Ohio University

Awards

Culinary Services takes pride in our extensive program that plays an integral role in the daily life at OHIO by fueling our community approximately four million meals each year. We are dedicated to our mission of proactively ensuring exceptional, customer focused services, proudly delivered by an engaged, dedicated team. 

Awards

  • 2019 - LEED Silver Award - Jefferson Marketplace
  • 2019 - Food Service Equipment and Supplies "Design of the Year" - Jefferson Marketplace
  • 2018 - Campus food at OHIO received an A from Niche's 2018 Best College Food in America
  • 2018 - Ohio EPA E3 Platinum Award - Key Player
  • 2018 - Project Design of the Month (June) Food Service Equipment and Supplies Magazine - Jefferson Marketplace
  • 2017 - National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Theodore W. Minah Award (NACUFS Highest Award) - Rich Neumann, Director of Culinary Services
  • 2017 - Ohio University Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award - Rich Neumann, Director of Culinary Services
  • 2017 - Design of the Year Award - The District on West Green, Food Service Equipment and Supplies Magazine
  • 2016 - "Silver Medal award" National Association of College and University Food Services - Boyd Market redesign.
  • 2016 - Eaton's 39th Annual Source Awards, Commercial Honorable Mention Project - Lighting Design
  • 2015 - "Bronze Award" NACUFS Sustainability - Waste Management Category
  • 2015 - Awarded an "A" grade by PETA2 for providing exceptional on-campus Vegan options
  • 2014 - Departmental Sustainability Award (awarded by the Ohio University Office of Sustainability)
  • 2014 - National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS), Midwest Region 2nd Runner Up: Kathryn Slotta, Shively Court
  • 2013 - National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) National Student Employee of the Year winner: Jesse Adams, Nelson Court
  • 2012 - National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Midwest Region Student Employment of the Year runner up Abby Frankart, Shivley Court.
  • 2012- PETA2 Top Ten Most-Vegan Friendly Campuses - Ranked #4.
  • 2011 - National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Loyal E. Horton Dining. Awards, Boyd Dining Hall Cucina Di Luci, Special Event Honorable Mention.
  • 2011 - National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) National Student Employee of the Year winner: James Turner, Shively Court.
  • 2010 - PETA2 Top Ten Most-Vegan Friendly Campuses.
  • 2010 - Best Social Media Application, Food Management Magazine.
  • 2009 - Personnel Plus Trailblazer Award, Ruth Pugh, Retired General Manager Jefferson Dining Hall.
  • 2009 - National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Midwest Region Distinguished Service Award, Rich Neumann, Director of Residential Dining.

Accomplishments

All managers and lead full time staff are certified in food safety by the Ohio Department of Health and the National Restaurant Association. 

Rich Neumann, Director of Culinary Services, and Kent Scott, Associate Director of Auxiliary Operations, have earned the FMP (Foodservice Management Professional) designation from the National Restaurant Association.

Culinary Services has a nationally recognized student leader and student employment program which has been featured in national food service publications. It is the one of two universities in the U.S. to offer a student leader training class and the only university in the U.S. to offer a production manager internship for college credit.