Online cooking experiences with The Tiny Italian

How about rounding up a group of your friends together, for an unforgettable virtual evening of food, cocktails and music, hosted by yours truly?

Not only do I have 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 my online experiences are for those who want more than just learning how to cook a dish but to experience first-hand the connections you can create through the art of cookery and fabulous hosting.

Whether you would like a one-to-one session or a group experience for a virtual hen do, birthday or just because you all want to have a fun night ‘in’, I can create a bespoke service for you.

How does it work?

All you have to do is, decide which experience you would like and how many people will join in. Alternatively, I can curate a special menu for you. Then contact me at

We will book you in on a certain date and time.

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.

BECOME A RISOTTO QUEEN/KING – Avoid cooking up a plate of salty rice pudding and learn to cook a proper risotto like a master.

SEXY SAUSAGE RAGU– Have someone you want to impress? learn to ‘cook up a sexy sausage ragu’ is for you.

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

LASAGNA UP YOUR LIFE – Learn how to make my secret recipe for my popular artichoke lasagna


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

For corporate rates, please email for a pack.

So if you would like to treat yourself during these times or want to get your mates together for a group online experience so you can all hang out cooking, drinking vino and having a good giggle then get in touch.

Contact me below or email directly to with what experience or recipe you would like, including your availability and I will forward you payment details to book you in.

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

Last week cooking with Paola and my sisters was the highlight of my week! Felt great to ‘hangout’ with my sister in Manchester who I’ve obviously not been able to see physically during lock down. It honestly felt like we were getting ready for a night out. I put lipstick on and everything!! It was giggles from start to finish. And our sexy sausage ragu was just that SEXY! Definitely going to do this with more of my family members across the country/world. Such a great way to connect plus getting to learn and play! – Nikki BurnhamSexy sausage ragu experience

“Thank you so much for hosting us for your aperitivo cooking experience. The whole thing was well thought through – with great recipes and storytelling with each dish. It was such a fun way to spend a couple of hours and the end outcome was absolutely delicious….I’ll certainly be recommending this experience to friends and family to try! – Rumbie Shearer – Uk Supper clubs – (Rumbie took a group aperitivo experience)

“Paola has changed my relationship with cooking. When I first attended one of her cooking classes I was a cautious, nervous cook – I lacked basic skills and I didn’t associate cooking with joy and fun. Now – it’s the opposite. I try Paola’s recipes constantly and we have kept up my learning with digital classes. The other day she taught me how to make a tomato risotto – talking me through each stop via FaceTime with lots of personalised tips. We’ve done a few other digital classes since and I feel like I have learnt so much.” – Lou Stoppard – One to one classes

I did an antipasti online cooking party with The Tiny Italian and could not have enjoyed it more. The experience was so fun & uplifting, and it was great sipping cocktails & spending a few hours cooking up delicious treats remotely with a group of fantastic women. The recipes were very easy to follow, the ingredients were all easy to find and inexpensive. The results were absolutely delicious, definitely things I’d make again and were elegant and impressive to look at as well. – Issie Gibbons – Spritz like an Italian

The tiny Italian Experience is one of a kind, Paola is so the perfect host, with so much personality, guiding you through some delicious dishes I truly felt like a chef. – Ellie Topham – Spritz like an Italian