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As Christmas approaches, thoughts turn yet again to special Christmas gifts for loved ones, where to hold the office Christmas party, and festive food and drink.

This year, why not combine all three and book yourself, your colleagues, friends and loved ones an exclusive one-day Christmas cookery class at the world-renowned Novelli Academy Cookery School at Tea Green, near Luton.

Owned and run by popular TV chef Jean Christophe Novelli, and held in the cosy beamed luxury of his 14th century farmhouse, the Novelli Academy was voted among the top twenty five cookery schools in the world within three months of opening.

Catering for individuals and private or corporate groups of ALL abilities - including the culinary-challenged! - a one-day class at the Novelli Academy is a fun festive social occasion, as well as a chance to learn new gourmet cookery skills to impress family and friends!

A typical day starts with coffee and champagne on arrival, then Jean-Christophe himself and/or his talented protégé chef Steven Kitchen guide students through the day demonstrating, cooking and sampling speciality treats and Novelli’s famous signature dishes, as well as tasting and matching wines with each course. Teaching at his Academy is one of Jean-Christophe’s passions and he loves personally hosting his own courses.

Courses run regularly throughout the year and offer a choice of demonstration, “hands on”, and one or two-day formats suitable for all levels and budgets, ranging from £150 to £1500.

Autumn courses are running throughout October and November, including a special Halloween cookery class on 31st October, and there are specific Christmas cookery classes in December which aim to inspire and help with the festive season and more importantly Christmas Day itself!

For an extra special Christmas gift, The Novelli Academy is also offering an exclusive package to combat those winter blues in January and February. Ideal for mothers & daughters, sisters or friends, this luxury two-day offer combines one day at the Academy, overnight accommodation at Sopwell House in St Albans, followed by a special pamper day at its luxury Spa.

Novelli, who as well as being voted “The World’s Sexiest Chef” by the New York Times recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bedfordshire for his outstanding services to the culinary industry, is a natural and charismatic teacher and a gregarious host, who instantly puts his varied students at ease.

“Both Steven and myself love being able to inspire and teach those who have a desire to cook more creative and healthy food. Our special Christmas courses will encourage students to add a unique twist to traditional Christmas dishes and impress their friends and family at home,” said the nation's favourite French chef.

Details of the special Novelli Academy Autumn and Christmas cookery classes can be found by logging on to or by calling 01582-454070 or emailing

A video clip of Jean-Christophe teaching at his Novelli Academy can be seen on the website.

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For further information or photos of Novelli Academy, please contact 01582-454070 or call Alison on mobile 07988023940. For those who wish to write a feature review on the Novelli Academy, there will be a limited number of press places to attend during October, November and December. Please call to book a place or for further details on 07988023940 or email


Earlier this week, Jean Christophe was "bought" for £10 by a stunning quick-thinking sixteen-year old pupil, Catherine Bass, to give a charity Novelli cookery demonstration at her school, which took place at St. George's School Harpenden on Saturday 13th October, and which raised thousands for charity. The headmaster, Norman Hoare, had lent all the pupils £10 with instructions to make more, and she certainly did! For separate information on this event, plus pictures, including details of the cheeky 14-year old youngster, Connor, who "gatecrashed" the event as he was so keen to meet Novelli and become a chef, contact Alison on email or mobile 07988023940

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