AMHERST, Mass. -- For the second year in row, Princeton Review has ranked Dining Services at UMass Amherst third nationally for the quality of its meals. The award probably should not have been a surprise, judging by the numbers of faculty and staff queuing up recently for the Friday luncheon specials at Berkshire Dining Commons.
The Princeton Review rankings, released earlier this month, also showed very clearly that such recognition cannot be taken for granted, and can slip away without warning. While Bowdoin College retained its top spot, Virginia Tech lost the number 2 position to James Madison and fell to number 4.
Executive Director of Auxiliary Enterprises Ken Toong said Dining Services managers and the entire staff work very hard throughout the year “to ensure that we serve great food to our customers, one meal at a time.”
“We are delighted to be ranked once again in the top three campus food operations in the nation, thanks in part to the support we received from the students,” Toong said. “This honor substantiates the quality of our dining program through our efforts to provide students delicious, sustainable and healthy food. In addition, feedback and suggestions from the students is paramount to our success.”