About and Contact

Chef Paulette on the Amalfi Coast in Ravello

Please join me for some Italian & Mediterranean fun in the kitchen!

We’ll explore all the delicious regions of Italy and sometimes cook up cuisines from other cultures along the Mediterranean.

I have online Zoom cooking classes, and In-Person Classes. See the website tabs for current schedules. If you’d like more info or to be added to my class announcement list please send me an email.  Info@ChefPaulette.net

Also, see frequent new info on my Chef Paulette Facebook page.

Thank you!

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Paulette Licitra is a New York native, and now a Nashville transplant. She’s been teaching Italian cooking in Nashville, Tennessee since 2009. She leads small groups to Italy every year to cook and explore regional cuisines. Paulette completed her professional culinary studies at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City, and worked at Mario Batali’s Lupa restaurant. She’s studied with home cooks and chefs all over Italy, including the regions of Lazio, Campania, Sicily, Tuscany, Puglia, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, and the Veneto, and lived in Rome during her undergrad studies. Paulette is also appears frequently on the Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV-TV. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other publications. She was founder and publisher of the literary journal, Alimentum-The Literature of Food. Her first cookbook, Italian Cooking Party, inspired cooks to host their own Italian cooking parties. Her most recent cookbook The Easy Italian Cookbook was published in April 2020. She is a charter member of the Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. Channel 4 WSMV’s Today in Nashville.

Paulette and Duane Spencer are the band Duette and appear frequently in Nashville. For info, music, and performance schedule: Duette info

Paulette is Chef Ambassador for the Beko brand of home appliances.

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199 thoughts on “About and Contact

  1. Hi Chef Paulette. Very interested in being added to your email list so I can see your upcoming events for the spring. I’ve been saying for three years now I wanted to take a cooking class and have yet to do so.

  2. Please add me to you email list for classes…..I’m going to ask my kids to get me a certificate for one of your marvelous classes for Christmas.

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  4. Hello, I’m interested in an upcoming cooking class or my daughter and I who like to cook. Would you put me on your email list.

  5. Chef Paulette,
    Will you please add me to your email list? My wife and I would love to take one of your classes. We do not have Facebook and do not want to miss a chance to attend a class!
    Thank You!

  6. Chef Paulette,
    Will you please add me to your email list? My son and I would love to take one of your classes. Thanks!

    • Hi Wes, classes are full dinner menus — not just dessert, but includes a dessert. Classes are sold out thru beginning of April. New schedule will come out in February for the spring and send by email. If you like give me your email address and I’ll add it to the announcement list. Thanks!

  7. Hi! I am interested in a pizza making class. Specifically, dough making & how to stretch it. Also, how to make homemade pizza sauce. Do you offer any classes like this?

    • Hey Ashleigh, from time to time I do pizza-making classes but not all the time. (Includes the sauce & toppings!) if you’d like to get my class schedules send me your email address and I’ll add you to the list. Next schedule will be spring — announced in February. Thanks!

  8. Hello! I’m looking for information to attend a cooking class wit 5 other girls as a “bachelorette” party before a wedding! Dec 22 is the date. Pleaselet me know your availability!

  9. Hello Chef Paulette,
    Please add me to your email announcements. Would love to take a class in 2018.
    Love your segments on Today Nashville.
    Regards, Karen Q.

  10. Good afternoon,

    I am very interested in a cooking class in Sept/October – I hope you are not sold out yet!!! Can you add me to your mailing list please: angiebond07@gmail.com.
    When does those class dates for the fall come out? Thank you for your time…..

    • Hi Angie, I’ll add your name to my email announcement list. This fall I’m not putting out a schedule because I’m traveling to Italy and have many private cooking parties booked. A new class schedule will come out in November for the Jan-March calendar. Thanks so much!

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    • Hi Mary,
      Thanks for your note! My summer schedule will be out in a week or so, I’m just working on it now — I may have a class on the 29th but can’t promise there will be 4 spots available. And to be fair, I can’t reserve before I send it out to my whole list. Hope that makes sense…thanks again!

