News From the Kitchen
Come Grow With Us 2017 was our best gala yet! The total is in: We raised OVER $230,000 to keep creating pathways to success for New Orleans youth. Thank you so much to the fantastic chefs, sponsors, auction donors, artists, and the many friends of Liberty’s Kitchen who helped make this possible!
Congratulations once more to our award recipients:
The Honorable Calvin Johnson Youth Advocate Award
The Janet Gorence Davas Youth Achievement Award
Nadja Sampson and Da’Mon Keelen.
To learn more about Nadja and Da’Mon, watch this beautiful video. Many thanks to Nicelle & TG Herrington of Nom de Guerre Films!
Finally, congratulations to our Chef Showdown Winners!
Best in Show
Chef Michael Gulotta from Maypop and Chef Mark Quitney from Roux Bistro
Whole roasted eggplant with goat feta & warm bacon vinaigrette (Maypop)
Praline pork belly in steamed bun & Asian slaw; king cake pushup pops (Roux Bistro)
Chef Lulu Chustz from our very own Broad St Liberty’s Kitchen cafe!
Crispy hot chicken skins with maple rosemary cotton candy
Chef Ysaac Ramirez from Josephine Estelle
Canestri – cacio e pepe
Click HERE to check out more photos. We can’t wait for next year!
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation provides support for youth to change their lives in lasting ways. Here are the stories of a few special young people whose lives have been touched by multiple programs that the Foundation supports. Watch this video of LK grad Nadja to see how organizations like the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and Liberty’s Kitchen, are working together to create a stronger New Orleans. Thanks to ELF for your generous support!
Watch this beautiful video of Nadja, one of our graduates, showing us the role Liberty’s Kitchen has played in her life!
Thanks to Rachael Cerrotti for this powerful piece. We’re proud of Nadja and we hope you’ll consider supporting young people like her through a donation today! Donate here.
Stop by Liberty’s Kitchen, Daymion will serve you up a delicious Cotton Candy Frappuccino featuring vanilla, raspberry, and white mocha. It’s the perfect sweet treat to beat the summer heat.