Working with The Tiny Italian – Freelance

Paola Maggiulli


I’m an Anglo-Italian food writer, presenter, and consultant, with a life-long passion for Italian cooking. 

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

On my website, The Tiny Italian, I offer step-by-step recipes, spotlight my favourite Italian restaurants, uncover the best delis in London, and offer advice for travelling around Italy. 

I’m certified by Leith’s as a cooking demonstrator, and have consulted for a number of restaurants, delis, and brands. 



Ask Italian – Consultancy Project

Citalia – Secret eats campaign

Guardian Lab – Featured in article about Italian cooking

Italia Magazine – Blogger of the month

Lonely Planet food – Social Media content creation, Ultimate Eatlist

Bar Termini– Event Collaboration – Pasta Party

Thomas Cook travel magazine – Cooking feature (Summer 19)

Big Audition – Fillippo Bero – Food presenter.


Essential Cookery course –  3 month intensive, Leiths

Food TV presenting, Leiths

Digital Marketing certificate

14 years experience in merchandising/planning, business acumen


Recipe creator/testing

Digital marketing – content and social media creator

Cooking demonstrator

Italian food consultancy

Business/merchandising consultancy

Product/Restaurant Reviews  

Travel | Product Write Ups 

 Pop up/Supperclub Collaborations.

Rate card


Create/test unique recipe/s for branded products to be used by brand  on their own social media platforms and own website.

COOKING DEMONSTRATOR – from £220 a day

Super organised Italian food expert creates  engaging and energetic demonstrations


To provide clients with analysis of current food business structure and  making recommendations on how to improve business growth & structure. 
Work together on strategy, future planning and problem solving.
Example: Cost analysis, Menu Optimisation, Concept development
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