An Award Winning Team

Bates College Dining Services’ high standards and commitment to excellence have eaned us recognition for a job well done!


2005 - Princeton Review – #7 of 351 Colleges for Great Food!

2004 – NACUFS, Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – First Place – Special Event / Catering – Cat’s Cup Culinary Challenge

2004 - Princeton Review – #10 of 351 Colleges for Great Food!

2003 - NACUFS, Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – Third Place Residence Hall Dining – Theme Dinner Harvest Meal

2003 - United States Environmental Protection Agency – Best Management Practices for our Composting Program

2002 - NACUFS, Customer Satisfaction Benchmarking Survey.  Overall satisfaction, Bates Dining scored 47% higher than the average score of participating Colleges.

2002 - Green Restaurant Association, Bates College Dining was the first College to become a member

2001 - National Wildlife Federation – Leading School on their Report Card on Environmental Performance and Sustainability in Higher Education

2000 - Stanton Environmental Award for Advancing the Goal of the Bates Green Action Plan

2000 - Best of the Best Earth Day ReNew America National Award for Sustainability – category of waste prevention / recycling

1999 - Special recipient of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for Environmental Leadership

1999 - National Award for Sustainability – Recognized for best practices that encourage environmental sustainability by ReNew America and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development

1998 - Recognized in “Greening the Ivory Tower” (MIT Press, 1998) a book by Sarah Hammond Creighton on best environmental practices among colleges, universities and other institutions.