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.

 
 

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. **

 
 
 
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. **

 
 
 
Residential Dining – Special Event
 

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

 
 
 
Retail Sales – Single Concept/Multiple Concepts/Marketplace
 

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

 
 
 
Catering – Special Event
 

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

 
 
 
Catering – Online Menu
 

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