Come Grow With Us 2022

Friday, September 30

7 pm

Ace Hotel


Sponsorship and ticket 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

Wendy Gellert

Stephen Hanemann

Troy James

Nicole Jolly

Lynn Long

Robyn Napier

Nicole Caridad Ralston

Howard Rogers IV

Lauren Siegel

Hamilton Simons-Jones

Patrick Young

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!

Thank you to all who supported our annual Come Grow With Us gala at the Ace Hotel on November 5!

Congratulations to the honorees:

Calvin Johnson Food Justice Champion

Chef Gary Netter

Janet Gorence Davas Youth Achievement Awards

Larry Cacho

Angelina Garcia

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Pastry Chef Sponsors

Chef’s Brigade

Ellen & Steve Frischhertz

Fontenelle & Goodreau Insurance LLC

The Hanemann Family

Jones Walker LLP

Tiffany & David Oestreicher

Banquet Chef Sponsors

Emeril Lagasse Foundation

GOPARK, a Universal Company

Hancock Whitney

Deidre Hays & the Honorable Calvin Johnson

Miriam Hollar & Thomas Schulingkamp

Sharon Jacobs & Lenny Davis

JL Design Studios & Carimi Construction

Palmisano LLC

Pied Parker

Tez Technology

Lori & Bobby Savoie

trepwise, LLC

Woodward Design + Build

Line Chef Sponsors

Ellen Balkin & Jeanne Rademacher

Tiffany Harvill

Humphreys & Partners Architects

Kara Johnson

Denise Redman & Bill Hoffman

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

Chef Lenora Chung

Chef Michael Gulotta