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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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The Starbucks Foundation + Liberty’s Kitchen

August 2, 2017

We are proud to announce that Liberty’s Kitchen has been awarded a 2017 Opportunity for All grant from The Starbucks Foundation! We welcome you to join us on August 16th at 12:00 PM to celebrate this milestone, and our long-standing partnership with Starbucks to create economic opportunities for youth in New Orleans.    Beyond great coffee […]

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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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What’s Up in The YDP: Skills Share Roundtable

March 24, 2017

  This past Wednesday, our Youth Development Program offered a career event that included a job fair and an exclusive Skills Share Round Table. Representatives from ShiftGig, MoPho, Pagoda Cafe, Creole Cuisine, Ruby Slipper, and City Greens came to the job fair ready to hire. Susan Spicer, owner of Bayona, Mondo, and Rosedale and longtime partner of Liberty’s Kitchen, also joined […]

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Maypop and MoPho, Oh My!

March 21, 2017

Last Thursday night, we transformed our cafe space with low-lit candles, crisp linens, and psychedelic Cambodian pop music for our March Guest Chef Night! Chef Mike Gulotta of Maypop, MoPho, and Tana at Treo took over the kitchen. Guests enjoyed a delicious 3-course dinner prepared by Chef Gulotta, themed around a fusion of Southeast Asian and New Orleans cuisine. […]

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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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