Bruno was born in Bordeaux, southwest France, in 1961. He attended the Lycée Hotelier de Talence, which led to his first job as a
Commis Chef at the Hyatt Regency in Brussels. After National Service, where he was Head Chef for the Admiral’s table, he earned the
rank of Second Maître. Moving to London in 1982, he worked at La Tante Claire with Pierre Koffmann as Commis Chef, and then at
Gastronome One in the New King’s Road as Head Chef, where he was awarded the 1985 Good Food Guide’s Young Chef of the Year.
Bruno launched Grain Store, in King’s Cross, in June 2013, with his business partners, Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyan. Grain Store explores a different side to Bruno’s skill and creativity.
Bruno has written three cookbooks – Cuisine Courante, published in 1992 by Pavilion, Bistrot Bruno, in 1995 by Macmillan, and Mange Tout, by Ebury in June 2013. He has made various TV appearances, including his own 13-part series, Chez Bruno, for the Carlton Food Network, as well as stints on BBC’s Hot Chefs, Junior MasterChef, and Australia’s The Great South East. In 2012, Bruno was a guest chef and mentor on Masterchef UK. In May 2014, Bruno appeared on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen.