Lenôtre, a sweet and savoury journey since 1957

Founded by Gaston Lenôtre in 1957, this iconic brand, which revolutionised pastries and redefined the meaning of catering, is continuing its exploration of all things gourmet.

With its stores in Paris, Cannes, and Kuwait City; prestigious receptions; and professional training school attended by 450 chefs in Plaisir (Yvelines), Lenôtre has been active in every aspect of the culinary industry for over 60 years. The company has evolved far beyond its beginnings as an artisanal pastry maker. With nearly €100 million in turnover, Lenôtre continues to adhere to the values of its founders through its quest for perfection.

Six decades of sweet and salty adventure with Lenôtre

The founder’s culinary tradition, which focuses on exceptional taste and has now been updated with a luxury twist, continues to hold court in the same workshops that created the « Feuille d'Automne » and « Plaisir aux Noix » pastries and trained Alain Ducasse and Pierre Hermé. Seventeen tons of raw materials pass through its kitchens every day on their way to becoming cakes, candies, ice cream, chocolates, and ready-made meals.

Lenôtre cater
The catering teams are experts at setting up beautiful themed tables for gala dinners. © DR
Lenôtre signature dessert
Order a dessert prepared on the fly to suit your tastes, and enjoy. © DR

Guy Krenzer, the head chef of a pool of talented cooks

Under the direction of Guy Krenzer, executive chef and artistic director, the company cultivates a human value, namely transferring expertise to the new generation. With the highest respect for great products and flawless execution, he has created Odyssée Merveilleuse, the yule log dessert for 2018 that’s perfect for sharing among friends.

Lenôtre chestnut and blueberry tart
At Lenôtre, fine dining goes hand-in-hand with exquisite tableware. © DR
Lenôtre chef Guy Krenzer and Odyssey Merveilleuse Yule log
Guy Krenzer, who has twice been elected Meilleur Ouvrier de France, is the artist behind this ephemeral work of art. © DR

A heritage of flavours and sweet treats