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Calling all fresh food fanatics, difference makers, foodies and customer service gurus. A seat at our table provides you with a meaningful place where you can have fun, be a part of an engaging team and make a difference every day.

“Fresh Ideas is a chef-driven company”

Fresh Ideas is a chef-driven company where making and serving great food really matters. As a chef, I’m able to impact our culinary program through new recipe creation and collaboration with so many talented and passionate culinarians.

Beth Thompson

“We’re a people-first company”

I feel so fortunate to be in a role where I’m able to impact the well-being of my teammates and guests on a daily basis. Fresh Ideas isn’t merely a food service company; we’re a people-first company that realizes good food and warm hospitality can make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

Kiki Strecker
Director of Dining Services

“At Fresh Ideas, we take care of each other”

Companies often use “family” to describe their workplace culture. At Fresh Ideas, we take care of each other, celebrate our colleague’s success and offer unconditional support. We really are a family and embrace our responsibilities to lift each other up.

Melissa Strother
Vice-President of Human Resources

Our Common Purpose unites us: to create happiness by providing a fresh food experience for people of all ages.

Benefits & Perks

Stay Fueled

Healthy food and snacks

Paid Time-Off

Take a break from work with accrued vacation time

Stay Healthy

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

Save for the Future

401(k) retirement plan with company match

Level Up

Professional development and advancement opportunities

Find Balance

Flexible schedules that work for you

Culinary Training

Continue building your culinary skills while you put them to use

Referral Bonuses

Get rewarded for recruiting new qualified employees


How do I apply?

Simply click here to search and view current job openings. To apply, click on the job title and proceed to complete the application form. For help, please reach out to

What jobs are available?

We’re always looking for talented food-service professionals to join our corporate and account teams. We’re hiring for front and back-of-house hospitality and culinary roles including servers, cooks, chefs, and more. Management roles, including on-site directors and corporate positions, can also be found on our hiring page.

How do I learn more about Fresh Ideas?

Please visit our About Us page as well as our Vimeo channel and Instagram account to learn more about who we are and who we serve.

Where is Fresh Ideas located?

Fresh Ideas is headquartered in Columbia, Missouri. We manage dozens of food service programs at colleges and universities, K-12 schools, senior living facilities, and businesses throughout the United States. Click here to view all current job openings.

Open Positions

We’re looking for world-class talent and growing fast. Check out our open positions below. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check back soon because we’re continually adding new positions and hiring at a rapid rate.

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