Italian food expertise

Developmement chef

Paola Maggiulli is a freelance Italian food expert, presenter and chef with a life-long passion for Italian cooking and culture.

Born and bred in London, she grew up between her father’s Italian delicatessen and parents’ kitchen, where she learned the pleasures of Italy’s regional cooking and the value of slow living. After travelling all over Italy, learning about its food culture, her mission is to show others how to capture the Mediterranean lifestyle, regardless of where you live, your experience, or how much time you have. Paola’s passionate about bringing a healthy, seasonal, and pleasure-first approach to food to the UK.

On the website, The Tiny Italian, Paola offers step-by-step recipes, spotlights he favourite Italian restaurants, uncover the best delis in London, and offer advice for travelling around Italy. 

Certified by Leith’s, Paola is a chef and cooking demonstrator. She has also consulted for a number of restaurants, delis, and brands. 

Development chef

Brands include Barilla, deli discoveries, Peppadew and Gaeda.

Shows include International food exhibition, Excel; Pizza and Pasta Show, Olympia.


Food column at Discover Southern Europe

Ultimate Eat List (social media content) – Lonely planet

Recipes for Filippo Beriov

What to eat in LondonKaataa

Consultancy – an Italian restaurant chain

Crowd DNA – Italian drinks brand


Taste of London – Prosecco Doc & Grana Padano

Carbonara day in London

Italian food parade – Borough market

Contact me

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