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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 dining@cottey.edu


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

See online nutrition guide for more information

♥ 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


Fresh Fruit:*Pink Grapefruit

Entrees:♥ *Scrambled Eggs, Cheese & Egg Croissants V & D, French Toast Sticks, *Bacon P / vTurkey Bacon, *Oatmeal VV, *Chunky Hash Browns

Pop Up: Omelette & Waffle Bar

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Apple Streusel Muffins



Soup: Buffalo Chicken Soup D, *Black Bean & Rice Soup VV

Entrees:    *Crabmeat Quesadillas D (GFA), ♥Asian Chicken Wraps, Baked Cheesy Chicken Pie D, Veggie Burgers VV, Beef Birria Quesadillas D, *Steak Fries

Pop Up: Wrap Bar

Dessert: English Toffee Cookies D



Entrees:   Spicy Chicken Tenders Reg & VV, ♥*Grilled Teriyaki Salmon, Grilled Beef & Cheddar on Potato Bread D
*Tuscan Roasted Vegetables VV

Starch: *Steamed Rice, *Baked Potatoes

Vegetables: *Steamed Carrots, *Steamed Broccoli

Dessert: *Frozen Yogurt D, Rice Krispie Treats Reg & Chocolate Dipped


Fresh Fruit: *Honeydew

Entrees:  *Fried Eggs, *Scrambled Eggs, Apple Streusel Pizza D, *Bacon P, / Sausage Links P, ♥*Amish Baked Oatmeal VV, *Cheesy Hash Browns D

Pop Up: Smoothie Bar

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Cinnamon Coffee Cake



Soup: *Broccoli Cheese V & D, *Taco Soup

Entrees: *Steak Sandwiches (GFA),  ♥*Thai Chicken Satay w/ Peanut Sauce, Cod Bites w/ Hushpuppies D, Veg-Cheese Stuffed Croissants V & D, *Korean-Style Noodles w/ Vegetables VV (GFA), Seasoned Waffle Fries, *Coleslaw

Dessert: Apple Crumb Bars, Chocolate Krinkle Cookies D



Entrees: Spicy Chicken Tenders Reg & VV, ♥*Grilled Teriyaki Salmon, Grilled Beef & Cheddar on Potato Bread D, *Tuscan Roasted Vegetables VV

Starch: *Mashed Potatoes D, Rice Pilaf

Vegetables: *Steamed Corn, *Cut Green Beans

Pop Up: Stir-Fry Bar

Dessert: Golden Graham S’mores D, Assorted Ice Cream Novelties


Fresh Fruit: *Strawberries

Entrees: *Three-Cheese Omelettes V & D, *Scrambled Eggs Reg & VV, *Bacon P / *Potato Cakes, *Sweet & Spicy Bacon P, *Blueberry Pancakes D (GFA)

Pop Up: Omelette & Waffle Bar

Coffe Cake/Muffin: Orange Rolls



Soup: *Beef Stew, *Garden Vegetable Soup VV

Entrees:   ♥Baked Roman Chicken D, Greek Gyro Sandwiches D, *Double Veg. Quesadillas V & D, VV (GFA), *Monterey Chicken Sandwich (GFA), *Steamed Rice, Seasoned Potato Wedges

Dessert: M & M Brownies D, Blondie Bars D, Double Chocolate Brownies D



A Gastropub-style hot dog and burger buffet including favorites with a twist such as Creamy Pesto Mac n’ Cheese with Spinach and Turkey Burgers. Plates can be customized by using menu items such as Fried Pickles, Onion Tanglers, and Fried Eggs as toppings or sides. V, VV, GF, and non-dairy options available.
Assorted Cakes, Cookies & Fresh Fruit
Chips / Soda / Bottled Water


Fruit: *Cantaloupe

Entrees:  *Scrambled Eggs, *French Toast D (GFA), Ham & Egg Biscuit P & D, ♥Turkey Sausage Patties, *Oatmeal VV, *Shredded Hash Browns

