U of Richmond leads Horton grand prize winners, RISD wins culinary competition

July 12—The University of Richmond won two grand prizes during this year’s Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, which were announced at the NACUFS national conference last week.

Dining services at the University of Richmond were awarded the grand prize in both the Residence Hall Dining - Single Stand Alone Concept/Outlet category and in the Catering - Special Event category. The other grand prize winners were:

Residence Dining Hall – Theme Dinner: Brigham Young University, Hawaii

Residence Dining Hall – Multiple Concepts/Outlets: University of Rhode Island

Catering – Standard Menu: Ashland University

Retail Sales – Single Stand-Alone Concept/Outlet: Miami University

Retail Sales – Multiple Concepts/Outlets: University of San Diego

Also during the conference, the winner of the 10th annual NACUFS Culinary Challenge was announced. Each region of NACUFS members sends one chef to compete for their region. This year the dishes had to be made with a portobello mushroom. This year’s Gold Medal winner was Kylie Charter from the Rhode Island School of Design with her stuffed salmon, vegetables and Muscat mustard crème, served with portobello gnudi and pea green and radish salad.