An Award Winning Team
Bates College Dining Services’ high standards and commitment to excellence have earned us recognition for a job well done!
2016-2017 – Niche, A+ for campus food!
2013-2017 – Green Restaurant Association – 3 Star Certified
2015 – Harward Center Staff Award for Outstanding Support for Community Volunteerism, Leadership or Engagement
2009-2012 – Green Restaurant Association – 2 Star Certified
2007 – Harward Center Staff Award for Outstanding Support for Community Partnership
2007 – American Culinary Federation Maine Chapter, Inc. – Associate Member of the Year
2005 – NACUFS, Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – Second Place- Special Event/Catering
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.