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 […]


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 […]


Coquette Guest Chef Night

May 24, 2018

“Food is like a lifestyle,” Jervon Francis, 19, reflects on her night working back of house alongside Kristen Essig from Coquette. She, along with three other trainees, helped run Guest Chef Night, our monthly intimate dining experience with our city’s culinary stars. Kristen Essig has been named one of Coastal Living Magazines “5 Coastal Chefs […]