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The recently renovated Phelps dining center at Hope College in Holland Mich which has been a CDS client since 1990
<p>The recently renovated Phelps dining center at Hope College in Holland, Mich., which has been a CDS client since 1990.</p>

FM Top 50 2015: No. 29 Creative Dining Services

Fiscal 2014 Revenues: $74,000,000

In 2014, CDS introduced a completely redesigned website, including a mobile friendly platform and nutritional database of its recipes that customers can access. It also rolled out a client smartphone app that includes enhanced navigation and site-specific image libraries. Other program enhancements include an expansion of the company’s Creative University training program to assist its culinarians in getting and maintaining ACF certification.

Finally, in early 2015, CDS announced that longtime company head Steve Hiligan is stepping down and will be retiring in June, with Jim Eickhoff taking over as president/CEO.







Creative Dining Services

Contact Information    
1 Royal Park Dr., Suite #3, Zeeland, MI 49464
(616) 748-1700


2014: $74
2013: $68
2012: $66

No. of Contracts    
2014: 68
2013: 68

Business Mix:
Dining Operations (81%), Retail/Convenience Stores (15%), Concessions (2%), Facilities Services (2%)

Segments Served:
College/University (42%), B&I (24%), Senior Dining (13%), Parks/Recreation (9%), Convention/Conference Centers (6%), K-12 (6%)


Jim Eickhoff, president/CEO

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