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.


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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.


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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.


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What People Love About Us

Alanda
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.”

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Chef Lorenzo
Campus Chef

“I love working for Fresh Ideas because every day brings new challenges. I am free to be creative and grow in my craft which makes work fun and enticing. Fresh Ideas ensures I feel I am an important member of the team because my feedback and ideas are welcomed and appreciated.”

Dr C Pat Taylor
President Emeritus, 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.”

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Thought to Table

Fresh thoughts from the Fresh Ideas Journal

Tools for Sustainability Leadership in Higher Education Dining Operations

Food service operators at colleges and universities are in a unique position when it comes to sustainability. The traditional higher education dining hall,...

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AC culinary arts students help whip up a feast

This article originally appeared in the Hastings Tribune on September 11, 2018. The industrial-size equipment and massive amounts of fresh fruits and...

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Student Video Captures Dining Hall Remodel & Reactions

This is the final part in a series following the remodel of dining facilities at Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU). Fresh Ideas dining at DWU has been up...

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