Catherine & Bruno Loubet

A shared passion

Bruno and Catherine recently returned from the busy London restaurant scene to sunny Queensland again seeking out that all important slower pace. They fell in love with an old Queenslander set on 8 ½ acres and decided to create a boutique cooking school.
With a firm belief that good cooking begins with good produce they created an extensive biodynamic vegetable garden.

It’s been a long journey but Catherine and Bruno are very proud to welcome you to
Willow Vale Cooking School.

About Bruno Loubet

Bruno has spent over 40 years heading up kitchens in London, France and Australia working with world renowned chefs. Becoming a legend in his own right, he earned one Michelin stars, published three cookbooks and made several TV appearances over his career.

Bruno’s cooking style is rooted in his beliefs for a more sustainable lifestyle and inspired by his experiences growing up in France, where he learnt to grow his own produce and tend to his animals from a young age. This combined with his extensive travel experiences has shaped the vision for Willow Vale Cooking School.

Bruno’s dream of sharing his passion and knowledge for food dining has become a reality at Willowvale Cooking School.

Our Beliefs

We want Willow Vale Cooking School to reflect the growing movement towards a more sustainable lifestyle, respecting what we eat and showcasing the provenance and production techniques.
Plant based food is very much on the agenda at our school. We are lucky that our garden blesses us with the most delicious and nutritious vegetables in seasons, growing multiple opportunities of our ‘roots to leaves’ philosophy.
We believe that less meat and fish and more plants is the way to leading a more sustainable lifestyle.