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Awards & Accolades

Cornell Dining and our culinary staff are at the forefront of food service, and we love sharing the news when we're recognized for that fact.

Cornell Dining wins the Best Food Allergy Program award from AllerTrain! This year's AllerTrain Allergy Awards are out, and Cornell Dining has won the 2018 award for Best Overall Food Allergy Program for Universities!

THANK YOU to our amazing staff! You may have noticed Cornell Dining has an amazing staff. We got some of our managers together to say THANKS! 

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Campus food quality at Cornell University "We were so pleased to see the near unanimous praise for the culinary services offered by Cornell."

Cornell Dining Wins Silver Medal at Cooking Competition A four-person team from Cornell Dining finished 2nd in a “Chopped”-style contest featuring executive chefs from colleges and universities across the Northeast.

Congratulations to the winning team in this week's Skills Buffet competition This team of five Cornell Dining staff members won the Skills Buffet competition that capped a two-day cooking skills workshop.
Cornell Dining has recognized dozens of staff members with 20+ years of service At Cornell Dining, we can credit our hundreds of staff for our success, and this fall we recognized dozens who've served for 20 years or longer.
Cornell Dining leaps to highest spot ever for Princeton Review campus food The annual college rankings from Princeton Review are out, and Cornell Dining has leapt back to 3rd, its highest position in over twenty years of rankings.

Cornell hits #4 in Business Insider Top 20 college dining halls list! "The chefs in Cornell University’s dining rooms develop a variety of dishes highlighting flavors from across the world," they say!

Best in the State! Cornell named best college food in New York Cornell Dining places first in New York and #9 nationwide in Niche Social's rankings of Best College Food.

Cornell climbs to #11 in Best Colleges for Food in America The Daily Meal's annual list of best college food in America is out, and Cornell's up to #11!

Cornell Dining yet again in Top 10 of Princeton Review's campus food ranking The annual college rankings from Princeton Review are out, and Cornell Dining has landed in 7th place in the rankings in the Best Campus Food category!
Atrium Cafe staff nominated for Johnson School award Congratulations and a hearty kudos to the staff of Atrium Café, collectively nominated for the 2015 Outstanding Contributor Award.
Gold medal for Tim Oltz at SUNY Delhi's ACF Competition! Kudos to Cornell Catering sous chef Tim Oltz, who landed a Gold Medal earlier this month at SUNY Delhi's annual ACF-sanctioned Culinary Salon competition!

Becker is one of the top college dining halls in North America! Thanks to Spoon University for listing Becker House Dining Room as #5 on their list of top college dining halls.

Cornell chefs compete in campus’ first fruit and veggie cook-off FoodService Director Magazine shared these photos from our recent fruit and vegetable recipe contest.Catering's Elliot Anderson wins silver at NACUFS Congratulations to Cornell Catering cook Elliot Anderson, who won a silver medal at this month's NACUFS Culinary Challenge.
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Cornell Dining team returns with silver honors from Skidmore Culinary Competition When students are away from campus, Cornell Dining’s culinary staff doesn’t just relax — they take the opportunity to learn, or experiment or even compete!

Try the Campbell's award-winning taco around campus this month! Our award-winning dish, Cilantro Lime Pork Carnitas Taco, is being featured at select dining rooms across campus over the next three weeks.

Check that report card! Cornell Dining gets an "A" for vegan offerings The results are in! Cornell Dining has earned a grade of “A” on peta2’s Vegan Report Card for its vegan offerings on campus, with an overall 88% student satisfaction rate. 
Cornell Dining leaps to highest spot ever in Princeton Review's food ranking The annual college rankings from Princeton Review are out, and Cornell Dining has leapt to 3rd in the rankings in the Best Campus Food category! It's Cornell's highest position ever in over twenty years of rankings.