Jean-Christophe is an award winning, multi-Michelin Starred chef. He is a TV favourite and a published author.
Jean Christophe began his career at the tender age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France before becoming Private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild.
He has worked in several well-known establishments including The Chewton Glen but his life changed completely when he was invited by Keith Floyd to take charge of ‘The Maltsters’ as the Chef Patron, leading to his move to the Gordonton Mill in Hampshire where he won his first Michelin star after only one year. Later Jean Christophe was offered the position of head chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Park lane with another Michelin star immediately!
In 1996 Jean Christophe began the foundations for mini empire of 7 establishments. Across UK, France and South Africa. The first of which was his award winning Masion Novelli in Clarkenwell Green. Followed shortly after by a second venture in Mayfair in which he gained another Michellin Star.
In 2005 Jean Christophe opened The Novelli Cookery School at the 14th Century Crouchmoor Farm in Hertfordshire with his wife Michelle. The Academy, once voted one of the top 25 cookery schools in the world attracting food lovers from across the globe. His passion for passing on his wealth of culinary knowledge to others is legendary.
He has catered for Heads of State, Royalty such as Princess Anne, Hollywood actors, Rock Stars and highly recognised names around the world including his mum!