Shortlisted for the ceda Grand Prix Awards in 2022, LÉA started as a concept kitchen within Maison Bleue. During the first UK Covid-19 lockdown, Maison Bleue began offering an ‘order and collect’ service for their restaurant dishes. Following the success of this trial, the second lockdown saw the launch of the LÉA concept; no-fuss, hand-cooked and ‘convenient fine-dining’ using top-quality ingredients. These unique ready meals are served in preserving pots, with recipes inspired by Pascal’s mother’s cooking.
Once the second lockdown was lifted, demand meant that LÉA needed to find a new home. Having successfully delivered the turn-key refurbishment of Maison Bleue’s kitchen, the client called on us to assist with this next project. GBCEL went above and beyond to assist in the creation of LÉA. This included attending potential site visits and drafting drawings to envision the completed venue with a view to recommending the most suitable space to fit business requirements.