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(Neb)-Crawford Native Taking Over Drifter Cookshack  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/11/2019 10:57 PM
CRAWFORD - The Drifter Cookshack at High Plains Homestead northwest of Crawford is becoming the Sandcreek Cookhouse with Caleb Studnicka the owner under an agreement with new High Plains Homestead owners Neal and Heather Wolhart.

      Studnicka is a local boy made good, who learned his love of cooking at an early age from family and local influences and whose first cooking job was at The Ranch House in Crawford.  He also worked at Ft. Robinson State Park and Wreckers Roadhouse in Chadron before earning a culinary arts and hospitality management degree in Omaha.

      That was followed by 5 years working at or managing establishments across the state, during which he got married. When the couple discovered they were going to be parents, they decided to return to Crawford to start their family.

      Heather Wolhart says she and Neal have no food service experience, so Studnicka is exactly what they were looking for in someone to take on the food side of High Plains Homestead.

    The grand opening for the Sandcreek Cookhouse will be May 5th along with the rest of High Plains Homestead with everyone invited to come out and meet Caleb Studnicka and his family.

     Wolhart also says they're still looking for more local sources of consignment goods to see at the High Plains Mercantile.


Heather says interested consigners can email her at thehighplainshomestead@gmail.com or call her at 308-665-2592. She also says details on the grand opening will be available online at the High Plains website highplainshomestead.com.


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