June 25, 2018
It is with great sadness that we learned the passing of Mrs. Colette Lenôtre, first wife of the famous Pastry Chef Gaston Lenôtre and mother of our founder, Alain Lenôtre.
With her husband, they bought their first bakery in Paris 16th in 1957, that will set the beginning of the great success we know today.
Manager of the bakeries, CEO of the Pré Catelan and VP of the house Lenôtre, Colette played a key role in the development and the renown of the company.
Our hearts are heavy today. All our thoughts at CIL to the Lenôtre family.