Crazy Good Food
The food is so good at UMass Amherst, we could say 'eat your heart out' to every other college in America... but we'll try to mind our manners. How good is the food? You don't need us to tell you when students and industry experts have plenty to say on the subject.
What Others Are Saying
Campus Ranks Third Nationally for Best Food, says Princeton Review
UMass is the only Massachusetts school to make the top 10. This is UMass Dining’s second year as the number three school in the nation.
August 6, 2013
Procrastination Station, Located at the Du Bois Library, Selected by Food Management Magazine as the Best Convenience Retailing Concept for 2013
The Best Concepts Awards program is designed to showcase the best dining operators in the nation.
July 24, 2013
The UMass Dining Culinary Team Strikes Gold for the Second Year in a Row
Matthia Accurso, Anthony Jung, Pamela Adams and Jeff Kellogg captured the highest score in an American Culinary Federation competition against 16 other teams.
July 24, 2013
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Awards UMass Auxiliary Enterprises’ Ken Toong the 2013 Silver Plate Award
The award program recognizes excellence in eight segments of foodservice operations across the nation.
March 1, 2013
UMass Amherst Dining Services is ranked 7th out of the 52 Best Colleges for Food in America compiled by The Daily Meal.
The website devoted to food and dining says, "If you're a food-loving student and you don't go to one of these schools, you might want to transfer."
September 14, 2012
UMass Amherst Smashes Another Guinness World Record With 6,656-pound Seafood Stew on Labor Day
Chefs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have again set a new Guinness World Record, this time by cooking a 6,656-pound seafood stew at a Labor Day barbecue that celebrated the return of students to the campus.
September 3, 2012
UMass Amherst Dining Services is First U.S. Program Honored by Canadian College and University Food Service Association
UMass Amherst Dining Services became the first U.S. food service operation ever to receive a Shine Award from the Canadian College and University Food Service Association.
July 11, 2012
What UMass Amherst Students Are Saying
- “Besides being a staple institution to the University itself, the DC plays a larger role through support of local produce and sourcing. It’s a model example of small community ideals...”
- “From egg white omelets, to an elaborate salad bar, to whole wheat pasta and fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables, eating healthy had never been so easy or tasted so good.”
- “The D.C. is and always will be a large part of my college experience and so I will always think back on it fondly.”