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Ecogastronomy Director Named Finalist in the Real Food Awards

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Daniel Winans, director of the ecogastronomy dual major and lecturer in Hospitality Management, has been named a finalist in the first Real Food Awards.

The Real Food Awards are sponsored by the Real Food Challenge (RFC), an organization that aims to shift at least 20% - or $1 billion – of university food purchasing from conventional to “real” sources by 2020 through student led campaigns.

RFC is recognizing five categories of people who make real food a reality on campuses: students, faculty, food service managers, cafeteria ‘worker-leaders,’ and food producers. The finalists have demonstrated dedication to excellence in college food whether through improving working conditions, obtaining real food in dining halls or growing sustainable and nourishing food on community farms. 

All of the candidates were chosen by students because they represent people who are truly making changes in the food culture on their campuses. The Real Food Awards are the only national recognition for excellence in food service voted on by the customers themselves--a “People’s Choice Award” for the food industry.

Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 18, and the voting period will close Wednesday, Nov. 9. To vote visit realfoodchallenge.org/programs/awards/finalists.