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Our In-House Cooking Classes have been updated! Our Fall Schedule of interactive, in-house cooking classes will now focus on smaller class sizes.  With the enhanced smaller sizes our instruction will be able to be given in much more of an intimate environment for optimum learning opportunities for all our participants.

Check out the Schedule of upcoming classes

All Classes will now accomodate for each student to use seperate stations with individual work spaces and plenty of space to work on thier individual projects.  Our Class sizes have been reduced to a maximum of 10 students at a time. 

We also offer In-house private Event Cooking Classes, Small Intimate Events such as Boutique Weddings and Weekly Share Baskets.  

Please Note: Anyone who signed up for a class before July 2020 that was canceled or you sent notice to us for non-attendance due to the Pandemic Crisis during the Quarantine has a Class Credit in our system and may attend another class or a rescheduled class in the future.  *Your credit will appear under the email address which purchased the class, call or email us to apply your credit. - We are sorry but no refunds are available at this time. Credits will be good until Dec. 2021) **All Gift Certificates Issued prior to July 13th 2020 may be applied to any Regular Cooking Class as a full class payment.) 

Again, we thank you for your supoort & understanding as our Small Business continues to maneuver through the current situation with COVID 19.  Your continued support is vital to us and supports us so that we may continue to provide our unique services for the future.  We hope to soon offer interactive on-line classes but are in the process of trying to purchase equipment and software for this new endevvor.  If you would like to help support us in this direction we are accepting monetary donations of any amount.    -  Please mail checks made out to: The Fat Tuscan  - 725 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601 ~ Every Little Bit Helps. 

In the meantime, wishing you health and wellness,  

Chef Michelle  

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Weekly Cafe Share Basket 

Click here to order -

Easy Drive-through Wednesday weekly pickup between 2pm - 6pm at the cafe.    *Must Order by Friday for Following Wednesday pickup.  The Cafe basket will include a weekly changing menu of items that may include Fresh Baked Breads, Muffins, Cookies and other Baked Items as well as Pasta Sauces, Jams, Cheeses, Dips and Soups for the Week & Fresh Herbs;  All made fresh at the cafe by our Chef.  

*We Also Have -  Sangria Baskets! Includes Sangria wine, fruit juice, fruit and our Famous Recipe, enough to make 2 pitchers. 


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.    




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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