Novelli Academy

As front-of-house and a resident chef at the Novelli Academy how lucky am I to be working with Jean-Christophe, so many top chefs and a fabulous and friendly support team.

I enjoy good food and meeting new people (my husband translates that to eating and talking, he may have a point there).

Courses are run in Jean-Christophe’s charming farmhouse family kitchen. I arrive to the aroma of stocks simmering, biscuits baking and good coffee, and the kitchen buzzing in preparation for the day.

The excitement starts with the arrival, meeting and greeting of the guests,  then we settle in for expert guidance and spoonfuls of food heaven.

The day is punctuated with fun and laughter, there’s never a dull moment!

 

Patti at the Academy

Patti at the Academy

There’s something for everyone and of course one of my favourites is
Out of Africa & Tastes of Ghana
where I get to share some of my most popular dishes. We explore spices and techniques and use readily available ingredients, many of which are becoming commonplace in supermarkets.

Why not take a look at some of the Academy testimonials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sugar spiral success with the Maestro!

A sugar spiral success with the Maestro!

Yes - it is the BBC's Mike Bushell!

Yes – it is the BBC’s Mike Bushell!

 

Practicing a sugar spiral

Practicing a sugar spiral

Resident Chef Felice Tocchini, smiling as usual and ready for action

Resident Chef Felice Tocchini, smiling as usual and ready for action

 

Resident Chef Felice imparts wisdom

Resident Chef Felice imparts wisdom

Guest views her handiwork on the French Patisserie Course

Guest views her handiwork on the French Patisserie Course

 

Patti and Jean-Christophe Novelli

Patti and Jean-Christophe Novelli

Jean-Christophe Novelli & Felice Tocchini

Jean-Christophe Novelli & Felice Tocchini

 

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It's a tough life in the Academy kitchen!

It’s a tough life in the Academy kitchen!