Charu Chandra Pant, chef at the University of Notre Dame, was awarded first place in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Midwest Region's Culinary Challenge on March 9, 2016 at The Ohio State University. Chef Pant won the challenge and a gold medal with his dish, "Himalayan Bowl: Seared Lamb with Red Rice Pilaf, Tourneed Turnips with Sweet Tomato Sauce, Cucumber Mint Raita and Rich Tomato Shorba.”. This is a great honor and Charu will represent Notre Dame Campus Dining and the entire region when he competes for the National title in Anaheim July 13-16, 2016.