Dorset born and bred, Lovaine started her hospitality career on the public side of the kitchen door. Lovaine held front of house roles at the much-lauded Bras restaurant in France and on the wine team at the Fat Duck in Bray, before the lure of the kitchen became too much and she swapped the wine knife for the chefs knife. Cutting her cooking teeth under Richard Guest at the Castle Hotel, Lovaine moved to Australia to help Adam open Arras and quickly began developing the cuisine Arras is now acclaimed for. Lovaine continues to work in Arras everyday, albeit outside the kitchen putting her palate to good use in developing the wine list and ensuring the whole operation runs smoothly!
When not at Arras, Lovaine raises her young family and her older husband whilst all the while trying to fit in that elusive ‘next gym session’!