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Sodexo-Managed Dining Services at Chapman University Wins NACUFS 2017 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award

Randall Dining Commons wins Bronze in the Residential Dining Concepts category.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 31, 2017. Chapman University has been recognized by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) with a Loyal E. Horton Dining Award. The awards celebrate excellence in culinary innovation, menus, presentation and event-planning. The University earned a bronze in the Residential Dining Concepts category for its recently remodeled Randall Dining Commons resident dining facility. The dining program at Chapman University is managed by campus dining partner Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services.

Remodeled in 2016, Randall Dining Commons is an LEED-certified facility focusing on efficiency, wellness and sustainability. Integrating Sodexo-developed stations, including Simple Servings and Mindful, Chapman University dining provides students with meals that maximize nutrition while minimizing waste. The modern design makes students feel welcomed and encourages them to unwind with fun elements, such as an indoor rock climbing wall. The remodel also allowed for expanded seating options, including a new 100-seat outdoor dining area that enables students to enjoy the mild California climate.

More than 75 colleges and universities across North America submitted NACUFS award entries in six categories. A team of six NACUFS judges examined each entry carefully and selected top candidates in each category.

“The entries submitted by the various NACUFS institutions showcase some of the best trends and ideas in college and university dining service programs across the country,” said Dawn Hearne of Hendrix College, Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards chair.

Each year’s winning contest entries are displayed at the NACUFS national conference, and award winners are publically recognized at a luncheon culminating with the announcement of the Grand Prize winners.

About Sodexo

Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities, and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small and large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $30 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.


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