We’re Hiring!

If you’re a food service professional and you like what we’re doing, let’s find out if you’d be a good fit for the Spoonfed Team!

See our Job Description below for our latest available position.

Sous Chef/Line Cook

Spoonfed Kitchen & Bake Shop – Wilmington, NC

Job Description:

•Cook flavorful food from clean, fresh ingredients for breakfast, lunch, dinner, carry-out and catering.

•Execute beautiful food presentation.

•Participate in menu planning for all areas.

•Problem solve and participate in systems development for operational efficiency.

•Keep a meticulously clean kitchen.

•Participate in growing a dynamic new business.

Who we are:

•Spoonfed Kitchen is a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

•We offer carry-out and have a specialty food market.

•We offer custom catering and event planning for events ranging from small dinner parties to weddings to corporate events.

•We work with local farmers and artisan food producers to access the freshest and finest ingredients whenever possible.

•We love food & entertaining. We are passionate and hard-working.

•We have Danny Meyers’ 5 Core Emotional Skills hanging on our kitchen wall. We hire by them, train them and strive to live by them. If you know what these are then you might be a good candidate for us. If you don’t know what they are, look them up. If they resonate with you then you might be a good candidate for us.

•Many of our previous employees have celebrated 10-year and longer anniversaries with the company. The right person will enjoy our challenging yet stable environment and stick around. Job-hoppers need not apply.

•If you think you might be a good fit for Spoonfed Kitchen, please go to our website and fill out our employment application.



Salad Nicoise is a dish you don't see on menus too often these days. I really like a Salad Nicoise... especially when the eggs are perfect like the ones in this photo. Even at nice restaurants cooks often overcook the eggs which really bugs me cause if they just set a timer the eggs could always be perfect. Overcooked eggs are just a problem the world doesn't need to have.

At any rate, whenever I eat Salad Nicoise I'm reminded of the first time I ever had one. It was around this time of year and it was one of those perfect summer nights. Clear skies, not too hot, a little breeze blowing. I was dating this girl and I have to admit, I was kind of falling for her. She was one of those girls who just brought the whole energy up when she walked into the room. She was always doing cool stuff and bursting with great ideas.

Well, on this perfect summer night her great idea was to jump on her motorcycle (yeah, she had a motorcycle) and ride to Chicago. So off we went and pretty soon I find myself blasting up Lake Shore Drive on this perfect summer night riding a cool old motorcycle with this girl I'm kind of falling for on the back.  The city lights are blazing on the left and the waves on Lake Michigan are crashing up over the breakwall on the right as I downshift and lean into the hairpin turn at Oak Street, taking it fast so she has to squeeze me just a little tighter.

We exit Belmont, shoot over to Clark St. and turn south. The city is everything you want a city to be on a perfect summer night. It's all colorful lights and that beautiful downtown cacophony of engines and horns and distant sirens and music. There're tons of people out and the restaurants and bars are packed, their patrons spilling out onto the sidewalks and mulling around talking because no one wants to go home on a perfect summer night in Chicago.

It's great to be on a motorcycle in the city cause you can see, hear, smell and even taste everything the city's dishing up... plus it's way easier to find a place to park. So we back into a little spot right in front of Jerome's (you guys remember Jerome's, right?) and even though it's packed somehow we magically get a table on the patio that looks right out over Clark Street.

I'd never heard of Salad Nicoise but fortunately this girl I'm kind of falling for knows all about it and she orders one so I get one too. We sit there on the patio at Jerome's and watch the people and talk and eat our Salad Nicoises on a perfect summer night and I'm still buzzing from the thrill of the motorcycle ride and at some point it just hits me that man, this is IT. This girl is THE ONE. I want to eat Salad Nicoise with this girl forever. Within a year of that perfect summer night we were married and that was 24 years ago. We've shared a lot of meals and I still love sitting across a table from her. She's still brimming with energy and bursting with great ideas. And when she boils the eggs, she gets them perfect every time.

~ By Matt


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Our First Press!

     Jessica Maurer of the Wilmington Business Journal called to interview Kim the other day.  She wrote this nice article about Spoonfed Kitchen for the WBJ.  Thanks Jessica!


Salad Nicoise… And a Little History

… whenever I eat Salad Nicoise I’m reminded of the first time I ever had one. It was around this time of year and it was one of those perfect summer nights. Clear skies, not too hot, a little breeze blowing. I was dating this girl and…