Born and raised in a small town in Northern Italy between the Como lake and Milan Diana lived there for most of her life. Her parents and her region helped her appreciate food ant the food culture, therefore her roots. Food has always been an important part of her life, even more now that she lives far away from home.
After having moved in her 30s to Switzerland then to England, the Netherlands and to the States, she traveled back and forth during summer and Christmas and this allowed her to maintain her childhood friendships and the long life relationships.
Certified English as a Foreign Language teacher, she has a true passion for teaching. Having lived in five different countries and speaking five foreign languages has allowed her to embrace different cultures incorporating them in my cooking classes.
Today, she teaches cooking all around Jacksonville: private houses, clubhouses, retail shops and private venues. Collaborates with several chefs, restaurants and farms. She also teaches Italian and English as a foreign language online and is planning to a culinary tour to Italy in May 2021. She recently started virtual cooking classes to respond to the recent necessity of social distancing. She will be back to teaching in person end of summer.
She is also a proud member of BNI, Ponte Vedra Women’s Club, Women’s Food Alliance, Network of Women, First Coast Women’s Collaborative and First Coast Business Alliance, where she shares her knowledge and enriches herself.
Her burning desire is to open a front store cooking studio one day, where she can showcase her Italian products while continuing educating and sharing her passion for Italy and her unique culture.