October 30, 2014  

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Eagle Dining at Southern Miss Introduces Just Like Home Recipe Contest

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Eagle Dining strives to give The University of Southern Mississippi a taste of home with the launch of the “Just Like Home Recipe Contest” for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The contest invites all students, faculty and staff to pick his or her favorite recipe from home and submit it to Eagle Dining. The top five finalists will be featured in a cookbook at the end of the Spring 2015 semester. Entrants will also have an opportunity to have recipe submissions prepared and served in The Fresh Food Company on the last Friday of each month.

Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett initially shared the desire to create a sense of community and home on campus.  Executive Chef Gene Rapone, who has worked at other universities in the past and has implemented similar programs at those locations, helped Eagle Dining bring this initiative to life.

“Giving our campus the chance to enjoy tastes from home while away from home allows us to express our care and commitment to our students, faculty and staff,” Executive Chef Gene Rapone said.

Recipes will be judged by a combined-committee of Dining Services, university staff and students. Taste, originality, ease of preparation, cost per serving and appearance will all be considered in the selection of the winners. Winning recipes may be from any meal category including, but not limited to breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers or dessert.

Submissions should include:

  • Recipe name
  • Ingredients list with measurements
  • Instructions for preparation
  • Entrant’s name, phone number and email address

Submissions can be accepted one of three ways:

For information contact the Eagle Dining Marketing Department at 601.266.4296.

About Aramark

Like every business, Aramark started small. In this case, the inventory was peanuts, the warehouse was the back seat of a Dodge, and the man with the big idea was Davre Davidson. The year was 1936. Aramark is now a world leader in providing managed services – including food, facility and support services, and uniform and career apparel. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Aramark has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries.

Aramark at The University of Southern Mississippi

Aramark at Southern Miss is the primary food service provider on campus. With 14 locations and concessions, Aramark has over 200 employees and strives for excellence in food quality and customer service.