Jean-Christophe Novelli
French chef
Jean-Christophe Novelli
Jean-Christophe Novelli is a French celebrity chef.
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Marci Rich: Of Robert Redford, London, and the Power of Travel
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I could have sworn that the blond man sitting near the front of the Gloucester Pub in London's Knightsbridge district was Robert Redford. You don't forget a chiseled face like his, nor do you forget that trademark orb of yellow hair. I'd been half in love with Redford since seeing the film that inspired me to major in journalism: All the President's Men. (For most women it's The Way We Were. Go figure.) If I hadn't been with two friends, or so utterly gobsmacked by my first (and only) trip across the pond, I might have lingered to make sure that the flesh-and-blood visage sitting several tables away matched up with the celluloid version. But my friends and I, famished and travel-weary after our trans-Atlantic flight, were eager for nourishment before checking into the Chelsea Hotel* on the other side of Sloane Street. And, truth be told, shyness and a sense of decorum prevented me from intruding on a celebrity's luncheon. I ordered the Cottage Pie because, you know, w ...
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Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli talks travel and Christmas
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The celebrity chef talks travel with Chris Leadbeater, revealing why he'd like to go to the moon, where to go in the French capital and how to get over the conundrum of an over-packed fridge at Christmas.
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Jean-Christophe Novelli: 'I love Britain, but funnily enough I never got those English lessons'
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
He left school at 14 and began working as a baker in Arras before becoming, at 19, the private head chef to Elie de Rothschild.
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On the home front
Bearsden Herald - over 4 years
Forget home fragrance, if the smell of baking is not wafting through your rooms, you’re missing out on the most fashionable trend of all: homeliness. It’s blissfully easy to achieve, whether you cheat with baking kits or get inspired by the new series of The Great British Bake Off on BBC Two and impress family and friends with BIM (Baked It Myself) goodies. The kit’s irresistibly decorative and you can embrace ‘yummy mummy’ style and opt for chintzy, flower-decorated cottage-style flour shakers and tea sets or go funky with vibrant gadgets and gizmos. To get you started on the baking bonanza, celebrity chefs reveal their top tips and favourite gadgets, and we pick a selection of baking beauties for your kitchen. l Jo Wheatley, winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off: Why bake? “I find baking so relaxing, and love the fact I know exactly what I’m feeding to my friends and family. Teaching people how to do it brings them so much joy, which gives me a buzz.” What do you bake? ...
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Top chefs to take centre stage at festival event
Bury Free Press - over 4 years
FOOD lovers can look forward to a menu of mouth-watering treats this bank holiday weekend as Bury St Edmunds launches its first ever town centre food and drink festival. Two top chefs will be the highlights of a cookery kitchen theatre, which will also include demonstrations from staff at some of Bury’s best loved eateries. The free event gets underway on Sunday when the special guest will be Ollie Dabbous, one of the rising stars of the London restaurant scene. On Monday the renowned French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be starring in the kitchen theatre, which will be situated on Cornhill, outside Moyse’s Hall Museum. The event is being organised by the town centre improvement organisation Bid4Bury. Its chief executive Mark Cordell said: “This weekend celebrates food and drink from the very best of what’s on offer in Bury and the local area to international cuisine. “I’m looking forward to welcoming Ollie Dabbous and Jean-Christophe Novelli, whose demonstrations are b ...
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Novelli cooks up a storm for Superquinn customers
Bray People - almost 5 years
TOP CHEF Jean- Christophe Novelli was in Bray recently as part of Superquinn's French Food and Wine sale.
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Jean-Christophe Novelli: My father punished me by making me do multiplication
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s TV chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.
