An Ozark Showcase
If you are looking for an elegant brunch that showcases the Ozarks, the College of the Ozarks has it. At the Keeter Center, you can enjoy a fine meal and give back to the community at the same time. Served, prepared, and sometimes even grown by students, the dishes at the Keeter Center reflect world-class dining and help fund the college, which offers tuition in exchange for hard-work.
Executive Chef Robert Strickland has been adding locally sourced menu items and expanding what the College grows and consumes. The school raises and processes its own pork, so every slice of ham or bacon follows a long smokehouse tradition. Certain dishes are available only in season, like the Fried Green Tomatoes and Smoked Tomato Soup, which has a smoky, silky richness. Other dishes make surprising use of traditional ingredients, like the Szechuan Green Beans. The amazing spread they offer on holidays fills up fast—so book far in advance for Easter and Mother’s Day.
You can find out more when you visit www.keetercenter.edu or call 417-239-1900.