8623 Mayfield Road Chesterland, Ohio


About Sapore

Situated next to the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking recreational culinary building (The Gingerbread house) and across from the professional International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute (ICASI), Sapore continues to be simple yet elegant. Great ingredients demand little or no manipulation. Pairing of ingredients to create an unforgettably positive dining experience, pairing of the wine to enhance both it's own flavours and those of the dish it accompanies and letting the true flavours of the dish and the pairing speak for themselves is the true meaning of the Italian word "Sapore."
I hope you will agree.

Meet the Chef

Chef Loretta Paganini was born in Bologna, Italy. She learned her culinary skills in the family "Pasticceria" from her mother, a renowned chef and television personality in Italy. Loretta has been certified by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and maintains membership in the IACP and the American Culinary Federation.

Culinary Milestones:

  • In 1989 The Loretta Paganini School of Cooking (LPSC) opens in Chesterland
  • New cooking school at Fisher Foods in North Canton (2002)
  • In 2002 ICASI, is approved by the State Board of Proprietary Schools as the first privately owned “professional culinary school” in Ohio
  • In 2004, ICASI moves to its new location: a 12,000 square feet “state of the art” culinary center with 5 professional kitchens, library, lecture hall, commissary kitchen and gardens
  • In 2007 Loretta opens the school’s fine dining restaurant “Sapore”

In The Media:

  • Guest of “CBS This Morning”
  • Regular host chef on “The Morning Exchange”
  • Weekly guest chef on WKYC, Live on Lakeside
  • Weekly guest chef on WKYC, Good Company
  • Host of the cooking series “Simply Gourmet” on the TLC channel
  • Loretta’s recipes have been featured weekly by the Plain Dealer “Cleveland.com”
  • Loretta has her own video, “Pasta Pronto”

Books & Publications:

  • "Bologna Mia” (2000)
  • “Cooking Thyme” (2007)
  • “My Sanibel Kitchen” (2017)

Front of the house manager Wendy Werman