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These awards honor the "best in the business" on an annual basis and recognize a food service staff's expertise and creativity. The program also fosters a competitive spirit on each campus to promote quality, teamwork, and excellence.

Each year, the talented chefs of the University of Georgia Food Services have the opportunity to compete in the National Association of College & University Food Services Culinary Challenge. All of the participants prepare the same basic main course, and then complete the meal with two side dishes of their choosing.

The University of Georgia chefs repeatedly leave their mark at the regional and national levels.

The Annual Student Employee Recognition Ceremony was held at Oglethorpe Dining Commons on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. A large attendance of student employees enjoyed games and a fun picnic meal with their co-workers. During the ceremony the Outstanding Student Employee of the Year was announced as well as the Outstanding Student Employee winner from each unit.

Outstanding Student Employee of the Year 2015- Alvaro Bonaguro

Outstanding Service Excellence Efficiency & Effectiveness Improvement Initiative Award 2014

Composting at UGA Food Services

Silver Award: Awarded to teams, departments or divisions that designed and implemented process improvements or initiatives over the last year that significantly increased effectiveness and efficiency.

Institution: University of Georgia Food Services 

Leading to make a difference. It always sounds simple, but being an effective leader is hard work. To be a true leader, you must be a visionary, a risk taker and a decision maker. You must have a mission that matters and the ability to motivate a diverse groups of employees. You must be able to identify challenges and ways to overcome them.

The Director's Society is composed of past recipients and the current winner of the Director's Award. These individuals are recognized as the "Top Dawgs" of Food Services. Each year this select group gathers before the annual Food Services Employee Recognition Ceremony to renew their friendships and to assist the Director of Food Services to induct the newest member. The staff members listed below represent the very best in customer service.

Customer Service Award

Awarded to a Finance and Administration employee who is an example to others by providing continual oustanding customer service to our customers-coworkers, supervisors, students, faculty, staff or the public. This person goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet custumers needs.

The University of Georgia is consistently ranked in the Princeton Review's top 20 college food service programs, based on student satisfaction.

"Making the List"

The low-down on campus food ratings in The Princeton Review.

Findings of surveys are in the news everyday, but some of the most talked about are those from The Princeton Review's guidebook, The Best 378 Colleges, which has queried hundreds of students at selected colleges about the quality of life on campus for nearly 10 years.

University of Georgia Food Services was recognized by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal with a Governor’s Commendation for Customer Service on April 28, 2011 at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. This commendation recognizes meritorious actions that enhance the public image of customer service or improve the way customer service is provided in Georgia. University of Georgia Food Services received this recognition from Governor Deal for the food service the division provided to students at the University of Georgia during the snow storm of January 2011.

Newcomer Award

Awarded to a Finance and Administration employee who, despite lack of time on the job, has significantly contributed to the organizational mission and shown outstanding initiative, reliability and dedication to the University. (Nominees must have less than two years of continuous service with UGA.)