Fresh Ideas Announces New Management Team at HLGU

Fresh Ideas is committed to improving the dining experience for students at Hannibal-LaGrange University. Their programs deliver great food, variety, creativity, high value, and student satisfaction.

Martin Porter has been appointed the new Director of Dining Services at HLGU. Porter is a seasoned Fresh Ideas Director and has spent the last few years opening new Fresh Ideas dining services accounts in the Kansas area. Porter previously served as the HLGU Campus Chef from 2012-2014.

Aaron Neale has been appointed the Campus Chef at HLGU. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu – St. Louis in 2012 and has received numerous Le Cordon Bleu Spotlight Awards. He is thrilled to bring great, fresh food to the HLGU community.

“I’m thrilled to return to my roots at Hannibal-LaGrange University,” Porter said. “Our goal is to bring fun, new interactive ideas to the dining program. I have really missed the Hannibal-LaGrange community. I am looking forward to strengthening those community ties, while creating a memorable experience for the students, faculty, and staff who visit our dining areas.”

Fresh Ideas is proud to be the dining services provider for HLGU and excited about the dining changes that will happen in the fall. Good food with exceptional service, paired with the new management team, will enhance the overall dining experience.

Founded in 2000, Fresh Ideas is a dynamic food service management company headquartered in Columbia, Missouri. Fresh Ideas provides food service management solutions for K-12, higher education, and commercial markets in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Kentucky. For more information, visit