Jean-Christophe Novelli to Appear at Malton Food Lovers Festival

Multi Michelin starred Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is the latest foodie name to be revealed in the star line-up for Malton Food Lovers’ Festival, Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 May 2014.

Dubbed “The Nation’s Favourite French Chef”, Novelli is a ‘5 out of 5’, AA Rosette and 4 Michelin Star award-winning chef whose accolades 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.

Now in its sixth year, the festival attracts over 20,000 food lovers to Malton, for an outstanding line-up of over 160 quality food and drink producers, the best of Yorkshire’s own chefs and top-level patrons vying to return year on year.

Jean-Christophe will be joining an exciting line-up which already boasts BBC’s The Incredible Spice Men and Channel 4’s Michael Chiappa and her Sisters. He will be headlining the Malton Cookery Theatre with an exclusive lesson for 8 lucky visitors.

Tom Naylor-Leyland, Malton Food Lovers Festival organiser, said: “It is a great tribute to Yorkshire’s exceptional food producers that such renowned chefs will be joining us to showcase and celebrate our diverse food and drink offering. Yorkshire’s magnificent landscape produces some of the finest food and drink in the country and we are very excited to see the creations our star chefs will be cooking up.”

The Malton Food Lovers Festival will boast a fabulous food market of over 160 of Yorkshire’s best producers, retailers and restaurateurs, and features two days of demonstrations, tutored tastings, talks and entertainment. Organisers are recruiting further talent to feature in the festival’s exciting line-up for 2014, so if you believe you have something special to offer, please get in touch via

Access to the festival is free, however chef demonstrations, cookery lessons in Malton Cookery School and other special events are ticketed so visit to ensure your place and keep updated on events. Tickets for Jean-Christophe Novelli will be available from the beginning of March.

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