The people we serve are more than just clients – they are family.


We’re dedicated to engaging students on every level. From creating a wonderful dining experience, to fixing food how students want it and catering to special dietary needs, students are our number one priority.


Every school is different. That is why we create a dining experience that’s unique to each campus, catering to the culture and needs of each school.


Our fresh, innovative approach to food wouldn’t be complete without the partnerships with our communities in sustainability, local food sourcing and supporting healthy lifestyles.

Special Events

Our partnership with Bleu Events provides a full service catering service dedicated to delivering a custom event of any size, from conception to the last dance.

What They Say

Dr. Nina Caldwell
Vice President for Student Life – Maryville University

“When I think of quality, excellent customer service and collaboration….Fresh Ideas  is a company that comes to mind. They are committed to creating a dining experience that is educational, diverse and consumer focused.”

Dr. Roger Drake
President of Central Methodist University

“With Fresh Ideas, I found myself dealing with a partner in student satisfaction rather than an outsourced vendor. I found a partner that will go to great lengths to ensure that our university is successful. Our students love Fresh Ideas, our board, faculty, and staff love Fresh Ideas, and as president, I love Fresh Ideas.”

Julee Sherman
Vice President of Finance and Administration – Central Methodist University

“We are proud to be Fresh Ideas’ first client. They continue to meet and raise the expectation of our dining program each year resulting in higher student engagement and satisfaction.”

Dale Leatherman
Vice President of Business Affairs – Williams Baptist College

“We are thrilled with the new healthy food enhancements students enjoy at our campus cafeteria and grill.  Fresh Ideas is exceeding our expectations with quality, variety, and service.   We recently asked Fresh Ideas to assume the management of our new Campus Spirit Store, which is providing an exceptional value-added integration with the campus coffee house and grill.”

Fresh Ideas in Action

Watch our Fresh Ideas videos to get a taste of who we are…