About Us

Derrick & happy customers   Doug & Derrick

Chef D and Doug (along with some of our friends).

Since opening on January 1, 2014, we’ve seen some great miracles.
Come down and join us at the restaurant for a great meal and a family atmosphere. We are located on the south side of Des Moines.

Chef D’s RockPower Pizza
4211 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

Chef D’s RockPower Pizza in the News…

Ellen surprises Des Moines man with big check

Chef D — aka Derrick Walton — a Des Moines man who was once homeless, proved that what goes around comes around in a big way — an Ellen DeGeneres-big way. In a $10,000 donation,

Iowa cook keeps his promise

Years ago, Derrick Walton was homeless and had no help. Today he is the owner of Chef D’s Rock Power Pizza and he is making sure he serves up food and goodwill.

HOMELESS HELP: Restaurant Offering Free Pizza

A Des Moines pizzeria owner has a unique problem – not enough people are eating at his restaurant for free.

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