Dining Services

Fresh Ideas is excited to be your new dining service provider. We focus on what you want, offering menus for even the most discriminating tastes with variety, convenience and nutrition in mind. Your feedback is important and can help shape the dining program. Our friendly, service-oriented staff aim to please and provide an excellent dining experience.


MondayTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Breakfast – 7:15am – 9:30am

Lunch – 11:00am – 2:00pm
Dinner – 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Late Night - 8:00 - 10:00pm

Breakfast – 7:15am – 9:30am

Lunch – 11:00am – 2:00pm
Dinner – 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch – 11:30am – 1:00pm

Dinner – 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Special Diets

Our culinarians are aware of today’s dietary restrictions as well as food lifestyles that are becoming popular. Fresh Ideas will accommodate physician ordered diets, dietary choices including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, and diners with allergies. Menus are posted with nutritional information at every meal including specific signage to identify foods for dietary reasons.

Our corporate dietitians are always available to provide guidance for students and families. In some cases, special food is kept on site for students with dietary restrictions. Students may contact Trevor Schwendiman, Director of Dining Services at for more information and to work out the details of their dining plan.

Fresh Ideas

Visit and tell us about your experience with Fresh Ideas. View daily menus and nutritional information. Learn about the Be Green, Be Healthy, Be Bold program, our sustainability efforts, student employment and contact our dietitian with your nutritional questions.


Trevor Schwendiman
Director of Dining Services, Fresh Ideas Food Service Management 

Meal Plan Options

McPherson College Dining services provides students with 10, 14, and unlimited meal plans. Students have different meal plans depending on their status as a student and the location in which they live. Contact for more information about the meal plan associated with your housing location. 

To appeal your meal plan click HERE. Meal plan appeals may be submitted up to seven (7) calendar days after the first day of fall, interterm, and *spring classes. If submitted after that deadline in the fall, the appeal will be considered for the spring semester, not the current semester. Interterm and spring appeals submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 


*Spring appeals will be heard for new spring term students and returning students who did not participate in interterm.