UMass Amherst comes out on top for its dining services, again


UMass Amherst has once again come out on top for its dining services.  

For the third straight year, UMass Amherst ranked number one for campus dining in the nation. 

The honor was revealed Tuesday, by The Princeton Review, which surveyed more than 130,000 students at the schools in the Princeton Review Guide.

“It really speaks to our staff and their buy-in to the program,” Interim Manager of UMass dining, Heather Scoble. “I really think it’s because of the unique and diverse staff that we have here that makes everything so authentic.”

The university was among the schools featured on NBC’s “Today Show” Tuesday morning. A chef from the school presented three popular dishes, including sushi, mushroom blended chicken, and peach macaroons. 

“I have been here a long time and I’ve seen a lot of changes that are wonderful changes to better the students, they just love it,” Line Supervisor, Nancy Drake said.

UMass dining is the largest college dining services operation in the country, serving more than 45,000 meals daily. That’s about six million meals per year. 

“We deserve it,” a former student, Sungwoo Jeong said. “I think Umass staff has worked extremely hard to make this happen. The work ethic is really unbelievable and I am really proud to be a part of the school.”

UMass has ranked in the top 10 for best dining services since 2012. 

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