Café Hope

Nonprofit Profile


Café Hope was established in January of 2010 as an affiliate ministry of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. We formed our own 501(c)(3) in July of 2013. In the first 5 years we have had over 300 young adults enter our program. The 16 week program serves as a pre-employment training for opportunity youth ages 17 -24, that focuses on both life and culinary skills.

While in the “Seeds to Success” portion of the program, students attend classes that leads to an industry certification (ServSafe). Our students boast a 95% pass rate on the ServSafe exam. Upon graduation, students are placed in jobs around the city. We are proud to say that we have a 72% job placement rate. Thanks to our relationships in the culinary industry we have had student go on to work at some of the finest restaurants in our city. Some of the placements include; The Besh Restaurant Group, Emerils Delmonico , Commanders Palace, The Steamboat Natchez, Drago’s and Trenasse to name a few. At Café Hope we are “cooking up great food and bright futures.”


Local Food Fest – May 14, 2016
 • Featuring music by PJ Morton and 2 other local acts
 • Free admission
 • Over 30 restaurants and cooking teams.
 • Located on Café Hope grounds (1101 Barataria Blvd. Marrero)
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Hope and Holidays on the Natchez – first weekend in December
 • 5 local restaurants featured
 • Open bar
 • Live entertainment
 • Live and silent auctions
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Visit Our Restaurant- Come feed your hunger and your soul!!
Lunch: Tues. – Fri. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Friday night 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

RIGHT: Café Hope students


Café Hope is committed to providing opportunity youth throughout the Greater New Orleans area with tools needed to enter the real world-and succeed. As a faith-based organization rooted in our nonprofit restaurant, we’ve created an establishment designed for full-service culinary training partnered with life skills courses that give students the confidence to have fulfilling futures as leader in their community.

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1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, LA. 70072



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