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Parkhurst Teams at Neighboring Schools Support Sweet Briar

Higher education may be a competitive market, but it’s also a compassionate one when it comes to lending a helping hand. During the recent transitions at Sweet Briar College, many local parties stepped up to the plate, including the dining teams at Bridgewater College and Washington and Lee University (W&L).

Dining team members at Sweet Briar, who are managed by Parkhurst Dining, provided a quick turnaround in transitioning and reopening Daisy’s Café and Dining at Prothro, dining venues which feature a creative and culturally diverse mix of nutritionally balanced meals daily.

According to Michael Zanie, Parkhurst resident district manager at W&L, “Our team has made a number of visits to the Sweet Briar campus to determine dining program needs, logistics and marketing. From our chef, who has offered sample menu cycles and recipes, to our catering director, who is offering onsite training for how to operate catering-related software, our goal is to ensure a seamless transition, while enhancing the dining experience at the college.”

At Bridgewater College, another Parkhurst-served school, dining team members have also offered their expertise during Sweet Briar College Board of Directors meetings by providing catering guides and onsite catering support to ensure successful execution of special events.

Sweet Briar selected Parkhurst, a family-owned company, as its new dining services partner for its made-from-scratch cooking methods and for using high-quality food and local ingredients. Parkhurst’s Gold Standards ensure the best flavors, nutrients, and freshness in our cooking, a promise we deliver upon each and every day!

Not only does Parkhurst deliver an authentic culinary experience, our team is as authentic in supporting their neighboring schools! “I have heard nothing but words of praise and appreciation for the work your team has done. We greatly appreciate your attention to every detail…I am so pleased you are here, part of the solution in helping us fulfill the dining and catering,” said Cathy Mays, Sweet Briar’s director of hospitality.

“We’re excited not only to better serve our students, faculty and administration, but to open our doors to diners in Amherst and surrounding communities. Sweet Briar was known as a local dining option, providing excellent food at an affordable price and we want everyone to know we’re back,” added Ms. Mays.

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

Parkhurst Teams at Neighboring Schools Support Sweet Briar

Higher education may be a competitive market, but it’s also a compassionate one when it comes to lending a helping hand. During the recent transitions at Sweet Briar College, many local parties stepped up to the plate, including the dining teams at Bridgewater College and Washington and Lee University (W&L).

Dining team members at Sweet Briar, who are managed by Parkhurst Dining, provided a quick turnaround in transitioning and reopening Daisy’s Café and Dining at Prothro, dining venues which feature a creative and culturally diverse mix of nutritionally balanced meals daily.

According to Michael Zanie, Parkhurst resident district manager at W&L, “Our team has made a number of visits to the Sweet Briar campus to determine dining program needs, logistics and marketing. From our chef, who has offered sample menu cycles and recipes, to our catering director, who is offering onsite training for how to operate catering-related software, our goal is to ensure a seamless transition, while enhancing the dining experience at the college.”

At Bridgewater College, another Parkhurst-served school, dining team members have also offered their expertise during Sweet Briar College Board of Directors meetings by providing catering guides and onsite catering support to ensure successful execution of special events.

Sweet Briar selected Parkhurst, a family-owned company, as its new dining services partner for its made-from-scratch cooking methods and for using high-quality food and local ingredients. Parkhurst’s Gold Standards ensure the best flavors, nutrients, and freshness in our cooking, a promise we deliver upon each and every day!

Not only does Parkhurst deliver an authentic culinary experience, our team is as authentic in supporting their neighboring schools! “I have heard nothing but words of praise and appreciation for the work your team has done. We greatly appreciate your attention to every detail…I am so pleased you are here, part of the solution in helping us fulfill the dining and catering,” said Cathy Mays, Sweet Briar’s director of hospitality.

“We’re excited not only to better serve our students, faculty and administration, but to open our doors to diners in Amherst and surrounding communities. Sweet Briar was known as a local dining option, providing excellent food at an affordable price and we want everyone to know we’re back,” added Ms. Mays.

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