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University Dining Wins Grand Goldie Award

Mar.11, 2013

March 8, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) – University Dining of NC State University was awarded Food Service Director’s Grand Goldie Award in recognition of its sustainable dining practices.

The Goldies is an annual national award program which recognizes the achievements of Gold Standards in non-commercial foodservice and is hosted by Food Service Director and The Culinary Institute of America. The third annual Goldies award was presented in Tampa, FL at the 2013 Menu Directions Conference.

The major sustainability campaign developed by University Dining, “My Roots are at NC State”, competed in the “Going Green” category and won as the best College and University achievement, and then advanced to compete with all four market sectors (K-12, Colleges & Universities, Healthcare and Business & Industry) and received the Grand Goldie Award as best overall.

“My Roots are at NC State” was launched in the fall 2012 semester, and serves to highlight sustainable practices in foodservice including use of local foods, composting, and energy reduction while recognizing supporting partner companies and NC State alumni who are employed by those partners.

Randy Lait, senior director of hospitality services for NC State accepted the award stating, “We are honored to receive this recognition. Our University Dining team strives to foster lasting sustainability practices and to advocate for the sustainability goals of our university. My Roots allows us to do that, while concurrently supporting North Carolina agriculture, our business partners and highlighting the achievements of NC State alumni”.

University Dining is a department of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus. For more information, contact Joanna Minett at 919.513.3969 or via email at: jlminett@ncsu.edu.

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