UM Dining to Host 20th Annual Christmas Cookie Cook-Off

December 11, 2017

MISSOULA – The 20th Annual Great University of Montana Christmas Cookie Cook-Off, hosted by UM Dining and sponsored by Sysco Food Service of Montana, is set for Thursday, Dec. 21.

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Lommasson Center’s Food Zoo dining room.

UM students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend the event, themed “The Nutcracker.” Guests may bring home up to half of the cookies they bake. The remainder will be donated to local youth homes, senior homes, group shelters and other nonprofit organizations.

Sysco Foodservice of Montana will donate approximately 800 pounds of cookie dough ingredients and decorations. Participants need only bring their holiday spirit for some tasty and charitable fun.

Every year, more than 30 campus departments participate in this event and donate about 300 dozen cookies to 16 local charities. In addition to making cookies, the event will feature beverages, music and a children’s play area.

For more information call Sam Belanger, UM Dining director of marketing, at 406-243-5089 or email him at


Contact: Sam Belanger, director of marketing, UM Dining, 406-243-5089,