Jean-Christophe Novelli


Named the ‘nation’s favourite chef’ Novelli is a 5AA Rosette and Michelin award winning chef whose career has been extremely successful and led to the opening of The Novelli Academy.

At the age of nineteen Novelli had already become private head chef to Elie de Rothschild in Paris followed by his arrival to Great Britain in 1983 where he spent a year as head chef taking care of Keith Floyd’s pub, The Maltsters.

In 1996 Novelli opened his first restaurant in Clerkenwell, London he named it Maison Novelli, this was a huge success and was followed quickly by Novelli W8, Novelli EC1 and Les Saveurs in Mayfair. Novelli opened restaurants all over the globe including Cape Town’s leading five star Relais et Chateaux, Moulin de Jean in Normandy, France.

Novelli had a burning desire to open his own culinary school which he finally did on April 22nd 2005, his goal was to pass on his expertise to as many people as he could.

Novelli is also a widely recognised TV chef who’s appeared on a selection of the UK’s most popular cookery programmes while also gracing popular prime time TV including Hell’s Kitchen, Loose Women, The Apprentice, BBC Breakfast, Celebrity X Factor, Friday Night with Jonathon Ross and The Alan Titchmarsh Show.

Novelli was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Bedfordshire on 5th September 2007 which is just one of his many career successes. Not only is he a 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and multi michelin star chef but he’s also gained many awards throughout his career such as the prestigious Egon Ronay Dessert of the year award. His Novelli Academy, which he describes as his home and heart of life, has been voted as one of the Top 25 Cooking Academies in the world.

Novelli has a wealth of experience when it comes to public speaking, event hosting and leading cooking demonstrations for corporate events and ordinary engagements. He provides a professional and entertaining experience which has been well received by all of his previous clients. Paul Kennedy (the director of Market Square Group Food Festival Britain) described Novelli as ‘the 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.’

To book Jean-Christophe Novelli as the celebrity chef for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Jean-Christophe is known to cover the following topics:

  • Italian Cuisine
  • Restaurant Management
  • Celebrity Chef