Jean-Christophe Novelli

Jean-Christophe Novelli | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Jean-Christophe Novelli | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, French Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur And Creator Of The Novelli Academy
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Jean-Christophe Novelli | Speaker Biography

Michelin Star Chef
Founder of Novelli Academy
Television Personality and Author

Jean-Christophe Novelli is a highly acclaimed Michelin star chef known as the 'nation's favourite chef'. He has won numerous awards throughout his career and owns several restaurants and the Novelli academy. Jean-Christophe has also had a successful media career, working with top broadcasters in the UK and abroad. 

In addition to his culinary expertise, Jean-Christophe is available for private events as a public speaker and events host. His passion for food and engaging personality make him a captivating speaker, appealing to both food enthusiasts and non-foodies. He also offers cooking demonstrations, sharing his expert knowledge, and delivers educational talks in schools. 

Jean-Christophe's culinary journey began at a young age, starting his career at 14 and becoming the private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild by 19. He moved to England in 1983 and achieved his first Michelin Star as Chef Patron at the Gordonton Mill in 1991. He went on to earn another Michelin Star in 1994 as Head Chef at the Four Seasons hotel in Park Lane. 

In 1996, Jean-Christophe opened his restaurant, Maison Novelli, which began his successful venture into the restaurant industry. He has since opened more restaurants in the UK, as well as in Cape Town and Normandy. His most recent restaurant, Novelli, is at City Quays in Belfast. With each new restaurant, Jean-Christophe has earned additional Michelin Stars, achieving four. He has also been recognized as a 5/5 AA Rosette Chef and has received accolades such as AA Chef's Chef of the Year and the Egon Ronay Dessert of the Year award. 

In addition to his culinary ventures, Jean-Christophe has launched his cooking school, the Novelli Academy, renowned as one of the Top 25 Cookery Schools in the World. The academy provides a platform for Jean-Christophe to share his expertise through courses, demonstrations, and corporate entertainment. He also makes appearances at culinary events worldwide. 

Jean-Christophe's media presence extends to television, where he has appeared on popular shows in the UK, such as Hell's Kitchen, The Jonathan Ross Show, This Morning, and Culinary Genius. He has also made appearances on international shows, including Top Chef USA, Chef Academy USA, and as a judge on the final of Top Chef UAE. Recently, he participated in Channel 4's Celebrity Hunted, raising significant funds for Stand Up To Cancer. Jean-Christophe has also authored several cookbooks. 

Beyond his culinary and media achievements, Jean-Christophe has received recognition outside of the industry. In 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Bedfordshire and an honorary MBE in 2021. 

For those interested in hiring Jean-Christophe Novelli, he is available as a speaker, sharing his experiences from his global travels and providing entertaining anecdotes. He also offers masterclasses, demonstrations, and corporate entertainment, allowing audiences to witness the skills of one of the world's top chefs up close.

Why Should You Book Jean-Christophe Novelli?

Book Jean-Christophe Novelli as a speaker to captivate your audience with his inspiring culinary journey and engaging personality. His Michelin-star expertise and entertaining anecdotes will leave a lasting impression, whether you're a food enthusiast or not. Elevate your event with his masterclasses and cooking demonstrations, showcasing the skills of one of the world's top chefs.

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