Culinary School Villa Retiro

Our purpose of this school is to teach those who want to become a great profesional within the culinary business or want to widen its educational background in a Michelin Star environment.

The knowledge acquired by our students of the Culinary School Villa Retiro by Fran López are not only related with specific cooking abilities and techniques. Our students will improve their management and leadership abilities, strategic planning and other skills that make a chef a real leader.

Open Enrollment & Training Cooking Courses

You will become an expert in cooking technique, fluent in advanced culinary applications.

You will be familiar with national and international gastronomic cultures as well as traditional and modern techniques.

You will get to know culinary properties and their applications in a variety of products.

You can adapt to a variety of Food & Beverage business models.

You will have a team of faculty professionals.

You’ll have in your hand high technology and modern facilities.

We will develop your personal and professional skills: creativity, leadership, …

You will give a qualitative leap by prestigious training.

Real hands-on practice at Michelin Star Restaurant Villa Retiro.

 You will improve your Spanish.

Next cooking courses available in our Culinary school

Professional training course in cookery.

Masterclass: waste reduction and creativity.

Monograhic in cookery with chef Mariano Gonzalvo.

Master in gastronomy and leadership in cooking (coming soon).

Chef Fran López

Leading our kitchen team, Fran López, is the fourth generation of hoteliers and restaurateurs. In the kitchen, along with his team, Fran creates a cuisine based on the product and by the market, with innovative touches without losing the essence of the traditional cuisine that allowed him treasuring several international awards.

Michelin Star

Since 2007 we collect prizes, awards and recommendations regarding our Restaurant Villa Retiro. With the great leadership of our chef Fran López we’ve been awarded as the only one restaurant in Terres de l’Ebre with a Michelin Star and a Repsol Sol. Since 2016 has a Michelin Star in Xerta Restaurant in Barcelona.



The mission of the Culinary School Villa Retiro is to advance into culinary knowledge and transmit it to their students and prepare them with the cognitive tools needed to be a leader.



The school is dedicated to providing students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery, with the intellectual and emotional support of the lecturers.



It seeks to develop in each member of the school community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively and effectively in favor of traditional, modern and international cuisine.