Posted by:Emily Oduor
Le Grenier à Pain, a leading French bakery chain with over 30 branches across the globe has officially launched in the Nairobi and for the first time in Africa.
Le Grenier à Pain Kenya which is operating under local firm Boulangerie & Company limited has invested over Ksh 120M, and created over 30 jobs in the last 2 years.
Le Grenier à Pain which is situated at 9 Riverside Building, Nairobi, will offer a wide variety of breads, patisseries, savouries, special occasion cakes for birthdays and weddings as well as authentic French pastries.
The Le Grenier à Pain production team is 100% Kenyan, and the chefs have been trained in France at the franchise head office.
Speaking during the launch, Le Grenier à Pain, Managing Director Yan Welffens said, “This is a significant milestone in the growth and development of Le Grenier à Pain brand globally. This launch underscores our commitment to expanding our offering globally and more so into other East Africa capitals with time.
He also added that, “Nairobi, a cosmopolitan capital, offers the right environment for the inaugural launch in the continent as we map out other key cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
According to the French Ambassador to Kenya, Antoine Sivan, “Enjoying some authentic French baked products in this part of East Africa will be an amazing experience as we are glad to show this part of our culture as nothing says French like an authentic baguette.”