of work it would involve, catering for everyone, but when she told me that it would be catered by Autentico Dining, whose events I have attended before, I knew that we would be in very good hands. Autentico catered the event at our home over the weekend, and as well as the food being absolutely amazing, what we were really impressed with, was all of the smooth organisation behind the catering, as having other people come and cook in your home can be stressful, but not with Autentico! Mel and George turned up, set up their BBQ’s, Paella Dishes and other equipment in the garden and in the kitchen, and cooked and prepared all of the food onsite for us. They thought of everything, even bringing plates, cutlery and serving dishes with them. My wife and I were able to mingle with our guests and enjoy ourselves, without having to worry about cooking or preparing anything! Once the food was ready, they guided everyone over to eat, and ensured that everyone had been served sufficiently. After dinner, we were so busy enjoying the event with our guests, that we didn’t even notice that Mel, George and their lovely assistant who did a great job preparing the side dishes, had also done all of the washing up and the clearing up for us, then packed their equipment away and left us with a clean and tidy kitchen at the end of the night! Alongside so many compliments about how amazing the food was, it was the most stress-free Garden Party that we have ever hosted, as Mel and George took care of everything catering wise, and we actually felt like we had spent time being able to socialise with our guests rather than being tied to the cooking, which was wonderful. I would definitely recommend Autentico Dining to anyone looking to have an event catered. Think how much you would spend buying food for everyone and then the time spent cooking it, vs having everything done for you and you being able to just enjoy the event. Thanks so much Mel and George, we can’t wait to have you cater at our next event! Mark and Clare More...
Katie LB Nesbitt
I used Autentico for two events. The food was amazing at both. I ordered paella's for the large party of over 80 guests and these all tasted fantastic. I wanted a vegan paella and this was also gorgeous. Melani and Jorget were incredibly accommodating, fitting around all my timings and special requests. All my guests commented on how amazing the food looked but that it tasted even better. We will definitely be using Autentico again. Thank you for making my 50th birthday so special and memorable. More...
I enjoyed yesterday's vegan paella at Vicky & Dan's Wedding. Nice to have proper olives in as well.
Brilliant, used for an event and it went down so well. everyone loved it.
A big thank you to Jorge and Mel for the fantastic paella. Delivered to our home, beautifully presented and delicious!! If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out!!!! Xx
We ordered and paid for 2 meat paella posts recently and we were really happy with the food. My husband woofed his down in a nano-second and I didn't take much longer to eat mine! You can zap them (in the posts they arrive in!) in the microwave in just a few minutes and they taste fantastic. Really good fresh ingredients and lovely sauce. Packed full of meat and really good value. The portion size is really large. BIG recommend from me. You really MUST try Autentico Spanish and Greek dining. They are absolutely brilliant. 5 out of 5! (No photo as I didn't get time due to husband's greediness!) More...
Great food and lovely staff! Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
This was our second time of using Autentico and we were not disappointed. 2 piping hot paella’s were delivered to our door and placed on the table by Jorge. We had one meat and one fish paella and the flavours of the quality ingredients were abundant. All the family enjoyed it. A great and easy way to feed 10 hungry people. More...
What an amazing meal We ordered paella for my fathers 70th birthday. We had both meat eaters and vegetarians and Autentico food catered for both and delivers near perfection. Thank you so much loved it
Martine Franklin Jager
The food was fabulous last night, especially the paella, it was the best I've ever tasted! xx
Amazing food, amazingly friendly family business, take aways and events catered for. A real talking point xx
I have just eaten two plates of delicious chicken salad and paella !! The best bbq food ever .
Great way to finish our wedding weekend celebrations. Everyone commented how lovely and tasty the food was, I would recommend these guys to anyone. Thank you so much Mel, George and Kristian. More...
Thank you to George & Mel for the great paella & steaks at our party yesterday. Everyone loved the food and your service was first class �
Wonderful Paella - seafood and vegetarian version. It smelled heavenly while it was cooking and fun to watch and as you can see from the photo - there was nothing left. Would definitely recommend George and his wife for delicious food and excellent customer service! We'll use them again. More...
Jeff and his family prepared the most amazing paella and bbq chicken for our guests at our boys naming party. All the guests were very impressed with the food and all went for seconds and maybe even thirds! Jeff has an attention to detail to ensure that everything runs smoothly and is extremely considerate to the occasion and adaptable to the surroundings (including coping with 25+ youngsters running around him!). We wouldn't hesitate recommending bbq and more and hope to find an excuse to hire again! Thanks again Jeff. More...
Top notch food and a fantastic, friendly service. Go, go Autentico!
The lunch paella pots are so scrummy and great value. There's way more than one person can eat, so I had it for dinner as well! My 3 year old daughter is also a fan and she can be pretty fussy! � More...
George and Mel did the catering for my parent's 60th birthday and it made the event even more memorable than it would have been, much more individual than going for a meal with friends and family, and the food was the best barbecue food we have ever eaten.
We went for the lamb and chicken and it was flying out the door and people were still talking about how good it was after they had eaten. Very good value for money and excellent quality.
George was great at cooking in front of all the guests and added a bit of theatre to the event, a definite step up from the usual sausages and burgers!
Would definitely recommend to anyone having an event at home, really memorable and excellent quality. More...
Thank you to BBQs & More for preparing and serving your wonderful homemade Paella at our recent Travel Event. Both the Vegetarian and Seafood option were delicious.
Fantastic food, great service too! Mel was extremely helpful from day one to delivery! Food was amazing Xx
This fabulous company catered for a family party for us on Saturday. Without exception, everyone loved it. If you're looking for something to wow your guests at your next event then look no further.
A great way to finish our family day - 1 meat and 1 seafood paella delivered to our own dining table. They both tasted great and were cooked to an authentic family recipe. Amazing ! Would definitely use again and have already recommended to friends. More...
Wow wow wow. I am total foodie and fell in love with the Paella. Such a great experience, varied menu and really friendly service. I’ll be definitely using Autentico for my next family get together. More...
Recently attended Autentico’s rebranding in Harpenden and I must say I’ve never tested a Paella like it. Not forgetting the souvla (lamb & chicken) my plate was just not big enough. Could not fault the staff, service and attention to detail to the whole event and I would highly recommend you contacting them if you are planning a special occasion come rain or shine. More...
Mel & Jorge cooked an amazing Paella for our garden party on Sunday - what a lovely, friendly couple All our friends thought the Paella was great and made a nice change to a BBQ
Would not hesitate to recommend - thank you again Mel & Jorge More...
Food is amazing and service fabulous. Could have eaten a ton of that halloumi and the lamb was out of this world! The tapas were great too - I think the waiting staff got wise to us and just brought is our own trayful! Excellent afternoon - thank you so much for the invitation. More...
Mel and George once again spoiled us with their gorgeous paella! Amazing taste, generous portions and first class service left us and our guests feeling well taken care of. We recommend Autentico to anyone looking to impress their guests with original food of outstanding quality. More...
Fantastic, friendly family run business by Mel & George. Quality food cooked to perfection, with great love and care. Generous portions, the paella a speciality. Mouth-wateringly flavoursome! Highly recommended for any occasion. More...
Tasty. Very Very Very Very Very Very Tasty.
Just had the most delicious food from Mel, thank you so much
Excellent food and service, would highly rrecommend their services for any event or dinner party you have.
The food was excellent, both the chicken and paella tasted fantastic! Highly recommend them!
Lovely friendly people and the food is good too
Absolutely fantastic food served up at a friends party! Cooked perfectly & tasted wonderful, thank you!
If you want to host a stress free party, then these are the people to call. Superb food, great service, lovely people. 5*