The Novelli Academy

The Novelli Academy has been established since April 2005 and is based in Jean Christophe’s home kitchen in his 14th Century farmhouse in rural Hertfordshire, with great travel links from London and nearby Luton airport. Within 3 months of opening it was voted one of the “Top 25 Cookery Schools in The World” and has increased in popularity ever since.


The Academy  was created by Jean Christophe so that he could have a more personal relationship with his clientele which he was missing when working in his restaurant kitchens. Having worked for so many years behind the scenes, he felt that he wanted to look into peoples’ eyes when they were sampling his wares.

Anyone who visits the Academy is guaranteed great entertainment, excellent food and the certain je ne sais quoi from Jean Christophe, not to mention the perfect wines complimenting and perfectly cooked dishes. Besides showing off his culinary skills, Jean Christophe gives much more than his guests expect especially when he surprises them by sharing his healthy cooking techniques and tips that is not normally associated with chefs of his calibre.

The courses have been personally designed by Jean Christophe  to suit most people and are aimed at all levels, from recreational cooks to expanding culinary skills/interests or professional chefs just looking for inspiration from a Master. 

Jean Christophe NovelliThe 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and multi Michelin starred,  Chef’s Chef of the Year, Jean Christophe Novelli still hosts the majority of his courses on offer, especially the increasingly more popular bespoke Corporate events but allows his own resident chefs to host certain specialised courses too. Even you book ones of his other chefs, the chances of meeting the man himself are very high.

The expanding Corporate Events are designed to suite whichever occasion and whatever the ultimate goal that clients are looking to fulfil, be it team building, team bonding, sales incentives or currently the most popular being using the day as a sales aid,  you associate high quality deliverables of a high quality chef with the products or services being offered by the companies. This can either be done at the Academy, local historical buildings or even at clients’ premises but the courses are bespoke to that particular client and no two courses are the same.

References are available on all levels from people that have purchased one or more vouchers to large blue chip companies who have achieved everything they set out to achieve.

Vouchers are the perfect present for any buddying chef, hobby cook or seasoned professional looking to learn from one of the most respected chefs in the world, for any occasions.  The school can also organise accommodation at the Luxury 5* Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa.

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