NACAS On-Campus Hospitality College Foodservice Excellence Award Recipient
This year, On-Campus Hospitality partnered with NACAS to present the first annual College Foodservice Excellence Award to honor an individual who has significantly improved on-campus foodservice.
The award recognizes a higher education foodservice professional who has gone above and beyond to make the dining experience of his or her customers — students, faculty, staff and guests — the best it can be and has greatly improved food service on the campus or in the industry in general.
The award was presented on Oct. 23 at a ceremony at the 43rd Annual NACAS Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The 2011 recipient is Brent Beringer, resident district manager with Aramark at the University of Virginia Dining Services in Charlottesville. ...
In order to better serve an increasing campus population, Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, recently opened the new Hoff Dining Commons.
In addition to the new dining area, the new 245,000-square-foot Residence and Dining Complex includes a rooftop recreation area, street-level retail outlets and a large “green” space in front of the building.
“Enrollment has been increasing over the past 5-10 years at a pace to where there were a lot of triples on campus,” said Clinton Kernen, marketing director with Chartwells, the campus foodservice provider. “It was built to, No. 1, increase the number of beds on campus and No. 2, to alleviate some of the extra pressure on dorms that were not designed to have triples that have triples in them. The net gain was about 300 beds.” ...