Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival

Outstanding Celebrity Chef and female heart throb, Jean Christophe Novelli will be joining us as our headline chef on Saturday the 15th of April.

Jean-Christophe Novelli is a 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and Michelin award winning chef, who is also dubbed “the nations favourite french chef”.

He began his exciting career at the tender age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France, before becoming the private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild at the age of 19.

Jean-Christophe’s life changed completely when he arrived in Great Britain in 1983. he spent a year taking care of Keith Floyd’s pub, ‘The Maltsters’, as Head Chef, whilst Keith was filming his famous TV shows. In 1996, Jean-Christophe, then opened four restaurants in London, and so began the foundations for his internationally based mini empire. What is so surprising is that he only had £500 in his pocket to start this solo venture. He now operates one of the best loved cooking schools in the UK.

On the 22nd April 2005 he opened the doors to his house in Tea Green in Hertfordshire so that he could share his passion for cooking with anyone who wanted to learn about his experiences as a successful restaurateur and to learn some of the techniques he incorporated to achieve the high standards that were expected. Since then, hundreds of people from all walks of life and many corporate clients have honoured him with their presence.

Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival is a trading name of Chester Food & Drink Festival Limited.
Chester Food & Drink Festival Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales.
Registered number: 05364122.
Registered office: Churchill House, Queens Park Campus, Queens Park Rd, Chester, CH4 7AD.