Celebrity Chef Serves up Healthy Food for Sutton

Monday 3 June 2019 Celebrity Chef Serves up Healthy Food for Sutton


Multi Michelin Star award winning Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli was welcomed to Portland Square in Sutton to kick off a new healthy eating project.

Feel Good Food is a pilot project led by the Health and Wellbeing Team at Ashfield District Council and funded by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The project aims to build knowledge and confidence to make healthy food choices, overcome the myth that healthy eating is expensive and encourage residents to buy fresh and local.

Novelli, once dubbed "The Nation’s Favourite French Chef", brought his culinary expertise to the streets of Sutton Town Centre, focusing on healthy options.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Health and Leisure, Tom Hollis said: “It was brilliant to see so many people attending the cooking demonstrations and learning about the small changes that can make a big difference to your health.

“I would like to thank Jean-Christophe for finding time to join us in Sutton and also to the fantastic traders in Idlewells Indoor Market who provided the delicious ingredients for the demonstrations.”

As part of the project, lots of opportunities are planned throughout the year to include:

  • Discounts for healthy food options sold in Idlewells Indoor Market
  • Delivery of Cook and Eat sessions for residents to learn more about healthy eating and cooking healthy recipes
  • Promotion of healthy recipe cards to be made available at the Summer Solstice event on Saturday 22nd June
  • A healthy eating event with local Sutton Primary Schools as part of British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating week
  • Monthly healthy eating awareness raising in Idlewells shopping centre
  • Promotion and uptake of the Healthy Options Takeaway award with local businesses – encouraging local takeaways to provide healthy options