Kitchen Ready Industries

Monica KR


Kitchen Ready Industries


Kitchen Ready Industries is a social enterprise of Green Opportunities that creates jobs for program graduates and generates revenue to support the GO Kitchen Ready training program. By growing, preparing and selling healthy, local food, Green Opportunities is supporting local food security and sustainable economic development. Our products and services include:



DSCN0004Our catering services can accommodate any event, from 30 people for lunch to 500 people for dinner. We offer restaurant quality meals with seven different menus to choose from. Meals can be picked up, delivered, or served onsite.


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 24 hours–or on the next business day–to discuss your event. If you have a question about an existing catering contract, please contact us at or (828) 398-4158 ext. 115.


Grab & Go Meals

DSCN0035Grab & Go at the Edington Center: Beginning January 24, 2017, fresh, healthy snacks prepared in Southside Kitchen are available to 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 Green Opportunities Grab & Go cooler for a fresh, tasty 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.


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, #100 in Asheville’s River Arts District. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Eco Depot is open from 10-6 Monday-Saturday, and 11-5 on Sunday.


Fresh Broad Food Co-op: Freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, egg scramble, and sweet potato hash are currently available on the 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.


Value Added Products

DSC_0040Would you like to savor the flavors of Southside Kitchen at home?


Kitchen Ready Industries 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 the Southside Kitchen by Kitchen Ready staff using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Currently, our products can be purchased Monday – Friday from 9:00-5:00 in Southside Kitchen.


If you’re interested in selling Kitchen Ready Industries’ value-added products at your retail location, or would like to place a large order for a special event, please contact us at