UNC Dining Services ~ In The News

Chef Essig wins Professionalism Award

UNC's very own Executive Chef Aran Essig was presented the American Culinary Federation’s Western Region Chef Professionalism award at the federation’s regional conference held February 6-8, 2010. The award is presented annually to the culinarian who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism through certification, continuing education and training, culinary competitions and community involvement. Chef Essig is now eligible to receive the national 2010 Chef Professionalism award that will be presented at ACF’s national convention in August. Read the ACF press release about Chef Essig here.

Team UNC Catering raises money for the 2009 Relay For Life

For the third year in a row, a group of employees from UNC Dining Services formed “Team UNC Catering” to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

Read the article here & see some pictures from this year's event.

Singing Chef Cooks in Kitchen, On Stage

Dining Services' very own Derek Rice (Unit Chef at Holmes Dining Hall) was featured in two articles recently. The story was featured at UNC and in the Greeley Tribune. Read the full articles here:

Ivy Award Nomination

We are very proud to announce that UNC Dining Services is one of 14 institutions nominated for a national award recognizing excellence in campus dining services among restaurants and food service operations throughout the country. Read more about this prestigious honor here.

Congratulations to our student employees!

  • UNC Physics Major Selected to Attend NASA Academy: To University of Northern Colorado Physics major Sarah Nowak, being one of just 60 college students in the nation selected to attend a NASA Academy for Space Exploration this summer is more than a prestigious honor; it’s the next step in achieving her dream of becoming an astronaut. Read the rest of the story here.
  • Amber Hansen (one of our student employees at Taco Bell Express in the UC) was awarded a Taco Bell scholarship. Congratulations Amber!