News From the Kitchen
Text your bid or submit on the website – see details here. We’ll contact the highest bidders before the live auction to confirm maximum bids – you don’t need to be present to win.
Dinner Lab Select Membership and Unique Dining Experience – coveted Dinner Lab Select membership for two and two tickets to a nomadic, one-of-a-kind Dinner Lab experience in New Orleans ($500 estimated value)
Details: Dinner Lab Select Membership will entitle you to one year of the following: ability to attend events at a discounted price nationwide, 3 week advance notification of events and early sign up, Select Member-Only Events, Happy Hours, Seasonal Parties and Wine Dinners, Elite Chef Access Events, Chef Demos + Classes and Chef’s Table Events. Prize valid through October 30, 2016. Dinner Lab Event subject to availability and restrictions. Restrictions include, but are not limited to, certain Special Events, Select Member Events and Promotions. Your Dinner Lab contact will advise you of any restrictions.
Theo’s Pizza Truck Party – pizza party for 75 friends hosted by Theo’s Food Truck with four different delicious pizzas and salad, a keg of Abita Amber beer, and refreshments ($1,150 estimated value)
Details: the truck will be onsite for 4 hours (including 1 hour of setup). Good through October 30, 2016. Must schedule at least 2 weeks in advance on a mutually agreed upon date subject to availability. One keg of Abita Amber beer be supplied separately.
Dinner Party by Chef Leon Galatoire – dinner for eight friends cooked by the legendary Chef Leon Galatoire in the winner’s home ($2,000 estimated value)
Details: Wine and alcoholic beverages excluded. Expires 10/30/2016; excludes holidays – date to be mutually agreed upon by winner of auction and Leon Galatoire.
Sea Island Luxury Getaway – three night stay for two at the five-star Sea Island resort including dinner at the Chef’s Table in the Georgian Room, golf on a championship course, and custom massages ($3,700 estimated value)
Details: luxury accommodations for two at The Cloister or The Lodge, recipients of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards for seven consecutive years and voted two of the top five resorts in the Continental US two years in a row by the readers of Travel & Leisure (resort fee and tax included); one round of golf per person on any of their three championship golf courses (cart and forecaddie included); dinner for two at the Chef’s Table in the Georgian Room for “Refined Southern Cuisine” amidst grand décor in a Forbes Five-Star restaurant (excludes alcohol); custom one-hour massage for two at the Forbes Five-Star Spa and Fitness Center, a transformative, 65,000 sq. ft. sanctuary of elegance and serenity; components may not be substituted; to be used on a space available basis within one year (expires October 30, 2016).
Killer Poboys Party – Killer Poboys for 25 friends along with Liberty’s Kitchen potato salad, signature cowboy caviar, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies ($450 estimated value)
Details: 25 Killer Poboys with potato salad, cowboy caviar, cookies and brownies by Liberty’s Kitchen. Subject to restrictions and availability.
Dine Around Emeril’s – appetizers at NOLA, entrees at Emeril’s, and dessert at Emeril’s Delmonico for six friends including American Luxury Limousine transportation ($1,050 estimated value)
Details: $700 Emeril’s gift card, alcohol not included; $350 of American Luxury Limousine services, not available most Saturday nights, must reserve more than 14 days in advance; and customer responsible for service charge of 20% of total charges and/or any tolls if applicable.
Panama Jazz Festival Vacation – round-trip airfare for two on Copa Airlines’ new nonstop service between New Orleans and Panama City, Panama; four day, three night stay in the historic boutique American Trade Hotel (Ace Hotel); VIP Press Pass for the Panama Jazz Festival; and two tickets to Grammy-winning Danilo Perez’s Jazz Club during the festival ($3,500 estimated value)
Must be used January 13-17, 2016 during the internationally acclaimed Panama Jazz Festival
Details: one hotel room for two at the American Trade Hotel Thur-Sun/ January 13-17, 2016; VIP Press Pass for Panama Jazz Festival; two tickets to Danilo Perez Jazz club during the festival. Roundtrip airfare for two from New Orleans to Panama City, Panama on Copa Airlines. Flight includes complimentary warm meals, adult beverages, and two 50 lb. checked bags. Must be used by October 30, 2016. Copa flight dates are flexible if you want to extend your trip; certain blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
Liberty’s Kitchen invites you to Come Grow With Us, our annual fundraiser featuring the Chef Showdown, a live auction, open bar, live music, and unlimited food from some of the most respected culinary talent in New Orleans.
Join us for a night of fun, food, and a festive atmosphere on the eve of Halloween.
20% Night at Blaze Pizza
to benefit Liberty’s Kitchen!
Join the LK crew at Blaze Pizza in the new South Market District on
Thursday, August 6 from 4-8 PM.
Twenty percent of all proceeds will go to Liberty’s Kitchen. Make this night a huge success – support at-risk youth in our community by enjoying delicious pizza in one of the hottest new spots in town!
Be sure to show the Liberty’s Kitchen Blaze Fundraiser Flyer, printed or on your phone, when you order!
Come Grow With Us
On Friday, June 21st, Liberty’s Kitchen hosted its second annual fundraising event Come Grow With Us. The event, chaired by Liberty’s Kitchen Board member Ellen Frischhertz, was held in The Cannery. The evening was a tremendous success raising more than $70,000 that will go toward critical operating funds. We were delighted that over 300 business and civic leaders joined us for music provided by the Latin Jazz Trio and the Brass-A-Holics as well as an array of marvelous small plates.
Eight local chefs prepared and donated the food for the evening. Featured chefs were Jeff Baron- Crescent Pie & Sausage/Pizzacare, Adam Biderman- The Company Burger, Aaron Burgau- Patois, Dan Esses- Three Muses, Restauranteur Chef Adolfo Garcia, Tariq Hanna- Sucre, Alon Shaya-Domenica, Steve Stryjewski-Cochon, and Nathaniel Zimett-Boucherie. Honing down on their kitchen skills, Liberty’s Kitchen students worked alongside each chef in the preparation and serving of the food. The students’ participation in the evening was a reminder to our guests that the evening was a celebration of Liberty’s Kitchen’s success, but most significantly the outstanding achievements of our students.
This year’s event honored Chef Emeril Lagasse and the Emeril Lagasse Foundation with the Liberty’s Kitchen Youth Advocate Award. The Foundation has been a transformative funder to myriad youth organizations in our city. Their charitable dollars have made a significant difference in the lives of thousands of children and young people and, in particular, those participating in Liberty’s Kitchen’s programming.
Come Grow With Us highlighted Liberty’s Kitchen ongoing theme— our GROWTH and future expansion to the ReFresh Project where our new quarters will include 10,000 square feet of space. Located at Bienville and Broad Streets, the new facility will allow us to double the number of young people served in our Youth Development Program and increase the capacity of our Healthy School Lunch program. Liberty’s Kitchen is in the midst of a capital campaign.