National Grand Prize Winner!

Congratulations to Mainfare Dining Hall for Candy Land Special Event 2017 – National Grand Prize Winner of the Loyal E. Horton Dining Award!

Mainfare Dining Hall has been recognized as a 2017 Gold Medal Winner in the large school category for excellence in Residential Dining Special Event by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). Judges consider all aspects of the event including: menu and meal, theme development and execution, marketing and “making it special”, as well as nutrition, student participation in the event’s success, achievement of goals, and inclusion of sustainable efforts.

Thank you to everyone who helped achieve this prestigious award!

What is NACUFS?

Since 1958, National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) has supported the college and university foodservice market by providing members with the programs and resources they need to excel, from benchmarking and best practices to educational programming and professional networking.

NACUFS was founded by a group of 20 college and university foodservice professionals from across the United States. The brainchild of Richard Lichtenfelt, then director of dormitory food services at Central Michigan University, NACUFS became the first association solely focused on foodservice in colleges and universities.

The NACUFS institution members span across the U.S. and Canada who partner with industry members from the food, equipment, and consulting market segments. Institutional members include 4-year and 2-year colleges; self-operated, contract and hybrid schools; small and large campuses. Industry members represent a wide spectrum of international, national and regional companies.

Since its inception, NACUFS has focused on its mission to promote and support excellence in collegiate dining.