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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. We wish Rachel good luck as she will contend against culinary artists from the Columbia, MO area. The June Savory Summer Kickoff Event exists as a preliminary competition between…

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Chef Profile: Kevin, Southwest Baptist University

    Kevin Blankenship, Campus Chef at Southwest Baptist University talks about passion and culinary diversity in our latest Chef Profile.   Where does your love for food come from? As a child, I got tired of eating the same foods each day, so I taught myself how to cook and prepare a variety of meals. My…

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Beyond the Baker: Lydia Blomberg

From cookies to tiered cakes, Lydia Blomberg is constantly pushing herself to create works of art through her baking with Fresh Ideas. Lydia’s treats have been captivating the eyes and taste buds of Maryville University. Her latest project was to create a stunning succulent masterpiece complete with a variety of cactus topped cupcakes and trendy…

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Fresh Ideas Partners with CCUA for the K-12 Initiative

Fresh Ideas, Bleu Events and the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) have kicked off the K-12 Initiative, a farm to table child-learning program that aims to teach Columbia Independent School students the basics in farming, growing and preparing organic foods. The Director of Dining Services Samantha Lambeth, is confident that this initiative could have a…

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