CWU Dining Services in the News
Read the latest news and accomplishments from CWU Dining Services
Payton Joins NACUFS Learning Committee as Pacific Region Chair
CWU Dining Services, Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Denise Payton, Assistant Director of CWU Dining Services, has joined the Learning Committee of NACUFS, serving as Pacific Region Chair. This important position helps set learning and training standards for the organization, which can be applied across dining programs on a national scale.
Tapping Into the Strengths of your Team
FoodService Director, Thursday, June 24, 2021
On this episode of “Dig In,” Director of Dining Services Dean Masuccio shares how his staff has fostered cross-campus relationships and closed training gaps.
CWU Dining Services Named FoodService Director's June Operator of the Month
FoodService Director, Tuesday, June 8, 2021
At Central Washington University, which was named FSD's June Foodservice Operation of the Month, the dining team has stepped up by building campus connections, boosting staff engagement and overhauling training.
CWU Dining Services Tells Their Story through Student Engagement
Campus Dining Today, Monday, May 10, 2021
Over the last year, Dining Services at CWU continued to enhance the student experience on campus.
CWU Dining Services Joins Menus of Change University Research Collaborative
Central Today News, Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Central Washington University Dining Services joined the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative (MCURC) program this spring after being evaluated on its preparedness and willingness to contribute to collaborative research between all of the member institutions nationwide.
Best Sandwiches Readers’ Choice: 10 Totally Rad Plant-Based Sandwiches from Food Service Chefs
Food Management, Thursday, January 14, 2021
Using mushroom or cauliflower, vegan “chicken” or vegan cheese, these sandwiches take plant-based ingredients to the next level.
Innovator of the Month: Central Washington University Dining Steps Up to Offer Safe but Appealing Meal Choices for its Coronavirus-Restricted Customers
Food Management, Monday, January 5, 2021
From debuting a mobile ordering option and rolling out a new healthy eating concept to offering pop-ups, culinary competitions and giveaways, CWU’s foodservice team has tried to maintain its momentum toward building a high-impact campus dining program despite trying times.
CWU Dining Services Builds Student Engagement during Untraditional Fall Quarter
Foodservice Equipment and Supplies, December 2020
In an attempt to spice things up on campus and encourage student engagement, CWU Dining Services hosted a virtual cooking demonstration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
CWU Dining Services Earns Another Industry Accolade
Central Today News, Monday, December 14, 2020
Central Washington University Dining Services added to its trophy case once again this month when it received a second-place Prodigy Award from Computrition, one of the nation’s leading providers of food service and health care software solutions.
CWU Dining Services Builds Student Engagement During Untraditional Fall Quarter
Central Today News, Friday, October 23, 2020
Central Washington University Dining Services has been doing its best to spice things up on campus this fall, presenting two well-attended pop-up events and hosting a virtual cooking demonstration for Hispanic Heritage Month.
CWU Campus Dining Launches Fresh Food Concept
CStore Decissions, Thursday, October 15, 2020
Central Washington University’s Executive Chef Joe Ritchie and his team work to offer hyper-local, healthy and innovative menu items while keeping students and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CWU Executive Chef on Campus Changes, Fresh Bar Concept
CStore Decisions, Tuesday, September 15, 2020
CStore Decisions Associate Editor Isabelle Gustafson catches up with Central Washington University (CWU) Executive Chef Joe Ritchie about the campus’ new Fresh Bar concept.
CWU Dining Services Launches Mobile Ordering for Fall Quarter
Central Today News, Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Central Washington University students, faculty, and staff will have a new way to order food and beverages on campus this fall.
CWU Campus Sous Chef Named A Rising Star by National Publication
Central Today News, Tuesday, July 22, 2020
Central Washington University’s Jack Mazzacavallo has once again attracted the attention of national food industry professionals, being named a Rising Star for 2020 by FoodService Director magazine.
Story from the Front Lines
Food Management, Friday, May 15, 2020
Central Washington University Campus Executive Chef opens wellness-focused concept in midst of pandemic.
Dining Services Introduces Fresh Bar Concept
CStore Decisions, Monday, May 4, 2020
Available for takeout only during the COVID-19 pandemic, the new concept includes a poke bar, wellness bowls, Buddha bowls, fresh-squeezed juices and kombucha.
Dining Services Keeps Things Fresh During Transition to Takeout-Only
Central Today News, Friday, April 24, 2020
There may not be as many people living on campus this spring, but those who are still have to eat. CWU Dining Services is doing everything it can to ensure they’re eating well.
Fresh Bar and Panini Sandwich Shop to Open at SURC in Spring Quarter
Central Today News, Monday, March 2, 2020
CWU Dining Services will be introducing two new concepts to the CWU community at the start of the spring 2020 quarter: Fresh Bar and Panini. Both eateries will be located in Central Marketplace in the SURC.
CWU Campus Sous Chef to Compete at Pacific Regional Contest
Central Today News, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
For the second year in a row, Central Washington University will be represented at the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) Culinary Challenge.
Chef Shifts from Fine Dining to Campus Life
FoodService Equipment and Supplies, Monday, February 3, 2020
How does a forest management major with no culinary education become a chef working in some of the top fine-dining restaurants in a major city? Jack Mazzacavallo will tell you it comes from having an open mind, a knack for the trade and a deep desire to learn.
College Dining Chef to Watch: Jack Mazzacavallo, Chef at Central Washington University
Food Management, Friday, January 17, 2020
Jack Mazzacavallo, campus sous chef, Central Washington University, talks about moving from commercial dining to college dining, Thai barbecue, menu development and whether or not it’s necessary to go to culinary school.