End of Year Message from Chef Amy Mehrtens, Copper Vine

December 23, 2022

Dear, Friends To say the past few years in the hospitality industry have been difficult would be an understatement. But as we reflect on this year and look to next year, things look brighter. One of the bright spots has been and continues to be our important relationship with Liberty’s Kitchen.  A wonderful partner and connector, […]


WGNO: This New Orleans kitchen serves ‘deep dish liberty’

October 4, 2022

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – There’s a lot on the menu at Liberty’s Kitchen. It’s a place that provides a pathway for young people to create and achieve their vision of success. WGNO Good Morning New Orleans features reporter Bill Wood is in the kitchen with Chef De Borah Wells. With them is one of the trainees […]


Bernadette Lucas Named Interim CEO of Liberty’s Kitchen

June 10, 2022

Lucas to replace Dennis Bagneris who leaves the organization June 30th For Immediate Release Contact: Elizabeth Smith             Longtime Liberty’s Kitchen Chief Financial Officer Bernadette Lucas has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Liberty’s Kitchen, a Mid City-based non-profit organization dedicated to youth development, youth empowerment and food security through programs designed […]


Liberty’s Kitchen Announces Judge Calvin Johnson as new Chair and Kara Johnson as new Vice Chair

May 9, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:   Elizabeth Smith esmith@libertyskitchen.org504-822-4011 May 2, 2022 LIBERTY’S KITCHEN ANNOUNCES JUDGE CALVIN JOHNSON AS NEW CHAIR AND KARA JOHNSON AS NEW VICE CHAIR New Orleans, LA – Today, Liberty’s Kitchen announced that the Honorable Calvin Johnson, retired judge, and long-time civic figure, has been named the new Chair of the organization’s […]


Ian McNulty: A culinary program that changes lives is thriving as restaurants change too

October 25, 2021


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 […]