Community Meals

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Southside Community Kitchen serves donation-based meals to the public most weeks for a $5 suggested donation per person.


Lunch is offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays, while brunch is served on Fridays. All are welcome to join us!


Upcoming Schedule:


Wednesday, March 14, 12:00-1:00 pm: CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER


Thursday, March 15, 12:00-1:00 pm: Pasta with Chicken and Sauteed Vegetables, Garden Salad, Garlic Bread, and Cake Roll


Friday, March 16, 10:00-11:00 am (brunch): Ham and Vegetable Strata, Garden Salad, and Fresh Fruit


Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner – March 30th

Please save the date for our next Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner on Friday, March 30th! We will host two seatings for dinner, at 5:30 and 7:00 pm. This three-course dinner is open to everyone, and guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. The menu will feature Middle Eastern-inspired dishes, and vegetarian dishes will be available for each course. The suggested donation is $10 or pay-what-you-can. All donations support the Kitchen Ready training program.


Southside Community Kitchen is Green Opportunities’ soul food restaurant and interactive culinary classroom, located at the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center at 133 Livingston Street in Asheville, NC. GO Kitchen Ready students-in-training are responsible for prepping, cooking, and serving all meals in Southside Community Kitchen, allowing them to gain invaluable hands-on “back of house” experience operating a commercial kitchen and providing “front of house” dining room service. Meals in our community kitchen are open to all. A suggested donation of $5 for lunch/brunch is encouraged for those who are able to pay. All donations support our training program. 


Southside Community Kitchen is operated through a partnership with A-B Tech and the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville. In season, we receive generous produce donations from many local farms and gardens, including Gaining Ground Farm, Ten Mile Farm, The Lord’s Acre, and Southside Community Garden, as well as food donations from MANNA Food Bank.


Please view our calendar for an up-to-date schedule of community meals, including Southside Kitchen closures and special events.