Jean-Christophe Novelli | Speaker
Jean-Christophe Novelli is a 5 out of 5, AA Rosette and multi-Michelin Star award winning chef who has also been dubbed “The Nation’s Favourite French Chef”. He has an incredibly story to share and his delivery is deliciously entertaining.
"We have found Jean Christophe to be a consummate professional, dedicated to his art, but despite his celebrity status, the most remarkable thing about Jean Christophe, is the enthusiasm and passion that he brings with him you don’t have to be a foodie to fall under his spell."
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Jean-Christophe began his exciting career at the tender age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France before becoming the private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild at the mere age of 19.
His life changed completely when he arrived in Great Britain in 1983 having spent a year in charge of Keith Floyd’s pub, ‘The Maltsters’ as Head Chef whilst Keith was filming his famous TV shows.
In 1996 Jean-Christophe opened the Four Seasons restaurants in London and so began the foundations for his internationally based mini empire, only having £500 in his pocket to start his solo ventures.
In addition to his interests in the UK, he 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.
After putting these restaurants on the international map Jean-Christophe decided to move onto new ventures. His passion for passing on his wealth of culinary knowledge to others, led him to open his own cookery school, The Novelli Academy.
Based in his personal kitchen at his Farm near Luton, which opened April 22nd 2005, within three months was voted amongst the ‘Top 25 Cookery Schools in the World’ and has increased in popularity ever since, with courses and demonstrations booked out up to six months in advance.
Over his illustrious career Jean-Christophe has written numerous books, with his latest “Simply Novelli” being applauded by the food critics around the world.
He has been privileged with 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 such recognition!
Jean-Christophe has cooked and consulted on several projects and has catered for Heads of State and Royalty and renowned personalities around the world including many private parties, events and countless establishment’s projects around the world and more recently has established “Jean Christophe Novelli at Michelle” in the newly renovated Double Tree by Hilton in Liverpool, England.
He is also booked by leading companies around the world to prepare private dinners for their executives.
A brand ambassador for several high class products and services Jean Christophe expects the highest qualities to be reflected in those product.