Dickie Brennan is an active and passionate leader in the restaurant industry, both locally and nationally. He is the owner and managing partner of Dickie Brennan & Company, whose restaurants include Tableau, Palace Café, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse and Bourbon House. Dickie is a member of the Board of Trustees of the James Beard Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.
As a member of the famed New Orleans restaurant family, Dickie has spent a lifetime immersed in the culinary world. He grew up in the rich culinary world of family-owned Commander’s Palace, has traveled extensively, and has trained under some of the world’s greatest culinary talents. After working in the kitchens of some of Paris’s most highly acclaimed restaurants, Dickie returned to New Orleans to open Palace Café in 1991.
Dickie served as Palace Café’s Executive Chef during its first year of operation, and remains the only member of the Brennan family to have held this position. In 1998, he opened Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. In 2001, Dickie released his first cookbook, Palace Café: The Flavor of New Orleans and opened Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. His latest venture, Tableau, opened in April 2013.