The Aquarium’s exclusive in-house caterer provides world-class food, all prepared in our kitchen by our executive chef and her staff.

For more catering options, pricing information and food minimums, please call the Events Department at 617-973-5205, Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Inquiries may also be made through the private event inquiry form.


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Executive Chef Laura Brennan

Executive Chef Brennan’s diverse background includes the roles of Executive Chef for more than five years at Boston’s famous Mercury Bar, three years with culinary luminaries Michela Larson and Jody Adams at Michela’s in Cambridge, an apprenticeship with Madeleine Kamman at her eponymous Chez La Mere Madeleine Restaurant and stints with Moncef Meddeb, the founder of L’Espalier, and Steve Johnson of The Blue Room and Rendezvous, both in Cambridge.

After many years of experience, Brennan, who has a BS in in Food and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Rhode Island, followed by a diploma from Madeleine Kamman’s Modern Gourmet Cooking School in Newton Centre, opened her own restaurant in Boston’s South End: the critically praised Caffe Umbra.

When Brennan sold Caffe Umbra she became a Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Cambridge, where she spent more than five years sharing her cooking expertise with students. She joined the staff of the New England Aquarium as the Executive Chef in 2014. Teaching was the perfect preparation to her new role at the Aquarium, which is a vibrant and fluid institution of discovery and learning. Chef Brennan will focus her efforts on guiding the gustatory, sustainable and nutritional experiences of the Aquarium’s visitors.