UNH has an award-winning dining program that we are extremely proud of! We have earned many awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services including three grand prize awards. In addition, we have been featured in the FoodService Director's magazine several times and have been nominated for the Restaurants and Institution's Ivy Award.


Certified Green Restaurants®

As of 2023, both UNH Dining Halls, Holloway Commons and Philbrook Hall, are 4-Star Certified Green Restaurants® by the Green Restaurant Association. Four stars is the highest award given and we are so proud of this achievement! Additionally, the UNH Dairy Bar is a 3-Star Certified Green Restaurant®. Through continued sustainability efforts, waste elimination, energy conservation, and extensive recycling, the dining halls and UNH Dairy Bar were able to meet the requirements for this honor.

To find out more information about the Green Restaurant Association and the certification details for the locations click on the links below.
Green Restaurant Association

Chef Todd and his dish at NACUFS Culinary Challenge

Culinary Challenge Competition

Congratulations to Sr. Executive Chef; Todd Sweet who took home the bronze medal from the American Culinary Federation Competition at the 2023 Culinary Challenge. Chefs were tasked with creating a dish using pork tenderloins, ground pork and smoked bacon. They were required to use all three types of pork to build a nutritionally balanced plate including starch, vegetables, and a sauce. Chef Todd put a southern accent on the ingredients, cooking pork medallions, creole with smoky sage sausage, collard greens and black-eyed pea fritters.
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UNH Scores #23

UNH scores #23 in the 2019 Niche ratings for Best College Food in America!
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Chef Jacques

American Culinary Federation Competition

Congratulations to Stillings Hall chef; Kevin Jacques who took home the silver medal from the American Culinary Federation Competition at the 2018 Culinary Challenge.
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NACUFS Best Vegan Recipe Contest

UNH Dining has earned the bronze medal in the 2018 NACUFS "Best Vegan Recipe" contest! Our Vegan Pad Thai is a spin on the traditional dish. It is a great source of protein while also being free of animal products.
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UNH Ranked 2nd "Coolest" School

The Sierra Club has ranked UNH the second in the 2018 "coolest" school in the country for leadership in sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment. Sustainable initiatives are incorporated in every aspect of daily operations.
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UNH Receives A+ on Peta2’s 2018 Vegan Report Card

Hospitality Services values providing all students with access to Vegan menu choices and strives to offer a variety of options.
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