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Meet The Chef

I have been inspired to cook because I love bringing people together to connect through shared experiences.  I would love to cook delicious food for you and your loved ones.  I am a graduate of the George Brown College Culinary School and was awarded Best in Class.  I have worked in the kitchen at the Shangri-La Hotel’s Bosk Restaurant as well as Oliver and Bonancini's Events and Catering division; and I can bring the same high quality of service to you in your home.  As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist I am able to prepare food that is both nutritious and delicious.


I have a unique background because I have Chinese parents, but I was born in Vietnam and raised in Canada.  I provide my take on Asian food with a Chinese and Vietnamese twist and combine this with my take on different cuisines.

My favourite summer dishes include chilled  chili lime, avocado, cucumber, and green apple soup; shrimp, green mango, vermicelli fresh  rolls with herbs,and tossed sesame vermicelli noodles with fresh herbs and  a julienne of carrots, daikon, and cucumber  


Dinner Party

9 course meal that’s bold on taste, light on calories

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You choose your favorite foods, I’ll assemble a divine menu

Gift Certificates

A variety of gift certificate options

Farm to Table

A Sneak Peak of the
Summer Menu

Peas with Mint and Rose Petals

Grilled Corn with Herb Butter

Falafel-Spiced Tomatoes on Whole Wheat Flatbread

Primavera Risotto

Farmer’s Market Quinoa Salad

Sparkling Wine with Ginger Ale and Cherries


Absolutely loved it.

Amazing food and charismatic chef.

At Your Service

Lela Cuisine services Central and Midtown Toronto.  Neighbourhoods include Lawrence Park, Yonge-Eglinton, Davisville Village, Mount Pleasant,

Yonge-St. Clair, Rosedale, Summerhill, and Moore Park.  If you live outside these areas in the GTA, please contact us.

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Thank you for helping me to surprise my daughter with a wonderful dinner to help her celebrate her 30th wedding anniversary. You made it easy and exciting to organize; the 3 course menu was suitably special; every mouthful was delicious; and your attractive presentation of all items in reusable containers was very appreciated by all of us. I can highly recommend your excellent catering services! 

Chef Leanna La is clearly doing something she loves - creating fine food with flair. Her dinners make you feel very special indeed. Each delicious course is presented beautifully, and she includes clear, helpful notes for easy last-minute preparation and serving.

Bon appétit!

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We wanted to thank you for such fabulous dinner last night.  The food was absolutely delicious. The dressing for the salad was perfect.  The flavors of the whole meal was delicious and I don't think I have words to describe how much we enjoyed it. 

Your instructions on how to plate the dinner were much appreciated and easy to follow. 

Thank you again for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy your work. 


My mother recently gifted me a 30th Anniversary dinner as a surprise. From the presentation of the creative food containers in the silver basket to the edible flowers, everything about the meal was wonderful. The food was delicious; we plated each course as suggested and it made the meal special.

Thank you.

The food was delicious and delicately seasoned. Too often salt is overused, but this was a very welcome exception. I really appreciated Leanna’s use of environmentally friendly reusable containers.

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Your dinner last night was superb! So delicious, and we even have leftovers for tonight. The salad was amazing ….everything was! Greatly appreciate your wonderful Chef abilities. The presentation was beautiful! Thanks again Leanna!


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Thank you again for gifting us the basket, the food was absolutely amazing! We even shared the dessert with our kids and they were upset they couldn't have seconds.

You truly have a culinary gift and it definitely lifts our spirits when you share your gift with our frontline community.

Thank you! 

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