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Cottey Food

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” — Virginia Woolf


We’ll just come out and say it. Food’s important to us. Because we know it’s important to you. It’s comfort. It’s fuel. It’s brain power. To us, that means it should taste great – at least as good as home cooking, or better – and be good for you too.

Think we’re just saying this? When you ask students or alumnae what are the best things about Cottey, food is almost always in the top five. Go ahead and ask for yourself. Better yet, taste for yourself! When you visit campus, we’ll make sure you get a chance to have a bite to eat.


Included in your room and board are 20 meals a week in Raney Dining Room. This includes Monday breakfast through Sunday brunch. Sunday dinners you’re on your own. Don’t worry, you won’t starve. There are lots of options – grab something in town, warm up the hotplate in your suite, join in a “suite feed” (kind of like a potluck), or have a bite in the Chellie Club coffeehouse on campus.


Like most great restaurants, the Dining team is always looking for reasons to make meals special. For example, during the holidays you’ll see a lot of your seasonal favorites on the menu, and Sunday brunches are always a time to add a little flair. Where the Dining team really brings it is during every suite’s annual Centennial Dinner. It’s an evening to which every suite member looks forward!


Feel free to contact us by phone: (417) 667-8181 ext 2150 or


Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 am; Continental Offerings until 9:30 am 11:30 am – 1 pm, takeout only until 1:15 5pm – 7pm
Saturday Continental Breakfast – 7:30 am – 9:00 am 11:30 am – 1 pm, takeout only until 1:15 5pm – 7pm
Sunday Continental Breakfast – 8:00 am – 9:00 am Brunch Buffet – 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

*Brunch offers a combination of Breakfast and Lunch Items.

** Continental Breakfast offers all Cereal, Toast, Muffins, etc. and Beverages

Menu Subject to Change Without Notice

Online Nutrition Guide

♥ Indicates Daily Healthy Options
* Indicates Gluten Free Item
GFA – Gluten Free Available
Entrées marked with a V are vegetarian.
Entrées marked with a P contain pork.
Entrées marked with a VV are vegan.
Entrées marked with a D contain dairy.

Weekly Menu

Welcome, Vacation College Participants!

Dinner Buffet – 6:00 pm

*Shrimp Cocktail Platter
*Avocado & Kale Caesar Salad V & D
*Arugula & Asparagus Salad with Date Vinaigrette VV
*Cheese Biscuits D (GFA)
Croissants D

*Roast Beef Tips with Mushroom & Onion Gravy
*Frenched Drumsticks with Sundried Tomato Pesto
*Baked Fish Mediterranean D
*Stuffed Mushrooms VV
Garden Blend Rice VV
*Garlic Herb Roasted Red Potatoes VV
*Onion Souffle with Apricot Jam V & D
*Elote Street Corn V & D
*Baby Carrots VV

*Frozen Yogurt D
*Asst. Cookies D (GFA)

President’s House Welcome Reception – 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Breakfast: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Fresh Fruit: *Bananas & Strawberries

Entrees: *Poached Eggs, *Scrambled Eggs, Healthy Pancakes V & VV, *Bacon P, Turkey Sausage Patties, Apple Dumplings VV, *Skillet Hash Browns VV

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Pecan Muffins D, Raspberry Cheesecake Muffins D

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Soup: Chicken Gnocchi Soup D, *Minestrone Soup VV

Entrees: Asian Chicken Wraps, Korean BBQ Cauliflower Wings V & D, Meatloaf D with Gravy, *Mashed Potatoes V & D, *Sweet Potato Margherita Flatbread V & D, VV, Spanish Rice, Battered Onion Rings V & D

Dessert: Oatmeal Date Walnut Cookies D, Oatmeal Creme Pies D

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Entrees: Tater Crusted Cod D, *Korean-Style Noodles with Vegetables VV (GFA), Chicken and Broccoli al Forno D

Starch: Rice Pilaf VV, *Steamed New Potatoes VV

Vegetables: *Smashed Parmesan Brussels Sprouts V & D, *Zucchini Sauté VV

Pop Up: Baked Potato Bar

Dessert: Ice Cream Food Truck
6:45 pm at the Center for Women’s Leadership

Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Fresh Fruit: *Cantaloupe

Entrees: *Scrambled Eggs, *Mushroom Cheese Omelettes V & D, Biscuits & Gravy P & D,
Turkey Bacon / *Bacon P, *Southwest Tofu Scramble VV, *Shredded Hash Browns VV

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Lemon Crunch Muffins D, Low-Fat Bran Apple Muffins D

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Soup: Mediterranean Lentil Soup VV, Lobster Bisque D

Entrees: Baked Cheesy Chicken Pie D, Savory Fruit & Yogurt Pizzas V & D, *Shrimp & Grilled Pineapple Quesadillas D (GFA), *Vegetable Lo Mein VV (GFA), *Steamed Rice VV,
Seasoned Potato Wedges VV

