Jean-Christophe Novelli to cook at Elsecar Food Festival

Michelin award-winning chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, will be making a welcome return to Elsecar’s annual Flavours Food Festival this weekend.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 12:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 4:43 pm
Celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli at Sunderland's Food Festival.

The well-loved television personality will be cooking up a storm in the historic South Yorkshire Village as he meets with fans and performs lively cookery demonstrations throughout the action packed weekend.

The 5 AA Rosette chef will also showcase a selection of his recipes at the event taking place on Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20.

Visitors to the event will be able to pick up top tips from the chef to recreate his delicious recipes at home.

Flavours Food Festival Elsecar in October

Over the weekend there will be an array of live entertainment from some amazing performers, with a music stage running over the weekend showcasing a fantastic array of musicians.

Alongside family friendly entertainment, street food and drinks traders, and an abundance of local producers, it promises to be a great weekend.

Packed full of foodie fun, music and live entertainment, it promises to be an action packed weekend for food lovers and families alike.

Jean-Christophe Novelli began his career at the tender age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France. His life changed completely in 1983 when he arrived in Great Britain and spent a year taking care of Keith Floyd’s pub, The Maltsters. In 1996, he opened four restaurants in London and began his internationally based mini-empire.

Joining Jean-Christophe and holding exciting cookery demonstrations, over the two-day festival will be Karen Wright of Great British Bake Off fame, plus chefs Tosin Dayo-Oyekole and Tim Bilton.

Now in its fourth year Flavours Food Fest will be returning to Elsecar Heritage Centre. The unique historical site will be transformed over the weekend into a bustling marketplace.

With a variety of local and national producers on show, the centre will offer a wide range of tasty treats and delicious beverages.

The event takes place Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Tickets £5 per person, under 14s go free but they need a ticket. To book tickets or find out more information visit