Biography Jean-Christophe Novelli.
The famous Jean-Christophe Novelli awarded 5 out of 5 roses, awarded as a reward reference «AA Guide», owner of Michelin awards for excellent culinary skills and christened as the national favorite French chef. Novelli born on February 22, 1961 in Arras (Northern France).
The fascinating story of the career of a native family with Italian roots, Jean-Christophe, began when he left school at the age of 14 and went to work in a bakery. Inspiration and love of cooking, Jean received from his mother, who was a wonderful cook. Already at the age of 20, he became the personal chef of the family Rothschild.
Novelli Life changed completely after moving to the UK in 1983. Over the years, he ran a restaurant «Maltster's Arms» in Totnse belonging known Keith Floyd.
Jean-Christophe won the first of two Michelin stars, working in a restaurant «Le Provence», located in Leamington, before becoming Executive Chef «the Four Seasons Hotel», located in Hyde Park Corner.
In 1996, Novelli has established its own restaurant «Maison Novelli» in Clerkenwell, in central London. Other its restaurants Jean-Christophe opened in France, South Africa and other countries. He continues to expand its activities as a chef and restaurant owners, as well as a consultant to various agencies, such as gastro «The White Horse» in Harpenden. That's laying the foundation of a mini-empire Jean-Christophe Novelli internationally. It is surprising that only £ 500 in his pocket he began his solo adventure.
"My Academy - my house, my heart and my life"
After Jean-Christophe restaurants took their place on the international map, Novelli ran into another adventure. Jean's passion for the transfer of their culinary knowledge to others, has created his desire to open his own cooking school, known as «The Novelli Academy». The school is located in a building on a farm near Hertfordshire Luton.
In December 2006, Novelli has launched a series of frozen semi-finished products from the company are in the co-producer of «Findus». Despite the fact that in 2008 the release of frozen ready-made semi-finished products has been discontinued, the chef continues to endorse products on its website.
For merits in the field of gastronomy, and dedication to the greater part of his life to this hard business, Bedfordshirsky University awarded Novelli as "Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts." Jean-Christophe - the third chef, won this title!
The rising star of the TV screen
Novelli first appeared on television in the transfer of «The Games» in 2003, and in 2005 he became one of the two main chefs transmission «Hell's Kitchen» with Gary Rhodes. In 2006, Jean-Christophe is taking part in the show program «The X Factor: Battle of the Stars», together with Aldo Zilli, Paul Rankin and Ross Burden. Currently Novelli can be seen in a new TV channel «ITV1» program «Cooks!»
Moreover, Novelli was a contestant transmission «Family Fortunes». May 2, 2007, he appeared in the program «You're Fired!» On TV «BBC Two», as well as in the show «The Apprentice» channel «BBC One».
In 2009, Jean-Christophe started his own cooking show «Chef Academy», where he taught the 9 chefs aspiring professionals. In October 2010, Novelli has teamed up with «the Potato Council» to participate in the nation-wide competition called «Master Spud». In addition, Jean-Christophe was a stellar member of the audience in the program Derren Brown titled «The Gathering».
Family life. Insensible steps.
It is known that Novelli diluted twice. His first wife was an Englishwoman by birth, Tina. His second wife, Anzelle Visser was in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Anzelle combine work model and work in the restaurant «Maison Novelli». With it, Jean-Christophe signed in 1999 and divorced in 2005. Years of marriage with Anzelle Visser was a period of confusion for the Novelli. Having devoted his first book was the second wife, some time later, Jean began to ignore it in their lives. After her divorce from Jean-Christophe, Visser worked as event manager in a reputable company «Reform Club», without disclosing its past connection with Novelli. Currently, she - Production Manager «Xpozure Advertising» in southern Africa. From his first marriage, Jean-Christophe Novelli has a 24-year-old daughter Christina Novelli.
"I got out of control ... but now I have a little son and I want to live long."
Now the period of feminization, during visits with models and actresses such as Patsy Kensit long gone, as has come during adolescence and wisdom. In November 2007 it was announced that Jean-Christophe Novelli engaged with his girlfriend Michelle Kennedy, with whom they are familiar with for two years. In February 2008 the couple announced the imminent birth of a baby. The child was born on August 29, 2008. The boy was named Jean Frank Patrick Kennedy.
Having reached the age limit of 50 years, Novelli leads a sedentary lifestyle. "My son - it's the most important thing that I have in my life, even more important than the Michelin star" - says Jean-Christophe. «Michelle and my son gave me inoyu life. Michelle - my best friend, a partner and an excellent husband. We have everything in common, and there are no secrets from each other. As for my son, I do not want to lose a single moment spent with him. "
Currently, Jean-Christophe Novelli manages two British gastropub and continues to control the cooking school, near Luton, where he lives and enjoy a new life with his beloved family.
Interview with Jean Christophe Novelli at The Western Lakes Home and Garden Show [15/05/2015]
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