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Meet The Chef

After being awarded Best in Class in her graduating year of the George Brown College Culinary School, Chef Leanna La has honed her skills by cooking for fine dining events across Toronto, including the Shangri-La Hotel’s Bosk Restaurant, and Oliver and Bonancini's Events and Catering division.


The internationally diverse Toronto culinary scene significantly influenced Chef Leanna’s style of cooking – she innovatively enhances classic recipes using ingredients and methods from other cultures. Chef Leanna was born in Vietnam to Chinese parents, and raised in Canada, giving her an especially unique perspective on Asian food. She is skilled in creating Asian Fusion dishes with a Chinese and Vietnamese twist. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Chef Leanna also prepares food that is both delicious and nutritious for her clients.


Through her experiences working in Toronto, Chef Leanna was inspired to build her own business to provide the same high quality food through Private Chef Services to clients in their homes and intimate events. She loves to bring people together to connect through shared experiences with food.


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
Festive 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

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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.

Chef Leanna La made me the most delicious Spanish themed glorious garlic gourmet dinner. She asked about my favourite flavours and made me a custom menu that I absolutely loved! She baked fresh garlic foccacia bread and timed it to be done and literally steaming when I arrived! It was an amazing personalized experience that I have to recommend!

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Chef Leanna La created a unique private summer BBQ dinner for me.  The menu of tender juicy meaty smoked beef ribs, applewood smoked turkey and rotisserie roast beef were divine.  Enjoying her delicious menu in her outdoor oasis was marvelous.  I can't wit to try more of her creations and I highly recommend her chef services.  


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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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