  12. Hello!My husband & I are celebrating our anniversary in Nashville this year and would love to participate in one of your classes.We’ll be there June 19-22nd.

  13. Hi- just read an article in the winter issue on local table about a culinary tour of Nolensville Road. Will you be offering those this year? I’d like to be put on your emailing list regarding upcoming classes and these food tours. Thanks!

  14. Hello Paulette,

    I was wondering if there are any classes available either Friday or Saturday in April? I know they are all sold out for March. If so, I would love to be placed on the email list.

    Thank you.


    • Hi Kyle, thanks for your note. Classes are sold out thru the end of June — the summer schedule will be out in May. If you want to be on the email list, just send me your email address. Thanks!

  15. Hello, I would like to be added to the email list. Do you do cooking classes on Sundays? My husbands birthday is March 26th and I’ve been trying to find a cooking class we could do on that day

    • Hi Ashlly, No, I don’t do classes on Sundays — I do on some Saturdays. ButI’m booked up thru the end of March. New spring schedule comes out tomorrow – but I’d need your email address. Thanks!

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  17. Paulette, my daughter and I will be in Nashville the weekend of Jan 13th. Will you be having any cooking classes that weekend and if so, could I get some information on them please? Thanks so much!

  18. Hi Paulette,

    I know you probably get a TON of emails so I’ll keep this short.

    I am launching a new post on my blog next week. It will focus on best things to do in Venice. Specifically I would like to link to best blog posts about certain locations in Venice ( I would also like to include link to your post about La Zucca ).

    Would love to share it with you when it is finished if you’re interested… do you mind if I send you a link?



    • Hi Neno,
      Thanks so much — I just saw the post on Venice with the inclusion of my La Zucca post — Lovely! I will post on my Facebook page about your story. Thanks again! Paulette

  19. Hello chef Paulette. I have a recipe from Relish Magazine for Regina Cookies. I want to make for Christmas. Can you tell me if the 2 Tablespoons of vanilla is correct, just want to make sure there isn’t a typo. I am anxious to try these and love that yours are so great looking by using the unhulled sesame. Thank you. Denise Muro, Greenfield, Ma

    • Hi Denise, So happy you’ll be trying the cookie! Yes, 2 tablespoons is correct (I know it seems like a lot more than the usual). The vanilla flavor comes through nicely in the cookie. Thank you! Let me know how they turn out.

  20. Rochelle McAlpin (I have participated on some of your informational touring of Nashville sites and lunch around the city) They were great. |

    Hello Chef Paulette, I would love to have you come to my home for a private cooking session with my family (total of 6 people) to teach us how to cook eggplant and perhaps something else vegetarian. My son is away at college, but will be home for Christmas. He recently attempted to cook his own Thanksgiving meal of eggplant by himself while away at school and had to throw everything in the trash. He ate Jack n the Box Thanksgiving. HELP. He will be home for the Christmas time period.

    • Hi Denise! Thanks for your note. My Winter schedule went out last week and everything is sold out now thru March. In March my spring schedule will come out via email announcement. Would you like me to add you to my email list? Thanks again!

  21. I am interested in cooking classes for my 12-year-old grandson. He has taken classes in FLA, but he now lives in Murfreesboro. Do your classes enroll students this young? Please add my name to your mailing list. Thank you. Billie Dunlap –

  22. Paulette:
    Love your Channel 4 segments!!
    Interested in Winter classes !!
    Please add me to your email list!!
    Thank you!!
    Terry Palmer

    • Hi Sherry, thanks for your note. The Fall classes are sold out, but the Winter schedule will be out at the beginning of December or sooner. I’ll add you to my email announcement list. Thanks!

  23. Hey Paulette! We have a gift certificate that we have been aching to use. I thought I was on your email list but I haven’t gotten any news on any summer or fall classes. Would you mind sending me class information, please? Thanks very much. 🙂 Cassie

    • Hi Cassie, You may not be on the mailing list. I’ll be sure to add your name. Summer and Fall classes are basically sold out. In December there will be a notice for winter classes. Thanks!

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