Cooking for 300: Southside Community to Join Together for Annual Thanksgiving Tradition


Southside Kitchen Thanksgiving DinnerOn Wednesday, November 25th, neighbors, friends and family will join together for a shared holiday meal at the 2nd Annual Southside Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The event is free and open to everyone.


This year, Chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland is coordinating the event. “We’re hoping to serve between 150 and 200 people for a sit down meal, plus lots of additional to-go boxes for people to bring home and share with others. This event is about gathering together, sharing food and giving back to our community.”


In addition to community partnerships, Chef Liam will be supported by alumni and staff of Green Opportunities’ Kitchen Ready program. Kitchen Ready trainer, Chef Hanan Shabazz, who will be working alongside him, has deep roots in Asheville’s Southside community. Her four-decade career has been built around core values of serving and sharing food. “We want them to know that the doors of Southside Kitchen are open to the community. My community matters – we just try to feed the hungry souls each and every day.”


The event is a partnership between Green Opportunities, the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center, New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Asheville, Brown Temple C.M.E. Church and the Residents’ Council of the Asheville Housing Authority.



Southside Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, Nov 25th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, inside the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center at 133 Livingston Street. For more information, contact Anne Hillson at  Download a flyer for the event.