French Cookery Classes at the Novelli Academy

Would you like to perfect your French cookery skills?

Well, you can learn from top French celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli at his Novelli Academy cookery school in Hertfordshire.  You can choose from a tempting array of one and two day cookery classes.

The courses, which include lunch, wines and refreshments throughout the day make a fun social day out or a novel Christmas gift or outing for friends or colleagues, whatever the level of culinary ability. Classes can take groups of up to fourteen and are taught by either Novelli himself, first-rate resident Academy chef Steven Kitchen or popular guest chefs such as Manju Malhi and Laurie Gear. Details can be seen on the website

Whereas earlier courses were predominantly taken up by ladies keen to meet Novelli and observe his impressive gallic and culinary skills close-up, there has been an increasing uptake by men on the classes to the point that there is now generally a 50/50 male to female ratio and some courses now run with more men than women!

‘Everyday Novelli’ cookery classes teach some of Novelli’s famous Modern European classics, and would make an ideal special gift for someone wanting to learn to cook a la facon Novelli.

Jean Christophe Novelli is a Michelin and 5AA Rosette award winning French chef, whose attributes include AA Chef’s Chef of the Year, European Chef of the Year finalist representing Great Britain and the prestigious Egon Ronay Dessert of the Year. He won Restaurant of the Year on numerous occasions and many other awards for culinary excellence. His Novelli Academy Cookery School, where he personally teaches or appears at many of the courses, is ranked as one of the top in the world.

Each Novelli Academy course needs a minimum of ten guests to run, and can take a maximum of fourteen – ideal for Christmas parties – and costs from £150 per person upwards.   For more details and to book online check out or call Tina Carter on 01582-454070.