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.


Fresh Broad Food Co-op Breakfast Bar: Freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, egg scramble, sweet potato hash, and other items are currently available at the French Broad Food Co-op, located at 90 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville.


Value Added Products

DSC_0040Our in-house recipes for apple butter, marinara sauce, tomato jam, chow chow, and pickled vegetable are prepared by Kitchen Ready graduates in the Southside Kitchen, using local ingredients where possible. Currently, our products can be purchased in the Southside Kitchen, Monday – Friday from 9:00-5:00. More retail locations are coming soon. If you’re interested in selling Kitchen Ready Industries’ value-added products at your location, please contact Sarah Hart at