Online PARTY cooking 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 experiences online 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

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 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:

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

“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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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