Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards

The Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards is the ultimate professional tribute in college and university culinary arts. The award, named after a National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) founder, past president, and highly regarded innovator, celebrates exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning and new dining concepts. NACUFS celebrates the innovative ideas and successful implementation of these programs. The winners, broken down into small, medium, and large institutions, will have their entries displayed at the National Conference and award winners are recognized and celebrated during a luncheon, with an announcement of the Grand Prize winners. Grand Prize winners will also receive recognition in Campus Dining Today®, the official magazine of NACUFS.

Due to COVID-19, the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards have been canceled for 2021.


Winners of the 2020 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards can use this template to publish a press release.


 
 

The Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards is open to Institutional members and has six different categories including:

 
 
Residential Dining Concepts
 

This award celebrates any residential dining concept housed with an all-you-care-to-eat facility, regardless of meal plan type. **Note: If you enter this category, you cannot enter the dining facility category. **

The winners in the Residential Dining Concepts category for 2020 are:

Small Institution

Gold: Rider University

Medium Institution

Gold: Hope College

Large Institution

Gold: University of Ottawa

Silver: University of North Texas

 
 
Residential Dining Facility
 

This award celebrates any all-you-care-to-eat residential dining facility, regardless of meal plan type. **Note: If you enter this category, you cannot enter the dining concepts category. **

The winners in the Residential Dining Facility category for 2020 are:

 
Small Institution

Gold: Hendrix College

Silver: Rollins College

Large Institution

Gold: Michigan State University

Silver: North Dakota State University

Bronze: Savannah College of Art & Design

Bronze: University of Arizona

 
 
Residential Dining – Special Event
 

A unique event that took place outside of your typical dining program, such as a festival, holiday celebration, or recognition.

The winners in the Residential Dining - Special Event category for 2020 are:

Small Institution

Gold: Hendrix College

Medium Institution

Gold: SUNY Cortland

Silver: University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Bronze: Dartmouth College

Bronze: The College of New Jersey

Large Institution

Gold: Virginia Tech

Silver: University at Buffalo

Silver: University of Richmond

Bronze: Kennesaw State University

Bronze: Michigan State University

 
 
 
Retail Sales – Single Concept/Multiple Concepts/Marketplace
 

A retail location on campus that has innovative features and techniques.

The winners in the Retail Sales - Single Concept/Multiple Concepts/Marketplace category for 2020 are:

Small Institution

Gold: United States Naval Academy

Medium Institution

Gold: SUNY Brockport

Silver: Dartmouth College

Bronze: New Mexico State University

Bronze: SUNY Cortland

Large Institution

Gold: Washington University in St. Louis

Silver: University of California, Riverside

Bronze: University of Arkansas

 
 
 
Catering – Special Event
 

A campus event that was executed with notable touches and had an original feel to it.

The winners in the Catering - Special Event category for 2020 are:

Small Institution

Gold: Hendrix College

Medium Institution

Gold: Salisbury University

Large Institution

Gold: Boston College

Silver: Virginia Tech

Silver: McMaster University

Silver: Oklahoma State University

Bronze: University of North Texas

Bronze: University of California, Riverside

 
 
 
Catering – Online Menu
 

A distinct, special menu that is used for catered occasions on campus.

The winners in the Catering - Online Menu category for 2020 are:

Small Institution

Gold: United States Naval Academy

Medium Institution

Gold: Johnson County Community College

Large Institution

Gold: California Polytechnic State University