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Bridgewater College Announces New Partnership with Parkhurst Dining

BRIDGEWATER, VA. – Bridgewater College, an independent, private liberal arts college in Bridgewater, Va., has announced a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining of Homestead, Pa., to provide its food service management beginning July 1, 2012. This will be Parkhurst’s first location in Virginia.

Bridgewater selected Parkhurst to deliver a dining program that provides exciting venues and a high level of creativity and imagination. Sustainability is a key aspect of the program, and the Parkhurst team will work closely with the college to expand on its current sustainability efforts.

Through FarmSource™, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program, food is procured from more than 200 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 125-mile radius of its service areas. This greatly reduces the distance food travels from harvest to table. “Our executive chefs will prepare fresh food from scratch utilizing local agriculture and incorporate produce from the college’s community garden into the dining menus,” said Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of education.

Parkhurst’s creative culinary teams prepare a variety of fresh, healthy food, including soups made from stocks, not base; fresh dough pizza; and burgers that are fresh, never frozen.

With everything from comfort foods, to culturally diverse menu items, to on-the- go service, students can expect a creative mix of dining options to select from - all offered with excellent customer service. “We look forward to our new partnership with Bridgewater College,” said Albright.

About Bridgewater College

Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater College has a total enrollment of more than 1,650 students. Bridgewater College is recognized for its student-centered atmosphere and has been named “One of the Best Virginia Colleges and Universities in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review. www.bridgewater.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. Parkhurst’s foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day, providing a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. For more information, visitwww.parkhurstdining.com.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com

Bridgewater College Announces New Partnership with Parkhurst Dining

BRIDGEWATER, VA. – Bridgewater College, an independent, private liberal arts college in Bridgewater, Va., has announced a new partnership with Parkhurst Dining of Homestead, Pa., to provide its food service management beginning July 1, 2012. This will be Parkhurst’s first location in Virginia.

Bridgewater selected Parkhurst to deliver a dining program that provides exciting venues and a high level of creativity and imagination. Sustainability is a key aspect of the program, and the Parkhurst team will work closely with the college to expand on its current sustainability efforts.

Through FarmSource™, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program, food is procured from more than 200 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 125-mile radius of its service areas. This greatly reduces the distance food travels from harvest to table. “Our executive chefs will prepare fresh food from scratch utilizing local agriculture and incorporate produce from the college’s community garden into the dining menus,” said Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of education.

Parkhurst’s creative culinary teams prepare a variety of fresh, healthy food, including soups made from stocks, not base; fresh dough pizza; and burgers that are fresh, never frozen.

With everything from comfort foods, to culturally diverse menu items, to on-the- go service, students can expect a creative mix of dining options to select from - all offered with excellent customer service. “We look forward to our new partnership with Bridgewater College,” said Albright.

About Bridgewater College

Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater College has a total enrollment of more than 1,650 students. Bridgewater College is recognized for its student-centered atmosphere and has been named “One of the Best Virginia Colleges and Universities in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review. www.bridgewater.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. Parkhurst’s foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day, providing a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. For more information, visitwww.parkhurstdining.com.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com