Dining Services Awards

The Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards

Everybody deserves recognition for a job well done. In college and university culinary arts, the ultimate professional tribute is the NACUFS' Loyal E. Horton Dining Award. Named for a NACUFS founder, past president, and highly regarded innovator, the Loyal E. Horton Award salutes the most successful ideas in menus, presentations, special event planning, and new dining concepts.


2013

  • Gold - Residential Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Gold - Catering
    Online Menu
  • Gold - Retail Sales
    Burrow 
  • Bronze - Residential Dining/Special Event 
    Presidential Road Trip
  • Bronze - Catering/Special Event 
    The Yellow Wall-Paper- Dan Welcher Special Guest

2012

  • Gold - Residential Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Catering
    Online Menu
  • Silver - Retail Sales
    The Burrow
  • Silver - Residential Dining/Special Event
    Carnival
  • Bronze - Catering/Special Event
    Crime- Amelie Hastie Special Guest

2011

  • Gold - Catering
    Online Menu
  • Silver - Catering/Special Event
    Lydia Davis Special Guest
  • Silver - Residential Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Residential Dining/Special Event
    Destination-20th Century Cuisine of No. America
  • Silver - Retail Sales
    The Burrow

2010

  • Gold - Catering
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Residence Hall Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Catering/Special Event
    David Wiesner Special Guest
  • Bronze - Retail Operations
    The Burrow

2009

  • Gold - Catering/Special Event
    West Meets East Dinner
  • Silver - Residence Hall Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Residence Hall/Special Event
    Paris Day
  • Silver - Catering
    Standard Menu
  • Bronze - Retail Operations
    The Burrow

2008

  • Gold - Residence Hall Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Gold - Catering
    Standard Menu
  • Gold - Catering/Special Event
    WAC Dinner/Reception
  • Silver - Residence Hall/Special Event
    The OSCARS
  • Bronze - Retail Operations
    The Burrow

2007

  • Silver - Residence Hall Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Catering
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Residence Hall/Special Event
    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville  

2006

  • Silver - Residence Hall Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Bronze - Catering
    Standard Menu
  • Bronze - Retail Operations
    The Burrow

2005

  • Silver - Residence Hall Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Residence Hall/Special Event
    Toad Suck Luncheon
  • Silver - Catering
    Standard Menu
  • Silver - Retail Operations
    The Burrow

2004

  • Gold - Residence Hall Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Gold - Residence Hall/Special Event
    Outback
  • Bronze - Catering/Special Event
    Alumni Weekend
  • Gold - Retail Operations
    The Burrow
  • Silver - Catering
    Standard Menu

2003

  • Bronze - Residence Hall Dining
    Standard Menu
  • Bronze - Special Event
    Luau
  • Bronze - Catering
    Standard Menu
  • Bronze - Catering/Special Event
    Christmas Party
  • Silver - Retail Operations
    Standard Menu

2002

  • Silver - CateringStandard Menu

2000

  • Bronze - Residence Hall/Special EventRock N' Roll

Other Awards

  • 2012 Premier Illuminating Excellence Award in the dining education sector - presented to Mike Flory
  • 2009 Certificate of Recognition from the U.S.A. Rice Federation for supporting the US Rice Industry & innovated use of U.S.-grown rice on the menu
  • 2004 and 2005 NACUFS Regional Culinary Challenge -Executive Chef Scott Pickens received the Bronze Award
  • 1997-1998 Student Body Appreciation Award