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Franciscan University Announces Partnership with Parkhurst

Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, a Catholic university providing bachelor and master degrees in a vibrantly Catholic environment, will offer its students, faculty, staff, and guests fresh dining options through a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining.

Franciscan University selected Parkhurst based on its award-winning food service management and commitment to high-quality as well as its fresh, local, made-from-scratch approach to dining services.

"Parkhurst is a culinary-focused food service management provider that values quality, personalized guest services and professional catering experience," said David Schmiesing, Franciscan University vice president of Student Life. “We are particularly excited about Parkhurst’s commitment to their Culinary Gold Standards that ensure the best flavors, nutrients, and freshness in their cooking.”

The resident dining hall will feature a creative and culturally diverse mix of nutritionally balanced meals daily. Students can select from whole grains, grilled proteins, vegan, a fresh salad bar, as well as healthier snack options. Menu items are naturally flavorful… using local agriculture sourced from FarmSource, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program. 

There will also be plenty of retail-inspired selections such as a fresh dough pizza, hand breaded chicken strips, hand formed fresh never frozen burgers, fresh cut fries and house roasted deli meats. The Cupertino's Café will offer coffee roasted locally at The Coffee Tree Roasters including lattes, cappuccinos, espressos and other assorted coffee beverages.

“With everything from comfort foods, culturally diverse selections, to on the go!, students will experience a variety of healthier, innovative and progressive dining and catering options that provide excellent food service to Franciscan University’s campus community,” said Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of higher education dining.

ABOUT PARKHURST DINING

A member of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day. Join us for a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. www.parkhurstdining.com

ABOUT FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY

Franciscan University of Steubenville integrates strong academics with a dynamic faith environment to form a vibrant Catholic intellectual and faith community of over 2,400 students from all 50 states and 12 countries. With 40 undergraduate degrees, seven graduate programs, and a popular study-abroad program in Austria, Franciscan University has ranked in the elite “top tier” of Midwest universities in U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook on “America’s Best Colleges” since 1998, and has been repeatedly named by FORBES to its select list of American’s Top Colleges, and to the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. www.franciscan.edu

MEDIA CONTACT

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining
610-349-0844,cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com

 

Franciscan University Announces Partnership with Parkhurst

Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, a Catholic university providing bachelor and master degrees in a vibrantly Catholic environment, will offer its students, faculty, staff, and guests fresh dining options through a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining.

Franciscan University selected Parkhurst based on its award-winning food service management and commitment to high-quality as well as its fresh, local, made-from-scratch approach to dining services.

"Parkhurst is a culinary-focused food service management provider that values quality, personalized guest services and professional catering experience," said David Schmiesing, Franciscan University vice president of Student Life. “We are particularly excited about Parkhurst’s commitment to their Culinary Gold Standards that ensure the best flavors, nutrients, and freshness in their cooking.”

The resident dining hall will feature a creative and culturally diverse mix of nutritionally balanced meals daily. Students can select from whole grains, grilled proteins, vegan, a fresh salad bar, as well as healthier snack options. Menu items are naturally flavorful… using local agriculture sourced from FarmSource, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program. 

There will also be plenty of retail-inspired selections such as a fresh dough pizza, hand breaded chicken strips, hand formed fresh never frozen burgers, fresh cut fries and house roasted deli meats. The Cupertino's Café will offer coffee roasted locally at The Coffee Tree Roasters including lattes, cappuccinos, espressos and other assorted coffee beverages.

“With everything from comfort foods, culturally diverse selections, to on the go!, students will experience a variety of healthier, innovative and progressive dining and catering options that provide excellent food service to Franciscan University’s campus community,” said Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of higher education dining.

ABOUT PARKHURST DINING

A member of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day. Join us for a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. www.parkhurstdining.com

ABOUT FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY

Franciscan University of Steubenville integrates strong academics with a dynamic faith environment to form a vibrant Catholic intellectual and faith community of over 2,400 students from all 50 states and 12 countries. With 40 undergraduate degrees, seven graduate programs, and a popular study-abroad program in Austria, Franciscan University has ranked in the elite “top tier” of Midwest universities in U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook on “America’s Best Colleges” since 1998, and has been repeatedly named by FORBES to its select list of American’s Top Colleges, and to the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. www.franciscan.edu

MEDIA CONTACT

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining
610-349-0844,cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com