A longtime business and community leader will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana at Lafa
Featured Guest Speaker Steve Pettus, Managing Partner of Dickie Brennan & Co. will share his insight on the restaurant industry. As a successful restaurant owner and operator in New Orleans, he will give the ins and outs of the business.
In honor of the legacy set forth by Dickie and Lauren's father, Dick Brennan Sr. in the 1970s, Dickie Brennan & Company was established to continue the rich history of New Orleans cuisine through locally inspired and nationally recognized cuisine. Dickie Brennan's restaurant group includes four restaurants located in New Orleans' picturesque French Quarter: Palace Cafe, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, Bourbon House, and Tableau.
Dickie Brennan, Owner and Managing Partner of Dickie Brennan & Company, is a trained chef and third generation New Orleans restaurateur of the renowned Brennan family. Growing up under the tutelage of esteemed Chef Paul Prudhomme, Dickie helped New Orleans institution Commander’s Palace lead the American Regional Cuisine movement by introducing the world to Cajun and Creole cooking. Along with Managing Partners Steve Pettus and Lauren Brennan Brower, Dickie is dedicated to serving modern and inventive Creole cuisine which builds upon the fundamentals established by Dick Brennan Sr.
The event is open to the public.