Values

As a first-generation culinary-centered dining and catering services company, our success and future depends on our innovative approach to dining with extraordinarily gifted chefs, fresh, distinctive cuisine, and superb service. Our growth, personal commitment to excellence, and decades of experience will continue to satisfy clients and guests and have them looking forward to their next meal, prepared especially for them.

Our Commitment

Parkhurst will provide consistent, high-quality dining services designed and developed in a culture that places a premium on culinary excellence and innovation and guest service that exceeds expectations.

We will continually nurture our relationships with clients and vendors by treating them as partners, delivering on promises and guaranteeing a highly personalized approach to contract dining services.

Our success will be predicated on recruiting and retaining a highly motivated, diverse and caring group of team members. Through career planning and training based upon the values of continuous improvement, we are committed to helping our team members achieve their professional and personal goals.

We care about PEOPLE

“Employee engagement has been a focus at Alcoa Technical Center. I believe strongly that one way to bring people together is by sharing meals in the cafeteria. By partnering with a premium provider where food is prepared from scratch using fresh and local ingredients, we are able to invest in a healthier and higher quality dining experience that improves our wellness and happiness.”

Ray Kilmer, EVP & Chief Technology Officer

Alcoa Technical Center, New Kensington, PA

We are passionate about FOOD

“Reference calls to Parkhurst Philadelphia area partner locations, including a tour through Parkhurst-managed Gwynedd Mercy University, demonstrated their proven experience with providing fresh, local, made-to-order food at institutions similar to Holy Family. This affords us the opportunity to effectively customize our program to the needs of our campus community – we saw firsthand that you do everything you say you do and so much more!"

Michael McNulty-Bobholz, Director of Activities for Student Life

Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

We embrace INNOVATION

“Your contribution to the Green House project is tremendous. The use of local, organic food is a hallmark of any dining service committed to environmental leadership these days. Thanks for your leadership on this and being part of the University's Green Team!"

Erik Foley, Director, Renewable Energy Center

Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA

We are FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE

“Our goal was to partner with a dining service provider with a strong focus on value and quality. Parkhurst delivers a quality product and the ability for students to get that product at a reasonable price. Students love the fact that they have food that they are excited about that is reasonable and within their budget.”

Wendy Rowe, Associate Director of Housing Operations

Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

We believe in a CULTURE of integrity, diversity and accountability

“An ethical company…the truth is that many companies still operate with a moral compass. Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is one such company. Eat’n Park with Parkhurst was one of the first restaurant companies to fully embrace the local and sustainable movement. Recently, the company was honored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals with the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award. The restaurant group was recognized for its “ongoing support of local agriculture through its FarmSource program,” according to the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, which nominated the company. “It’s validation that the things we’re doing are being recognized and do make a difference,” said Nick Camody, Parkhurst Chief Operating Officer. Parkhurst is quickly becoming the company of choice for Pittsburgh institutions looking to be more environmentally friendly.”

Paul King, Editor

FoodService Director Magazine, Chicago, IL