The Evolution of UNC Dining Services
Dining Services is a large department comprised of many different locations spread out all over campus.
We have a vast history here at UNC, and we wanted to share a little of it with you!
Dining Services at the University of Northern Colorado is a member of NACUFS, the National Association of College and University Food Services, Continental Region.
What Is NACUFS?
"The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) is the trade association for food service professionals at over 650 institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and abroad. Founded in 1958, NACUFS provides members with a full-range of educational programs, publications, management services, and networking opportunities. In addition to colleges and universities, over 425 industry suppliers are members of the association. These companies exhibit at national and regional showcases, serve on standing committees and participate in various educational conferences. NACUFS is governed by a board of directors and six regional councils and uses volunteer committees, project teams and professional staff to deliver service to its members." (source: www.nacufs.org)
UNC Dining Services has several staff members who have been actively involved in NACUFS, now and in the past.
- Hal Brown, our Director, served as President for 2 years, and most recently as Past-President.
- Chef Aran Essig received the 2003 Region VIII President's Award for his contributions to the 2003 Region VIII Culinary Challenge at the Regional Conference held in Calgary. This is UNC Dining Service's 2nd President's Award in a row.
- Dining Services received the 2002 Region VIII President's Award for our Conference Committee/Staff's contribution to making the 2002 Regional Conference the best yet.
- At the 2003 Regional Conference, UNC's very own TK Cook, Michele Rogers won FIRST PLACE and an American Culinary Federation Gold Medal for her dish. That gave Michele the right to go to the National NACUFS Conference in Kansas City this past month. Michele did a great job representing Region VIII and UNC by winning 3rd place, along with a Bronze ACF medal.