Chicca Maione
Owner & Founder

Chicca is your food enthusiast Italian friend and teacher! With over 20 years experience teaching cooking classes, she loves to share her knowledge about home cooking from her family heritage. She’ll help you build skills to cook delicious meals in your own kitchen while bringing to life the culture of Tuscany.

About me


Arnaud Bachelard
Copywriter & Photographer

Arnaud, a guy of many passions and talents, is the gentleman behind the camera. Born in France, he traveled across the world and now lives with Chicca in Tuscany. He’s the creator of all the pictures and handles the camera during online classes, capturing every little detail of the cooking process for you.


Denise Ransome
Project Manager

Denise is our co-host and event manager. She owns her own creative retreat space in Oregon and is a seasoned project manager. She has cooked with Chicca in her kitchen in  Tuscany. This gives her first-hand knowledge to help create an incredible cooking experience for our private cooking classes.


Jedd & Michelle Chang

Jedd and Michelle are co-founders and former class co-hosts. As a nomadic couple, they are passionate about cross-cultural exchange. Pros at running events online and offline, they have lived and worked with Chicca for several months, assisting with her classes and cooking vacations in Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany.

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