Located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and is a purveyor of Southern and Cajun cuisine from the esteemed self taught chef Karen Johnson-Bey. 

Food for your Soul.  At K’Lynns our  menu offers unique flavors with  a mix of Southern and Cajun cuisines. From fried catfish, collard greens and plantain  to etouffee,  gumbo and  po boys. With my family Caribbean history I could not resist adding jerk chicken to the mix as well. While enjoying  your meal you can quench your thirst with one of our specialty drinks such as Norma grape ginger ale kool aid or sparkling  peach soda.
Oh, don’t forget our sweet potato pie and other  desserts.

Catering Services ~ we have you covered.  From companies wanting daily, weekly or monthly catering to weddings and all events in between.  K’Lynn’s offers delicious menus such as  New Mexican, Italian, American, Asian,  Mediterranean, Caribbean & Southern cuisines.

Contact us for a courtesy  consultation, we will gladly customize  a menu for you. From appetizers, full meals to  dessert bars. Elegant to casual affairs.

New Mexico Homes, a resource for Albuquerque, NM Real Estate, recently featured us in an article. Read it here: Have a Hearty Southern Meal at K’Lynn’s Southern and Cajun Fusion.






4300 Ridgecrest Dr SE O, Rio Rancho, NM 87124



Wednesday 11AM–830 PM

Thursday 11AM–830 PM

Friday 11AM–830 PM

Saturday 11AM–830 PM

Sunday - Closed

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Closed



I am Karen Johnson-Bey, known as Klynn, owner of K’Lynn’s Catering and K’Lynn’s Southern & Cajun Fusion. I’m a self taught chef and started cooking when I was 9 years old. Inspired by my parents and watching cooking shows, I developed a love for cooking. I’m not a formally trained chef, however, I am an experienced professional. Early on I started catering, and later opened a café. After a hiatus, I returned full time to what I enjoy most – cooking!  The love of creating, cooking, and eating makes my profession seem anything but a ‘job’.  Our food is always delicious and made with the best ingredients available. 

Catering ~ My staff and I have a goal – to provide a great, memorable experience for you and your guests.  We will work with your vision and budget so you can be a guest at your next event. Additional services provided on request include – food servers, coat check service, bar tending, New Mexico certified alcohol servers, valet parking attendants, linen rental, and almost all that is needed to complete your event.


Fridays - Slow cooked oxtails over rice with gravy. Served with a side of collard greens

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We are taking orders for the following. Last day to order is December 18 noon. Pick up Wednesday December 22 by 8 p.m.

A La Carte

Fried turkeys (traditional $65 or Cajun $75)

Turkeys are 12-16 lbs and will serve up to 14 people

Baked brown sugar baked ham with cloves and based in ginger ale just like my mom made it.

Hams are 7-10 lbs and will serve up to 10 people $45


1/2 pan Deep dish sweet potato pie $18

Pecan pie $14

1/2 pan bread pudding with caramel whiskey sauce $15 traditional or pumpkin

1/2 pan peach cobbler $18


1/2 pan side will serve up to 12 people

Collard greens $20

Traditional mash potatoes $12

Pint of gravy $7

Mississippi mud mashed potatoes $16

Yams $16

Mac and cheese $18

Green bean casserole $15

Craw fish dressing(contains no bread) $24

Traditional stuffing $ 15

Corn bread drizzled with honey butter $15


Egift Cards

looking FOR THE PERFECT GIFT K’Lynn’s now offers egift cards.

Click the link below to order your egift cards

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