57th Concurso Internacional de Paella Valenciana- Pacific Semi Finals.
 Queen Victoria Market 
​513 Elizabeth St Melbourne
23rd April 2017
11am to 3pm    

The 3rd Pacific semifinal will be held this year at the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. 
The Queen Victoria Market is a major landmark
  in Melbourne  and at around seven hectares is the biggest open air market in the
Southern hemisphere

The  Concurso Internacional de Paella Valenciana, held in the village of Sueca, is now in its 57th year
and regarded as the most prestigious  cooking  and Paella contest  in Spain and the world

The competition was initially started to raise the standards and restore the highest
quality of preparation
and cooking of authentic Valencian Paella, as well as creating a greater awareness
and recognition of Valencian Paella internationally. 

The contest attracts leading Paella chefs from  from around the world with the winner of the Sueca
contest acknowledged by the Paella and Spanish world of gastronomy as the leading Paella Chef  in the world!

The international prestige of the Competition extends  to competing teams from the 
United States, Peru, Japan, France, Germany, England, Argentina, and of course Australia and New Zealand.
 The three finalists of each region semi-final receive an invitation to compete in the International finals in Sueca,
Valencia  in September. 

​Entry into the final of the Sueca Paella Valenciana Competition in Spain
can only be gained through winning a place in  a regional semi final.

​From the three finalists of 2016
Lady Paella (Melbourne) ,Osteria del Toro, (New Zealand), and  Simply Spanish (Melbourne)
Simply Spanish  took out the prize for the Best Paella Outside Spain.  A magnificent achievement.

For further information or to be sent the entry package, entry form and regulations please email
​edrick@casapaella.com.au txt or phone 0400296777.
The entry package  can be downloaded by clicking the link below

Entry Package 2017                                    

The Directors

Edrick Corban-Banks of Casa Paella, 
placed 5th 2012, 4th in 2013 and 2015 respectively in the Concurso and was made
Embajador del Concurs Internacional
de la Paella Valenciana de Sueca en el Pacifico 2015
(Sueca Paella Ambassador to the Pacific).
co-directed the the 2014 semi-finals and directed the 2016 and 2017 Pacific-Semi-finals

He is joined this year as co-director  by    
Leno Lattarulo of  Simply Spanish, Melbourne
who gained the prestiguous prize
Premi a la Millor Paella
Best Paella Outside Spain at the
56 Concurso de Paella Valenciana de Sueca 2016

56th International Paella Competition Pacific Semi Final Tasmania 2016 Contact: 0473 917 744