Great Food. Let's Eat!


Enjoy delicious and nutritious, home-made, meals on the campuses of Iowa Lakes! Whether you are looking for those comfort foods from home, grilled or smoked-meats, salad bar, tasty desserts and more, we've got you covered.

At Iowa Lakes, we accommodate special dietary needs. Whether it is for religious reasons, preferences, food allergies, or intolerances, you can safely dine at Iowa Lakes.

Dining Services

Iowa Lakes provides dining services on the Emmetsburg, Estherville, and Spencer campuses.

Laker Café

The Laker Café is located on the Emmetsburg Campus and provides a full-service snack bar and lunch.

Made-to-Order Options

In Emmetsburg, students from the Hotel & Restaurant Management program demonstrate their skills by serving specialty lunch options including made-to-order wraps, pizzas and more! 


Dining Services accepts the following payment options:

  • Cash
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Meal Card for $15 - This can be purchased at the Business Office or directly from Dining Services.


Margaret Gebel
Margaret Gebel
Dining Services Supervisor
712-362-7905 Ext: 7905 | mgebel@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Steve Olerich
Steve Olerich
Dining Service Supervisor
712-852-5309 Ext: 5309 | solerich@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Becky Myers
Becky Myers
On-Call Cook
| bmyers@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus