Ella Brennan

Miss Ella: The Film and The Book

Ella Brennan passed away on May 31, 2018. She was beloved to us all and will continue to inspire us daily to be the best that we can be. Immerse yourself in her story: the feature-length documentary and book about Ella Brennan.


2016 Best Book Award nominated! The autobiography of one of the most influential restaurant pioneers of her time is now available! Buy your copy of Miss Ella of Commander's Palace: I Don't Want a Restaurant Where a Jazz Band Can't Come Marching Through in our restaurants and online at commanderspalace.com.


The film Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table debuted October 14th at The New Orleans Film Festival, where it took home the Audience Award for Spotlight Film: Best Documentary. The film is now available on Apple TV and on DVD from our website. View the film teaser here.


Ella Brennan, “Miss Ella,” changed the way America eats. At age 18 she went to work at her brother’s bar on Bourbon street. The New Orleans dining scene had no idea what was about to hit it. Turns out one of America’s greatest business coaches is a woman. And her field is a restaurant. But it could have been anywhere.

This is the Great American Story.

See what all the buzz is about...
Food Republic How Ella Brennan Shaped New Orleans Dining To What It Is Today
New Times SLO SLO International Film Festival: Taste Buds Dinner and a Movie 
Miami Dade College Miami Film Festival at Historic MDC's Tower Theater 
MIAbites Food + Film: Ella Brennan documentary at Miami Film Festival
My New Orleans Read and Spin 
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303 Magazine, Everything You Need to Know for the Boulder Film Festival 2017 
Westword Magazine The 21 Best Events in Denver
New Orleans Living Magazine The Dish 
Commanding the Table earns Audience Award, Spotlight Film: Documentary at the New Orleans Film Festival
Miami New Times  Miami Film Festival Unveils Selections by Women Directors, Google Seminar Series
Shoot Online  Women Directors To Be Featured At MDC’s Miami Film Festival
Flavors  Great Culinary and Entertaining Reads
Advice Sisters  The Best Books for Gifting, Getting and Collecting
IMDB  ‘Ella Brennan: Commanding The Table’ Docu About Restaurant Icon Lands Deal
Irish Film Critic  Octagon And Cargo Film & Releasing Handle Worldwide Sales For Leslie Iwerks’ Documentary “Ella Brennan: Commanding The Table”
VIMOOZ   2017 Miami Film Festival to Feature Films Directed by Women
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iHeart Radio  The Connected Table Live

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