Hungry? Head to the Dining Hall, Cardinal Cage, or the Beak!

Click the link above for hours and location information.

Winter Break Hours: Closed 12/23 through 1/2

be green, be healthy, be bold: 
Food Waste Facts

Most trash you throw away is food! There is more food than trash in our landfills.

get in touch

We’re here to answer your questions!

Please use the contact form below.


New look, same delicious food.  

Fresh Ideas is proud to partner with William Jewell College on the renovation of the dining hall. The new layout and design will better serve students, give them more options and enhance their dining experience.   

Dining Hall Hours

Winter Break Hours: Closed 12/23 through 1/2

MONDAY–THURSDAY

Hot Breakfast: 7am–9am

Continental: 9am–9:30am

Lunch: 10:15am–1:30pm

Dinner: 5pm–7:30pm

FRIDAY

Hot Breakfast: 7am–9am

Continental: 9am–9:30am

Lunch: 10:15am–1:30pm

Dinner: 4:30pm–6:30pm

SATURDAY–SUNDAY

Brunch: 11am–1pm

Dinner: 4:30pm–6:30pm


Cardinal Cage

MONDAY–THURSDAY: 9am–9pm 

FRIDAY:  9am–8pm 

SATURDAY–SUNDAY: 1pm–4pm 


The Beak 

MONDAY–THURSDAY: 7am–11pm 

FRIDAY: 7am–8pm

SATURDAY: 10am–8pm

SUNDAY: 10am–11pm 

Meal Plans

The meal plans offered below are for the current academic year. If you have questions regarding your meal plan, contact the Office of Student Life for more information. Use your meal plan, Cardinal Dollars, declining points account, cash, credit, debit card or department charge. Cardinal Dollars carry over from fall semester to spring semester, but not each academic year.

Meal Plan A | Unlimited visits to the dining room (dining in only) with $100 Cardinal Dollars.

Meal Plan B | 15 meals per week in the dining room with $200 Cardinal Dollars.

Meal Plan C | 200 meals per semester in the dining room with $350 Cardinal Dollars.

Meal Plan D | 10 meals per week in the dining room with $425 Cardinal Dollars.

Commuter Plan | 4 meals per week in the dining room with $125 Cardinal Dollars. Available for seniors and commuter students only.

get in touch!

Kiki Strecker

Director of
Dining Services

P: 816-415-7540

kstrecker@
freshideasfood.com