Pop Up: Smoothie Bar

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Croissants D, Morning Glory Muffins



Soup:  Mac’n Cheese Soup V & D Tomato Tortellini Soup V & D

Entrees: *Beef or Chicken Fajitas, ♥*Margherita Sweet Potato Flatbread V & D, VV, *Bruschetta Cheese Toasts V & D (GFA), *Steamed Rice, *Roasted Potatoes

Pop Up: Taco Bowl Bar

Dessert: Chocolate Malt Bars D



Entrees: *Grilled Honey BBQ Chicken Pitas D (GFA), Chinese Glazed Spareribs P, *Cheese Pizza V & D (GFA), ♥Vegetable Pizza V & D, VV, Cook’s Choice

Starch: *Herb Roasted Red Potatoes, *Steamed Rice

Vegetables: *Zucchini & Yellow Squash, *Steamed Baby Carrots

Dessert: Assorted Cupcakes D, Oatmeal Creme Pies D


Fresh Fruit: *Sliced Peaches

Entrees:   *Scrambled Eggs, Cottey Eggs McMuffin P & D, ♥Healthy Pancakes D & VV, Cream Cheese Churros D, *Bacon P / Turkey Bacon, *Skillet Potatoes

Pop Up: Omelette & Waffle Bar

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Granola Blueberry Muffins



Soup: Tomato Soup VV, ♥Amish Chicken Noodle Soup

Entrees:*Kung Pao Chicken, *Grilled Cheese Sandwiches V & D (GFA), Vegetable Spring Rolls VV, *Beef Tostadas D, Refried Beans VV, *Steamed Rice, *Tater Puffs

Dessert: Chocolate Chunk Cookies



Entrees: ♥Caesar Salad V & D w/ *Grilled Chicken, *Grilled Vegetable Kebobs VV, *Bacon P, *Brioche French Toast V & D (GFA)

Starch: *Chunky Hash Browns, *Steamed Rice

Vegetables: *Steamed Asparagus, *Mixed Vegetables

Pop Up: Omelette & Waffle Bar

Dessert: Asst. Ice Cream D & Sorbet, Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake


Fresh Fruit: *Pinapple / Kiwi

Continental Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Coffee Cake/Muffins: Zucchini Bread



Soup: *Vegetarian 7 Bean Soup VV

Entrees: *Beef Burgers w/ Cheddar Cheese D (GFA), *Beyond Burgers w/ Muenster V & D, VV (GFA), ♥Vegan Veggie Wraps VV, Corn Dogs P, Cook’s Choice, *Shoestring Fries, Garden Blend Rice

Dessert:  Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookies



Entrees: *Italian Chicken Wings ♥*Hot Wings, Jumbo Cheese Ravioli w/ Marinara V & D, Meatballs Reg & VV, Cook’s Choice

Starch: *Roasted Potatoes, Garlic Breadsticks D, *Steamed Rice

Vegetables: *Steamed Cabbage, *Steamed Peas

Dessert: *Italian Ices, Toll House Pie D


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Cereal, Toast, Muffins, etc. and Beverages.



10:30 am – 1:00 pm 

*Fresh Fruit Trays,Cheese Ball D w/Crackers, Assorted Cold Cereals

*Vegan Waldorf Salad VV,♥*Scrambled Eggs,Eggs Benedict P & D,IHOP Pancakes D & VV,*Cinnamon Swirl,*French Toast D (GFA), ♥Turkey Sausage Patties Reg & VV, *Bacon P

Beef Pot Roast,*Mashed Potatoes D Brown Gravy/White Gravy D *Hericovert VV,Vegan Bread Dressing VV

*Assorted Bagel Basket (GFA),Chocolate Croissants D, Cinnamon Chip,Donut Muffins D,Angel Food Cake w/ Toppings, Brownie Bon Bons D Pumpkin Swirl Bread 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.