Ralph Brennan

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Ralph Brennan
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Ralph at Cafe B
Born (1951-12-13) December 13, 1951 (age 64)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Education Tulane University
Website http://www.neworleans-food.com/
Culinary career

Ralph Brennan is a New Orleans-based restaurateur and head of The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group.

A former CPA with Price Waterhouse & Company, Brennan entered the family business in the early 1980s as one of a group of eight third-generation cousins active in the United States restaurant industry. His company runs seven restaurants, six of which are in New Orleans, as well as a catering business. Among them:

Brennan is co-owner of three additional restaurants:

  • Mr. B’s Bistro
  • Commander's Palace
  • Brennan’s of Houston

Among Brennan's industry honors are the 1997 Gold Plate Operator of the Year, the highest honor bestowed by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. He has also served as president of the National Restaurant Association as well as chairman of its educational foundation.

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