News

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®).

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.…