Our Family’s Heritage
Latour is a family owned food service company. Our owners are siblings: Joumana, Randa, and Naji Toubia. We were born in Beirut, Lebanon. Our family moved to the United States shortly after our brother, Latour’s founder Antoine Toubia, decided to move at the beginning of Lebanon’s civil war.
We grew up in a large family. Our father was in government service and the family entertained guests frequently. Our mother, Alice, was a wonderful cook and hostess. The whole family participated in the process of entertaining guests - hospitality, Lebanese style. Hospitality is part of Lebanese culture. In fact, it is part of the culture throughout most of Europe and the Middle East.
If a stranger were to knock on your door, would you graciously invite them in and offer food and drink without even knowing their name? This is hospitality from the heart. This is how our family grew up. This is Latour Hospitality.
Latour started in 1979 when Antoine Toubia opened the first Olive Tree restaurant. The Olive Tree is widely credited with introducing Wichita to world class dining, winning numerous accolades. The Olive Tree is the first AAA 4 Diamond Award winning restaurant in Kansas. Latour grew in the early ‘80s adding Café Chantilly and Bagatelle Bakery. Bagatelle was opened with the purpose of providing fresh breads and pastries to all Latour operations, a responsibility it still upholds. Bagatelle has grown into a community gem and is perennially recognized as the top Bakery in Wichita by the Wichita Eagle.
In the late ‘80s, Latour began partnering with local organizations, schools, and hospitals to provide food services. For decades, Latour has been the exclusive caterer for Hotel at Old Town and has operated the cafes for Kansas Heart Hospital and Wolf Creek Power Plant. In 2009, Latour was approached by the Wichita Art Museum with the task of transforming their café, this gave birth to the Muse Café.
Piccadilly Market opened in 1989 in an old grocery store space. Piccadilly developed into one of Wichita’s earliest gourmet grocery stores, with a gourmet deli and a bakery with a wood burning oven. Piccadilly Grill was added in the early 90’s and quickly grew into one of Wichita’s most popular restaurants. In 2016, Piccadilly was relocated and rebranded as Two Olives. The Two Olives are actually the two Toubia sisters, Joumana and Randa Toubia. Our newest concept is the culmination of our family’s life spent making great food in many of Wichita’s break-through restaurants.