Wow. When I went to UMass-Amherst back in the 90s, the best thing I could say about their food was that it was….available? I subsisted on bagels and the coldest milk imaginable. Other than than, a meal at the DC was as memorable as Econ 101.
But CONGRATS, UMass-Amherst! You’ve come so far! The school won the Princeton Review’s Best Food category for the third year in a row!
“UMass Amherst has done the near impossible, earning the top spot, ” Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief, said in a statement.
UMass Dining has been ranked in the top 10 by the Princeton Review since 2012.
“It speaks highly of our program and the passion of our staff in serving healthy, sustainable and delicious food, one meal at the time,” said Ken Toong, executive director of Auxiliary Enterprises at UMass Amherst. “We’re serving more than just food, we strive to create memorable dining experiences and to enrich the quality of campus life.”
A UMass chef appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” to show off three dishes: sushi, local peach macarons, and the James Beard Foundation Award-winning mushroom blended chicken tikka sliders.”
Here’s the complete list.