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Awards & Recognition:
Dining Services awarded PA Restaurant Association Excellence in Food Safety Award 2007, 2011 & 2013!
It’s a repeat, again! Messiah College’s Dining Services has once again been awarded an Excellence in Food Safety recognition by the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. Dining Services also received the award in 2007 and 2011.
The letter of recognition reads, “Due to outstanding efforts taken by you, your employees and students in food safety and sanitation, Messiah College Dining Services has been chosen as a winner for the 11th Annual PRA Excellence in Food Safety Award.”
The Falcon in the Eisenhower Campus Center wins a Gold Medal in the 2013 Loyal E. Horton Awards competition from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS)...
May 27, 2013
Eisenhower Campus Center’s retail restaurant, The Falcon, has been recognized with a Gold Medal from the National Association of College and University Food Services in the Retail Sales-Single Concept category. The category is for college campus eateries specifically, not dining halls or cafeterias. The recognition is based on a variety of aspects of The Falcon’s menu and service, including atmosphere, nutrition and wellness offerings, online ordering capabilities, sustainability practices and menu variety including featured items. Congratulations to The Falcon staff for winning this prestigious award.
March 18, 2013
Please join us in congratulating Lynn Masser who won a silver medal at the 2013 NACUFS (National Association of College and University Food Services) Regional Conference held at Millersville University on Sunday, March 17. This is an ACF (American Culinary Federation) certified competition judged and critiqued by certified master chefs. Lynn completed against nine other chefs at this event. This year’s selected protein was duck and the competing chefs were tasked with designing a meal which included this item. Lynn prepared Asian Duck Sliders with Pickled Vegetables, Sriracha Aioli and Duck Fat French Fries. See pictures of Lynn and her winning plate at Messiah’s Dining Services Facebook Page.
Messiah College Chili Challenge 2013...
March 8, 2013
The Chili Challenge 2013 on Thursday, March 7 was open to all staff, faculty and students. We had eight delicious chili entrees. You voted and here are our winners!
1st Place – “A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That”
Jay McClymont, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
2nd Place – “Fusion Cornbread Chili”
Dan Campbell, Dining Services Supervisor
3rd Place – “Tex-Mex Chili”
Drena Doran, Dining Services Cook
Pictures are available in Lottie’s Album on Messiah College Dining Services Facebook page.
January 17, 2013Lynn Masser wins Messiah’s Culinary Challenge and moves on to the next round of competition at Millersville University in March. Each year, NACUFS (National Association of College and University Food Services) holds a culinary competition at its national conference. Chefs design a meal around the selected protein. The protein of choice this year is duck. Lynn prepared Asian Duck Sliders with Pickled Vegetables, Sriracha Aioli and Duck Fat French Fries. She was one of five contestants to compete at Messiah College.
Kathy Eberly participated in the Chocolate Fest Cake Competition in Hershey, PA. This year’s cake theme was “Winter Wonderland”. Kathy participated in the professional chef category with a two-tiered chocolate filled chocolate cake with a snowflake theme. Kathy has been taking professional development classes and learning new techniques which she used to create her cake. Click here to see a picture of Kathy’s design. All cakes submitted for the competition were auctioned off with proceeds benefitting Keystone Human Services to help with the challenges of autism.
A Word of Thanks...
June 11, 2012
"This was my first year at a Conference (at Messiah)...all the meals were very scrumptious and beautifully presented...my compliments to the Chef. The young people helping were all so very polite, helpful, congenial, friendly and professional...thank you."
Messiah wins two culinary awards at local food bank fundraiser...
November 2, 2011
A baby blue salad parfait and white chocolate bread pudding won over the tastebuds of the more than 1,000 people who attended an Oct. 30 fundraiser for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Messiah’s dining services team was awarded the People’s Choice Award (won previously in 2009) and the Best in Food Award.
The Union Cafe in the Larsen Student Union wins Silver Medal in the Loyal E. Horton Awards competition from the National Association of College and University Food Services...
June 23, 2011
Larsen Student Union’s eatery, The Union Cafe, has been recognized with a Silver Medal from the National Association of College and University Food Services in the Retail Sales-Single Concept category.
The category is for college campus eateries specifically, not dining halls or cafeterias.The recognition is based on a variety of aspects of The Union Café’s menu and service, including atmosphere, nutrition and wellness offerings, online ordering capabilities, and menu variety.