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
Food options at UMass Amherst fit for gourmets
After ranking third the past three years, UMass Amherst now boasts the second-best campus food in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.
August 5, 2014
UMass Chef Wins Gold in Culinary Challenge
Matthia Accurso, chef de cuisine of retail dining, earned a first place and gold medal at both the NACUFS Culinary Challenge at Regional Conference in March and the NACUFS National Conference in July.
July 21, 2014
Hampshire Dining Commons receives Food Management's Best Concept Award
Hampshire Dining Commons was a 2014 Food Management “Best Concept” winner for best renovations. The renovations “produced not only a treat for the eyes and senses, but one that accords with campus goals on sustainability.”
June 30, 2014
UMass Dining Takes Gold Again at Tastes of the World Conference
Chefs Anthony Jung, Robert Bankert, Taylor Whitmore and pastry chef Simon Stevenson competed against 16 other culinary teams in the American Culinary Federation sanctioned competition that featured some of the top culinarians in college and university dining.
June 23, 2014
Library Café Recognized by Food Management Magazine
Located at the Du Bois Library, the Procrastination States was 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 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Awards UMass Auxiliary Enterprises’ Ken Toong the 2013 Silver Plate Award
Ken Toong received the 2013 Silver Plate Award in the Colleges & Universities category. The award program recognizes excellence in eight segments of foodservice operations across the nation.
March 1, 2013
UMass Amherst Smashes Another Guinness World Record With 6,656-pound Seafood Stew on Labor Day
Chefs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst set a new Guinness World Record 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
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.”