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Memberships & Awards


National Restaurant Association

National Association of Convenience Stores

University & College Designers Association

National Association of College and University Food Services

Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association (CT NOFA)

CT Dept. of Agriculture Farm to Chef Program

Buy CT Grown

Working Lands Alliance, A Project of American Farmland Trust

Bread Bakers Guild of America




GOLD: NACUFS Best Vegan Recipe Contest

Green Circle Sustainability Award by DEEP


Connecticut Magazine Best of CT: Best Ice Cream Parlor to UConn Dairy Bar

#1 Best Gluten Free Service Program

1st Gluten Free College Bakery in U.S.

NACUFS: Gold: Best Local Foods Recipe Contest

NACUFS Loyal Horton Award: Silver: Retail Sales – Single Concept – One Plate, Two Plates


NACUFS: #1 for Gluten-free Dining Options

Connecticut Magazine
Best Ice Cream in Connecticut: UConn Dairy Bar

NACUFS: Silver Medal/Sustainability
Bronze Medal/Culinary Challenge

Buckley Dining: 3-Star Green Restaurant Certified

AFC Bronze Medal Chef Culinary Competition


Sierra Magazine 2013
#1 “Coolest Green Schools”

LEED Gold Certification for McMahon Dining Unit

The Daily Meal: Top 60 Best Colleges for Food

Connecticut Magazine
Best Ice Cream in Connecticut: UConn Dairy Bar

Yankee Magazine
Best of New England: Editor’s Choice: UConn Dairy Bar

NACUFS: Silver Medal
Best Local Foods Recipe Contest

Sierra Magazine 2013: Top 5 “Coolest Schools”


Yankee Magazine
Best Ice Cream in New England: UConn Dairy Bar

Connecticut Magazine
Best Ice Cream in Connecticut: UConn Dairy Bar

Environmental Leadership Award

The Connecticut Journalism Award

Best Business in Windham County

Sierra Magazine 2012: Top 5 “Coolest Schools”

PETA: Elite 8: Most Vegan Friendly Schools


Sierra Magazine 2011: Top 20 “Coolest Schools”


Sierra Magazine 2010: Top 20 “Coolest Schools”

Bronze Medal
NACUFS N.E. Culinary Competition


NACUFS: Bronze Medal
Most Innovative Nutrition Contest


NRA MenuMasters Award

Campbell’s Golden Ladle Award

Silver Medal
UMass 14th Annual Chef Culinary Competition]

Other NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Awards


Bronze Medal: McMahon Dining Renovation


Silver Medal: University Catering Special Event


Gold Medal: Whitney/Local Routes