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Academy Chefs

Jean-Christophe Novelli - Academy Chefs

At the Academy, whether you choose a course with Jean-Christophe Novelli himself or one of his team of personally hand-picked chefs, you will be guaranteed an intimate, inspiring, unforgettable culinary experience.

Our Academy chefs include...

  • Jean-Christophe Novelli

    Jean-Christophe Novelli is a 5 AA Rosette and Michelin award winning chef, who is also dubbed “the nation's favourite French Chef”. He began his exciting career at the age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France, before... (more)

    Jean-Christophe Novelli
  • Aneesh Popat

    Jean-Christophe is extremely pleased to announce a new resident chef to the Academy for 2015, Aneesh Popat, Chocolatier and Asian Vegetarian aficionado. Voted amongst the 1000 most influential Londoners 2013, award winning chocolatier Aneesh Popat... (more)

    Aneesh Popat
  • Felice Tocchini

    Born in Tuscany, Felice got his first job in catering at the age of six. His parents took on a village bar and it was Felice’s job to make coffee which he loved. At fourteen, he took a three-year cookery course at the Ferdinando Martini Catering... (more)

    Felice Tocchini
  • Manju Malhi

    The Novelli Academy is pleased to be associated with Indian home cooking expert Manju Malhi who compliments the list of resident chefs hosting fantastic Academy days. Drawing on her past and combining it with the realities of urban Western life... (more)

    Manju Malhi
  • Michael Harrison

    CHEF Mike Harrison has earned his reputation through a career spanning almost 30 years both here in the UK and abroad. As he worked and travelled throughout California, Canada and the British Isles he developed and perfected his skills and talents... (more)

    Michael Harrison
  • Natasha Brown

    Born and raised in Greater Manchester. At eighteen Natasha began a ceramics course in Bath and after 3 years acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree. She went on to study a post graduate certificate of education which provided her with the skills to... (more)

    Natasha Brown
  • Pamela Chen

    Pamela grew up in Taiwan but has lived her entire adult life in the UK, with the last 14 years in the beautiful Cotswolds. As a child, Pamela’s mum could never keep her out of the kitchen; since she got her own kitchen, she has been in her... (more)

    Pamela Chen
  • Patti Sloley

    Patti was born and educated in Ghana, and has spent the last 23 years living with her family in the UK. She regularly uses African ingredients and has the cultural credibility and skills to speak with authority on her recipes and techniques. She is... (more)

    Patti Sloley