our story

Emilia Jamieson and Chef Dan Geltner joined forces to create a plant-based, healthy prêt-à-manger business.  Today you can taste the delicious offerings while watching the magic happen at our production kitchen in the heart of Montréal or by visiting our other locations and partners.


Emilia Jamieson is part-owner and gluten-free baker at Le Kitchen. Her love of healthy food was a motivating force in her studying Holistic nutrition and this has taken her to many facets of the food business. She shares all of her interests of food at LeKitchen from teaching cooking classes to administering several outlets in a cooperative and holistic atmosphere. Her favourite activities include running, interval training and horseback riding.


A native Montrealer, Dan Geltner’s successful culinary career has taken him to 6 different countries including Israel, the Cayman Islands, St. Lucia and France. In 2008, he was scouted by world renowned Chef Daniel Boulud to help open his “Bar Boulud” in NYC. Returning to his home turf in 2010, he mastered the art of grilling to become one of Montreal’s top catering chefs. In 2013 he took the helm as Executive Head Chef at Restaurant L’Orignal and was voted Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year by Montreal Gazette Readers. After recently leaving as Executive Chef/Partner at Suwu and Pamplemousse Management, Dan has gone on to further his career in consulting and catering, while focusing on healthier menus as can be seen at Le Kitchen Montreal. Dan was voted in CULTmtl as #1 chef for three years in a row.  Dan is a Chef's Chef - he loves “Industry Nights”, sous-vide cooking and Campari & Soda.