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Sweet Briar College Announces Partnership with Parkhurst


Sweet Briar College of Sweet Briar, VA, an independent college that has been educating women in the liberal arts and sciences for over 100 years, will offer its students, faculty, staff, and guests an authentic dining experience with made-from-scratch food through a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining.

Sweet Briar selected Parkhurst based on its award-winning food service management and a commitment to high-quality through its company’s Culinary Gold Standards which ensure the best flavors, nutrients, and freshness in their cooking at private colleges and universities.

"In our search for a dining services provider, we were looking for a credible, culinary-focused food service partner that values quality, personalized guest services and professional catering experience,” said Phillip Stone, president of Sweet Briar. “We are happy that Parkhurst is part of the solution in creating a well-focused dining program that contributes to a fulfilling educational experience for our students.”

The Prothro 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.

At The Bistro, students will enjoy plenty of retail-inspired selections from the made-to-order grill including fresh-cut fries and grilled chicken. Guests can also select unique toppings for their fresh-dough pizza and design-your-own sandwiches prepared with house roasted deli meats! A grab-and-go section will also feature freshly prepared salads and fruit.

Menu items are naturally flavorful… using local agriculture sourced from FarmSource, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program. Through FarmSource, Parkhurst works with more than 200 local family-owned farms and producers within a 150-mile radius of its locations.

“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 Sweet Briar College’s campus community,” said Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of higher education dining.

ABOUT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
Sweet Briar College is located in Central Virginia on 3,250 acres. We empower and educate young women to build and reshape their world however their passions lead them. It's what we've done since 1901. We focus on personal and professional achievement through a customized educational program that combines the liberal arts, preparation for careers and individual development. The faculty and staff guide students to become active learners, to reason clearly, to speak and write persuasively and to lead with integrity. They do so by creating an educational environment that is both intense and supportive and where learning occurs in many different venues, including the classroom, the community and the world. www.sbc.edu

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

 

MEDIA CONTACT

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

Sweet Briar College Announces Partnership with Parkhurst


Sweet Briar College of Sweet Briar, VA, an independent college that has been educating women in the liberal arts and sciences for over 100 years, will offer its students, faculty, staff, and guests an authentic dining experience with made-from-scratch food through a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining.

Sweet Briar selected Parkhurst based on its award-winning food service management and a commitment to high-quality through its company’s Culinary Gold Standards which ensure the best flavors, nutrients, and freshness in their cooking at private colleges and universities.

"In our search for a dining services provider, we were looking for a credible, culinary-focused food service partner that values quality, personalized guest services and professional catering experience,” said Phillip Stone, president of Sweet Briar. “We are happy that Parkhurst is part of the solution in creating a well-focused dining program that contributes to a fulfilling educational experience for our students.”

The Prothro 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.

At The Bistro, students will enjoy plenty of retail-inspired selections from the made-to-order grill including fresh-cut fries and grilled chicken. Guests can also select unique toppings for their fresh-dough pizza and design-your-own sandwiches prepared with house roasted deli meats! A grab-and-go section will also feature freshly prepared salads and fruit.

Menu items are naturally flavorful… using local agriculture sourced from FarmSource, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program. Through FarmSource, Parkhurst works with more than 200 local family-owned farms and producers within a 150-mile radius of its locations.

“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 Sweet Briar College’s campus community,” said Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of higher education dining.

ABOUT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
Sweet Briar College is located in Central Virginia on 3,250 acres. We empower and educate young women to build and reshape their world however their passions lead them. It's what we've done since 1901. We focus on personal and professional achievement through a customized educational program that combines the liberal arts, preparation for careers and individual development. The faculty and staff guide students to become active learners, to reason clearly, to speak and write persuasively and to lead with integrity. They do so by creating an educational environment that is both intense and supportive and where learning occurs in many different venues, including the classroom, the community and the world. www.sbc.edu

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

 

MEDIA CONTACT

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