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Please note the updated chart of icons.  We label items that are Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Friendly, as well as items that contain Nuts, Shellfish or Dairy.  FOOD ALLERGY NOTICE:  Foods labeled as "Gluten-Friendly" 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 & Recognitions:

Congratulations Kathy & Beverly!...

May 2017
Messiah Dining Services Bakery was awarded 1st place honors in the 2nd Annual Harrisburg Baking Championship – Sweet Bites for Better Sight, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg.  Proceeds from the event benefit the development and installation of an eye clinic at the Hamilton Health Center.   The award winning dessert created by Messiah’s Kathy Eberly and Beverly Spangler was a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tartlet with Cream Cheese and Salted Caramel, finished with a hand-piped chocolate garnish inspired by the Rotary Club logo. Assisting in the presentation were Sous Chef Jessica Deitch and Catering Sales Coordinator Heidi Knaub.

RESULTS...Regional Culinary Challenge

March 2017
Andrew White
wins a Silver Medal from the American Culinary Federation, competing in the Culinary Challenge at the NACUFS Regional Conference. The National Association of College and University Food Services hosted the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Valley Forge March 5-8, 2017. Ten college and university chefs competed in the regional culinary challenge after having won their home college competitions. White prepared and served pan-seared pork with a smoky tomato jam and savory grits, receiving third-place honors overall in the competition. Congratulations, Drew!

Messiah College 2017 Culinary Challenge...

January 12, 2017
Congratulations to Drew White for being named the 2017 Culinary Challenge winner!  Drew's winning dish was Pan-Seared Pork Loin with Smokey Tomato Jam and Stone Ground Grits, garnished with Shaved Brussel Sprouts.  Drew and three 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 Challenge on our Facebook page.

Eisenhower Campus Center's retail restaurant Dining Services awarded PA Restaurant Association Excellence in Food Safety Award 2007, 2011, 2013 & 2016!

October 2016
It's a repeat, again, and again! Messiah College's Dining Services has once again been awarded an Excellence in Food Safety recognition by the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. This is the fourth time Dining Services has received the award. In 2016, Dining Services obtained the High Honors level.  Congratulations to all those that made this happen!

A Word of Thanks...

August 2016
"Thank you for your hospitality.  You represent the Messiah community very well and it is evident that you enjoy what you do!...Your staff from the parking attendants and the students who unpacked my sons’ belongings to the Lottie Nelson workers to the department heads were at the top of their game today...What a blessing EVERYONE was!"

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.

Culinary Highlights...

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.

Kathy Eberly participated in the Chocolate Fest Cake Competition in Hershey, PA.  The 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. All cakes submitted for the competition were auctioned off with proceeds benefitting Keystone Human Services to help with the challenges of autism.

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 Café 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 Café, 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.