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Resident Chef Courses

Resident Chef Courses

Here we try to introduce you to food and styles from around the world including Italian, French, Mediterranean, African and Baking to name just a few but all courses have been designed by me and my Chefs working together to maintain my high standards.

These days have proven to be most enjoyable with some visitors coming three or four times a year and forever expanding their culinary horizons.

Time permitting, I try and say hello and get involved in the fun at some point too.

Hands on courses

  • *NEW* - "Mare e Monti" Italian Surf & Turf

    Jean-Christophe has personally designed this *NEW* course with Felice to offer you the chance to learn how to cook some of the most natural ingredients this country has to offer. Britain is one of the few countries in the world which has an... (more)

    *NEW* - "Mare e Monti"                    Italian Surf & Turf
  • *NEW* - A Plate in the Sun

    from £195.00

    Having a deep rooted passion for all things spice, Jean-Christophe has teamed up again with one of his resident Chefs Patti Sloley to create a fantastic course based on spices from around the world. Patti will explain to our guests the origins of... (more)

    *NEW* - A Plate in the Sun
  • *NEW* - A Tour of Italy

    from £195.00

    *NEW* for 2015 and to help celebrate 10 years of the Novelli Academy, Jean Christophe and Felice have created this mouthwatering course for everything Italian. Whether its using the tomatoes from the South or the Prosciutto from the North, Felice... (more)

    *NEW* - A Tour of Italy
  • *NEW* - Best of British with a Modern Twist

    To help celebrate the 10th anniversary year of the Novelli Academy, Jean-Christophe has, with the help of Mike created a revised version of the very popular "Best of British" course that has been running for some years and put a slight twist on the... (more)

    *NEW* - Best of British with a Modern Twist
  • *NEW* - Making Luxury Chocolates

    *NEW* introductory course by our new resident Chocolatier, Aneesh Popat. Aneesh has designed this course with the inspiration given to him by Jean-Christophe to explain to our guests the history of chocolate, the flavours created by introducing... (more)

    *NEW* - Making Luxury Chocolates
  • *NEW* - Primi Piatti in under 30 minutes

    from £195.00

    Primi Piatti also known as - Pasta, Risotto and Gnocchi cooked in under 30 minutes for each. This *NEW* course is dedicated to showing you how to make quickest and the best of the three and obviously what to cook with them to elaborate this... (more)

    *NEW* - Primi Piatti in under 30 minutes
  • *NEW* - Restaurant Secrets - How to Prepare in Advance

    This is a brand new course created by Jean-Christophe and Mike to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of the Novelli Academy. During this one day hands course our guests will learn many restaurant secrets to preparation and advance cooking so that they... (more)

    *NEW* - Restaurant Secrets - How to Prepare in Advance
  • *NEW* - Roots, Shoots & Pulses

    *NEW* to 2015 and to celebrate the 10th Anniversary is the introduction of Aneesh to the Novelli Academy. Aneesh brings not only his vast knowledge of all things chocolate but his pure vegetarian style of cooking handed down in his family over... (more)

    *NEW* - Roots, Shoots & Pulses
  • *NEW* - Street "Cred" - Indian Street Food

    *NEW* and absolutely on trend is our latest offering of course hosted by the fabulously talented Manju Malhi. During this one day course, Manju will show you some of the most popular "Street Food" dishes currently being sold on the busy streets of... (more)

    *NEW* - Street "Cred" - Indian Street Food
  • A Taste of Tuscany

    from £195.00

    Picture yourself in the rolling green vineyards of the North – West coast of Italy Imagine sitting in the shades of a local taverna, sipping a glass of chianti and indulging in fine, homemade Italian recipes. This course will have you making... (more)

    A Taste of Tuscany
  • Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea

    Take a dive in the deep end with this fabulously refreshing course. Learn to cook a variety of seafood properly, without over cooking - rubber fishes are for jokes only. Taking inspiration from around the globe, let our chefs guide you in... (more)

    Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea
  • Dinner Party

    from £195.00

    If you lack the confidence to entertain guests then look no further than this course. You will be shown techniques and tips by one of our resident chefs that will only impress you and more importantly your guests! The dishes may sound... (more)

    Dinner Party
  • Faster Pasta

    Are you a pasta – holic? Is this all you can cook? Do you know your fettuccine from your fusilli or your penne from your ravioli? Then join us at the Novelli Academy. Our pasta dishes are quick, easy and taste divine. Learn to make traditional... (more)

    Faster Pasta
  • French Patisserie

    Every sweet lovers dream – take away with you the skill of a French patisserie master, and you will never look back. Create the finest pastry, the most delectable truffles, and tarte tatins that will tempt your taste buds. Using only the most... (more)

    French Patisserie
  • Relaxed Entertaining

    from £195.00

    If you’re not one for rushing around like a headless chicken whilst entertaining, this course is tailored to meet your needs. Learn to put together the perfect stress free menu, that will still delight and impress your guests. This course is for... (more)

    Relaxed Entertaining
  • Spice Up Your Life! An Easy Guide to Indian Cooking

    If you have always wanted to cook Indian food, but not had the confidence in the kitchen, then this course will give you the opportunity to discover how easy and delicious Indian cuisine can be. Classic Indian food is vibrant, spicy, fragrant and... (more)

    Spice Up Your Life! An Easy Guide to Indian Cooking