Online cooking class PARTY experiences

Has lockdown impacted your birthday, hen do or Christmas party plans?

Do you miss getting your glam rags and having a good time with friends, family or your work crew?

How about rounding up a group of your favourite people, for an unforgettable unique virtual evening of food, cocktails and music, hosted by yours truly.

Recently, included as the best ‘online party Italian cooking experience’ by Heated magazine, you have to come to the right place if you look for a fun, delicious encounter to re-connect with friends. I specialise in bringing people together through sexy food, cocktails and hosting these online cooking class party experience has meant I have been able to connect you guys all over the world.

As well as having a deep passion for Italian food and cooking, I believe that the Italian culture of bringing people together through food, drink and music is powerful and so good for the soul. That’s why combined with my love for throwing a party, these online experiences are for those who not only want to learn to cook sexy delicious Italian food, drink fabulous cocktails, you will have a fun time connecting, laughing and re-energising with your friends.

Whether you’re looking to arrange a hen do, birthday, work social, Christmas party or just because you all want to have a fun night ‘in’, then get in touch and get yourself booked into an unforgettable fantastic virtual experience

Check availability and/or BOOK your choice of experience here

How does it work?

All you have to do is, decide which experience you would like (select one from the list below) and how many people will join in. Alternatively, I can curate a special menu for you. (Contact me at paola@thetinyitalian.com).

Check availability and book your experience. (You may request different times to what is stated)

Next, you will receive a ZOOM meeting link, plus a list of ingredients and equipment that you will need to prepare in advance. And that’s it. You won’t need to worry about anything else. I will be the hostess with the ‘mostess’ throughout your experience and take care of you all.

Expect delicious food, fabulous cocktails, a fantastic playlist and simply fantastic fun.

Masterclass experiences available:

SPRITZ LIKE AN ITALIAN – Learn to create Italian cocktails and three Italian antipasti dishes to enjoy at your leisure.

Antipasti is the traditional first course of any Italian meal, and makes the ultimate party food: light, flavourful, and the ideal accompaniment to a Spritz! You and your group will learn how to make three fantastic dishes which are perfect for entertaining. You’ll never offer your friends a bowl of crisps again. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are available.

Sample menu

  • Sicilian meatballs with homemade tomato sauce
  • Courgette, mint, lemon Panzanella salad
  • Baked aubergine rolls with spinach and ricotta.

Vegetarian and vegan options available.

BECOME A RISOTTO QUEEN/KING – When you’re cooking for friends, nothing is more of a guaranteed crowd-pleaser than a perfectly made risotto. In this experience, I’ll show you the tips and tricks to cook this Italian classic like a master – and how to avoid ending up with a plate of salty rice pudding. I guarantee you’ll leave with a fool-proof recipe added to your arsenal.

  • Tomato and mozzarella risotto
  • Lemon courgette risotto
  • Mushroom and pancetta risotto

SEXY SAUSAGE RAGU – Warning: my sausage ragu has a reputation. It’s a fool-proof favourite for winning over friends, family, and dates. And once you’ve tried it, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without. In this class, I’ll share the recipe for a truly memorable Italian classic, which is the perfect option for dinner parties, entertaining friends, or just treating yourself on a wintry night in. 

LASAGNA UP YOUR LIFE – Nothing is more soul comforting and crowd-pleasing than a plate of oozing steaming lasagna. Book yourself in for a fun evening and learn how to make a Tiny Italian statment lasagna.

  • Sausage tomato lasagna
  • Butternut squash and sausage lasagna
  • Creamy artichoke lasagna

MAKE THE CREAMIEST TIRAMISU IN THE WORLD: Learn to make an indulgent classic Italian dessert.

