Welcome to Liberty's Kitchen
Liberty's Kitchen is an innovative, non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved youth by building self-sufficiency and independent living in a supportive community where they learn life, social and employability skills in a culinary setting. Liberty’s Kitchen supports its programs with teaching-focused businesses: our working café and coffee house, catering business, and contract food services. These businesses are designed to give our students practical experience while helping to sustain our programs. We utilize private donations and community grants for the balance of our funding needs.
Liberty’s Kitchen Café and Coffee House - A Product with a Purpose
Our retail establishment at 422½ South Broad offers an espresso bar serving Starbucks® coffee and espresso beverages as well as a full service kitchen serving breakfast and lunch – all giving our students the opportunity to learn basic barista and culinary skills in a real life setting. Everything at Liberty's Kitchen is made "from scratch" - from our pastries to salad dressings to soups and stocks. Not only does this give our customers a quality dining experience, but our menu has been designed with an eye for training opportunities.
Our Healthy School Lunch Program
Since 2010, we have been serving nutritious meals to the schoolchildren at New Orleans College Prep Charter School - over 400,000 meals to date! These meals not only feed those in need – giving Liberty’s Kitchen a dual social purpose - but they also generate a more stable income that both sustains and expands our program by providing an additional operational environment for training in a commercial kitchen setting.
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Come Grow With Us
Friday June 21, 2013!!!
WELCOME BACK SYRENA!
We are very excited to have Syrena Johnson join us once again, as a Chef Instructor in the Healthy School Lunch Program! Syrena graduated from our Youth Development Program in November 2010 and has since attended and graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York and worked in some of the finest restaurants in the city of New Orleans. She is here to "give back", as she puts it, and to help other young people achieve their goals. She sets a great example for those in the program, and we are delighted to have her on board!
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