IN PICTURES: Celebrities Flood the Launch of French Bakery Le Grenier à Pain

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Celebrated French Bakery chain Le Grenier à Pain has officially touched down in Nairobi – and is aiming to bring everything that’s both naughty and nice to one of Africa’s biggest food hubs.

It is situated at 9 Riverside Building, and will offer a variety of breads, patisseries, savouries, special occasion cakes for birthdays and weddings as well as authentic French pastries.

The launch event took place this weekend over a fabulous brunch spread and was attended by some of the city’s biggest names in food, trends and style including Janet Mbugua, Michelle Slater and Laura Walubengo.






Myra Kivuvani with Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohammed

Eat Out’s Michelle Slater

Others in attendance included the French Ambassador Antoine Sivan, as well as Patrick Mwangi the Permanent Secretary for Industrialization & Enterprise Development.

The Le Grenier à Pain production team is 100% Kenyan, and the chefs have been trained in France at the franchise head office.

Janet Mbugua, Sheila Mwanyiga, Pinky Ghelani

Kavutha Mwanzia, Byron and Stephanie

Le Grenier à Pain was created by Michael Galloyer in 1998 and has won numerous awards, most recent being the 2010 and 2015: 1st prize for the best traditional baguette in Paris.

Janet Mbugua with Monique

Shallom Muriuki, Naomi Mutua and Laura Walubengo

Other branches around the globe are located in Tokyo, Paris, Beirut, Chongqing and Saint-Petersburg among others.

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