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Fall 2015 Dining Services Newsletter available now!
Please note the updated chart of icons. We label items that are Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Free, as well as items that contain Nuts, Shellfish or Dairy. FOOD ALLERGY NOTICE: Foods labeled as "Gluten-Free" have been prepared with gluten-free ingredients. Please be advised that our restaurants are not gluten-free facilities. Products may contain trace amounts of gluten.
Awards & Recognition:
Messiah College 2015 Culinary Challenge...
January 20, 2015
Congratulations to Lynn Masser for being named the 2015 Culinary Challenge winner! Lynn's winning dish was Mini Buffalo Flank Steak Gyros with cucumber and tomato relish, garnished with mint tzatziki, served with mediterranean pasta. Lynn and four other Messiah cooks competed in the 60-minute competition that took place in the Lottie Nelson Dining Hall in front of the students. Check out pictures of the winning dish on our Facebook page.
Eisenhower Campus Center's retail restaurant 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)...
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.
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...
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.
A Word of Thanks...
"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...
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...
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.