Come Grow With Us 2017

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
Jeff Gulotta

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)

Most Creative
Chef Lulu Chustz from our very own Broad St Liberty’s Kitchen cafe!
Crispy hot chicken skins with maple rosemary cotton candy

Best Presentation
Chef Ysaac Ramirez from Josephine Estelle
Canestri – cacio e pepe

Click HERE to check out more photos. We can’t wait for next year!

Posted by Nadia Laher, Development Coordinator 

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