Bayer and Parkhurst Awarded 2014 Food Management Magazine Best Concept in the Special Events Category.
As Bayer marked the company’s 150th anniversary of its founding this year, the company held an Employee Celebration Day luncheon for all 110,000 global employees on June 18, 2013, serving one international upscale menu to every employee on the same day. The anniversary menu was created using the expertise of five global Bayer Celebration Chefs, including Parkhurst Dining Executive Chef at Bayer’s Pittsburgh campus dining facility, Jeff Sinciline.
"As we celebrate this significant milestone, we are thrilled to express appreciation to our dedicated employees by joining together to share a meal in celebration of Bayer’s 150th anniversary."
~ Jerry MacCleary, President, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, and senior representative for Bayer in Pittsburgh.
"This has been an especially difficult winter for us and we have been thankful to our Parkhurst team for making sure our dining facilities were open daily. Parkhurst associates have slept on campus or stayed at nearby hotels to ensure that they could be here in the morning to open up on time. Managers have picked up employees who couldn't get to campus because public transportation was shut down or severely delayed due to weather. The Parkhurst team has spent time away from their families to serve our community and we are very thankful for their dedication."
~ Jennifer Wood, Loyola University Maryland, Director of Campus Services
"A recent student article gave Loyola dining a “thumbs down”… why do you make the food so good? I’m eating too much and gaining weight!, “Parkhurst has gone beyond my expectations. More and more students are signing up for the board plan, and dining participation increases each week. If preparing the food too good is the only complaint, we are in excellent hands!"
~ Mark Broderick, Loyola University Maryland, Director of Student Activities
"Parkhurst is a culinary-focused food service management provider that values quality, personalized guest services, professional catering experience and, just as important, an organization that makes a difference in the community.”
~ Dave DiPetro, Duquesne University, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services.
"We wanted to offer our banquet hall guests the ability to select a culinary experience with a professional organization. Parkhurst Event Catering also provides us the marketing and networking opportunities for us to promote and attract future events to our hall.”
~ Dennis J. Kusturiss, Representative for Holy Cross Banquet Hall located in Pittsburgh’s South Hills
Foodservice Director Magazine Names Parkhurst at Highmark As One of the Healthiest Dining Venues
“Our goal is to build a healthy partnership between Parkhurst and Highmark Delaware that will focus on the health and wellness of our employees. Our employees should have a place to dine where they can eat healthy food that tastes great and is prepared from scratch.”
~ Rob DiDonato, Manager, Office Services