Perfectionist chef Jean-Christophe Novelli shot to fame on ITV's Hell's Kitchen and has his own catering service called Novelli Events. As seen in the July/August 2007 issue of Brides, the top chef picks his must-have spring main to inspire you; why not try chicken, stuffed with Gorgonzola and wrapped in pancetta, with red wine risotto? Novelli says: "The most important things about a spring-time menu are simple ingredients with exceptional taste."

Jean Cazals

Plate (part of a 29-piece set), £750, The Dining Room Shop. Napkin, £59, The Monogrammed Linen Shop. Cutlery, £8.50 to hire, the Lacquer Chest.