Prices

Private classes start at £35 per person for a 2 hr experience

For corporate rates, large groups or a bespoke package, please email paola@thetinyitalian.com

Check availability and/or BOOK your choice of experience here

If you require any more information, would like to discuss your requirement on the phone or would like a curated experience, then please contact me below or email directly to paola@thetinyitalian.com

Paola x

What people have said:

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

We booked Paola’s risotto experience cook-a-long for our work social event and it was absolutely amazing. Paola was super engaging, had fab disco tunes and most of all, the food tasted amazing! Would highly recommend for anyone else to give it a go!! – Josh Boer – Amazon UK

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

“What a night! I can not recommend a Master Class With The Tiny Italian highly enough… I did the Spritz like an Italian Experience with a group of my girls and not only was it fun, lively and a proper giggle but we made the most fabulous food. I’ve gone on to make the dishes again since the experience and I’ve rebooked to do the Risotto Master Class with my family! Thank you so much Paola, you are the most amazing host!” – Kate Asaf, London.

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

We had such a fantastic night in with Paola! Cocktails, banging tunes and Italian food to die for. Paola is a great host – would highly recommend her online experience to get your mates together and have a big night in! Thanks so much, Paola, we’ll be booking again soon – Lucy Morgan, Nottingham

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

I have now done 2 Tiny Italian online cooking experiences, 1 with family and 1 with friends. Both were fantastic. All of the recipes learned have become regular features in our house – both food and cocktail recipes. The best part though was being able to “get together” with friends and family during the lockdown. It truly was like a night out, but in. Paolo makes everyone feel so welcome and is such a warm, fun and bubbly personality it isn’t like having a “stranger” in the group at all…..if you’re thinking about it, just go for it and book it! You won’t regret it! – Hollie Rees, Exeter

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

Thank you thank you. We had a blast. Paola is amazing, bubbly fun and the perfect host. Spritz like and Italian was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday with friends. Banging food, tunes, delicious cocktails and so much fun. What more do you want? – Gemma Tolan, Essex

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

Absolutely loved this cooking experience! The music was great, the food was absolutely delicious and Paola was the best host. I would highly recommend The Tiny Italian cooking experience to other businesses looking for an interactive lockdown social, I only wish we had booked a longer session as the time flew by too quickly! – Sallie Petfield, Spoke, Online fashion retailer.

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

Thank you so much, Paola, we had an absolute blast with you. Felt like a proper night out and everything we made was delicious. Highly recommend it for anyone looking to get a bunch of friends together but you’re sick of the same old boring video calls – this is so much better! – Ashleigh Collins, Marks and Spencer customer service team

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

Paola’s online cooking class was a fabulous experience that I could not recommend highly enough! We did the risotto masterclass. She made booking extremely easy and was very responsive to answering any questions. Paola was very flexible and made it easy to Zoom in all the way from California (even despite the 8-hour time difference). Her set up was professional and instructions were great throughout the class. Paola brought fun music and great energy to the class. It was a great way to connect virtually with friends, cook the most delicious risotto, and learn some new skills in the kitchen. We can’t wait to book her again! –Shannon Erickson-Foglia, San Diego, USA

A group of people on a zoom call enjoying a Tiny Italian online cooking class experience

Paola is a wonderful host, she is inviting and is so good at getting everyone involved, so easy to talk to and such a laugh. The food was absolutely delicious (I don’t even like pasta much but she has converted me!). I didn’t just learn how to cook this dish, she gave sooooo many tips along the way which I will apply to my daily cooking. She was happy to answer all our cooking questions too. So much fun, a night in really felt like a night out! I have wanted to do. Cooking experience for ages with her and she did not disappoint. Thank you Paola! X – Subhi Bhatnagar, London

Great food, drinks and entertainment!
Paola was a fantastic host for our Virtual Hen Party class! She was able to keep all of the us on track as well as providing a fun atmosphere with music and Hen Party silliness. 
The recipes were delicious and easy to follow. We were given a good amount of pre-event information on both the dishes and the cocktails so we could prepare beforehand. Great fun and delicious food to match! – Jennifer Adamson

What a fantastic night! Paola was a wonderful host and we all had so much fun. We had a range of ages, cooking abilities and facilities but Paola managed to adapt her teaching and hosting to keep everyone laughing and having a brilliant time. The music, food and cocktails were all absolutely brilliant, I have already recommended to others to book!

