Liberty's Kitchen

Saba brings global flavors to Liberty’s Kitchen

April 1, 2019

Saba’s Chef de Cuisine Cara Peterson is no stranger to change. Chef Cara’s journey spanned the U.S., having trained and worked in kitchens from Virginia to Philadelphia–where she developed an interest in Middle Eastern cooking–before landing in New Orleans to hone those skills. And we’re so grateful she chose to share those skills with the […]


Mopho brings a taste of Southeast Asia to Southeast Louisiana

February 26, 2019

Chef Paul Chell of Mopho brought his years of cooking in India, Malaysia and in Indonesia to Liberty’s Kitchen for February’s Guest Chef Night. He and Chef Andrew (his Mopho colleague), arrived with bins filled with colorful produce and spices from the other side of the world. Guests enjoyed hand-passed appetizers of Vietnamese sausage with […]


Come Grow With Us 2018 was a blast.

October 1, 2018

What an amazing evening! Come Grow With Us 2018, presented by The Ruby Slipper Cafe, was our biggest yet! Although there are many moments we could share from the evening, here are a few numbers that tell the story. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, chefs, and guests, we were able to raise our […]


Dennis Bagneris is our new CEO

June 11, 2018

New Orleans, La. (May 25, 2018) – Liberty’s Kitchen is pleased to announce that Dennis Bagneris, its longest-serving employee and Chief Program Officer, is appointed CEO and succeeds David M. Emond effective May 25th, 2018. Bagneris has served Liberty’s Kitchen since 2011. Prior to joining the organization, Bagneris worked in the non-profit and corporate sectors in […]


Bernadette Lucas is our new Chief Financial Officer

February 19, 2018

Liberty’s Kitchen has named Bernadette Lucas as its new Chief Financial Officer. Lucas is a native of New Orleans and continues to cultivate her homegrown talent and skill with her new position at Liberty’s Kitchen. Lucas received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Dillard University, and a M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans. She […]


Partner Highlight: Life After “Boys Town”

February 5, 2018

We are joined by one of our community partners, Boys Town, for a highlight of their services and how our partnership helps to further the lives of young people in New Orleans. ~~ Boys Town Louisiana gives desperate kids hope, helps parents succeed, and keeps families together. Our ultimate goal is to give kids and […]