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Culinary duo launch free gourmet food catering service

It sounds too good to be true: A catering service offering gourmet meals delivered to the location of your choice – free of charge.

Yet that’s exactly what Roger Gilbert and Ernest Madden, the creators of Brookings’ two soup kitchens, have chosen as their next culinary project.

“We want to support any organization in town that has an event that needs food by providing, preparing and delivering a meal,” Gilbert told the Pilot.

He said the free catering service is his and Madden’s way of giving back to the Brookings-Harbor community for so generously supporting the soup kitchens.

They call their new endeavor “2 Chefs” because they each have had a long professional cooking career.

Both are retired from the restaurant business, but still love to cook.

“We can prepare a catered meal in advance in our kitchen, and we also have mobile grills,” Gilbert said.

He said they’ve received so much donated food for the soup kitchens they can’t give it away fast enough.

“We have more food than we can use right now. All the freezers are full and we’re running out of places to put it,” he said.

There’s not enough storage room at the churches that host the soup kitchens, so Gilbert has had to fill his closets and pantries at home with the overflow of donated canned goods. He provides a fully-stocked refrigerator on his front porch for the hungry to raid at any time, day or night.

Depending on the menu, Gilbert and Madden can provide most of the food for the catered events, they said, although in some cases, additional food may have to be purchased.

But their labor is always free, they said.

“We’re working on a menu for Stagelights (Musical Arts Community) right now, and have others on our calendar,” Gilbert said.

The staff at the Curry Coastal Pilot will be treated to a catered lunch in March, he said.

To schedule catering, or for more information, call Gilbert at 541-813-1178, or Madden at 541-251-0148.

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