'Wrapture' Dining Unit Places First in National Competition

Published 05.06.2005


The Wrapture dining unit at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently earned a Gold award in the 2005 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards contest, sponsored by the National Association of College & University Food Services.

Wrapture dining unit honored in national competitionCompeting in the category of Retail Sales Single Stand-Alone Concept/Outlet, Wrapture captured the first-place honor in the Small School division and is one of three finalists for the Grand Prize, to be announced at the 2005 National Conference, which will be held July 11-15 in New Orleans.

To be considered for the contest, entries must include an essay describing the unit and its features, a formal copy of the dining unit's menu; identification of featured specialty items and recipes; documentation of specials and promotions; a description of marketing efforts; and information on the unit's sales, profits and customer satisfaction. A panel of judges then takes a closer look at four main areas, including menu selection, food merchandising and presentation, marketing, and statistics.

Wrapture, one of eight dining units that Penn College's Food Services operates, features custom-made wraps, sandwiches and panini. Located in the Klump Academic Center, Wrapture is one of only two dining units on campus allowing students and other customers to order food through an online- and kiosk-ordering system known as "Webfood."

Founded in 1958, NACUFS is a trade association for food-service professionals at nearly 650 institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and abroad.

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