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BC Announces New Partnership with Parkhurst Dining

7/10/2012

Bridgewater College has announced a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining of Homestead, Pa., to provide its food service management beginning July 1.  This will be Parkhurst’s first location in Virginia.

Bridgewater selected Parkhurst to deliver a dining program that provides exciting venues and a high level of creativity and imagination. Sustainability is a key aspect of the program, and the Parkhurst team will work closely with the college to expand on its current sustainability efforts.

Through FarmSource, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program, food is procured from more than 200 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 125-mile radius of its service areas. This greatly reduces the distance food travels from harvest to table.
 
“Our executive chefs will prepare fresh food from scratch utilizing local agriculture and incorporate produce from the college’s community garden into the dining menus,” said Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of education.

Parkhurst’s culinary teams prepare a variety of fresh, healthy food, including soups made from stocks, fresh-dough pizza and burgers that are fresh. With everything from comfort foods and culturally diverse menu items to on-the-go service, students can expect a creative mix of dining options from which to select.

“We look forward to our new partnership with Bridgewater College,” said Albright.

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Parkhurst’s foundation is built on personal relationships and providing a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience.

Media Contacts

Charles Culbertson
Director of Media Relations and
Editor of Bridgewater Magazine
Office: 540-828-5720
Mobile: 540-255-1831
cculbert@bridgewater.edu

Mary Kay Heatwole
Media Relations Assistant
Office: 540-828-5486
mheatwol@bridgewater.edu

Abbie Parkhurst
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications/College Spokeswoman
Office: 540-828-5782
Mobile: 540-294-1441
aparkhur@bridgewater.edu