News

Our Nutrition and Safety Team

 

ndfs

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

opening_mass_picnic_0039

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

dave_prentkowski

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

subway

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

ndfs

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

laura_strunk_2

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

Locally Grown

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

campus_garden

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

ndfs

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.

relay_for_life_logo2

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

vending

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