JEAN-CHRISTOPHE NOVELLI MBE
Award Winning Chef, Author, and Restaurateur
Jean-Christophe Novelli is a multi-Michelin star and 5/5 AA Rosette winning Chef, Author, and Restaurateur, who has also been dubbed "The Nation’s Favourite French Chef".
He is very approachable and often goes beyond the call of duty to please audiences and organisers alike. Following opening several renowned restaurants in London, Cape Town and Normandy, his passion for sharing his talent led him to open his own cookery school, The Novelli Academy, which has grown in popularity ever since.
In spring 2018 he opened a brasserie restaurant “Novelli at City Quays”, within the fabulous Marriott AC Hotel in Belfast, and it is going from strength to strength.
Novelli at City Quays is a stylish Mediterranean and French influenced brasserie open all day offering lunch and afternoon tea through to dinner, a great place for after work cocktails and tapas at our bar. Why not enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace when the sun is shining.
He has appeared in numerous TV programmes (such as Hell’s Kitchen, The Jonathon Ross Show, This Morning, and Culinary Genius in the UK and Top Chef, Chef Academy and MTV Cribs in the USA). More recently, Jean-Christophe Novelli was one of the fugitives on Celebrity Hunted 2019 which aired on Channel 4. Millions watched him and his celebrity partner beat the ‘Hunters’ and raise huge amounts for ‘Stand Up to Cancer’. He has also recently become a regular on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4.
Articles about his work and family regularly appear in national newspapers and magazines, including Hello! Magazine. A keen athlete, Jean Christophe likes to keep fit. He is a Tri- athlete and a proud father of 4.
He is known around the globe for his amazing cooking artistry and unique healthy cooking techniques. He has cooked and consulted on many projects, and catered for Heads of State, Royalty, and famous personalities around the world.
He continues to host private and corporate dinners, and personally run cookery classes and corporate team-bonding events. When not busy with the above, you are likely to find him doing cooking demonstrations /master classes at food festivals & special events.
Jean-Christophe also loves to share anecdotes from his exciting career and is in demand as a corporate host and speaker. Whatever the occasion, time with this passionate and highly talented chef will be an informative, fun and truly memorable experience!
Recent TV appearances include Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 & Cooking With The Stars 2022 & 2023 on ITV (both were 6 episodes). Jean-Christophe was one of the mentors.