Simply Sebastião offers an original and bespoke catering service, focusing on the small but crucial details, and delivered by a veritable dream team dedicated to creating memorable experiences.
We share the same enthusiasm for food, spaces (or lack thereof), people, the weather outside (or inside) and we thrive on that moment of inspiration that creates a new recipe.
We have been promoting happiness for nearly a decade. We offer our services mostly in the Greater Lisbon region, but we are always ready to travel further afield.
Weddings and celebrations are the best days of our lives and our food adds a special touch of colour to the memories that linger. We seek to make our clients’ gastronomic dreams come true, bringing people together in a process whereby Chef Sebastião, along with his team, creates, develops and finalizes each delightful treat.
We provide a full catering service for company business lunches, workshops, conferences, inaugurations and thematic events.
This means that in addition to food and drink, we can also provide staff, equipment, decoration, light and sound.
We are passionate about developing new concepts and working with brands.
We proudly introduce you to "a Traineira" (“The Trawler”), our project for the national Street Food movement. Although we are still in its early stages, we have come up with a unique idea in Portugal, namely that “Seaweed, Vegetables and Fish” form an irresistible combination, a traditional flavor. We find our purest essence when we are cooking on the street.
Interaction with people from around the world is extremely rewarding. We therefore strive to offer quality food with a memorable taste, texture and colour, that appeals to a wide audience and leaves a timeless mark. This is where we feel most in our element!
“We are neither explorers nor fishermen; we are captains of our ship and we chart our own passage”
Simply Sebastião was established in 2010, with a view to bringing down the barriers between the kitchen and the table. Chef Sebastião is at the helm of this project, a keen enthusiast of traditional Portuguese cuisine and the old stories told by those who sow, grow, harvest and sell all the ingredients he uses to create his dishes. These stories end up in his cooking pots, and, with the addition of colour and flavour, much conversation and laughter, lead to delightful meals and unique moments shared amongst those sitting at the table.
Our clients decide where to set the table.
"The Trawler” was launched in 2018. This is a veritable "kitchen on wheels", following a new concept so that we may cook wherever, possibly even where no one has ventured yet.
We find our inspiration in people. We find our passion in quality ingredients. We work in a sustainable manner. We visit local markets, avoid waste and are very keen on recycling.
Chef Sebastião Castilho was born in Cascais, in 1976.
As a child, his dream was to become an architect. He enjoyed making drawings and envisioned comfortable and bright spaces. Attracted by a promising future, he deviated somewhat from his initial intention, choosing instead to study Graphic Design. After graduation, he went on to work for a design agency. He became restless from spending many hours in front of a monitor drawing things, beautiful things that did not come to life beyond an image on paper. So, he began to pursue other interests and had a chance to take part in the organization of events, working for the largest Portuguese design company at the time.
He eventually moved on to another advertising agency, where he essentially dedicated his time to establishing a print shop, thereby being on the other side of the production line. To satisfy an innate sense of curiosity about the world around, he decided to explore life further afield. He landed in Costa Rica where he began to make food for people; a basic gesture,in its simplest molds. He found his calling. Back home, 4 months later, he launched himself into the restaurant business. He worked in a restaurant for two years, ran a canteen, and only then founded his own company. Since then, he has developed several food concepts for different brands, weddings and corporate events. More recently he launched “The Trawler”, his food truck.
“It’s been a long journey... but I now realize I was born to cook”
Chef Sebastião Castilho
Rua S. José Lote 77 Arm. A,
+351 916 332 333
+351 215 864 506
“never ending search of that special flavour”