Come Grow With Us 2022

September 30, 2022

Ace Hotel


Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, restaurants, and attendees!

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 2023? Email us today!

Presenting Sponsor

Sauté Chef Sponsors

Pastry Chef Sponsors


Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Fontenelle & Goodreau Insurance LLC

Jones Walker LLP



Banquet Chef Sponsors


Greg Beuerman * Mrs. Robert H. Boh * Margot Botsford & Stephen Rosenfeld * Calcote’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. * Covenant House * First Horizon * Ellen & Steve Frischhertz * Gambit New Orleans * GoodWood NOLA * GNO Inc. * Michael Hecht * Krispy Krunchy Chicken * Liberty Bank * Hope & Jimmy Meyer * Nice Day * Resource Full Consulting * Son of a Saint * Sysco Foodservice of New Orleans * trepwise, LCC



Line Chef Sponsors


Eskew+Dumez+Ripple * GOPARK, Universal Parking & Transportation, Jennifer & Stephen Hanemann * Tiffany Harvill * Impetus * Jani King of New Orleans * Kara Johnson * Monique & Bob McClesky  * Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group



Auction Sponsors
City Park * Creole Creamery * Emeril Lagasse Foundation * Fontenelle & Goodreau Insurance * Jennifer & Stephen Hanemann * Le Petit Theatre * Lynn & Tom Long * New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute * New Orleans Museum of Art * New Orleans Saints * NOLA Aikido * NOLA Boards * NOLA Couture * Salon Vous * Spyre * VALS * Windsor Court * Zurich Classic

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

Chef Amy Mehrtens