Area Educators Get Free Meals

Being an educator is one of the most rewarding jobs, but it can also be one of the most stressful jobs. The Rogue Chef knows this first hand. Dr. Dana, Co-Owner, was a teacher for 26 years. She knows how exciting and exhausting the first week of school can be for teachers.

Meeting new students, getting plans and routines in place, and attending Open House fall into the first week of school. The last thing teachers want to think about when they get home is “What’s for dinner?”

For the second year in a row, The Rogue Chef selected teachers from area schools and made them dinner. Teacher were given meals for each day of the first week of school. 

The teachers received enough meals for his/her entire family. this allowed the teacher the freedom to go home and relax, without having to worry about dinner.  

Teachers are the heart of education; our communities would not be the same without them. Chef Jeff asked his social media followers which teachers deserve to get a week’s worth of meals. There was an overwhelming response. 

The first year, The Rogue Chef made a week’s worth of meals for 3 teachers. This year, he made meals for 7 teachers in 5 different school districts: Branson, Reeds Spring, Forsyth, Hollister, and Springfield. 

The Rogue Chef extended the invitation to anyone who would like to donate or participate in this program. Chef Marc Mohling, Dr. Dana, Jesse & Paula Moad, and Charles & Susan Edler all donated their time, money, cooking skills, and/or organization skills to the program this year. 

If you or your business would like to participate in this program next year, contact Chef Jeff at

Menu for Teacher Meals 
Meatloaf Muffins with Baked Potato and Candied Carrots
Taco Bar served with Crunchy Taco Shells, Soft Tortilla Shells, Seasoned Ground Beef, and Various Accompaniments including: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Sour Cream, Refried Beans, Chips, and Housemade Salsa
Beef Medallions with Roasted Potatoes, Served with Butter & Sour Cream, and Roast Veggies
Chicken Alfredo made with Tequila Lime Chicken, Fettuccine, Broccoli, and Housemade Alfredo Sauce 
Barbeque Pulled Pork with Fresh Hawaiian Bread Sliders, Ranch Beans, and Miss Emma’s Premium Mac-n-Cheese
Extras: Cookies, Brownies, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats, Salted Caramel Cashews, and Chocolate Covered Peanuts