News : Right on Track: UNH Dairy Bar Earns Kudos for Superior Fare, Service, and Sustainability

Nov 5, 2013

Originally published in The Taste of the Seacoast, a regional food magazine, has included in its "Best of Taste 2013" issue, our story on UNH Dining winning the silver award in the recent competition.

BY HERB PERRY

What do a nineteenth-century train station in Durham, New Hampshire, and Harry Potter have in common? No, it's not platform nine and three quarters. Both have ties to the University of New Hampshire Dining Services. 

Every year, the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) grants Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards to small, medium or large institutions from all over the country. This year, UNH Dining Services competed in two categories: Retail Sales Single Concept and Residential Dining Special Event--and won a silver aware in both categories for 2013. 

The special event was the first-ever Harry Potter Night, which was held in UNH's Holloway Commons dining hall. And the winning retail operation was the UNH Dairy Bar, which operates out of the functional 1895 train station depot. 

The NACUFS awards are the ultimate in peer recognition, according to Kristin Longsinger, senior marketing coordinator for UNH Dining Services. UNH competes in the large school classification along with such schools as Harvard University and the University of Connecticut for these coveted awards. The dining award contest is no less competitive than football games or hockey matches when it comes to the will to win. 

To read the rest of the article, the story is on page 116 in the "Going Green" section in the Taste Magazine.