Memberships & Awards

Memberships

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

 

Awards

2018

IFMA Silver Plate Award to Dining Services
Executive Director, C. Dennis Pierce

Menu Masters Healthful Innovations Award

Gold Medal NACUFS:
Best Vegan Recipe Contest

Delish: #3 in Top 30 Best College Dining Halls

Sierra Club 2018 Green Campus Leader

Connecticut Magazine:
Best Ice Cream in Connecticut: UConn Dairy Bar

 

2017

Gold Medal: NACUFS:
Best Local Foods Recipe Contest

Bronze Medal: NACUFS:
Residential Dining Unit (Putnam)

4 Bronze Medals: ACF Culinary Competition at Skidmore College

Connecticut Magazine
Best Ice Cream in Connecticut: UConn Dairy Bar

All 8 Dining Units –
3-Star Green Restaurant Certified

Certified “Bee Campus USA” Affiliate

Freshens Customer Appreciation Award

 

2016

GOLD: NACUFS Best Vegan Recipe Contest

Green Circle Sustainability Award by DEEP

 

2015

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

 

2014

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

 

2013

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”

 

2012

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

 

2011

Sierra Magazine 2011: Top 20 “Coolest Schools”

 

2010

Sierra Magazine 2010: Top 20 “Coolest Schools”

Bronze Medal
NACUFS N.E. Culinary Competition

 

2009

NACUFS: Bronze Medal
Most Innovative Nutrition Contest

 

2008

NRA MenuMasters Award

Campbell’s Golden Ladle Award

Silver Medal
UMass 14th Annual Chef Culinary Competition]

 

Other NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Awards

2012

Bronze Medal: McMahon Dining Renovation

 

2010

Silver Medal: University Catering Special Event

 

2008

Gold Medal: Whitney/Local Routes