Recently, the Charlotte restaurant scene has been getting some major national media outlet attention from CNN and their networks build-up to Charlotte’s hosting of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. While the national debut is welcomed and quite frankly, long overdue, the exposure for Charlotte’s mainstay- and-notable chef icons, appear to highlight just how far this southern city has come. Renowned chef Jim Noble, of Rooster’s and the now closed Noble’s, opened the Kings Kitchen (uptown at Trade and College) in an effort to give back to the community. The not for profit restaurant donates 100% of the profits to help feed the poor in Charlotte, the region, and the world. The catch-phrase slogan is to help FEED SOMEBODY! The food is described as “New Local Southern Cuisine” with a focus on local ingredients. After you have tasted the fried chicken and mac & cheese you will understand the “southern” part of the equation. But more importantly is what the chef, the restaurant, and all of the supporters are accomplishing in making a difference in people’s lives.
Recently, Chef Jim Noble was honored to welcome CNN into The King's Kitchen for the following interview.