Southside Kitchen


Southside Kitchen is a social enterprise of Green Opportunities that generates revenue to support our GO Kitchen Ready culinary job training program and creates employment opportunities for training program graduates.


Hire Southside Kitchen and make your next meal matter! Our products and services include:



A New Year, a New Taste of GO: Southside Kitchen has launched a new catering menu, featuring delicious vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options along with traditional soul food favorites.
View our new catering menu here.


Southside Kitchen’s catering services can accommodate any event, from 30 people for lunch to 350 people for dinner. Meals can be picked up, delivered, or served on-site.


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 or (828) 398-4158 ext. 115.


“The food was delicious and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I enjoyed working with you and how easy it was to get all the details right. Your mission and dedication in helping people grow and strive for better lives through hard work is a blessing to our community.” — Malinda Day, City of Asheville


Southside Kitchen 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. See how GO is supporting Asheville families through the Homework Diner program here:


GO Café at Gerber Park

Opened in July 2018, GO Café at Givens Gerber Park in South Asheville serves breakfast and lunch to residents of Givens Gerber Park, an affordable rental retirement community. The café is also open to the public Monday through Friday. Stop by for breakfast or lunch the next time you’re in the neighborhood.


GO Café serves as a teaching kitchen, providing valuable on-the-job training opportunities to students and graduates of GO’s Kitchen Ready culinary program. GO Café’s rotating menu features affordably-priced home style favorites, alongside scratch-made soups, salads, and sandwiches, and classic breakfast fare. Desserts are baked in-house daily. View our Spring 2019 Cafe menu here.


Location: 60 Gerber Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Food Truck

GO’s new Southside Soul Food Truck specializes in soul food favorites like chicken wings, buttermilk fried chicken, fried fish, barbecue tofu, collard greens, black-eyed peas, mac & cheese, and cornbread. Contact us at to bring the Southside Soul food truck to your workplace, brewery, festival or special event!



To view or download a Southside Kitchen brochure, please click here.