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Celeb chef Jean-Christophe Novelli in Mellor

Carole Horsfall,  Jean-Christophe Novelli and Helen Wilson from Simonstone's Fort Vale Engineering Ltd

Carole Horsfall, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Helen Wilson from Simonstone's Fort Vale Engineering Ltd

Multi award-winning chef and TV favourite Jean-Christophe Novelli has helped to raise more than £1,600 by hosting the latest “Ladies Who Lunch” event at Stanley House Hotel and Spa.

One of the nation’s favourite chefs, Jean-Christophe entertained more than 200 guests at the Mellor hotel’s sellout event in aid of the venue’s charity of the year, Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Guests were treated to a drinks reception and a host of Lancashire’s finest stalls selling products for the festive period, before being served a two-course menu.

Afterwards they enjoyed a speech from Jean-Christophe on how he became a household name in culinary excellence.

He spoke of his love of food, which stemmed from his mother, telling his audience: “I was always in the kitchen and cooking was a huge part of how our family socialised – my mother will always be the best cook in the world.

“I came to Britain many years ago and the key advice I received was that cooking is the only thing that involves all five of the human senses, so it must be very important... apart from being in love that is.”

Jean-Christophe also paid tribute to the newly-appointed head chef at Stanley House, Jon Riding. He asked for Jon to be applauded in to the room and said: “Congratulations on presenting me with such wonderful food today, it’s no easy task cooking for this many ladies and a chef!”

“I have thoroughly enjoyed myself today and each and every guest should be very proud to have raised so much for such a worthy cause.”

Guests were able to mingle with Jean-Christophe and gain and obtain a personalised signed copy of his new book, “Simply Novelli”. More than 50 copies of the book were sold with a percentage of the proceeds from each sale going towards charity. Jean-Christophe also contributed to the luxury raffle prizes by giving away five tickets to his cookery school in Luton, a total prize value of £2,000.

The French chef is the latest in a long line of celebrity guests who have hosted the Ladies Who Lunch, event including star baker, Paul Hollywood and broadcast legend Anne Diamond.

 

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