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Jean Christophe Novelli is a 5 AA Rosette and Michelin award-winning Chef who’s also known in the UK as “the nation’s favourite French Chef.”
Jean-Christophe Novelli is a 5 AA Rosette & Michelin award-winning chef who is also dubbed ‘the nation’s favourite French Chef’.
He began his exciting career at the tender age of 14 as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France, before becoming the private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild at the age of 19.
Jean-Christophe’s life changed completely when he arrived in Great Britain in 1983. He spent a year taking care of Keith Floyd’s pub, The Maltsters as Head Chef whilst Keith was filming his famous TV shows.
In 1996, Jean-Christophe opened his first restaurant, Maison Novelli in Clerkenwell, London followed quickly by Novelli W8, Novelli EC1 and Les Saveurs in Mayfair. Jean-Christophe also launched Novelli at the Cellars; Cape Town’s leading five-star Relais et Chateaux Hotel, Moulin de Jean in Normandy, France and was Chef Consultant on Sea France Ferries. Over his career, Jean-Christophe has accumulated no less than four Michelin Stars.
Jean-Christophe’s passion to pass on his wealth of culinary knowledge to others led to his desire to open his own cookery school. He restored part of his 14th century Hertfordshire farmhouse so that The Novelli Academy could be accommodated in his own home & the doors opened to the Academy on 22nd April 2005 where within three months was voted amongst the Top 25 Cookery Schools in the world.
In September 2007 Jean Christophe was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Bedfordshire University for his 30 years of dedication to his craft and outstanding achievements in cooking. Jean-Christophe is only the 3rd Chef in history to achieve this.
Jean-Christophe is also a well-known TV chef having appeared on a wide variety of the UK’s most popular cookery programmes. He has also featured on an impressive selection of prime time TV shows including Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Hell’s Kitchen, Celebrity X Factor, Loose Women, Through the Keyhole, The Apprentice, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC Breakfast and MTV Cribs.
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