Don’t have tickets to see the Rolling Stones on Thursday, May 2?


Your donation of $13.25 will give you one chance to win a pair of tickets for that day.  If  you  make  it  a  monthly  donation,  we  will  give you 5 chances!

The raffle will close Thursday, April 25 at 3:00 PM and we will announce the winner in the cafe at noon on Friday, April 26th! Join us for lunch that day or watch the announcement live on Facebook.

Alumni Christmas Party!

Café Reconcile – An update from Jeffery.

Café Reconcile hosted its 2nd Annual Alumni Christmas Party on December 10th, 2018.

When you mix cookies, donuts, toys, and kids it’s a sugar rush show and the kids turned the café into their own play zone! We let them run around until it was time to leave and everyone had a smile on their faces. Activities included ornament and cookie decorating, donuts on a string game, plus food and toys. We had a great time handing out the gifts funded in part through a grant from the Hilton Foundation (Thanks Hilton Foundation!)

This is one of the most important and exciting events of the year for me as the Alumni Coordinator, so being in the position to support our Alumni Leadership Council is an amazing opportunity for me to give back. Showing appreciation to our students and alumni for making the life changing decision by coming to Reconcile and completing the program to better their life and have hope for a brighter future for themselves and their kids is a rewarding part of my job.

Here’s a couple photos from the night featuring Jasmine, Eri’Shine, Eldraude, Jamal, Ernest, Thaddelisha, Mussy, Irvian, Nick, Antonisha, Latasha, Rendell, Lauren, Joyce, Maia, and Densel.

Happy New Year and see you in the café!


Alumni Coordinator

Reconcile Graduate 2005

Holiday Market and Luncheon

Join us for a festive Holiday Luncheon and celebrate the holidays at Cafe Reconcile!

  • Friday, December 7th at 11:30 AM at 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. Tickets are $125 per person or $880 for a table of 8, with valet parking included from 11 AM to 2:30 PM. All profits will be donated to Cafe Reconcile’s youth workforce development program.

There are a limited number of tickets! Get yours here.

And then…Shop for Good!

There will also be a holiday market, provided by Holiday Market Collective. It will feature a carefully curated mix of designers, artists and artisans offering unique high end goods, wares and gift items!

The market will be open to the public:

  • December 6, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • December 7, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • December 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: 2211 Prytania Street and 10% of all market proceeds are being donated to Cafe Reconcile.

Save the date: Top Chef Reconcile is BACK!

Top Chef Reconcile is back for a 2nd year!

Six teams comprised of a Café Reconcile program alum, a home cook, and a professional chef will each plan and prepare a unique dish featuring a mystery ingredient.  Teams will compete for two prizes: “Judges’ Choice”, determined by a culinary celebrity panel based on presentation, taste, and use of the mystery ingredient; and “People’s Choice”, based on amount of funds raised to support Café Reconcile.

Top Chef Reconcile is Sunday, October 14.  Admission for the Patron Party begins at 5:30 p.m. ($125 per person) followed by General Admission at 6:30 p.m. ($75 per person).

The Chefs and their teams:

  • Miss Linda Green, The Yakamein Lady supported by Karen DeBlieux, Capital One, and Shania Washington
  • Dook Chase, Dook’s Place supported by Ursula Rochon, The Color Gallery, and Fachon Lewis
  • Rita Bernhardt, Domenica supported by Jack Saux, Engel & Volkers, and Chris Okorie
  • Lenora Chong, Morrow’s supported by Ann Duplessis, Liberty Bank & Trust, and Irvian Bakare
  • Jason Lambert, Toups South supported by Lee Reid, Adams & Reese LLP, and Delvin Davis
  • Corey Jacobs, Royal Sonesta/Desire Oyster Bar supported by Liz Creel of Parkview Guest House, and Duane Shelley

Interested in sponsoring the event?  Review the sponsorship package and contact Lisa LaFleur at 504-934-1637 or llafleur@  For media inquiries, please reach out to Leslie Doles at 504-442-8983 or Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase beginning September 4th at

June Pay What You Can Day!

Holiday Happenings at Cafe Reconcile!

Join us for a festive Ladies’ Luncheon to celebrate the holidays at Cafe Reconcile!The luncheon will be on Friday, December 8th at 12 PM at 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. Tickets are $125 per person, with valet parking included from 11 AM to 2:30 PM. All profits will be donated to Cafe Reconcile’s youth workforce development program.

There are a limited number of tickets! If interested, RSVP to or via Eventbrite.

There will also be a holiday market, provided by Global Market Collective, featuring 25 in-demand local artists and vendors! The market will be open to the public Friday and Saturday, December 8 & 9 from 10am-5pm. 10% of all market proceeds are being donated to Cafe Reconcile.

Congratulations Chef Joe!

 Chef Joe was named one of Southern Living’s Southerners of the Year for 2017! We are so thankful to Chef Joe for his years of service and dedication to our students. To read more on Chef Joe’s story, click the link below. The profiles are in alphabetical order.

AARP Louisiana Salutes Our Veterans!

 Many thanks to AARP Louisiana for sponsoring our November Pay What You Can Day! We greatly appreciate their support of our programming and community. This Pay What You Can Day will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

November’s menu will be:

Smothered Turkey Necks 
with Mac and Cheese and Corn

Fried Catfish 
with Mac and Cheese and Corn

Mixed Green Entrée Salad with Mandarin Slices, Pecans and a Raspberry Vinaigrette.

and Bananas Foster Bread Pudding for dessert!

Applications Open for Class 6!


We’re open for applications for Class 6! 
Our program is open to young adults ages 16 to 24. The class starts on November 6th and applications are open till October 27th.Walk in applications are welcome Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM. You can also apply online at:

Cafe Reconcile, 3rd Floor
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

If you have any questions, please contact:
Rachel Crump
504-934-1626 (office),

Top Chef Reconcile Postponed

Due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Nate, Top Chef Reconcile has been postponed to Thursday, October 12th. The event will start with a cocktail hour at 5 PM, followed by a seated, tasting dinner from 6-8 PM, featuring the competing teams’ mystery ingredient dishes. Attendees will be able to participate in a drawing for 2 seats at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Carnivale Du Vin!
We will not be selling any additional tickets, but all previously sold tickets will be honored at the event on Thursday. If you are unable to attend, please consider making your ticket purchase a donation to Cafe Reconcile in support of our transformative programming for young adults. If you would like a refund for your ticket, please contact Lisa LaFleur at .
Thank you for your patience and understanding, we hope to see you safe and sound on Thursday! Your support makes it possible for our students and alumni to continue their strides towards independence, employment, and education.