Awards

UNH has an award-winning dining program that we are extremely proud of! We have earned many awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services including three grand prize awards. In addition, we have been featured in the FoodService Director's magazine several times and have been nominated for the Restaurants and Institution's Ivy Award.

 
 
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Goldie Award

American Culinary Federation Competition

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Chef Kevin Jacques

体育365Congratulations to Stillings Hall chef; Kevin Jacques who took home the silver medal from the American Culinary Federation Competition at the 2018 Culinary Challenge. View additional information

 

 

 

 

 

NACUFS Best Vegan Recipe Contest

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Vegan Pad Thai

UNH Dining has earned the bronze medal in the NACUFS "Best Vegan Recipe" contest! Our Vegan Pad Thai is a spin on the traditional dish. It is a great source of protein while also being free of animal products. To learn more click

 

 

 

 

 

UNH Ranked 2nd "Coolest" School

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UNH Dining Chefs at the UNH High Tunnels

The Sierra Club has ranked UNH the second "coolest" school in the country for leadership in sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment. Sustainable initiatives are incorporated in every aspect of daily operations. To learn more click

 

 

 

 

 

UNH Scores #23

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UNH scores #23 in the 2019 Niche ratings for Best College Food in America!

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNH Receives A+ on Peta2’s Vegan Report Card

A+ Vegan Report Card

Hospitality Services values providing all students with access to Vegan menu choices and strives to offer a variety of options. Learn more: http://noraoconnor.com/dining/nutrition

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Chefs Michael Bennet and Billie Jo Spaulding

Congratulations to Holloway Common’s chefs; Billie Jo Spaulding and Michael Bennett who took home silver medals from the American Culinary Federation Competition at the 2017 Chef Culinary Conference at UMASS Amherst.

 

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Chef Kevin Jacques from Stillings entered his first individual ACF sanctioned competition and wins a silver medal! Go UNH!

 

 

 

 

2016 Best College Niche

 

 UNH scores #15 in the 2016 Niche ratings with A+ college food!

 

 

 

 

Chef Kevin being presented with his silver medal

 

 

UNH Dining wins a silver medal in ACF Sanctioned "W" Competition

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Top 20 Colleges with the best Food UNH Dining Services

 

 

 

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ACF Culinary Team USA 2015 NACUFS Northeast Regional Culinary Challenge UNH Dining Service AFC Silver Medal

 

 

 

 

2015 NACUFS Northeast Regional Culinary Challenge ACF Silver Medal

 

 

 

 

 

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February 2014: UNH Dining was the recipient of the first Annual Disability Commission Award from the President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities. View Full Article Here.
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2014 Excellence in Disability Employment Practices-UNH Dining

2014 Excellence in Disability Employment and Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NH Economic Development award for 2014 Employer Recognition Award

2nd Place for Special Event/Theme Dinner "Harry Potter Event" in Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Contest. 

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2nd Place for Retail Sales-Single Concept "UNH Dairy Bar" in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Contest. 

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UNH Dining Services wins The FoodService Director magazine's Goldies award for Health & Wellness. See winning video entry below. 

 

UNH Dining Services placed second in the Best Vegan Recipe contest hosted by the National Association of College & University Food Services for their Italian Tofu Saute entry. Read Full Article HereView Winning Entry.

UNH Dining Services "Eat Right. With Color." entry placed third in the Most Innovative Nutrition Program Contest hosted by the National Association of College & University Food Services. 

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体育365UNH Dining Services placed third in the 2010 Most Innovative Nutrition Program Contest hosted by the National Association of College & University Food Services. 

体育365 Honorable Mention for Great Chef's featuring Mary Ann Esposito. 

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Fall 2009: University of New Hampshire and UNH Dining recently scored an "A" on the Sustainable Endowments Institute: College Sustainability Report Card 2010. 

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Spring 2009: Wildcatessen wins The National Association of College & University Food Services "Best in the Business" C-Store Contest 2009

体育365February 2007: Nominated for a Restaurants and Institutions Ivy Award

体育3652007: 2nd place for Special Event/Theme Dinner "Local Harvest"

May 2005: Recipient of Food Management Magazine's prestigious Best New Servery Design Award, in recognition of the completion of the new dining services which include unlimited meal plans.

体育365March 2005: Featured on the cover of Food Management Magazine for offering one of the most innovative dining venues among universities and colleges in the United States. Click here to view the article.

体育3652004: 2nd place for Retail Sales - Single Stand Alone Concept

2004: 3rd place for Residence Hall Dining - Standard Menu

体育3652003: 3rd place for Special Theme Dinner

2002: 2nd place for Catering Standard Menu

体育3652001: Grand Prize for Standard Menu Category

2001: 2nd place for Vegan Recipe Contest

体育3652001: 1st place for Standard Menu Category

体育3652000: Grand Prize for Special Event/Theme Dinner "Great Cooks on Campus Event"

2000: 2nd place for Residence Hall Dining - Standard Menu