We believe that good food is a powerful thing. Good food takes people on a journey and creates lasting relationships. We think differently. We create connections. We see things globally. We roll up our sleeves. We are passionate.
Food for all.
Who We Serve
Schools & Districts
Wholesome, fresh food paired with nutrition and education creates a foundation for student success. We make a positive impact on students lives, learning styles, and attitudes with nutritious options.See More
We create dynamic and student-focused dining experiences that mesh seamlessly with your organization. We are more than a dining vendor – we support your engagement, retention, and recruitment efforts by becoming an integral part of your campus community and investing in your success.See More
Senior Living &
We understand the senior living market is forever changing. Our team understands industry changes to help you prepare for the future with dining programs that exceed your residents and your team’s expectations.See More
Fresh Ideas actively partners with select organizations in designing and implementing dining services programs unique to each company.See More
“They listen and respond to our needs”
Fresh Ideas has been a true and valuable partner for Maryville University. They listen, respond to our needs, and work with us to craft a unique dining experience to best serve our students. Our students come first and they understand this. Their innovative approach has allowed us to grow and deliver a truly diverse and tailored dining experience for our campus. They continue to amaze me with their forward thinking and continued commitment to excellence.
“Their service has always been of highest quality.”
Ranken Technical College has been partners with Fresh Ideas for over 15 years. Their service has always been of highest quality. My experience with our site manager, cooks, and cashiers up to the executive team has been dedication to the client. Another strong aspect of Fresh Ideas is catering. I have received rave reviews from employees and outside groups on the quality of food and presentation. In addition, Fresh Ideas always receives positive reviews on the student surveys.
“Fresh Ideas is part of the CMU family!”
Fresh Ideas has been a great partner for Central Methodist University. In the spring of 2000, CMU was looking for something different in food service. We took a leap of faith and went with this new company promoted as Fresh Ideas. Each year they continue to develop new ideas and innovative ways to serve our students. All employees take an interest in the operations and are always available to listen to our needs. Fresh Ideas is part of the CMU family!
“We have noticed increased usage of our dining services”
Every day, Fresh Ideas honors their promise to provide a variety of high-quality fresh foods to Park University. Through our partnership, we have improved the student experience through our food services offerings, and have also noticed increased usage of our dining services by University employees. Students, faculty and staff constantly thank me for bringing Fresh Ideas to campus.
“I am proud to bring donors to eat with our students”
Parents want to see where their students study, sleep, and eat. Fresh Ideas exceeds, not just meets, that need. Their staff care for and about our students and bring real flair to each meal. I am proud to bring donors to eat with our students, I can think of no higher praise.
Fresh Ideas has been internationally featured for technology and forward thinking. From our point of experience system, FreshX app, to our Food on Demand solution (the future of self-contained unattended retail), we utilize technology to redefine dining and create meaningful customer experiences.See More
Our dedication to sustainability is interwoven into our dining programs and culinary craft. We create and advance programs that balance environmental health and financial sensibility. Freight Farms and hydroponics, tower gardens, and educational programs focused on food waste and food insecurity are only the beginning.See More
Catering & Event
We offer immersive and imaginative culinary and event experiences.See More
Bringing People Together
We understand that food creates memories and changes the way we feel. Our dining experiences and fresh food bring people together.
May 25, 2023
Fresh Ideas Earns “A+” Protein Sustainability Scorecard Rating
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April 20, 2023
Reducing Food Waste for a Sustainable Future
At Fresh Ideas, we understand the importance of protecting the environment and working towards a sustainable future. As…
April 5, 2023
How is Fresh Ideas Meeting the Evolving Needs of Today’s Students?
At Fresh Ideas, we pride ourselves on thoughtfully and wholeheartedly caring for every student who walks into one…
February 14, 2023
Pride in Food Service
It’s clear to see if someone takes pride in their work. They are thorough and organized, excited to…
January 18, 2023
Team Training is our Secret Sauce
Team Training is our Secret Sauce Whoever said “too many cooks in the kitchen” never worked a shift…
December 16, 2022
A Sweet Tradition
Every holiday season, the students and staff at William Jewell College walk into their dining hall to see…
November 23, 2022
Gratitude & Good Food
The holiday season is best spent with loved ones. Whether you’re a student returning home from school or…