Share a kitchen with Novelli

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On the 22nd April 2005 I opened the doors to my house in Tea Green in Hertfordshire so that I could share my passion for cooking with anyone who wanted to learn about my experiences as a successful restaurateur and to learn some of the techniques I incorporated to achieve the high standards that were expected of me.

Share a kitchen with Novelli

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On the 22nd April 2005 I opened the doors to my house in Tea Green in Hertfordshire.

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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 has showcased his creations at Michelin starred restaurants and to Royalty. Born in Britain and Indian by heritage, Aneesh has fused his mastery of Eastern…

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 College in Montecatini Terme, honing his skills working in the kitchens of Italy’s top…

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 becoming private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild in Paris at the age of 19. Jean-Christophe’s life…

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, Manju has come up with her own unique style of Indian home food. She won the BBC’s Food and Drink…

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 to create a truly innovative dining experience using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Michael’s restaurant “Michaels“ gained the prestigious “Lancashire…

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 teach. Natasha taught Art to school children in Africa and the UK for fifteen years. Now living…

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 elements! For over 20 years, Pamela’s British family and friends were captivated…

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 lively, bubbly with a pleasant personality, very enthusiastic and passionate about the things she loves and…

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Cooking Tips & Recipes

Food Blog

Apple and Cinnamon Crepes

Apple and Cinnamon Crepes

Serve 6 Cooking time: 35 minutes Ingredients Crepe mix for 6-8 2 large eggs 2 rounded tablespoon plain flour 3-4 tablespoons full-fat milk pinch salt pinch sugar 1 tblspn Flora buttery - melted Filling 1 tblspn Flora buttery 350 gm baking apples—peeled and sliced Pinch cinnamon 70 g soft light brown sugar 1 x 250 ml Crème fraiche Method Crepe…
Chinese Style Potato Salad

Chinese Style Potato Salad

Serve 6 Ingredients 5-6 medium potatoes 4 slices bacon, well-cooked and crumbled 3/4 cup chopped pak choi 1 red pepper, diced 1 chopped spring onion 1 chilli (chopped) 1 tbsp of fresh coriander chopped 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated Sauce 4 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp sugar 1 tbsp soy sauce 1-2 tsp sesame oil 1/8-1/4 tsp hot mustard powder 1/8…
Blueberry Tart

Blueberry Tart

Serve 6 Cooking time: 35 minutes Ingredients Filling 375 g Blueberries 125 g Granulated sugar Juice of 1 lemon Glaze 1 egg white from the pastry below Granulated sugar to glaze Method Pre heated oven 190°c gas 5. Use half of the pastry mix below rolled to line the base of the pie dish. Mix the berries, sugar and lemon…
What Our Students Say


  • badent2020
    5 star rating

    Novelli Academy - Simply Novelli course. Good Morning Baden

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this response. It was really great to meet you both and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. I will see you soon for that game of golf!

    Best wishes


  • Ann C
    5 star rating

    Fantastic Day Team Building I was given the task of finding a day out for our Leadership Team for their Team Building Day. After chatting to Nikki at the Novelli Academy who was very thorough and a pleasure to deal with we embarked on our day. What a great day out it was. Jean-Christophe and Felice could not have... Read More

  • Norma M
    5 star rating

    Spot on! I was an attendee at a team building offsite on 19/11/19. Despite a stressful start to my day (not related to the session), I had managed to truly enjoy the event.
    ‘JC’ was an exemplary host, backed up by a team who are saints for putting up with the variety of culinary expertise (or lack thereof) they were faced with....
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  • AlanJRBlue
    5 star rating

    Simply Novelli Hands On Cooking Course I learned a lot on this incredible day from Jean-Christophe and Felice Tocchini. I was a great experience to spend the day in the home of a master chef and his talented team.
    I recommend it 100% - Regardless of your skill level you will pick up useful tips and new skills which you can add to your own . I...
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  • thatkiwi2019
    5 star rating

    Amazing cooking class! Absolutely amazing day doing the Simply Novelli course! Covered caramel decorations, stuffed chicken legs, quick and tasty ratatouille, apple tarte tatin, and homemade pasta. Very relaxed atmosphere with lots of top tips for all skill levels. Have even successfully recreated two of the dishes at home already. Hope I get the chance to go again! Thanks Jean-Christophe, Felice, and the... Read More

  • SarahLK2015
    5 star rating

    An Amazing Experience With Top Chef! What an incredible day! Learned lots and laughed loads with the talented Jean-Christophe Novelli and his team including the equally fabulous Felice Tocchini. If you get the chance to attend one of Jean-Christophe's masterclasses, this is one day you will never forget!

  • FGodfrey1
    1 star rating

    Would leave a review if we ever got on the course I bought a pasta making course for my husband for Christmas last year. He booked to go on just after Easter. That course was cancelled due to low numbers. He re-booked again for it to then end up being cancelled a second time. He then was told to book onto a more popular course which he did. That was then... Read More

  • Mandy F
    5 star rating

    Wow! What an experience ***** All I can say is WOW! My husband gave me this experience as a gift, and we were lucky enough to be able to book to go on our wedding anniversary. The communications with the team were brilliant - helpful, friendly, responsive. I hadn't twigged that JC Novelli would actually be there on the day, and then... Read More

  • 1MarkJenks
    5 star rating

    Novelli Masterclass I had an amazing time doing the Masterclass with Jean-Christophe.
    A warm welcome into the intimate setting of the kitchen with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere through the day.
    A mix of tuition, demonstrations and great interaction with Jean-Christophe, his chefs and staff.
    New techniques learnt and great food tasted with a lovely meal, champagne, wine and anecdotes to end a memorable...
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  • 946nickd
    5 star rating

    Master class What an amazing day. Tucked away and a little tricky to find ( drove straight past it first time) is Crouchmoor Farm. A beautiful home and excellent place to meet Jean Christophe Novelli, who ensured we all had a fabulous day. A very warm welcome by his team upon arrival. Jean Christophe gave a great demonstration and his team helped... Read More

  • frangipan
    5 star rating

    What a great day!! Can’t recommend highly enough!! From the first welcome to the final farewell it was the best day!! Felice was a welcome friendly face and all the girls were just fabulous!! Jean Christophe was the perfect host, anyone would have thought we were guests in his home, oh hang on a moment, we were!! We were treated to a cookery demonstration... Read More

  • kryfer
    5 star rating

    Truly Amazing! Learnt so much in one day and can’t wait to try new dishes on family and friends. Made to feel welcome by the whole team.

  • Freddiefi
    5 star rating

    Great day at the Novelli Academy! I attended the ‘Simply Novelli’ course at Crouchmoore Farm as a special treat from my family. It was a great fun day! After a warm welcome we rolled our sleeves up, aprons on and got straight on with observing Jean Christophe Novelli preparing part of what was to be a most delicious lunch. Then Felice Tocchini had us bread... Read More

  • Tamar19nd
    5 star rating

    A truly wonderful day ! I was given a voucher for my birthday last December from my family and mother in law who unfortunately has since passed. I was the last person to arrive (and the one that lived the closest !!!), so I was feeling a bit sheepish on arrival ! Everyone introduced themselves to me and the Italian chef Felice said that because... Read More

  • Freddiefi
    5 star rating

    Masterclass with Master Chiefs! What a fun and relaxing day! A friendly welcome. Jean-Christophe Novelli got straight on to demonstrating cooking techniques and tips. Then it was our turn to have a go. Felice Tocchini had us making pasta and focaccia. A glass of something lovely with the delicious smells of what was to come wafting in the air .... lunch! Superb. Jean-Christophe is... Read More

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