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Taste of Home

A Message From Food Services


Dear Parents,

The staff at UGA Food Services would like to extend a special invitation to you to participate in our national-award-winning “Taste of Home” special event. Each year for this event, Food Services asks parents to submit their student’s favorite recipe, and every year we receive hundreds of recipes from homes all over the country. A number of recipes are selected to be served during our lavish Taste of Home dinner and some even remain on the menu rotation in the dining commons.


This event has been an annual tradition since 1987. Since the event’s beginning, more than 3,000 recipes have been featured in our dining commons, and each year our management staff and culinary team selects approximately 140 recipes to be served during the event. Each parent who submits a recipe receives two complimentary meal passes that can be used during their next campus visit. Parents whose recipes were featured receive a commemorative University of Georgia Food Services “Taste of Home” dinner plate as well as a production recipe showing the transformation of their at home dish into an industrial recipe of 8,600 servings. After the event, a selected group of recipes are chosen to remain on the rotational menu. Below are some past recipes that made it to the rotational menu and remain favorites amongst the students:

We often find that students carry a sense of pride when they see their favorite recipe being served during the Taste of Home event. This event is a time when students can find comfort in the memories of home while being away at college. Parents also enjoy knowing that they’ve been able to send a small taste of home back to their student. Every year many parents come to campus for this special day, and we would like to encourage you to be a part of this tradition now and for all the years your student is on the meal plan.

Let the Big Dawg Eat!

Bryan Varin                                
Interim Executive Director of Food Services


Click here to submit your recipe.