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The Art of Catering

Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan offers a unique space for your next event, blurring the lines between upscale sunlit café and gallery space. New features include a dramatic 72-piece installation of colorful and distinctly shaped vessels for food and drink from NOMA’s decorative arts collection. The café space can expand to include the enclosed patio, with beautiful sloping glass ceiling and walls of windows, overlooking historic City Park and a portion of the plush sculpture garden.

Our talented in-house culinary, sales and production team curates custom, memorable events with your creative vision and budget in mind. Seasonal, artisanal, and local as ever, our team can customize menus for any event, from small gatherings to grand galas.

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Cafe Events

Blurring the lines between refreshment retreat and gallery space, Café NOMA features a dramatic installation of colorful and distinctly shaped vessels for food and drink from the museum’s decorative arts collection which showcases the rich variety of design and artistry of global food and beverage traditions over time – and the ongoing importance of such traditions in the city of New Orleans.

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Art of Mixology for NOMA 

Ralph Brennan Catering at NOMA is pleased to showcase as the exclusive beverage provider for events at NOMA. Our experienced bartending staff stands ready to mix familiar classics or modern creations that will enchant your guests and ensure your event shines. 

Our team offers customizable bar packages for every event. Love a specific drink? We’ll set up a bar with options for your guests like a Margarita Bar, Martini Bar or Bubbly Bar! 


NOMA Events

NOMA provides an opulent setting for private events, meetings, film screenings, corporate entertaining, lectures, seated dinners, receptions, weddings, and more.

Event Inquiries

Contact Maura Minteer, Private Events Manager: 504.658.4139 or

Events within Cafe NOMA and
Ralph Brennan Catering & Events (at NOMA)

Amy Chan
Sales Manager
504.539.5515 or