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New head chef at The Cornwall - Business Cornwall Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Qualifying as a chef in his teens, Camborne-Paynter worked with Jean-Christophe Novelli at The Four Seasons in London, later moving to The Waldorf, The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey. Five years ago he set up his own restaurant in Cornwall,
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Stalker murders his ex's new man and then smashes her skull after terror ... - Scottish Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
She then found romance with Aberdonian Stewart, a chef at Edinburgh's Maison Bleue restaurant who had trained under French stars Michel Roux snr and Jean Christophe Novelli. He and Lynsey were happy together. She wrote in her diary about gifts of roses
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Jean-Christophe Novelli looks forward to Mold Food Festival - Flintshire Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Dubbed the nation's favourite French chef and winner of numerous restaurant awards, Jean-Christophe Novelli's next challenge is to wow the crowds at Mold Food and Drink Festival later this month. ANYONE can cook, according to Jean-Christophe Novelli
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Chef with a passion for good food and plenty of exercise - The Leader - Wrexham & Flintshire news
Google News - over 5 years
JEAN-Christophe Novelli has come a long way since his first job at a bakery in his hometown of Arras, northern France, at the age of 14. Now an internationally renowned five AA Rosette and Michelin star-winning chef, the 50-year-old father-of-two has
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TV chef will open Luton food festival - Luton Today
Google News - over 5 years
French chef Jean Christophe Novelli will officially open the second Taste of Luton food festival, which takes place in St George's Square and starts at 10.30am. The festival will showcase the diverse food available in the town including Thai, Polish,
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Rock and Pop: Latest News > September 1 - Islington Tribune newspaper website
Google News - over 5 years
Did you know chef Jean-Christophe Novelli had a singing daughter? Christina Novelli, who has supported Ndubz and Sugababes, headlines Barfly next week (September 11) thanks to two Camden schoolgirls turned promoters determined to make as much money as
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My haven: Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli lets off steam in the ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Lewis Hamilton would struggle to cope with the pace I live my life at. The only way I can unwind is by spending three hours a day in my gym. It allows me to breathe, to think, to consider things. I'm 50 now and I work six days a week
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'I've always known she was gay - it's fine': Jean-Christophe Novelli is proud ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
But chef Jean-Christophe Novelli insists he is proud his daughter is gay. And it's clear Christina thinks so too, now she is starring on reality show Candy Bar Girls about the staff and regulars at a lesbian bar in Soho. The 50-year-old Frenchman said
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East Midlands Food & Drink Awards 2011 - Peterborough Today
Google News - over 5 years
The awards are open to all businesses who serve food and drink and will culminate in a grand final on Sunday, 13th November at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf & Conference Centre in Oakham, hosted by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli
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Chef’s hearty 50th challenge - Dunstable Today
Google News - over 5 years
CELEBRITY superchef Jean-Christophe Novelli celebrated his half century in February and decided to mark the occasion by teaming up with the British Heart Foundation, which also has a 50th birthday this year. He took part in the Virgin Active Triathlon
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Nominate your favourite Grantham eatery in the East Midlands Food and Drink ... - Grantham Today
Google News - over 5 years
The awards are open to all businesses who serve food and drink and will culminate in a grand final on Sunday, November 13, at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf & Conference Centre in Oakham, hosted by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jean-Christophe Novelli
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 55
    In May 2016 Jean-Christophe became a proud brand ambassador for Mitsubishi Motors UK.
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    In April 2016 Michelle and Jean-Christophe announced in Hello Magazine that they were having another baby due in September 2016.
    More Details Hide Details With nearly 30,000 followers on Twitter and many thousand followers on Facebook, Jean-Christophe Novelli is a very popular chef both for the public and is highly respected in the trade. http://www.thefranceshow.com/foodandwine-details.aspx?id=180 http://www.jeanchristophenovelli.com
    January 2016 saw a lengthy appearance of Jean-Christophe showing the uses and benefits of Rape Seed Oil on the very popular BBC1 show, Countryfile.
    More Details Hide Details He was also a member of the celebrity audience in Derren Brown's TV special "The Gathering". He regularly appears on day-time TV including Loose Women, This Morning and Alan Titmarsh's past shows including his last show. Jean-Christophe Novelli opened The Novelli Academy in 2005 and is still based in his Hertfordshire home. He entertains both the voucher buying public but Corporate entertaining is increasingly more popular to the point that external larger premises are having to be used. This enables Jean-Christophe to reach more of the public whilst remaining true to his values and passing his passion for healthy cooking by replacing salt and sugar with his own unique flavours and reduce the amount of saturated fats. Novelli launched a range of frozen ready meals in association with frozen food manufacturer Findus; these ready meals were discontinued in 2008 but the chef continues to endorse a wide range of various products and is always looking for new opportunities.
