14th April, 2014
Top Chef to open The Events Event 2014
It has just been announced that one of the worlds top chefs has confirmed he will attend and demonstrate his skills at ‘The Events Event’ exhibition which will be held on Thursday the 8th May 2014 in Aberdeen. The exhibition celebrates the vibrant events industry of the North East and will be held in a specially erected marquee area within the grounds of The Mercure Ardoe House Hotel. Top celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be the star attraction at the event.
Jean-Christophe Novelli is a 5 times AA Rosette and Michelin award winning chef, who is also dubbed “the nation's favourite French Chef”.
He began his exciting career at the age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France, before becoming private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild in Paris at the age of 19. Jean-Christophe's life changed completely when he arrived in Great Britain in 1983. He spent a year taking care of Keith Floyd's pub, ‘The Maltsters', as Head Chef whilst Keith was filming his famous TV Shows.
In 1996, Jean-Christophe opened his first restaurant, Maison Novelli in Clerkenwell, London, followed quickly by Novelli W8, Novelli EC1 and Les Saveurs in Mayfair. Jean-Christophe also launched Novelli at the Cellars; Cape Town's leading five-star Relais et Chateaux Hotel, Moulin de Jean in Normandy, France and was Chef Consultant on Sea France Ferries. Over his career Jean-Christophe has accumulated no less than four Michelin Stars.
Jean's passion to pass on his wealth of culinary knowledge to others led to his desire to open his own cookery school; The Novelli Academy opened its doors on April 22nd 2005 and, within three months, was voted amongst the ‘Top 25 Cookery Schools in the World'. Jean-Christophe restored part of his 14th century Hertfordshire farmhouse so that the Novelli Academy could be accommodated in his own home. Jean-Christophe is the owner and co-founder of the Academy. In September 2007 Jean-Christophe was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Bedfordshire University for his 30 years of dedication to his craft and outstanding achievements in cooking. Jean-Christophe is only the 3rd Chef in history to achieve this.
Jean-Christophe is also a well-known TV chef having appeared on a wide variety of the UK's most popular cookery programmes. He has also featured on an impressive selection of prime time TV shows including Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Hell's Kitchen, Celebrity X Factor, Loose Women, Through the Keyhole, The Apprentice, The Alan Titchmarsh show, BBC Breakfast and MTV Cribs.
‘The Events Event’ is an annual exhibition for the meetings, events, conference and corporate hospitality sectors and is now in its fourth year. Aberdeen based entertainment agency Elite Promotions will again host the event and partner John Anderson said “We are absolutely delighted that Jean-Christophe has agreed to be our guest at this years event. We book him from time to time for corporate events and the feedback we receive is always very positive, particularly from the ladies funnily enough! The exhibition will run from 11am until 4pm and Jean-Christophe will attend throughout the day as well as presenting a demonstration of his skills to the event buyers.”
15th January 2014
Venue for 2014 Events Event announced...
This year 'The Events Event' will be moving to the luxurious Mercure Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen.
A specially erected marquee with a walkway connecting to the hotel's Ogston Suite will provide a huge exhibition area. There will also be additional display and exhibition spece on the fantastic lawn and throughout the grounds of Ardoe House. The event will run from 11am to 4pm and wil give you the opportunity to see all that is new in the exciting and hugely buoyant events industry of Aberdeen.From today you can book exhibition space within the marquee area and qualify for an 'Early Bird' discount. The website has been updated to include the show plan and bookings can now be taken.
Also from today Event Buyers can register online to apply for FREE entry to the exhibition and be kept up to date with information and special offers from exhibitors.
Among the first companies to book a stand are Entier Catering Services, Thainstone Events, Sillysnapz Photo Booth, Hospitality & Events North Magazine and North East Events.
A new name in the industry will be announced soon as a sponsor of The Events Event 2014. The announcement will be made following the official launch of their business which will take place soon.
There will again be a musical flavour to the event with top quality entertainers performing LIVE on the day. Celebrity chef Ed Baines (pictured below) was a huge hit at the 2013 event and our attractions planned for this year will be announced soon.