The Two Olives are actually us, two sisters Joumana and Randa Toubia
Over four decades, we have probably shared more than 160,000 hours in the kitchen together as owners of our family's restaurant group, Latour.
We do more than have each other’s backs. We challenge each other creatively. We are each other’s most persnickety critics as well as biggest fans.
Two Olives is the culmination of our lives cooking together, and embodies our heritage, passions, and values.
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Wichita Entrepreneurs: The Toubia Family
[Antoine Toubia's] influence inspired dozens of people to start their own restaurants over the years. Antoine's siblings, Randa, Joumana and Naji Toubia, serve in the top spots of the company, in addition to their duties as executive chefs at the restaurants. It’s the latest chapter in a story of food entrepreneurs that goes back more than three decades.
The Heat is Higher in Restaurant Kitchens for Female Chefs
Today, neither Randa nor her sister, Joumana – who now is the president of the company their brother founded – has trouble commanding respect in the kitchen." "Both spent their lives working whatever hours the job required because they loved it, Randa said. The sisters, both in their 50s, never had children. Their staff became like family.
They’ve been cooking for Wichita for decades, and we know their food well. But somehow, Joumana and Randa Toubia – the sisters of the father of Wichita’s fine dining scene, the late Antoine Toubia – have managed to do something that feels new with their latest endeavor, Two Olives.