Ah i see. That makes sense, our roo lets us pick him up, (hes been a bit of a runt sense birth, so thats probably why, we ended up giving him a lot of attention)At least for me, if I can put down one dish and have ALL the chickens eat, it is easier.
Catching any chicken usually takes me a few extra minutes-- they do not just jump into my hands. And then I'd have to carry the rooster somewhere away from the hens, give him his food, and bring him back afterward-- that is several extra steps.
I don't know what will work for the OP, and I certainly agree that feeding the rooster separately might be needed. But I think it could be worth putting down a bowl of wet feed and watching, once or twice, and then making a decision based on the behavior of the specific rooster in question.