Press Release

Hannibal-LaGrange University Selects New Dining Services Vendor

Thursday, March 22, 2012
by Carolyn Carpenter

Hannibal-LaGrange University recently selected Fresh Ideas Food Service Management of Columbia, Missouri as its new dining services vendor.

Many exciting changes are in store for the Hannibal-LaGrange University community, including the establishment of on-campus Starbucks coffee service, renovation of the Partee Center dining area, and improvements in food quality and service.

“We are excited to begin our relationship with the Hannibal-LaGrange community and to provide HLGU with a dining services program that is tailored to its needs,” said Dennis Owens, Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer of Fresh Ideas.

After comprehensive deliberations and visits with several qualified prospects, a committee of faculty, staff, and students ultimately selected Fresh Ideas as the vendor that best fits the campus’ need for quality dining and catering services.

The transition from the current food service provider to Fresh Ideas will begin in the next several weeks. Most current employees will stay on board with Fresh Ideas, which should simplify the transition. In addition to traditional media, community members are invited to follow the progress of all facility renovations and program cultivation through social media.  Address information for the Fresh Ideas Facebook and Twitter pages will be provided on the HLGU Facebook page, located at: www.facebook.com/HLGuniversity.

About Fresh Ideas Food Service Management

Fresh Ideas Food Service Management, a Columbia, Missouri-based company founded in 2000 by CEO John Orscheln and Executive Vice President Matthew Clervi, offers food service management solutions to colleges, universities, K-12 districts, private educational facilities and businesses throughout the Midwest. The company combines technology, industry trends and innovative minds to create customized, process-driven food service management solutions for clients in all sectors of food service management. For more information about Fresh Ideas visit www.freshideasllc.com or call the corporate office at (573) 445-4321.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations