Liberty’s Kitchen welcomes new slate of board officers

April 18, 2019

After ten years of dedicated service on the board of Liberty’s Kitchen (and eight as chair), Matthew Schwartz has decided to transition from the board of Liberty’s Kitchen. He will serve on the organization’s Advisory Board. Schwartz, a well-known developer known for his company Domain Companies’ many successful projects in Mid-City and the Central Business […]


Saba brings global flavors to Liberty’s Kitchen

April 1, 2019

Saba’s Chef de Cuisine Cara Peterson is no stranger to change. Chef Cara’s journey spanned the U.S., having trained and worked in kitchens from Virginia to Philadelphia–where she developed an interest in Middle Eastern cooking–before landing in New Orleans to hone those skills. And we’re so grateful she chose to share those skills with the […]


Mopho brings a taste of Southeast Asia to Southeast Louisiana

February 26, 2019

Chef Paul Chell of Mopho brought his years of cooking in India, Malaysia and in Indonesia to Liberty’s Kitchen for February’s Guest Chef Night. He and Chef Andrew (his Mopho colleague), arrived with bins filled with colorful produce and spices from the other side of the world. Guests enjoyed hand-passed appetizers of Vietnamese sausage with […]


Come Grow With Us 2018 was a blast.

October 1, 2018

What an amazing evening! Come Grow With Us 2018, presented by The Ruby Slipper Cafe, was our biggest yet! Although there are many moments we could share from the evening, here are a few numbers that tell the story. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, chefs, and guests, we were able to raise our […]


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 […]


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 […]