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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See a gallery of my paintings – ChefPauletteArt


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. Please let me know when you are starting your Fall 2015 classes. Myself and my friend are very interested!

  2. Hi Paulette—I contacted u a few months back about a cooking class for my Daughters birthday the 25th of this month–do u still have openings?? Sure hope so Thanks a million Pat Heine

  3. I am still on for the summer class for my daughter’s 51st surprise birthday present—she’s going to love it!!!!!!!!

  4. Please let me givw my 50 year old daughter one of your cooking classes for her birthday which will be july, 25th, 2015—her son is 50% italian and 50 irish, shes loves cooking. thank u pat

  5. Hi! I’d love the information on your 2015 classes, please 🙂 I can’t locate them on the site, but would love to sign up. Thanks!

  6. Interested in a schedule of classes and their costs. Thinking about this as a Christmas gift for my parents who love to cook and just spent 2 weeks in Italy. Thank you!

  7. Hi! I’m hoping to get a gift certificate for one of your classes and a schedule of classes to give to my sister & brother in law for Christmas. They will love this! =)

  8. I’m wanting to give a gift card for a couple for a cooking class for two (that lasts approximately 2 hours). Can you tell me the cost, and also, is this location close to Franklin, TN?

  9. Would like to get my wife and I in some of your classes? Can I purchase certificates, if so where? Where can I find the schedule? Can you put me on the email list? I tried the email above but got a bounce back 🙂 ( I am sure I did something wrong).

    I know I am full of questions 🙂

  10. I’m interested in attending one of your winter classes. Please add me to your email list.
    Love your TV segments on Channel 4. Tonight I cooked your Shrimp Scampi in the oven recipe. Yum. Thanks!!


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  12. My ten year old daughter and I just returned from Rome and want to learn to make some of our favorite dishes…we would love to see a schedule.

    • Thanks for your note, Maria. Ah…Roma! My fav! My fall schedule of classes will bout mid-August. I’ll add your name to my mailing list.
      Thanks again & Buon Appetito!

  13. Hey there, I watched your segment on Channel 4 the other day where you demo’d 2 types of dishes in the little pastry cups. One was sweet (cannoli) and one was savory (cheese and meat) , If I remember correctly. I have searched your site and More at midday recipes and cannot find it… I know it was simple, but maybe it is listed or attached to another recipe group… can you help me? thanks so much.

    • Hi Sheila,
      Thanks so much for your note. Sometimes the station is a little late getting recipes posted. I just wrote to find out when it will be up. If not by end of day I’ll post the recipe here. Thanks again. All best,

    • Hi! Thanks for your message. I will have a new class schedule for the summer in the next week or so. I’ll post it and also send an email. I’ll add your name to my list…thanks!

  14. I am interested in purchasing a class gift certificate got my husband. Please let me know if this is an option.

  15. Paulette, one day I am going to have the time to attend your classes. I dream of your lovely homemade pastas, handmade and perfectly sauced. Or going with you to Italy to wander around in your world of pasta places.

  16. So sorry but how do I see what classes you have available and where to sign up for them? The address “gmail.com” thing is confusing to me. 😦

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