BMCDS Wins Award for Black History Month Dinner

Posted May 13th, 2010 at 1:51 pm.

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Haffner's Bryan Jackson serves up sweet potatoes at Dining Services' award-winning Black History Month Dinner.

Bryn Mawr Dining Services added another to its long list of awards when it earned a silver medal in the Loyal Horton Dining Awards Contest sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services last month.The award will be presented at the association’s national annual meeting in July.

BMCDS scored a silver medal in the theme-dining competition, in the residence-hall dining category. The winning meal was the annual Black History Month Dinner.

“The Black History Month Dinner is a special effort for Dining Services because it really shows off the talents of our staff,” says Bi-College Dining Services Director Bernie Chung-Templeton.”

For the Black History Month Dinner, each dining hall serves recipes contributed by its staff. Staff members also exhibit items from their personal collections and their own artistic efforts in the dining halls for the celebration. Works displayed include Haffner staff member and woodworking enthusiast Arthur Taylor’s cabinet, incised with a history of the Civil Rights Movement.

This year the event was enhanced by student performers who sang traditional music at the meal. Chung-Templeton points out that the February dinner was challenged the biggest snow storm in recent memory. Many staff members spent the night or braved the elements to ensure the dinner was a success.

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