UMass Dining tops for third straight year

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, August 8, 2018.

The food served at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus dining halls has been named the best in the nation by the Princeton Review for the third year running.

“UMass Amherst has done the near impossible, earning the top spot, ” Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief, said in a statement.

UMass Dining has been ranked in the top 10 by the Princeton Review since 2012.

“It speaks highly of our program and the passion of our staff in serving healthy, sustainable and delicious food, one meal at the time,” said Ken Toong, executive director of Auxiliary Enterprises at UMass Amherst. “We’re serving more than just food, we strive to create memorable dining experiences and to enrich the quality of campus life.”

UMass Amherst’s Chef Tony appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” to show off three dishes: sushi, local peach macarons, and the James Beard Foundation Award-winning mushroom blended chicken tikka sliders. Watch the video here.