Paella Team Signup/Info

Paella Team Signup Now Ready.

Thank you for your interest in cooking and joining our little celebration! Signup is simple and can all be done online.

There are two judging categories – Traditional and Keep Austin Weird. Traditional is how either Valencians or Spaniards in general think of Paella. This includes both meat and seafood versions – and will be judged according to traditional standards. Keep Austin Weird is for everything else – creative spins,  squid ink, cactus and rattle snake, vegetarian, beer, etc – go for it!. Our judging standards are below, so you know beforehand what we’re looking for and how each element of your paella will be judged. You must pick a category when signing up.

And, of course, you can also just choose to not be judged and make your own paella for the sake of the art. And perhaps some free sangria.

Other things you need to know:

You must register your team through our online registration (below) along with the $29 deposit per team due time of registration. Teams are now required to provide their own pans (26″ or 65cm minimum) as PLU will no longer be loaning pans. Maximum 3 people per team are included with their admission to the event. Other supporting team members must purchase regular tickets (or see Team Special below).

IMPORTANT: Teams, please read the team Rules of Engagement and the Judging Criterion as there have been changes to the “Ready” times, pan sizing, etc.  Be sure to let us know the name of your team and members in the form below:

TEAMS! To see current team time/pit standing check out Team Lineup.

Team Name (required)

Team Captain (required)

Team Email (required)

Team Phone Number (required)

Team Members (coma separated) and other info

Pan Size

Paella Style (required)
TraditionalKeep Paella WeirdNon-Competition

Due to a change in judging style, teams will now compete in one of three possible groups or "Heats", with 8-10 paellas per heat. Pick an available time for your paella to be judged. The following times are the possible slots available:
Traditional / Keep Paella Weird:

Do you wish to be Judged, or just want to make a paella for the event?


Note: The following box *MUST* be checked after reading.
Our team has read and agree with the Rules of Engagement and understand the Judging Criterion of Paella Lovers United.

--- Current Team Status ---


Keep Paella Weird:


Please note, after Submitting your team registration above you will still need to return back to this page to pay your $29 deposit (below). Teams must provide a valid and working email address to receive their tickets. Users will need to download and print out their own tickets or have ready to show scan code via their smart phone. Scan codes must be presented at the gate to gain entry. You will receive your e-ticket immediately upon payment. If not, please check your spam folder (if you have one) – if that still didn’t work, please Contact Us.    Only one (1) Paella Team Bundle can be purchased per team.  Subsequent Team Bundle purchases will be refunded.   (See Team Special below)

You can conveniently pay by credit card through our secure PayPal® service. Please note that you do NOT need to have a PayPal account. You can pay directly with any credit card. All transaction are simple, safe and secure.

Or, for those that simply wish to pay by regular mail, please download the Pay by Mail form and send check or money order to the address shown no later than Oct 23, 2017. Be sure to include a addressed, stamped envelope .

Remember, teams need to:
1) Register your team using the online form presented above
2) Submit your $29 deposit via our recommended online system through Ticketbud:
Team Tickets =>  Paella Team (Bundle of 3)
Only one (1) Paella Team Bundle per team is permitted.
Base teams are limited to 3 included members (see Team Special below).




**** TEAM SPECIAL ****
This year we are continuing to offer teams an option to add up to 3 “extra” adult members to their teams at a reduced price special. This is a limited offer once per team. Our way of saying thanks to our teams. ONLY the team captain who registered can do this. Once a team has both registered and paid their deposit your special code will be emailed to you. Please do not purchase extra Paella Team Bundles as they will be promptly refunded and will not be valid at the gate.
Promo codes can only be used once.

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