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Notre Dame Food Services Director’s Award

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Launched in Fall 2011, Notre Dame Food Services (NDFS) is proud to recognize staff who accomplishes significant achievements.

July 2012 marks the second pportunity for NDFS to recognize outstanding staff members in this manner.  This summer this recognition goes to Greg Larson, CEC.  Greg is the Chef of the North Dining Hall.

Laura Strunk Wins National Culinary Challenge

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Laura Strunk, CEC, Chef of Catering by Design brought home gold and first place in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Culinary Challenge on July 13, 2012.  Chef Laura competed in front of a crowd of hundreds in Boston, MA against the winner of the five other regional competitions.  Laura reached the national competition by winning the Midwest Regional culinary competition in French Lick, Indiana on March 3, 2012, where she out shined eight of her Midwest peers finishing first and achieving a Gold Medal by American Culinary Federation

New Certified Executive Chefs

Notre Dame Food Services is proud to announce that two more of our dedicated culinary professionals , Chef Greg Larson and Chef Charu Pant, have now achieved the status of Certified Executive Chef (CEC®) from the American Culinary Federation (ACF®).

Notre Dame Community Garden 2012

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The sun is shining, the garden is growing.

Notre Dame Food Services is proud to continue to sponsor the Notre Dame Community Garden along with the Office of Sustainability and University Health Services.

Learn more about the Notre Dame Community Garden:  growirish.nd.edu

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NDFS Recent Graduates

Notre Dame Food Services (NDFS) congratulates our recent class of graduates with Ivy Tech Associates Degrees.  These staff members juggled busy work loads and managed to complete this program sponsored by the University’s Human Resource Department. 

 

Dave Prentkowski Awarded Irish Clover Award

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Presented each year by Student Government, Dave Prentkowski, Director Notre Dame Food Services, was awarded the 27th annual Irish Clover Award on April 3, 2012.  The nomination process occurs through the Notre Dame Student Body with an approval vote by the Student Senate.  In this nomination, Dave was recognized in honor of his many contributions to student life, including the hard work with the student leaders on different food eateries in the LaFortune Student Center.   The selection process was highly competitive and the students voted on his reputation.…

The Huddle Supports Relay for Life

The Huddle in the LaFortune Student Center has really ‘kicked’ their Relay for Life Fundraising efforts into gear!  In support of Notre Dame’s commitment to Relay for Life, staff and students at the Huddle sold a total of 1,505 feet, the most on campus.

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The Huddle Transformation

Notre Dame Food Services is excited to announce a new dining addition to LaFortune!  After talking with and receiving feedback from several groups of students, we are now working with Taco Bell and Pizza Hut with the goal of opening concepts in the current location of Sbarro.

Since opening our first franchise (Burger King) in 1998, the mix of venues in the Huddle

Announcing the Arrival of Laundry View

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Notre Dame Vending is pleased to announce the launch of Laundry View.  You can now check the status on line of the washer and dryer that you are using in your residence hall.  This ia also a great way to check if machines are available when you are ready to do laundry without leaving where you are at the time.  On line visit - www.laundryview.com/notredame

Catering by Design Chef Wins Regional Culinary Competition

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Chef Laura Strunk CEC, competed in the National Association for College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Midwest Regional culinary competition in French Lick, Indiana on March 3, 2012, where she out shined eight of her Midwest peers finishing first and achieving a Gold Medal by American Culinary Federation standards. 

 

 

Greg Larson Recognized by Food Service Director Magazine

Greg Larson, CC, has been recognized as one of the Under 30 upcoming performers in the food and beverage industry by Food Service Director Magazine.  For over two years, Greg has been the Chef of the North Dining Hall where he oversees student dining production for approximately 4,000 meals each day, lunch production for the campus day care facility, training table production for two venues, and is a major contributor to over 500,000 catering meals each year.…

Notre Dame Food Services Launches New Sandwich & Salad Line

On January 16, 2012, Notre Dame Food Services kicked off the semester with a new line of packaged sandwiches and salads.  Produced in our own Food Service Support Facility, this line of sandwiches and salads is designed to delight the palate.  These products will be available in our various retail units across campus; you can just grab it and go, featuring Notre Dame’s Own and ND To Go Value options.…

Korean Menu Line Introduced in Dining Halls

korean_foodBeginning January 19, 2012, Notre Dame Food Service kicked off a new line of authentically prepared Korean menu items in our dining halls.