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About Jean-Christophe Novelli

Jean-Christophe Novelli is a multi-Michelin star and 5/5 AA Rosette winning Chef, Author, and Restaurateur.  He is very approachable and often gives more than expected to please audiences and organisers alike.  Following a number of 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. He has appeared in a number of TV programmes (eg 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 C4.  Millions watched him and fellow celebrities beat “the Hunters” and raise huge amounts for ‘Stand Up To Cancer’.  Articles about his work and family regularly appear in national newspapers and magazines including Hello.  Jean-Christophe is known around the globe for his amazing cooking artistry and unique healthy cooking techniques.   He’s cooked and consulted on many projects, and catered for Heads of State, Royalty and renowned 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 demonstrating at a food festival or similar.  Whatever the occasion, time with this passionate and highly talented chef will be an informative, fun and truly memorable experience! 

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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.

Felice is passionate about local produce and spends much of his time working with growers and producers as well as schools and colleges to help promote Worcestershire food and drink.

His main love is developing recipes and any food challenges thrown at him. At present he is working at the acclaimed “Novelli Academy” one of the top 25 best cookery schools in the World alongside Celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli, Scott’s Farm (sweet potato growers) creating recipes to encourage people to eat more of this unknown vegetable, Eckington Manor Cookery school and cookery shows nationwide.

He has appeared on numerous TV programmes including The One Show, Countryfile, The Gadget show as well as in the media worldwide for his innovative creations such as Sprout Cake (a concept to encourage children to enjoy these much-maligned vegetables) and the Worcester Dunker – a biscuit designed to hold its own when dipped in tea…or champagne.


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 a Ghanaian with a truly international perspective.

She also wants to share and promote Ghana and the hidden Africa – the Africa beyond the headlines.

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