The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) presented three awards to the University of Notre Dame Food Services earlier this month.p. This year marked the 31st annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Award contest, a highly competitive and prestigious peer recognition program. Open to all institutional members of NACUFS, the competition was designed to recognize exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning and new dining concepts, and to provide a venue for sharing ideas in collegiate dining services.p. NamedBest in the Nationfor a food service within a convenience store, Buen Provecho won the first-ever NACUFS convenience store competition. The Mexican restaurant, located within the Huddle-Mart in the LaFortune Student Center, was nominated by Scherry Roberts, operations manager of The Huddle.p. Catering by Design, the Universitys only on-campus catering service, received the Loyal E. Horton Gold Medal. Submitted by Jessica Velazquez, catering manager, and Kathleen Fulcher, catering sales manager, the entry was judged for menu selection, merchandising and presentation, marketing and overall impression of last years menu.p. Enjoyed by more than 1,600 members of the Notre Dame community, the 2003 Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the North Dining Hall received a Loyal E. Horton honorable mention for a dining hall special event. Kristina Aalfs, food services manager for North Dining Hall, submitted the menu of honey brine turkey, baked salmon with cranberry orange sauce, spicy eggplant roll and roast top brown beef.p. Loyal E. Horton is a former NACUFS president and founder of the association.p. _Contact: Keith Leek, marketing manager, Notre Dame Food Services, 574-631-5589, email@example.com _ p.