Founded by Mr. Gaston Lenôtre one of the best Pastry Cooks in France during his time.
Born on 1920 in Normandy, Gaston Lenôtre quickly showed a true passion for patisserie.
•In the year 1947, he opened his store in Normandy. In 1957 along with his wife Colette, he first bought a store in Paris at 44 rue d’Auteuil. It was an immediate success! His exceptionally high productivity was the talent that led him to open a catering department in 1964, and soon he was the artist behind the most lavish celebrations.
•In 1971, l’Ecole Lenôtre opened up in Plaisir, close to Paris in les Yvelines. Professionals around-the-world over flocked to learn the secrets of this famous pastry chef.
•The first international venture was in Berlin in 1975, in Japan, the Middle East, Korea, Las Vegas, and Bangkok to follow. Peking will soon be added to these lists.
•With Le Pré Catelan in 1976, Le Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre in 1985, Le Panoramique du Stade de France in 1998, and three more thoroughbred venues were successfully added to the stable of Lenôtre – run establishments.
•In 1998 Lenôtre Kuwait was inaugurated as an extensive building surrounded by
the sea. It is the first cafe created in the Middle East along with its boutique,
restaurant and phenomenal catering facilities. This has soon expanded into 5 different
prestigious locations in Kuwait covering all the area.
•Gaston Lenôtre has imparted the incredible energy that shaped his career to the companies that now bears his name. His values of rigor in the workplace and passing on knowledge are still shared by the 1,400 employees, and are propagated by the training and apprenticeship policy whose main vehicle is L’Ecole Lenôtre, founded in 1971.