It all started when...
Aptly named after award-winning Executive Chef and co-owner Chris Blackburn’s grandmother, Josephines Kitchen opened in 2010 on historic Spring Garden Street in Greensboro. Josephine's Catering earned its roots as Josephine's Bistro, a Greensboro, fine dining gem. Under the same ownership the venue now houses a widely requested and well received breakfast and lunch restaurant, "Scrambled Southern Diner" in the Lindley Park area. However, the concept, flavors and expertise of the Bistro lives on through our catering services.
We offer catering services on and off-site. We can deliver, set-up or staff your event. We will cater anything: business lunches, surprise parties, wedding rehearsals, and receptions, furniture market events, wine and cheese parties. You name it, we will cater it!
Meet our Owners…
Sarah Keith and Chris Blackburn have made names for themselves in the Triad area thanks to their vast experience in, and passion for, owning and operating local, well versed, and highly acclaimed restaurants.
Sarah Keith, CEO
Winston-Salem native and Guilford College alumnae, Sarah’s roots in the Triad run deep. While at Guilford College, she created her own unique Independent Study as a restaurant intern and worked at dishwashing, line cook, bartender, server and host at the Smyres Plaee original Southern Lights, a Greensboro favorite, while writing and developing a business plan for a new restaurant.
Sarah later worked at the original Berts Seafood on historic Spring Garden Street in Greensboro while initiating and developing catering at Emerywood Fine Foods, which she purchased 3 years later. Sarah and Chris met 7 years later at Emerywood and soon realized they both had a love for inspiring food made from local ingredients and wanted to share their passion for food with neighbors.
In 2006, when space became available at the corner of Walker and Elam in Greensboro, Sarah embraced the chance to build a restaurant from scratch in the town she loved; Lindley Park Filling Station was born. Josephine’s was opened in 2010 and Blackburn’s in 2015.
Chris Blackburn, Chef
Chef Chris was born and raised in Pilot Mountain, NC. As a child, Chris was greatly influenced by his grandmother Josephine (yep, the namesake of Josephines Kitchen) who was a true Southern Belle and, like many southern women, a fabulous cook.
Chris grew up working in Pilot Mountain restaurants, trying his hand at all the varied roles a restaurant has to offer, before moving to Greensboro where he attended GTCC.
Unlike other chefs you’ll meet, Chris path into the kitchen first took a route through the airport. While at GTCC, Chris found a passion for electronics and graduated as an airline mechanic. He worked for the first 2 years of his professional life fixing aircraft before his love for the details eventually led him back to GTCC to study cooking. Chris was interested in how different ingredients worked together and ultimately put this passion, plus the lessons from his grandmother, to work in the kitchen.
Chris spent a few years cooking in Greensboro’s favorite restaurants, including holding the Sous Chef position at 223 S. Elm, before joining Emerywood Fine Foods as the Executive Chef. In 2006, Chris and Sarah started Lindley Park Filling Station; Josephine’s came along next in 2010.
Today, at Josephine’s, you’ll see Chris’ technical background and attention to detail at work on your table. You’ll find that your meals have flavor profiles that work perfectly, though you may be surprised by the combination. Come and see for yourself!