Television celebrity and Oklahoma native Kent Rollins is AFR’s latest partner in helping improve the lives of rural Oklahoma.
Rollins was a guest speaker and caterer at the annual Agrifest Farm & Ranch Forum in Enid hosted by AFR’s LEAD program. The event also featured a panel discussion of SQ777, Right to Farm, which will be on the general election ballot in November.
Rollins is an acclaimed chuck wagon cook and has made numerous television appearances including PBS, QVC, Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Chopped Grill Masters and Chopped Redemption, NBC’s Food Fighters and most recently the CBS Sunday Morning. His popular recipe and story contributions can also be enjoyed each month in Western Horseman Magazine.
Rollins was raised in Hollis, Okla., near the banks of the Red River. He grew up around the cattle business helping his dad and later managing a cow/calf operation. Rollins credits his cooking to his mother.
My mother taught us to clean, cook or sew and I didn’t much like to sew. Although I was the youngest and therefore did a lot of cleaning, cooking has always been my passion.
With a restored 1876 Studebaker wagon, Kent and his wife Shannon travel across the country catering for weddings, corporate events and heritage festivals while preserving a part of America’s history.
I get to do what I love with the woman I love. I am married to my best friend who also happens to be my boss, it is the best of both worlds.