UMass Amherst celebrated its award-winning dining hall food Wednesday night.
For the third year in a row, the Princeton Review has ranked UMass dining as having the #1 Best Campus Food in the nation.
Local farmers and students were invited to the university’s Hampshire Dining Common to try out featured menu items – including tomato basil pizza and grilled caesar salads.
Part of what makes UMass dining so unique is the fresh ingredients used and locally sourced food.
Princeton Review editor-in-chief Rob Franek told 22News, “Students that are graduating from UMass will understand the granularity of what it means to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle when they’re here, and take that on in their lives afterward, and that value – in my mind – cannot be understated.”
UMass Amherst has the largest collegiate dining program in the country – serving six-million meals per year.