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Agaat Den Hertog, Miss A's mother, is a native of The Netherlands and lives in a small town outside of Charlotte, NC. Before she moved to the United States, she worked as the designer for a Dutch children's clothing line. She traveled to Paris, Milan, London and other major European cities looking for new ideas, yarns and colors for the collections. Agaat's passion in life is traveling — there isn't a continent that she hasn't explored. She is involved with the Shelby Presbyterian Church and is passionate about supporting nonprofits such as Samaritan’s Purse.

The King’s Kitchen: Jim Noble’s New Restaurant Feeds Patrons As Well As The Hungry With All Profits

Chef Jim Noble, well-known for his fine restaurants across the state of North Carolina, opened The King’s Kitchen with the goal to help feed those in need. All profits are used to feed the hungry in Charlotte and  surrounding areas. The King’s Kitchen works together with local businesses, ministries and non-profits to employ and train troubled youth, rehab graduates and other members of the community. They learn to run a full service restaurant and receive leadership and spiritual training to become equipped for today’s job market. Their mission statement reads, “To Feed the Hungry and Heal the Brokenhearted”.

The King's Kitchen (Photo Credit: Agaat Den Hertog)

Interior of The King's Kitchen (Photo Credit: Agaat Den Hertog)

The profits may have a higher calling but the food has Chef Jim Noble’s signature of “New Local Southern Cuisine”. I ordered the  Pan Seared Salmon with English Pea Risotto which was very good. The Roasted Pork Loin stuffed with House Sausage, Dilled Potatoes, English Peas and Shitake Medley was a little dry. The food is served with  mile high southern biscuits of the best kind. A real steal is the Meat and Three plate for $13 which consists of  Skillet Fried Chicken (their signature dish), Fried Flounder or Pot Roast with a choice of three side dishes such as  Macaroni and Cheese, Pan Seared Cabbage, Butter Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Creamed Potatoes with Gravy and several others. The deserts are classic southern treats like Banana Pudding, Chocolate Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Pecan Pie, Coconut Chess Pie, Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The wine runs from $6 – 12 per glass. I tried the Decoy Sauvignon Blanc and the Villa San-Juliette Merlot which were quite good. For those looking for entertainment in addition to a great meal, The King’s Kitchen has live music on Friday nights.


The King’s Kitchen
129 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Ph. 704 375 1990

Hours of Operation:
Lunch –  Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Dinner – Monday-Saturday:  5:00 p.m. until


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