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Food Services wins national award

Food Services has received the grand prize from the National Association of College and University Food Services in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Award contest for best residential dining concepts. 

Named for a NACUFS founder and past president, the Horton Awards recognize exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning and new dining concepts while providing an avenue for sharing ideas and creative presentations in campus dining services. UGA Food Services was recognized as the grand prize winner during a luncheon at the NACUFS national conference in late July.

The category of residential dining concepts evaluates all-you-care-to-eat facilities and a food service program’s ability to bring creativity, atmosphere, nutritional quality and variety into its menu, presentation, marketing and nutrition and wellness. UGA Food Services has participated in the Horton Dining Awards program for 25 years, receiving a national record of 69 Horton Awards since 1987. This is the sixth grand prize award for UGA Food Services in the residential dining concepts category. They previously received the title in 1990, 1993, 1996, 2000 and 2005. 

UGA Food Services has won 77 national food service awards throughout the years.