Ciao All,

I’m shifting from this website to a new one: ChefPaulette.net

Come on over and join me.

I’ll be posting news about cooking classes and cooking trips and blogging about some great recipes!

See you there!

Buon Apetito,





I’ve got two spots left open for August 7th Wednesday eve. Class starts at 6:30 pm goes until about 9 pm. $50 per person.

This is a repeat of my sold out July 31st class! Here’s the menu:

The Tasty Italian 

Fresh Tomato-Ricotta Tortellini in Tomato-Herb Pesto Sauce

Baked Cod w Crispy Parmigiano Crumbs & Parsley Sauce

Creamy Ricotta-Pinoli Tart w Limoncello-Soaked Strawberries


Let me know if you’d like to join in: emailpaulette5(at)gmail(dot)com (the word email is part of the address)

Buon Appetito!



Come cook with me!!

Thanks to Jen Todd for the mention in the Tennessean today.

Cucina Cooking Classes in Tennessean

Stay tuned…new Fall menus/schedule due out in early August!



Ciao Tutti!

Here’s an update on the Summer Schedule. The following classes have openings. The others have SOLD OUT!

And a new class has been added for August 10th. Check it out below: “Lunch Under the Kiwi Arbor>”

Let me know which classes you’d like to reserve. $50 per class. Each class a max of 6 people. Fun hands-on dinner parties. contact: Chef Paulette at “emailpaulette5(at)gmail(dot)com”

Looking forward to cooking with you!

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Italian Veggies – Wednesday, June 26 6:30 pm

Asparagus Francese – Sautéed in Egg & Flour

Eggplant Rollatini w Spaghetti & Mozzarella

Baked Tomatoes w Tarragon Bread Crumbs & Olives

Roman Peas w Onion & Pancetta   

Italian Grill  – Saturday, July 27 12:30 pm

Smoky Grilled Eggplant Parmigiano

Grilled Peppery Shrimp w Tomato-Arugula Salad

Fire-Roasted Berries in Puff Pastry w Marsala Whipped Cream

Italian Summer Veggies (and also Vegan-Friednly) – Wednesday, July 31 6:30 pm

Capellini Pasta in Sun-Dried Tomato-Caper Pesto

Sweet Red Peppers Sautéed w Vinegar & Breadcrumbs

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata w/ Cocoa, Raisins, & Pine Nuts

Chocolate-Mint Infused Wine & Peaches w Watermelon Syrup

Saturday, August 10, 12:30 pm – NEW CLASS!! – Lunch Under the Kiwi Arbor 

Tomato-Infused Ricotta Gnocchi w Lemony-Butter Cream Sauce

Roasted Eggplant, Peppers, & Zucchini w Garlic-Pesto Oil

Vanilla-Fresh-Peach Cake w Strawberry Whipped Cream

Summery Italian Picnic – Saturday, August 24, 12:30 pm

Chicken-Pancetta Skewers w Mint/Oregano Salsa Verde

Mediterranean Potato Salad w Ripe Tomatoes & Green Olives

Chocolate-Dipped Walnut-Cherry Biscotti


Stay tuned within the week for my summer seires of classes. I’ll post them here. Take one, take all. Up to you! Still only $50 each.

Trying to reach me? Check the contact tab above. Buon Appetito, Chef Paulette



Hope you’ve seen my cooking segments with Holly Thompson on WSMV TV. Two more coming up soon in May!

I’ll be cooking some tasty quick irresistable recipes!

May 6th & May 13th on More at Midday 12 noon, Channel 4 Nashville.

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Come on and cook with me! These Spring Classes are savory, elegant, rustic, all that we love about Italian Food. Each class: $50. Each Class: maximum 6 people. Each class: about 2 1/2 hours…

Each class: FUN!

Wednesday, May 1st 6:30 pm

Italian Vegetable Fest w Dessert

Lemony-Zucchini-Ricotta Fritters

Fennel-Potato Gratin

Baked Eggplant & Arborio Rice w Mozzarella

Apples Baked in Parchment w Vanilla Gelato


Saturday, May 18th 12:30 pm

Umbrian Afternoon Feast

Porcini & Shitake Mushroom Risotto w Thyme & Lemon Zest

Arista – Pork Loin Roast Stuffed w Sage, Prosciutto & Golden Breadcrumbs

Apple Tart w Brandy & Apricot Jam


Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30 pm

Italian Home Favorites

Italian Flag Risotto: Tomato, Parmigiano, Spinach

Easy Piccata Shrimp w Garlic, Lemon & Breadcrumbs

Artichokes Baked w Egg & Aged Asiago


Wednesday May 29th 6:30 pm

Comfort Food Italian Style

Potato Gnocchi w Tarragon & Fried Sage

Braised Chicken Stew w White Wine & Gorgonzola Polenta Toasts

Chocolate-Espresso Mousse


Saturday June 1st 12:30 pm

Elegance Renaissance-style

Pear Gorgonzola Ravioli w Buttery Cinnamon-Sage Sauce

Savory Fennel-Chickpea Salad w Lemon & Coarse Salt

Red Wine Chocolate Cake w Vanilla Whipped Cream


Wednesday, June 12th 6:30 pm

Dinner on a Breezy Terrace

Spaghetti w Mussels, Lemon & White Wine

New Tuscan Panzanella Salad w Eggs, Asparagus & Chicory

Baked Lemon Ricotta Miniature Pastries