April 29, 2011
Jean-Christophe Novelli (born 22 February 1961) is a French celebrity chef.Born in Arras, Northern France, in 1961, in a family with Italian roots, Jean-Christophe Novelli worked in a bakery before becoming (at the age of 20) a personal chef to the Rothschild family.
Jean-Christophe Novelli is a 5 AA Rosette and Michelin award winning chef, who is also dubbed "the nation's favourite French Chef". He began his exciting career at the age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France, before becoming private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild in Paris 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.