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Behind the Scenes

Jeff Gulotta: 2017 Youth Advocate Award recipient

August 30, 2017

At this year’s Come Grow With Us (Friday, September 15), Liberty’s Kitchen will honor Jeff Gulotta with the 2017 Youth Advocate Award.  Jeff and his brother Michael are co-owners of the award-winning MoPho and Maypop restaurants here in New Orleans.  Before starting his own restaurants, Jeff worked at Restaurant August, Besh Steak at Harrah’s New Orleans, […]

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Keith Gardner’s Thoughts on Motivation

August 16, 2017

Keith Gardner, author of I Never Would Have Made it Without You, was back at Liberty’s Kitchen today to speak with our trainees and staff.  He survived a seemingly-fatal injury, and now he shares the inspirational thoughts that pushed him through difficult times in his life.  Here are a few of Keith’s points: Be grateful […]

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Guest Chef Night ft. Chef Alex Harrell

July 31, 2017

Last Thursday was our sixth Guest Chef Night, this time featuring Chef Alex Harrell of Angeline.  Chef Harrell opened Angeline in 2015, and is both executive chef and owner of Angeline.  His food “brings a fresh, refined approach on Southern cuisine to the French Quarter.”  Chef Harrell uses fresh, local southern ingredients and incorporates French techniques […]

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Focusing on Success with Event Pros Take Action

July 19, 2017

On Monday we shared a special day at the café with Event Pros Take Action (EPTA).  EPTA is an organization that brings together professionals from the events industry to volunteer in different communities around the country.  It is the third year in a row that we had the opportunity to meet with members of this organization for […]

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Celebrations Lunch

July 11, 2017

Celebrations Lunch begins every Friday at 3 PM with a loud “woo woo!” from everyone in the room.   I’m Miriam, a new Development intern, and last Friday was my first full day here at Liberty’s Kitchen.  Sitting with everyone at the Celebrations Lunch was a great way for me to end my first day. […]

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Congratulations to our talented Graduates!

March 10, 2017

This afternoon, Liberty’s Kitchen celebrated the graduation of Jasmine and Durrell from the Youth Development Program. At the start of the ceremony, our Executive Director, Dave welcomed family, friends, current students, and program staff for being here to commemorate the accomplishments of both graduates. Dave then handed it over to our Culinary Training Coordinator, Tasheena who […]

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