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Bowdoin Dining Wins Prestigious Award

Story posted February 28, 2007

Bowdoin's Dining Service has been awarded Restaurants and Institutions magazine's coveted "Ivy Award" for excellence and high achievement in food and service standards.

"We're incredibly excited," says Director of Dining Service Mary Lou Kennedy. "In the food service industry, this is considered the premium award and recognition."

Bowdoin and five other winners will be featured in the May 2007 issue of R&I and on its Web site. They will also be honored at the Ivy Awards ceremony and dinner held at the Field Museum in Chicago on May 20, 2007.

Bowdoin's Dining Service was featured in the magazine's January 2007 issue. The article mentions Bowdoin's supervised "make-your-own" stations that crop up when produce from the campus's organic garden is available.

The College's cuisine is showcased regularly in the Bowdoin Gourmet, a Web site that explores Bowdoin dining from a student's perspective.

Bowdoin College's Dining Service has received high praise for years. It has been awarded "Best Campus Food in the Country" two years in a row (2007 and 2006) by the Princeton Review. Bowdoin also won that honor in 2004.

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