Fresh Thoughts
You Are How You Eat

We believe that preparing nourishing and delicious meals means never sacrificing flavor and never forgetting that the food we eat and serve is what sustains us.


Fresh Thoughts
Always Bring Something to the Table

Behind every successful meal is a good idea. As chefs and collaborators, we put care and creativity into each component of every meal.


Fresh Thoughts
If You Love What You Do, Others Will Too

Our employees are the heart of our company. With tremendous skill, passion, and love, our employees prepare meals for our clients.



What People Love About Us

Director of Dining Services

I love working for Fresh Ideas because they give me the ability to manage my account the way that I see fit. They understand that each account is unique and embrace out of the box thinking. Fresh Ideas cares about their employees and the business model follows through with that. More importantly, Fresh Ideas cares about its clients; from the President of the University to the student worker washing dishes.

Chef Aaron
Director of Dining Services

“I chose Fresh Ideas for its reputation as a great company.  After working here for a year, I realize it’s more than just a company – Fresh Ideas truly has a family feel to it and everyone is willing to help out in anyway they can.”

Dr C Pat Taylor
President Southwest Baptist University

Fresh Ideas has provided outstanding service for the University. The quality of food provided for our students is excellent.  Fresh Ideas also does an outstanding job of catering for banquets and special occasions for the University. We have found the personnel and leadership for Fresh Ideas to be ethical and eager to serve our University. Without reservation, I can highly recommend Fresh Ideas.


Thought to Table

Fresh thoughts from the Fresh Ideas Journal

Executive Chef Jim Tinkham, CEC, ACE, AAC Inducted into the American Academy of Chefs

  The Executive Chef at William Jewell College, Jim Tinkham is a member of the Fresh Ideas Culinary Council in charge of helping set the food standards...

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Fresh Ideas Wins Design Award

Fresh Ideas is proud to announce that Holly Kite, Digital Marketing Specialist has been recognized with an American In-house Design Award from Graphic...

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Fresh Ideas to Take Part in Serve It Up CoMo

Fresh Ideas will be represented by Chef Rachel Klosterman, who will begin the competition in the June Savory Summer Kickoff Event portion of Serve It Up....

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