Notre Dame Food Services #1 in Gluten Free

The University of Notre Dame was recognized by Udi's Gluten Free as the most accommodating college campus for gluten free in the country.

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Sustainable Seafood Forum

 

On April 24, 2012, Notre Dame Food Service (NDFS) co-hosted the Sustainable Seafood Forum with HighLiner Foods. Industry experts, members of NDFS staff, area food service professionals, and professionals from other universities in the region participated in this forum. Topics included trends in seafood dining, aquaculture updates, an update on Wild Fishery, and an introduction to FishWatch:NOAA. Over 30 participants shared and learned in this session.

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In memoriam: Larry Briggs

 

Larry Briggs, a member of the Notre Dame staff for over 25 years, passed away on February 24th.

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Notre Dame Staff Ice Carving

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Surely you have seen ice carvings at various events on campus. Have you ever wondered where they come from, though? Notre Dame Food Services is proud to have three accomplished ice carvers on their team: Danny Bloss, Howard Busfield, and Mike Evans.

Notre Dame Food Services Director Awards 2013

January 11, 2013, Notre Dame Food Services (NDFS) announced the winners of the second Annual Director’s Awards. These awards were created to recognize outstanding performance within campus food services. Driven by employee feedback from both supervisors and staff, NDFS pursued means to further recognize our staff within food services. The result was our three awards.

Awarded to:  Susie Sheets, Nai Tran, and Mike Davy

A Busy Semester Break

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While students were on winter break, you would think that the food service staff would be on a break, too - since there is no one to feed! This is not the case for NDFS employees, though.

Dining Hall Christmas Celebration

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It could just be for the prime rib, but there was a whole lot more. 

Thousands of students flooded North and South Dining Hall on Tuesday, December 4th for the Annual Christmas Dinner. 

 

Loads of Turkey and all the Trimmings

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While many students were able to return to their hometowns and enjoy Thanksgiving with their family or hit the beach and the game in Southern California, many remained on campus with their Notre Dame Family. 

Before hours of football, over 1500 students, families, and guests enjoyed a traditional Turkey Dinner at North Dining Hall. 

Plate Waste Reductions by Notre Dame Students

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Each time you return your tray to the dish line in the dining hall, give yourself a little cheer.  Over the past five years, waste among those eating at the dining hall has been reduced by an average of 1.93 ounces per student.  This is a savings of over 250,000 pounds from the measurement in 2008 or a half ton of food per day.   

 

Help! My Apartment has a Kitchen

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Notre Dame Food Services Executive Chef Don Miller, CEC, CCE, AAC, presented solutions to more than 100 members of the Notre Dame Class of 2013.

Once in a Lifetime

When you ask Josh Maron what he thought of his trip to Germany to participate as an apprentice for the USA Culinary Olympic team, he will tell you, “What an amazing experience...the opportunity of a life-time!”

In June, Josh was selected to participate in “be a member of ACF Culinary Team USA for a day.”

Notre Dame Food Service Religious Houses Culinary Battle

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Early this fall Notre Dame’s Religious House Chefs squared off in a culinary battle. The four houses, Moreau Seminary, Corby Hall, Fatima, and Holy Cross House, sent in their Chef Managers to create their best. Each team was led by their Chef Manager: Moreau Seminary by Ralph Pieniazkiewicz, Corby Hall by Alan Seidler, Fatima by Phillip Wenzel, and Holy Cross House by Jackie Ridges.

North Dining Hall Launches the Rec Room

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When students return from fall break, they will see a transformation in the Northern most dining room in the North Dining Hall.  Instead of entering A-Dining Room, or the Quiet Room as some call it, they will be transported to the Rec Room, a space where not only can they dine, but they can enjoy a unique experience.

Culinary Olympian

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When Josh Maron took a chance (and a large pay cut) and resigned from his position as Cook at North Dining Hall, to sign on for a three year American Culinary Federation apprenticeship program, he probably didn’t picture traveling to Germany for the ”Culinary Olympics” less than a year later, but that is what is happening.

 

Game One!

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With a victory over Purdue, Notre Dame Food Services (NDFS) was proud to support the Irish both on and off the field.  The team enjoyed training table meals throughout the week and kicked off their pregame rituals with dinner on Friday.  Over the weekend, we stepped up and ensured that the masses had a great dining experience.  Even the game officials enjoyed sandwiches.…

Our Nutrition and Safety Team

 

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When you dine with Notre Dame Food Services, you should know that we are constantly focused on nutrition and safety.

Opening Week by the Numbers

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Notre Dame Food Services is excited to welcome back both our returning and new students to campus.  During welcome week you may have noticed many dining opportunities. Read more to see Food Services fun facts from Opening Week 2012.

The Passing of Our Director

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It is with heavy hearts that we welcome back our students and begin this school year.
Notre Dame Food Services Director, David R. Prentkowski, passed away tragically August 9, 2012 along with his 18 month old granddaughter, Charlotte Chelminiac.

 

 

Now Open

8The Huddle in LaFortune Student Center is excited to announce that we have opened a Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express.

$5 Footlongs

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The Huddle in LaFortune Student Center on the campus of Notre Dame is excited to announce that it will be offering the $5 Footlong promotion at its Subway store.  This long awaited arrival “comes at a perfect time for the Huddle” according to Jim LaBella, General Manager.  With the planned arrival of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in the lower level, this program will align with total offerings to allow for operational success. …

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®).