Clean Cookin’ is a veteran owned and operated business, founded by Stuart Rowland. Stuart grew tired of struggling with his weight and decided to try something new; that something turned into a company with over 30 employees. What began as cooking for friends out of his kitchen, eventually led to running a food truck, and now he is feeding Arkansans out of 5 different storefronts. Stuart plans to expand into Little Rock and the Tulsa areas sometime next year. He is extremely proud that his meals have never increased in price. His main daily struggle is narrowing the menu down to just 16 items! He describes himself as someone who needs to be constantly creative.
Clean Cookin’ does not allow any food to go to waste, if they can help it; food is packaged and distributed to local nonprofit organizations that are tailored to the community’s needs and will deliver as they see fit. Here in Northwest Arkansas, Stuart is filling fridges for the Ronald McDonald House. Rowland states, “If the family needs food, here you go, it’s not a question, they never have to leave their child’s side. They will have food in less than three minutes. That’s one of the proudest things that we do,” and the serving does not stop there. On October 24th, the company announced they are giving away 25 Thanksgiving Dinners to deserving families in need. He is asking his followers to write in and nominate a family in 250 words or less. You will also see his upcoming partnership with Arkansas Democrat Gazette to do a colossal Christmas Drive that will feed hundreds of families. He is adamant on taking care of the community that supports him.
Rowland served in the Army National Guard, he was deployed 2nd of 142nd out of Ozark Arkansas, from December 2006 to March of 2008 with convoy escorts. He was one of three medics in his battery and they wound up doing 185 missions and covered 70,000+ miles. Upon his return, he continued to train other soldiers in the states for the remainder of this service. His inability to quit is what he contributes to his military experience; failure is not an option. The mission world is going to happen, doubt and failure do not exist in the military.
You may check them out at any of these 5 locations!