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


We’re committed to engaging the student’s dining needs on every level through a truly diverse culinary experience. We deliver a variety of dining options that are fresh, familiar and global.

Senior Living

We create hospitality and culinary destinations in senior living communities that are broad and unique. We understand how to deliver to the needs and wants of an audience familiar with life’s choices.


Special Events

Who better to take care of your next special event, then our experienced team? Our established history in food service means we know how to feed a crowd. We’re ready to help you bring your vision to life and create a memorable experience for your guests.



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.

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 University

“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…