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At this time all classes and services offered by the Fat Tuscan are suspended under the Alachua County Ordinance to close all non-essential business.  This means, all Classes and Events are postponed/Canceled till April 15th 2020.  Anyone who has signed up for a class during this time has a ‘Class Credit’ for the Class and has an opportunity to attend another class or the rescheduled class in the future.  Thank you for your understanding.  All small Businesses right now, especially in the food industry, are maneuvering through uncharted areas to try to navigate the current situation with the Corona Virus.  We hope you understand and thank you for your continued support. 

In the meantime, please stay well. 

Chef Michelle  


We have Cooking Class Gift Certificates AVAILBLE!

Check out the Schedule of Classes by clicking the Cooking Classes link above and sign up for any of the classses listed throughout the year.    

Our SPRING 2020 Cooking Classes have been posted!!




We offer Cooking Classes, Private Events, In-House Catering, Corporate Retreats, Corporate Team Building Cooking Classes & Cooking Class Team Building Events at the Fat Tuscan
& NOW Cooking Class Tours in Italy!

Our warm historic ambiance inside the 100 Year old Historic Vidal house makes for a perfect intimate Event here at the Fat Tuscan. Each event is exlusively booked for you and your guests only and we treat everyone like one of the family.  From our Cooking Classes to our Special Events, all occasions here at the Cafe are unique for our guests. We prepare all our food at the Fat Tuscan Cafe using only the freshest ingredients available and we source as much local products as possible. Our quality is important to us and our traditional recipes use only natural ingredients from local sources guaranteeing the best flavors in town.  From our pasta sauces made fresh and from scratch to our Tuscan family traditional recipes handed down to us from our Italian heritage we only focus on fresh flavor as our main goal.  From our beautiful surroundings on the edge of the Historic District to inside the beautiful historic Vidal House and its cozy brick covered courtyard we strive to provide the best private experiences for you and your guests.  Please contact us at to book an event or see our website and facebook page for upcoming classes and special events.   

Interested in learning about cooking? Sign up for a Cooking Class at The Fat Tuscan.  We post all different classes & themes and dates and times throughout the year on our Cooking Classes Schedule Page [ ] Feel free to sign up and purchase from the top of the page.  Just go to our Cooking Class Schedule page to sign up and reserve your preferred class today.  Or email us about a private Cooking Class Event at fattuscancafe  *We offer off-site cooking class demonstrations too, perfect for all special occasions and events.  Have a corporate event or luncheon, how about a cooking class demonstration and catering in one?  Email us today to discuss.

Having a small intimate wedding? Let us do everything for you; wedding venue, flowers, photos, reception and music all in one, just show up in your dress and a tux and we will do everything else. Email us today to get a quote for our affordable wedding package pricing at fattuscancafe  (*must be 50 guests or under for package pricing)

At the Fat Tuscan we excel at offering unique experiences from our hands on small cooking classes to our specialty gourmet dinners and events.  We therefore have decided to go in a different direction and not compete in today’s market with just average restaurant dining.  At this time we do not serve regular dining.  Please sign up for a Cooking Class, perfect for Date Night or a night out (see our schedule on our Cooking Classes Page). Thank you for being great customers for the last nine years, we will  continue to cook for you for all those special occasions that make memories too.

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