It was a rare gray cloudy day in New Orleans, but inside Liberty’s Kitchen there was a bright ambiance and a sunny welcoming spirit. The restaurant/nonprofit, which offers a ten-week youth development program centered on the culinary and hospitality industries that helps trainees achieve success through personal and professional training, reopened its doors on September 28 after having closed due to the pandemic.
Since it was first established in 2008, Liberty’s Kitchen has helped more than 1,000 at-risk youth between the ages of 16 to 24 go through the program while preparing and serving delicious food with smiling service. The organization used the downtime to spruce up the kitchen’s interior with new decor, and to develop some new menu items including a fried chicken sandwich. But don’t worry, many of your favorites are still available such as the Black Bean Burger and the LK (Liberty’s Kitchen) Salad.
Liberty’s Kitchen is open 8:30 am until 5pm Monday through Friday, and is located at 300 North Broad Street next to Whole Foods.