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Tulane University Dining Services and Sodexo brought home national awards in two categories for last year’s campus dining activities.

The Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards are given annually by the National Association of College and University Food Services. These awards recognize outstanding menus and event planning in all areas of food service and promote innovative ideas from leaders in the food-service industry to campuses nationwide.

Tulane received an honorable mention in the dining awards' Catering Special Events category and a Bronze award in the Retail Sales Single Concept category.

The honorable mention was awarded for a Tulane Dining meal prepared for the Celebrity Chef Dinner Series, an event benefiting Tulane's Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, which provides hands-on culinary training for medical students to help their patients cook and eat healthier.

The Bronze award for Retail Sales Single Concept went to Pickles, the New York-style artisan deli which opened last year in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life.

Read more about the honors here.

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