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Young Men’s Voices Have Power Internship Finishing up June

June 27, 2018

Desmond Boling Jr. (DJ) was 19 and looking for a job. Down the street from his home the new Whole Foods was having their grand opening- so he decided to give it a try and apply. He got the job and right next door was Liberty’s Kitchen opening up its doors. “It feels like it […]

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Dennis Bagneris is our new CEO

June 11, 2018

New Orleans, La. (May 25, 2018) – Liberty’s Kitchen is pleased to announce that Dennis Bagneris, its longest-serving employee and Chief Program Officer, is appointed CEO and succeeds David M. Emond effective May 25th, 2018. Bagneris has served Liberty’s Kitchen since 2011. Prior to joining the organization, Bagneris worked in the non-profit and corporate sectors in […]

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Coquette Guest Chef Night

May 24, 2018

“Food is like a lifestyle,” Jervon Francis, 19, reflects on her night working back of house alongside Kristen Essig from Coquette. She, along with three other trainees, helped run Guest Chef Night, our monthly intimate dining experience with our city’s culinary stars. Kristen Essig has been named one of Coastal Living Magazines “5 Coastal Chefs […]

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Student Walk-Out Against Gun Violence

April 9, 2018

On March 14, 2018, at 10:00 am, students of Liberty’s Kitchen led a walk-out in memoriam and protest of the lives lost in the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The main objective was to observe 17 minutes of silence to commemorate the 17 people who were killed in the mass shooting. Our students were joined by other […]

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See You Next Time, Ms. Judy

March 17, 2018

Today, Liberty’s Kitchen said, “See you next time,” to Judy Bussey, longtime Liberty’s Kitchen friend and volunteer. Judy, known around here as “Ms. Judy,” is from Calgary, and she first heard about Liberty’s Kitchen in 2008. She was working for the fire department and missed a chance to go to New Orleans to volunteer with […]

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Guest Chef Night with Marcus Jacobs of Marjie’s Grill

March 16, 2018

        Our monthly Guest Chef Night celebration was held on Thursday, March 15th featuring Chef Marcus Jacobs of Marjie’s Grill. Attendees enjoyed an unforgettable meal that included fresh cracklins, Thai-style ceviche, BBQ gulf shrimp, and Thai BBQ pork shank. Each course was paired with drinks courtesy of Roulaison Distilling Co., Wayward Owl […]

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