Come Grow With Us 2022

Friday, September 30

7 pm

Ace Hotel


 Ticket purchase here – $150 


Sponsorship Purchase here


Featured Restaurant info here


Auction Donation info here



Host Committee

Michael Hecht, Co-Chair
Aaron Motwani, Co-Chair

Herb Anderson * Don Carrere * Maria A. Newman Carrere * Stephanie Carter * Charlie Fontenelle * Nicole Jolly * Lynn Long * Robyn Napier * Tiffany Oestreicher * Nicole Caridad Ralston * Howard Rogers IV * Lauren Siegel * Hamilton Simons-Jones

Liberty’s Kitchen provides pathways for youth to create and achieve their vision of success through workforce training, leadership development, and support of healthy lifestyles.

Since our launch in 2008, we have trained nearly 1000 young adults in our workforce readiness program. Each year, our annual gala makes it possible to keep this life-changing programming going into the coming year.

This annual event features delectable cuisine from some of New Orleans’ most celebrated restaurants, live music, inspiring stories, and much more!

Planning is underway for next year’s gala. Want to get involved with Come Grow With Us 2022? Email us today!

Presenting Sponsor

Sauté Chef Sponsors



Deirdre Hayes & the Honorable Calvin Johnson / Jenelle Slobof & Neal Cohen 

Pastry Chef Sponsors

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Fontenelle & Goodreau Insurance LLC

Jones Walker LLP

Banquet Chef Sponsors

Mrs. Robert H. Boh * Covenant House * Gambit New Orleans * GoodWood NOLA * GNO Inc. * Michael Hecht * Liberty Bank * Hope Meyer * Nice Day * Resource Full Consulting * Son of a Saint * Sysco Foodservice of New Orleans * trepwise, LCC


Line Chef Sponsors

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple * Tiffany Harvill * Impetus * Monique & Bob McClesky  * Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group


Thank you to our restaurant partners and our Honorary Culinary Chair!

Chef Amy Mehrtens