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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
  • 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
  • Herve Willems

    Hervé is a French chef with extensive experience in Paris, Loire Valley, Germany, London and Scotland, including managing his own restaurant. Currently Hervé is a free lance Consultant, Private Chef and Trainer. He has a high level of cuisine... (more)

    Herve Willems
  • Jo Bottrill

    Jo is a keen home-cook and has a voracious appetite for eating and baking Real Bread. Some years ago, like many people who enjoy cooking, she developed an interest in baking, which later became an obsession that would change her life. In 2011, Jo... (more)

    Jo Bottrill
  • Jonathan Brown

    Chef/Patron Jonathan Brown of The Ducane has cooked to the highest standards for over 25 years in some of the best-known restaurants and hotels in the country. Starting at the world famous Manoir aux Quat` Saison under Raymond Blanc (The Restaurant... (more)

    Jonathan Brown
  • Manju Malhi

    The Novelli Academy is pleased to add Indian home cooking expert Manju Malhi to its list of celebrity guest chefs appearing at the cookery school. Drawing on her past and combining it with the realities of urban Western life, Manju has come up with... (more)

    Manju Malhi
  • Mark Baumann

    Trained at the Royal Champagne (France) owned by Moet & Chandon, Mark has also worked in some of Britain's top hotels including the luxurious Chewton Glen, set between the ancient New Forest and the sea in Hampshire; Gravetye Manor in West Sussex... (more)

    Mark Baumann
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trish Davies

    Trish Davies is an enthusiastic food specialist whose home economics background has provided the basis for the development of a wide ranging culinary career encompassing films, television and running celebrity kitchens together with a variety of... (more)

    Trish Davies