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I'm Richard, a South West Londoner with a passion for the unique flavours and style of American Southern cooking.  I spent the majority of my career in the travel industry and recently decided to turn my love of entertaining into a new career in catering. 

My love of the American South started 20 years ago when I was a student in Farmville, Virginia, in the heart of the region. I was blown away by the relaxed way of life, warm hospitality and the exciting, varied and delicious cuisine. Forget the cliched images you might have about American food – burgers and hot dogs, we’re looking at you! – real Southern food is one of the most diverse cuisines out there. From soulful vegetables and one-pots to slow-smoked BBQ and summer salads, it's vibrant, seasonal and intensely flavoured.


At Southern Kitchen we specialise in delicious, home-style cooking for both indoor and outdoor catering and events. Be it small gathering, milestone birthday or work party, our family-style dishes will help make it an event to remember!

Based, in London's Tooting, we operate across London, Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire.

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