University Dining Services Celebrates Second Consecutive Win at Local Gala Fundraiser
Kent State’s Dining Services competed in the 11th annual Nutritious and Delicious Gala at the Tangier restaurant in Akron. The annual gala was hosted by the Greater Akron Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAAND) and comprised of various vendors such as Core Life, Farm Fare, Food 4 Thought Café, and many others. The gala’s mission was “to be the advocate of the dietetic profession serving the public through promotion of optimal nutrition and well-being by advocating for its members”. The event served as a fundraiser for the GAAND Student Scholarship to help fund students around Northeast Ohio.
Kent State’s honorable registered dietitians, Madison Jordan and Emily Reynolds along with Executive Chef, Billy Edmondson represented Dining Services for the second time at the event. Chef Edmondson prepared roasted beet & arugula grilled cauliflower pizza and gluten free chocolate chip cookies stuffed with espresso marsala mascarpone.
After competing against numerous participants and previous winners for multiple prestigious awards, Kent State’s Dining Services was awarded for the Best Ingredient Showcase and the People’s Choice Award for the second consecutive year.