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Innovation Brew Works Wins Grand Prize in 

National Competition

Innovation Brew Works (IBW) is the recipient of the 

2015 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Grand Prize by 

the National Association of College and University 

Food Services (NACUFS). IBW, operated by the Cal Poly 

Pomona Foundation, Inc. (CPPF), was announced as the 

grand prize winner in the “retail sales–single concept” 

category on Saturday, July 25 during the NACUFS national 

conference in Indianapolis.

The annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Award is the most 

prestigious honor that celebrates and recognizes 

exemplary campus dining services throughout the 

United States and Canada. In order to enter, applicants 

have to send a comprehensive book filled with detailed 

descriptions, examples, and photographs of the unit and 

are judged on a number of categories including the menu, 

facility design, merchandising, marketing, nutrition, 

sustainability, and the overall wow factor.

In May 2015, IBW received first place in the “retail sales–

single concept” category in the large school division, which automatically made IBW a contender for the grand prize. 

To determine the grand prize winner, the top scoring entry from each of the small, medium, and large school divisions 

of a particular category are ranked against each other and evaluated by six judges. IBW was up against Azusa Pacific 

University in Azusa, California and the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Assistant Director of Retail Operations Sandra P. Cain, IBW Manager Jennifer Waggener, and IBW Beer Production 

Manager Koby Harris accepted the grand prize award during the NACUFS national conference in Indianapolis.

As the grand prize winner, IBW was not only honored at the national conference, but will also receive a feature article 

in NACUFS’ magazine Campus Dining Today.

Assistant Director of Retail Operations Sandra P. Cain 

accepts the grand prize