Awards

When bragging about your school, be sure to tell your friends about your awesome food and award-winning dining program! We are recognized regionally and nationally for our exceptional facilities, food, sustainability initiatives and nutrition programming.

2014

  • Top 15 Healthiest Dining Programs in the Country, Food Service Director Magazine
  • North Carolina Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietitian of the Year to our University Dining Dietitian, Lisa Eberhart
  • Today’s Dietitian Magazine’s Dedicated and Deserving Dietitian Award to our University Dining Dietitian, Lisa Eberhart
  • Food Service Director Magazine’s Rising Industry Stars Under the Age of 30 to our Sustainability Coordinator, Chris Dunham
  • National Association of College and University Food Service Faculty for Financial Management and Marketing, Randy Lait and Jennifer Gilmore
  • A Toast to the Triangle’s benefit for the Tammy Lynn Foundation Best Dessert Award to our Yates Mill Bakery
  • FoodService Director Magazine’s Chefs Who Make a Difference Award to our chef, Julie Staples

2013

  • Gold Status, American Heart Association Fit Friendly Worksite 2013
  • Goldie, Dining Best Practices, College and University Category, Food Service Director Magazine
  • Grand Goldie, Dining Best Practices, Food Service Director Magazine
  • City of Raleigh Environmental Award
  • The Inspire Awards – Award of Excellence Silver InSpire Award for Reputation/Brand Management – Rave! Catering

2012

  • Governor’s Award of Excellence, Dietitian Lisa Eberhart
  • NC State University Award of Excellence, Concessions Manager James Helfert
  • National Association of College and University Food Services, Best New Multi-Retail Concept Award – Atrium Food Court
  • The Inspire Awards – Award of Excellence Bronze InSpire Award for Research/Evaluation – University Dining, Red, White, and U Focus Groups
  • Raleigh Public Relations Society – Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication Gold Award, Student Category – “Find Your Fortune at Zen Blossom”
  • Raleigh Public Relations Society – Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication, Gold Award “2011-2012 University Dining Meal Plan Collateral”
  • Awarded NACUFS Regional Conference Site for 2014
  • UMASS Iron Chef Competition, Silver, Mack Bell and Kevin Nichols

2011

  • Raleigh Public Relations Society – Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication, Silver Award “The Chancellor’s Ice Cream Dream”
  • The Inspire Awards – Award of Excellence Bronze InSpire Aware for Research/Evaluation – University Dining, Red, White, and U Focus Groups
  • Steal This Idea Graphic Design Competition – Talley Transforming! 2nd Place: Campaigns (Professional Category)
  • National Association of College and University Food Services, Silver Award, Best Residential Dining Hall Concept, “Eat for Peak Performance” athletic dining program

2010

  • UMASS Iron Chef Competition, Silver, Mack Bell and Kevin Nichols