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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Local Meat & Produce: A Growing Trend at Stephens College

The secret behind the delicious meals being served at the Stephens College Dining Hall is not just the ingredients in the food, but also, where the food comes from. Now moving to locally sourced meat and produce, Stephens Sous Chef, Zachary Wells, says that students are enjoying the dining hall experience more than ever.  …

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Chef Aaron Serves Up Cookbook with Delicious Wild Game Recipes

We sat down Chef Aaron Neale from Hannibal-LaGrange University to discuss the release of his cookbook Wild Game Recipes.   Chef Neale has always been a man of big and fresh ideas. It’s what makes the Missouri native a standout chef at Hannibal LaGrange University, an invaluable member to the Fresh Ideas culinary staff and now…

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Shontia Rivers Blazes New Trail at Philander Smith College

  The students of Philander Smith College are seeing extensive changes that have vastly changed their dining experience. From the way food is displayed, to new menus, Philander’s dining experience has been restructured almost overnight.   The newly appointed Director of Dining Services, Shontia Rivers was appointed in February and has hit the ground running,…

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