Escuela de Cocina Villa Retiro

Culinary School Villa Retiro is dedicated to providing its students with cooking courses and chef training an education that combines the rigorous academic study and the emotion of the discovery, with the support and stimulation both intellectual and emotional of the team of professionals that make up the cooking school in Xerta ( Terres de l’Ebre).

It seeks to develop in each member of the educational community the capacity and the passion to work with prudence, creativity and effectiveness in favor of the gastronomy and the restoration.

Culinary School Villa Retiro runed by chef Fran López has as vision to be a reference of global prestige in the culinary training.

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.

Estrella Michelin

Since 2009 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..