Dessert: English Toffee Cookies D, Gooey Butter Cake D

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Entrees: Grilled Salmon with Asian Glaze, *Roasted Vegetables with BBQ Jackfruit VV,
*Italian Rice Stuffed Peppers V & D, Apple Pork Tenderloin P, Butternut Squash Ravioli with Light Tomato Sauce V & D

Starch: *Steamed Rice VV, *Roasted Potatoes VV

Vegetables: *Roasted Cauliflower V & D, VV, *Steamed Broccoli VV

Dessert: *Gingersnaps D, *Warm Peach Cobbler D (GFA), *Asst. Fresh Berries VV

Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Fresh Fruit: *Pink Grapefruit

Entrees: *Scrambled Eggs / *Fried Eggs, *Breakfast Quesadillas V & D, VV (GFA), Almond French Toast V & D, Sausage Patties P, *Crispy Turkey Bacon, *Amish Baked Oatmeal VV,
*Chunky Hashbrowns VV

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Pumpkin Swirl Bread D, Pistachio Coffee Cake D

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Soup: *Baked Potato Soup V & D, Butternut Squash Soup V & D

Entrees: Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches V & D, Fried Shrimp with Hushpuppies D,
*Three Sisters VV / Cornbread D, *General Tso’s Chicken, *French Fries VV, *Steamed Rice VV

Dessert: Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Chunks D, Vegan Snickerdoodles VV

Dinner: Mediterranean Buffet 6:00 p.m.

*Greek Salad V & D
*Fresh Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella V & D
*Horiatiki Arugula Salad VV
Parmesan Flatbread D
*Grilled Lemon Chicken with White Wine Glaze
*Shrimp Scampi D
Fried Calamari
Tiropita V & D
Spanish Meatballs P & D in Almond Wine Sauce
*Tuscan Roasted Veggies VV
*Lemon Garlic Asparagus VV
*Grilled Vegetables VV

Whipped Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake D
Tiramisu D
*Fresh Fruit
Profiteroles D
*Italian Ices

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fresh Fruit: *Honeydew

Entrees: *Scrambled Eggs, Chorizo Omelette Squares P & D, Bananas Foster Crepes V & D,
Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle VV, *Bacon P, Chicken-Apple Links,
*Shredded Hashbrowns

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Cappuccino Muffins D, Croissants

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Soup: Chicken with Wild Rice Soup D, *Garden Vegetable Soup VV

Entrees: Reuben Sandwiches D, Creamy Spinach & Mushroom Gnocchi V & D, *Vegetable Pancit with Zucchini Noodles VV, *Cajun Turkey Burgers D (GFA), Sweet Potato Fries,
Mexican Cigars V & D

Dessert: Lemon Blueberry Cookies D, Lulu’s Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies D

Dinner: Farewell Buffet – 6:00 pm

*Tangy Spinach & Strawberry Salad VV
*Caesar Salad V & D
*Shrimp & Scallops in a Lemon Vinaigrette with Romaine Hearts & Shallots

*Grilled Chicken Breast with Artichoke & Lemon Rosemary Sauce D
*Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Jus
Mushroom Cakes V & D
Spiced Vegetable Patties VV
*Garlic Mashed Potatoes V & D
*Jasmine Rice VV
*Green Beans Amandine VV
Squash Casserole V & D

Assorted Rolls & Breads

Chocolate Brownie Mini-Trifle D or Strawberry Mousse Mini-Trifle D with *Mixed Berries &
*White Chocolate Toffee Bark D

Breakfast: 6:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Fresh Fruit: *Mixed Fruit Bowl

Entrees: Continental Breakfast
Hot Egg & Cheese Biscuits To Go V & D
Hot Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuits To Go P & D
(non-dairy also available)

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Cinnamon Coffee Cake D, Banana Date Loaf D


Assorted Juices
Cream Cheese
Breads & Bagels (Gluten Free Available)
English Muffins
Asst. Jams & Jellies
Asst. Cold & Hot Cereals,
Granola (also Gluten Free)
Wheat Germ
Waffle Bar
Omelette Bar
Steamed Rice

Lunch and Dinner

Deli Bar Offerings

  • Gluten Free Ham
  • Gluten Free Turkey
  • Variety of sliced Cheeses
  • Asst. Accompaniments
  • Protein Salad
  • 6 Bread Varieties
  • GF White Bread
  • GF Wheat Bread

Salad Bar Offerings

  • 3 Kinds of Greens
  • 10 Kinds of Vegetables
  • 9 Salad Dressings
  • Daily Salad Specials
  • Rolls & Asst. Breads

Seasonal Fruit Basket

Omelette and Waffle Bar also available every Monday.