Community Meals

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Please note: Southside Kitchen lunches and brunches will be closed to the public from May 14 through May 25 due to training program requirements. We hope you will join us for our Showcase Dinner on Friday, May 18!


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:


Friday, May 18th: Kitchen Ready Cycle 19 Showcase Dinner

On Friday, May 18, the Kitchen Ready program will host a celebratory three-course community dinner in Southside Kitchen. This special meal will celebrate the accomplishments of our Cycle 19 culinary students, who have planned a New Orleans-themed menu for the event. We will host two seatings for dinner, at 5:30 and 7:00 pm, with guests seated on a first-come, first-served basis. The suggested donation is $10 or pay-what-you-can. All donations benefit the Kitchen Ready training program. View or share our Showcase Dinner on Facebook.


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.