    He opened his first of many brasserie concept restaurants in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Liverpool but withdrew the brand after a mutual decision between the brand and the owner in January 2016 and is due to open in the soon to be built AC Marriott in the City Quays, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details In 2016 The Novelli Restaurant Limited brand was created and the Restaurant Team devised three offerings mainly aimed at quality hotels. Terrané by Jean-Christophe Novelli - Brasseries, Bistro '61 by Jean-Christophe Novelli - Bistro style and Rapido by JCN Short menu concept and will be developing a further fine dining offering in the near future. Due to be completed in May 2016, Don Giovanni's Restaurant in Manchester will have a concept menu added to compliment their existing menu. More details on how the concepts work and the brand support that is available can be requested via this link to the concept request form. 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”, European Chef of Year finalist representing Great Britain, recipient of the prestigious Egon Ronay Dessert of the Year award. Voted Chef's Chef of the Year by his peers. His Novelli Academy has been voted one of the Top 25 Cooking Academies in the World, which he still owns and performs his own demonstrations. Jean-Christophe has made 'countless' appearances on both British and US TV including Chef Academy for Bravo TV. On 5 September 2007 Novelli was privileged and very proudly awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Bedfordshire.
  • 2015
    Age 54
    Late 2015 saw Jean-Christophe feature in BBC One's A Question of Sport helping the mystery guest cook in his academy, David Seaman.
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  • 2013
    Age 52
    5 November 2013 Jean-Christophe launched his last recipe book, "Simply Novelli".
    More Details Hide Details In it he aimed to eliminate the myth that French cuisine is difficult and time-consuming to prepare. With over 100 recipes, all with fabulously detailed photographs, this recipe book was a must have for any foodie. Written in a clear concise way, Jean-Christophe described how to cook French classics quicker, easier and where possible healthier. In an interview on the BBC's Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Novelli famously burnt and scratched (with a knife) Jonathan Ross' desk in a cooking demonstration.
  • 2012
    Age 51
    2012 Jean-Christophe was a judge on Britain's Best Chef (ITV) and a welcome guest on Loose Women (ITV) as well as many other shows across the Uk Networks.
    More Details Hide Details 2014 JC appeared on ITV's This Morning, ITV Loose Women. the last Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV 2015 Jean-Christophe appeared on the Britain's Got More Talent on ITV2 showing that he had a good sense of humour. Jean-Christophe performs many demonstrations around Europe, Russia and may parts of the World including Taste of Dubai and South Africa passing on his passion for cooking and trying to teach people to cook more healthily using little saturated fats, low sugars and no salt.
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    In October 2010, he teamed up with the Potato Council for a nationwide competition called Master Spud which gave the winner a chance to star alongside him in a national TV advert.
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  • 2009
    Age 48
    2009 saw Jean-Christophe presented his own show for Bravo TV (USA) called Chef Academy where he tried to train 9 aspiring chefs into professionals over a 10 part series (originally planned for 6 episodes).
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  • 2007
    Age 46
    Novelli got engaged in November 2007 to his girlfriend of 2 years, Michelle Kennedy. On 29 August 2008, Kennedy gave birth to a boy (Jean Frankie) in Los Angeles. In July 2012, Kennedy gave birth to another son (Jacques) in St Johann in Pongau, Austria.
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    He has been a contestant on Family Fortunes with his fiancée Michelle Kennedy and on 2 May 2007 appeared on the "You're Fired!" on BBC Two, the show following "The Apprentice" on BBC One.
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  • 2005
    Age 44
    In 2005 Jean-Christophe became one of two Head Chefs in the second series of Hell's Kitchen with Gary Rhodes.
    More Details Hide Details Jean-Christophe became the head of the blue kitchen. But this time the two chefs had to teach members of the public rather than celebrities. In 2006, Novelli appeared on The X Factor: Battle of the Stars, performing in a group with fellow chefs Aldo Zilli, Paul Rankin and Ross Burden.
  • 2003
    Age 42
    He appeared in the first series of The Games in 2003
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 38
    He married his second wife, Anzelle Visser, from Stellenbosch in South Africa, in 1999. At the time she was a model and also worked at Maison Novelli. They divorced in 2005.
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  • 1996
    Age 35
    In 1996 he founded his restaurant, Maison Novelli, in Clerkenwell, London.
    More Details Hide Details He opened further restaurants in London, France and South Africa (where his second wife is from). Novelli also expanded into the gastro-pub market, his first being The White Horse, in Harpenden, Hertfordshire but decided not to get involved in another restaurant due to family commitments until 2015.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Age 0
    Born on February 22, 1961.
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