Teach. Nourish. Empower.
Liberty’s Kitchen provides New Orleans young people with pathways to create and achieve their vision of success through workforce training, leadership development, and support of healthy lifestyles.
Liberty’s Kitchen’s Youth Development Program provides opportunity youth with workforce and life skills training to become employed and self-sufficient. We empower them in a culinary setting with the resources, tools, and the confidence to transform their lives. Our cafes – located at 300 N Broad St. and 1615 Poydras St. – serve both as the training grounds for our young people and as a means of generating revenue for our programming.
Through our School Nutrition Program, we provide local school children with healthy, scratch-made meals prepared fresh onsite at their schools. By ensuring that low-income students have access to better nutrition and nutrition education in school, Liberty’s Kitchen contributes to the fight to end the epidemic of childhood obesity and increase youth achievement.
Our Youth Leadership Council hosts a Young Adult-led town hall featuring the mayoral candidates, providing a platform for youth voices to be heard by the city’s potential leaders.
Chef T. takes trainees on a tour around WFM to teach them about how supermarkets organize their products and how to make smart grocery-purchasing decisions.
Come Grow With Us 2017 was our best gala yet!