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Come Grow With Us
November 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$150.00
After postponing the signature fundraising event in 2020, Come Grow With Us is back to celebrate 12 years of impact. This year, the event is co-chaired by Matt Schwartz and Cleveland Spears, III with Chef Lenora Chong and Chef Michael Gulotta serving as honorary culinary co-chairs. Come Grow With Us returns to the Ace Hotel on Friday, November 5 with Liberty’s Kitchen trainees and alum working alongside more than a dozen chefs from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants including Bar Marilou, Café Sbisa, Carmo, Commander’s Palace, Copper Vine, Josephine Estelle, Maypop, Morrow’s, NOLA FOODS, Otra Vez, Restaurant R’evolution, Saba and Seaworthy. In addition to hosting, the Ace Hotel is the presenting sponsor, with Domain Companies, Spears Group, Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Hancock Whitney Bank, Palmisano, Woodward Design, and many more businesses and individuals sponsoring this year’s event.
The event also showcases the accomplishments of recent alumni of its Youth Development Program, with the program holding its most recent graduation on Thursday, November 4 at 1 p.m. The Janet Gorence Davas Youth Achievement Award will be presented to Larry Cacho and Angelina Garcia for their perseverance and focus on their goals. Additionally, Liberty’s Kitchen will honor Chef Gary Netter, Culinary Ambassador for the city of New Orleans, with the Calvin Johnson Food Justice Champion Award.
Additional fun will include open bars and live music from the Glen David Andrews Band. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at LibertysKitchen.org.
For more information about Liberty’s Kitchen and its many programs to help New Orleans’ young people create and achieve their vision of success, visit: www.libertyskitchen.org.