Hometown Cafe

Hometown Cafe at Smith County Memorial Hospital offers patients, guests and community members a break from the day’s hustle and bustle. Healthy and delicious food are top-of-mind and created fresh by Chef Stephen Smith. When possible, Chef Steve uses local ingredients.

Daily guests may choose from a 12-foot salad bar complete with soup and freshly baked bread along with hot and cold entrees prepared fresh in the kitchen. Dine-in and take out options make Hometown Cafe a perfect stop for a grab-and-go lunch or community dining experience with friends.

Hometown Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weekly menus are posted each Friday.

Sign up to receive the menu as an email along with nutritional commentary from Chef Steve.

Monday 9/16
Braised Beef in Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli
Soup: Boston Clam Chowder

Tuesday 9/17
Lasagna, Green Beans, Garlic Bread
Soup: Chicken Vegetable

Wednesday 9/18
Grilled Chicken Chow Mein, Brown Rice, Egg Rolls
Soup: Hot & Sour Soup
Side: California Roll

Thursday 9/19
Beef Burrito Line, Brown Rice / Pinto Beans, Grilled Peppers & Onion
Soup: Corn Chowder

Friday 9/20
Steamed Fresh Salmon, Cajun Catfish, Steamed Asparagus, Steamed Red Potatoes
Soup: Steak

Lunch Pricing at Hometown Cafe:

Full hot lunch (includes one cold side) – $7.99
Just entree – $3.99
Just vegetable or starch – $2.50
Pre-packaged side salad – $2.50
Full Salad Bar (unlimited trips, includes soup and roll) – $11.99
Children’s Salad Bar (8 and under, unlimited trips, includes soup and roll) – $3.99
Children’s Full Meal (8 and under) – $3.99
Senior Salad Bar (65+, unlimited trips, includes soup and roll) – $5.99
Senior Full Meal (65+) – $5.99
Salad only (unlimited trips) – $9.99
Soup only (unlimited trips) – $3.00
To-Go/One Trip Salad Bar – $7.99
Other sides priced specifically

Hometown Cafe Events:

Ask a Dietitian: Intro to Healthy Eating
Join us on June 27 for our first community education event “Ask a Dietitian: Intro to Healthy Eating.” In partnership with K-State Extension, Chef Steve and Ashley Svaty will provide a meal and resources for learning to eat healthier and cook healthier at home. This event is open to anyone who has questions. Whether you need guidance after a lifestyle changing diagnosis, are generally interested in health and wellness or just really enjoy good food, this event is a first step in learning more. Register for the event online or by calling Post Rock Extension at (785) 524-4432 or by emailing Ashley Svaty at asvaty@ksu.edu.

About Chef Stephen Smith:

Chef Steve’s passion for delicious food is paired with a love for creating healthy options. Chef Steve was trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has opened 13 restaurants around the world. Most recently he was the executive chef at Coconut Grove in Nevis, West Indies.

Following a decision to make more healthy food choices in his own diet, Chef Steve became a registered dietitian. SCMH and Chef Steve have partnered to add nutrition education and support to patients and their families as a new service provided to those staying at the hospital.