The wise and benevolentmaster chef, he is father to CHARLES and grandfather to HENRY. Leon and Henry have a very close bond, more so that either of them have with Charles. Leon gives solace to Henry by being a good listener and an even better teacher. Leon is witness to his son's family falling apart until his untimely and sudden death. Despite this, his absence is still a presence throughout the rest of the film. Leon's influence is a fingerprint on both of his male descendants, leading them to want to change their own relationship for the better.