Catalyst Kitchens is a collaborative network of organizations with a shared vision to empower lives through job training, self-generate revenue through social enterprise, and nourish bodies and minds through quality foodservice. Liberty’s Kitchen has been designated as a Model Member of Catalyst Kitchens, recognized as a leader in the field of social enterprise and representing the vision of the network. This distinction was attained within two years of Liberty’s Kitchen’s launch.
Liberty’s Kitchen is an independent organization which implements its own programs and innovations while benefiting from Catalyst Kitchens oversight and accreditation.
“Since its inception, I have been captivated by the growth, progress and impact of Liberty’s Kitchen – and the sheer determination of its founder Janet Davas to build a strong organization that is dedicated to its community and especially to the youth it serves. There are very few tangible paths for New Orleans youth to break the cycles of poverty and joblessness. Liberty’s Kitchen not only provides a tangible path, but “doubles down” on its mission impact by providing transformational training and nutritious meals to children in need. As a model member of Catalyst Kitchens, Liberty’s Kitchen serves as a premier example of the impact food-service social enterprise is having on communities across the country.” – David H. Carleton, VP FareStart / Director Catalyst Kitchens