Cycle 12 Pop-Up Dinners Kick-Off This Week!

We’re excited to announce that Kitchen Ready Cycle 12 Pop-Up Dinners kick-off this week in Southside Kitchen, located at 133 Livingston Street. This round of Pop-Up Dinners will take place on Thursday evenings from June 2nd to July 7th.

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Pop-Up Dinners, which take place six times each training cycle, provide our culinary students with a unique platform to hone their skills and gain “live” experience cooking and plating restaurant-quality, multi-course dinners. Southside Kitchen is an interactive culinary classroom–our students learn by preparing meals for members of our Asheville community.


Pop-Up Dinners are served by students enrolled in the Table Service Essentials course, a seven-week course that prepares students to work in the restaurant service industry. Both Kitchen Ready and Table Service Essentials are offered through a partnership between Green Opportunities and A-B Tech Community College.


Get Involved!


All community members are welcome to join us for dinner on Thursday evenings from June 2 to July 7. Dinner seatings take place at 5:30 and 7:00 PM and are first-come, first-served. Meals are free and open to all, but donations are encouraged! All donations go directly to our students.


If you are interested in receiving this type of job training and joining the next cycle of classes, please contact Joseph Hackett, GO Director of Student Development at (828) 398-4158 ext 111 or, or Maria Spadaro, A-B Tech Business and Hospitality Coordinator at (828) 398-7925 or Financial assistance is available.


Finally, we are always looking for local employers interested in becoming committed partners. Reach out to us and help us grow our community-based hospitality service program!