Now Open For Friday Dinners

Beginning this week on March 17th, Café Reconcile will be open for dinner every Friday night!

Friday dinners offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy delicious food and get to know our mission outside of our lunchtime hours.

Executive Director, Gerald Duhon, encourages you to learn more about Reconcile’s story: “The more our customers know about our amazing mission, the more successful Café Reconcile is at transforming the lives of young adults.”

Click here to reserve a table. We hope to see you on Friday Nights!

Alumni Highlight: Densel Adams

Densel, the lead sauté cook at Galatoire’s, is just one example of a Reconcile Graduate giving back to Café Reconcile. For the past two years, Densel has maintained a job at Galatoire’s while also mentoring Reconcile Students as a graduate trainer in our café. Densel’s commitment to sharing her experiences and providing encouragement to students speaks volumes about her dedication to helping youth grow personally and professionally:

“A week after my graduation I came back to Reconcile because I liked it so much and wanted to help bring people from where they are, which is similar to where I was, and to show them that they can do more. That’s why I’m still here.”

Graduate trainers at Café Reconcile are the heart and soul of the café. Supporters like you allow our trainers to continue to provide guidance to our youth. Make a gift today to help Reconcile continue to provide workforce development training and support services to 100 youth each year.

Congrats, Chef Joe!

Chef Joron Smith has worked at Café Reconcile for almost 14 years and has served as a positive role model and inspiration to hundreds of Reconcile Youth. In December, Chef Joe graduated from Delgado’s Culinary Arts Program with an Associate Degree in Culinary Management. He completed his degree while working at Café Reconcile and raising four children. Chef Joe has passionately impacted young people’s lives and passed on both job skills and life skills to our youth:

“Reconcile feels like my purpose and what I’m meant to do. Over the years, I’ve been an example to young men and women to understand that there is hope. That was one of the reasons I went back to school. I don’t believe in telling people, I believe in showing people.”

Chef Joe has big plans for Reconcile and our future students who come through the program:

“At Reconcile we’ve been able to passionately affect young people’s lives. I want to make sure we can continue to do that and grow, while meeting the needs of the young people. I want Café Reconcile to be around for our students’ future children. That’s how much I believe in Café Reconcile.”

Reconcile is grateful to have such a dedicated and talented mentor, who cares so deeply about this program and our youth.