Southside Kitchen Catering

 

 

Southside Kitchen is a social enterprise of Green Opportunities that generates revenue to support our GO Kitchen Ready job training and placement program and creates employment opportunities for training program graduates. By preparing and selling healthy food, Southside Kitchen is increasing local food access and promoting sustainable economic development.

 

Our products and services include:

 

Catering

Southside Kitchen’s catering services can accommodate any event, from 30 people for lunch to 350 people for dinner. We offer restaurant quality meals and several menus, from classic Southern fare to heart-healthy meals. Meals can be picked up, delivered, or served on-site.

 

View a sample menu here. Current menu offerings and prices are subject to change.

 

For all new catering inquiries, please complete our Online Catering Request Form to provide us with basic information about your event and catering needs. Once completed, a staff member will contact you within 1-2 business days to discuss your event. If you have a question about an existing catering contract, please contact us at catering@greenopportunities.org or (828) 398-4158 ext. 115.

 

Southside Kitchen Catering currently prepares healthy meals for Asheville youth as part of the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Homework Diners initiative and the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s summer meals program.

Food Truck

GO’s new Southside Soul Food Truck specializes in soul food favorites like chicken wings, buttermilk fried chicken, collard greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread, and pimento cheese. Contact us at catering@greenopportunities.org to bring the Southside Soul food truck to your brewery, festival or special event!

 

 

 

 

 

Value-Added Products

Would you like to savor the flavors of Southside Kitchen at home?

 

Southside Kitchen is proud to offer a signature line of house-made condiments and sauces, such as apple butter, marinara sauce, tomato jam, chow chow, and pickled vegetable. All products are produced and packaged in our commercial kitchen using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Currently, our products can be purchased Monday – Friday from 9:00-5:00 in the Edington Center, located at 133 Livingston Street in Asheville.

 

If you’re interested in selling Southside Kitchen’s value-added products at your retail location, or would like to place a large order for a special event, please contact us at catering@greenopportunities.org.

Grab & Go Meals

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Eco Depot Marketplace: An assortment of Kitchen Ready wraps and salads are available for purchase daily at the Eco Depot Marketplace, located at 408 Depot Street, Suite #100 in Asheville’s River Arts District. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Eco Depot is open from 10:00 am-6:00 pm Monday-Saturday, and 11:00 am-5:00 pm on Sunday.

 

French Broad Food Co-op: Freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, egg scramble, tofu scramble, and sweet potato hash are currently available on the hot breakfast bar at the French Broad Food Co-op, located at 90 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. Kitchen Ready sandwiches, wraps, and salads (including vegetarian and vegan options) are also for sale daily at the Co-Op.

 

To sell Southside Kitchen Grab & Go meals at your retail location, contact us at catering@greenopportunities.org.

 

Grab & Go at the Edington Center: Fresh, healthy snacks prepared in Southside Kitchen are available to local children and community members at no cost, Monday – Friday from 3:00-6:00 pm. Each weekday, our Grab & Go cooler is stocked with fresh fruit, wraps, and other tasty snacks prepared by Kitchen Ready students and graduates.

 

The Grab & Go cooler is situated in the Edington Center lobby outside of Southside Kitchen. The next time you’re here for an after-school program, community meeting, or training program and hunger strikes, be sure to swing by the Southside Kitchen Grab & Go cooler for a healthy snack that will help you power through the afternoon.

 

GO’s new Grab & Go cooler is made possible thanks to a grant from The Kresge Foundation’s FreshLo initiative, which supports programs working to increase fresh, local, and equitable food access in communities across the US. The coolers for this project were donated by MANNA Food Bank.