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CWU Dining Services Claims Innovator of the Month Award

Central Washington University Dining Services started off the new year in the same way it finished 2020: with a national award.

Food Management, a media organization that features trends and best practices in the noncommercial food industry, announced Tuesday that it has recognized CWU Dining Services with an Innovator of the Month Award

The department’s latest recognition comes less than a month after it received a second-place Prodigy Award from Computrition, a leading provider of food service and health care software solutions.

Food Management pointed to CWU Dining Services’ ability to adapt to the challenges of the past year by launching mobile ordering, introducing new menu concepts like Fresh Bar, and offering a series of pop-up events.

The article quotes Dining Services Director Dean Masuccio, who said the early rollout of mobile ordering helped set the tone for a successful fall quarter:

“The best thing that came out of COVID was that we were able to fast track and launch mobile ordering in time for the fall reopenings. It was a huge lift for the team to make it happen, and the students really took advantage. It really helped to have that service available to them.”