Student Spotlight

Student Walk-Out Against Gun Violence

April 9, 2018

On March 14, 2018, at 10:00 am, students of Liberty’s Kitchen led a walk-out in memoriam and protest of the lives lost in the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The main objective was to observe 17 minutes of silence to commemorate the 17 people who were killed in the mass shooting. Our students were joined by other […]


Student Spotlight: Darnell

October 26, 2016

Darnell is an 18-year old trainee in our Youth Development Program and current all-star bellman at the Ace Hotel, almost ready to graduate next Friday! We sat down with Darnell to hear about his favorite part of the program (not the kitchen) and what he plans to do next!  What brought you to Liberty’s Kitchen? The main […]


Student Spotlight: Nick

June 10, 2016

Nick is a 23-year old trainee in our Youth Development Program. Having started in February, Nick is almost at the finish line of graduation! We caught up with Nick to hear about his reflection on the program thus far and his externship at Villalobos Rescue Center, a rescue, rehabilitation and placement facility for abused and […]


Student Spotlight: Philip

February 18, 2016

Philip is a trainee in our Youth Development Program. Having started in December, Philip has worked his way up to the front of house training. We sat down with Philip to hear about his experiences at Liberty’s Kitchen so far. So, when did you start the Youth Development Program at Liberty’s Kitchen? I started all […]


Externship Round-up!

February 16, 2016

Liberty’s Kitchen has three trainees participating in externships with local partnering restaurants: Dedrick, Nadja, and Shayne. We checked in with our externs to hear about their experiences so far. Dedrick Dedrick, or “DD”,  has felt right at home with District Donuts. So far, DD has been helping out wherever he can at District, handling everything […]


Student Spotlight: Chris

January 21, 2016

Chris is a trainee in Liberty’s Kitchen’s Youth Development Program. Having started in December, Chris has recently moved into the culinary skills training part of the program. We sat down with Chris to talk about his experience so far. How would you describe your experience at Liberty’s Kitchen so far? So far, Liberty’s Kitchen has […]