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Ferrum College catering manager Alyson Seidel, from left, dining services operations manager Kim Allen and food court manager Wendi Major traveled to Boston to receive the gold medal in the Multiple Concepts/Marketplace category.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Earlier this year, the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) awarded Ferrum College Dining Services a gold medal in the Multiple Concepts/Marketplace category. The college was recognized for its hot dog cart and the "crazy cuke" food truck, which serves freshly prepared wraps and other healthy options.
The gold medal is the highest national distinction bestowed upon a college or university by NACUFS, and entries are judged by dining services professionals and peers from around the country.
"We might be small and rural, but we are ahead of the game and everyone knows where and who Ferrum College is now," said catering manager Alyson Seidel.
The college's award-winning entry included menu variations, facility design, marketing, nutrition and wellness information, as well as photographs, customer service response, and "wow" factor details.
Seidel, dining services operations manager Kim Allen and food court manager Wendi Major compiled the college's submission, and in July the trio traveled to Boston to receive the award during the NACUFS National Conference.
"This recognition is very well deserved," said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten. "Our students, faculty and staff have the opportunity every day to enjoy a wide variety of delicious, healthy eating options ,and we are delighted that dining services has received this prestigious honor."