What Is The Olive Mass?

The Olive Mass is a unique celebration, open to all in the hospitality industry, to unite in a spirit of goodwill to celebrate their passion. It is an opportunity for communities around the nation to invite food, beverage and hospitality professionals and the communities they serve to a prayerful gathering celebrating food and blessing those who prepare and serve it. The Olive Mass is a simple but profound celebration to recognize, thank and encourage everyone who makes our celebrations worth celebrating! Tickets to attend are free.

What You Can Expect At The Olive Mass

An Inspiring & Faithful Celebration

We will gather to give thanks, to celebrate, to be inspired and to pray for blessings on the hospitality industry. All are welcome.

Community Building

We create opportunities for networking in an atmosphere of celebration.

Reception and Celebration

We will gather for delicious food from local providers, share fellowship, and be inspired by our local community.

When & Where

New York, NY
Monday, April 20th, 2020
Mass – 10:00am at The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
Presider and Homilist: His Eminence, Cardinal Dolan
Reception to follow at the adjacent Youth Center
Reserve Your Free Ticket

New Orleans, LA
Date TBA (most likely the weekend of 8/29-30/2020)
More details coming soon!
Watch the livestream of our 2019 Olive Mass!

Orange County, CA
Date TBA
More details coming soon!

Baltimore, MD
Date TBA
More details coming soon!

*More cities are joining to host The Olive Mass every year. Interested in bringing The Olive Mass to your city? Send us an EMAIL.

How To Attend

Tickets are FREE for chefs, cooks, waiters/waitresses, bartenders, restaurant staff, hotel employees and anyone who works in the fields of food service or hospitality. Just head to our registration page HERE and reserve your free ticket.

But I don’t work in hospitality. Can I still come?
Yes! The Olive Mass offers a unique opportunity to thank and encourage the amazing food, beverage and hospitality professionals who serve your community. Please join us at The Olive Mass to be a part of our special blessing and recognition.


How Can I Support The Olive Mass?

We welcome your support through an array of sponsorship and advertisement opportunities. Your participation is critical to the success of the efforts of The Olive Mass and the ongoing efforts of The Table Foundation. Please review the sponsorship and advertisement deck linked above for a list of all available opportunities. We are excited to partner with you to offer this special day of celebration, prayer, networking and education. 


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Partner With Us or Learn More

For more information or if you would like get involved with The Olive Mass, email Mike La Charite or call 443-330-7843.