Liberty's Kitchen

A note from Dennis Bagneris

March 16, 2020

Dear Friends, Patrons and Supporters,   I’m writing to you for the second time this week to let you know that we’ve decided to suspend our programming, cafes and catering services in light of this pandemic.   As CEO it is my responsibility to make decisions that will benefit the trainees and staff. At the […]


A letter from Dennis Bagneris in light of Covid-19

March 14, 2020

On behalf of Liberty’s Kitchen, I am reaching out, first, to express that I hope you and your families are all healthy and safe. In light of the news around Coronavirus, I want to assure you all that we continue to monitor this ever-evolving situation with our trainees’ and alumni’s best interest at the center of […]


Celebrating 10 Years of Impact!

January 3, 2020


Patois chefs blend Italian and Louisiana cuisine at Guest Chef Night

June 28, 2019

Chefs Aaron Burgau and Jonathan Lomonaco of Patois grilled, fried, and sauteed their way into Guest Chef Night this month with help from Donzhei, Dee Dee and Nicole–three trainees of the Youth Development Program. The team from Patois piqued the trainees’ curiosities and tastebuds with an introduction to the Patois brand of deliciousness during the […]


Chef Alex Harrell of The Elysian Bar encourages community through food

May 21, 2019

Chef Alex Harrell is no stranger to Liberty’s Kitchen. He was one of our very first Guest Chefs in 2017, then jumped at the chance to work alongside trainees last year for a special farm-to-table dinner at Grow On Urban Farms. This month, he returned for his second Guest Chef Night turn, this time as […]


Liberty’s Kitchen welcomes new slate of board officers

April 18, 2019

After ten years of dedicated service on the board of Liberty’s Kitchen (and eight as chair), Matthew Schwartz has decided to transition from the board of Liberty’s Kitchen. He will serve on the organization’s Advisory Board. Schwartz, a well-known developer known for his company Domain Companies’ many successful projects in Mid-City and the Central Business […]