Over the last couple of months, I have had the absolute pleasure of having two cook along zoom experiences hosted by Paola with two different groups of friends. Lockdowns and tiers meant meeting up for birthday and Christmas celebrations were not possible but through Paola’s experience, we were able to have fun and a great night together in our own homes, which has been so special in this crazy year. Paola is an amazing host and teacher. She guides you through the cooking so effortlessly and before you know it you’ve cooked yourself a delicious meal. She is not judgemental as to people’s cooking abilities and everyone who has participated has commented on how amazing and lovely she was. Not only is the evening fun, but the food is GORGEOUS. If I could, I would cook with Paola every weekend and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for something a bit different to do with their friends. Lucy Mullan, Manchester

What an amazing virtual experience we had – who knew you could party like that online?! Plus learned some PROPER cooking techniques, authentic Italian recipes & cocktails, which I’m already showing-off to the family. Paola is the perfect host & it’s a fantastic way to connect with people and let your hair down… bangin’ play list too! – Holly Wood, Manchester

Paola was a massive wonderful energy throughout the whole party, turning what could have been an ordinary experience, into an amazing, fun, informative and fabulous online cooking experience. Which not only did the kids all enjoy but they also learnt so many new cooking life skills and most importantly, the right way to cook pasta! Even the parents learnt a lot! The food was absolutely delicious and Paola’s communication with me from start to finish was absolutely brilliant. I would highly recommend Paola and one of her cooking experiences, and for anyone just thinking about it – just do it. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you Paola – You created a wonderful memory my daughter will never forget xx

We had a fantastic team event with Paola. She handled varying skill levels with ease, all while making it really fun! Would highly recommend. – Matt Case, Amazon UK

We had a virtual xmas party with Paola where she walked us through the Sausage ragu recipe. There were 15 of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, more importantly, the recipe delivered delicious results! Paola was a great host, lots of fun, patient with everyone and great at what she does! I would certainly join in an experience like this again, highly recommended! – Grace Martin, Verlingue

Paola made sure my mums virtual birthday party was absolutely fantastic!! We’ve missed our family so much during lockdown and this has been the positive vibe we needed! Paola invested so much time to make the session special – the extra cooking tips she gave us were the perfect – accessible and easy to follow but also really valuable even to seasoned cooks in the group. Everyone said it was the best thing they’ve done in lockdown. And even when we can get out to a restaurant, we’d still want to do a virtual cooking lesson with Paola. Don’t hesitate to book! – Hannah Patel

Thanks again for the cooking session last night! It was a fantastic alternative to the endless Zoom quizzes, so much fun and such tasty food! Your warmth, energy and positivity shone through, as did your expert cooking skills. Loved the little tips and will definitely be using them again- Florence Waites – Vivideconomics

Thank you so much for a fabulous evening on Friday. We all enjoyed it so much. We’re so busy with work at the moment so it was such a fabulous release from that. The food was fabulous, the cocktails were divine and you were amazing! Thank you. I will definitely use the recipe again (my fritters came out fabulous and I finished the salad and croutons on Saturday morning, and made more!). I’m definitely following you on Insta too.- Dee Cahilli – The Pineapple Lounge

We had a great time with Paola for a friends 40th. Given how challenging remote social’s can be, Paola does a great job of creating an atmosphere and including everyone. The food was delicious and despite living with an experienced cook, we learnt new things which is always good! I was so impressed I asked Paola to come and teach a class at work, where she went down a storm. – Caroline Williamson –

We had the most wonderful evening with Paola! My girlfriends and I did the ‘Spritz like an Italian’ evening and we enjoyed every minute of it….the cocktails were absolutely delicious and the food was wonderful too! Paola is an incredible host, knowledgeable and generous with the information and tips she shares but she’s also a huge amount of fun and very engaging! We all enjoyed it and would all definitely recommend! – Gayle Davenport