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Parkhurst Dining Expands Services Contract with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh to Include The Andy Warhol Museum and Powdermill Nature Reserve

PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 5, 2011 – Parkhurst Dining Services is proud to announce a renewed and expanded dining service partnership with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, a contract that was first awarded to Parkhurst more than 14 years ago. 

Parkhurst will continue to provide exclusive catering and exceptional culinary experiences to Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History, both located at the shared Oakland facility, as well as Carnegie Science Center, which is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. In addition, Parkhurst has been awarded dining contracts with The Andy Warhol Museum, located in Pittsburgh’s North Shore, and Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s 2,200-acre biological research station in Rector, Pa.

 “Parkhurst has been a trusted community leader and partner of Carnegie Museums for more than 14 years,” said Trish Whitehill, director of auxiliary services for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.  “The company’s creative catering expertise, knowledge of our museums’ operations, and sensitivity to the business and mission of museums, were all deciding factors in our decision, and we’re excited to renew and expand this partnership.”

Parkhurst will continue to manage Carnegie Museums cafes and restaurants at the Oakland facility, including Fossil Fuels and Carnegie Café , and the Science Center’s Riverview Café, where visitors often can enjoy the famous Eat’n Park Smiley cookie in special “Dino” forms. Now, visitors to The Warhol Café will also enjoy seasonal cutting-edge menu items prepared by Parkhurst and using foods from local farms, served with wines and microbrews.

Managed by its new “Special Venues” Off-Premise Catering Division, Parkhurst will continue to provide a variety of fresh food options procured through FarmSource, a local foods purchasing program, and several levels of professionally executed catering for executive functions, and special events including weddings, corporate and holiday parties for up to 2,000 guests at the museums.

According to Bryan Marince, Parkhurst vice president of operations , “Through Special Venues, we are excited to promote the museums’ open spaces as unique catering venues for anyone, including our existing corporate clientele, interested in holding a private event.”  In addition to the museums, Special Venues markets Parkhurst’s reputation for culinary service-centered dining and leadership to large off-site sporting, corporate and cultural events within 20 miles of Pittsburgh.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh:

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.2 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

About Parkhurst Dining Services:

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining Services provides exceptional culinary experiences and dining services to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Its foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of guests and associates every day. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ParkhurstEventCatering

Contacts:

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

Parkhurst Dining Expands Services Contract with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh to Include The Andy Warhol Museum and Powdermill Nature Reserve

PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 5, 2011 – Parkhurst Dining Services is proud to announce a renewed and expanded dining service partnership with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, a contract that was first awarded to Parkhurst more than 14 years ago. 

Parkhurst will continue to provide exclusive catering and exceptional culinary experiences to Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History, both located at the shared Oakland facility, as well as Carnegie Science Center, which is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. In addition, Parkhurst has been awarded dining contracts with The Andy Warhol Museum, located in Pittsburgh’s North Shore, and Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s 2,200-acre biological research station in Rector, Pa.

 “Parkhurst has been a trusted community leader and partner of Carnegie Museums for more than 14 years,” said Trish Whitehill, director of auxiliary services for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.  “The company’s creative catering expertise, knowledge of our museums’ operations, and sensitivity to the business and mission of museums, were all deciding factors in our decision, and we’re excited to renew and expand this partnership.”

Parkhurst will continue to manage Carnegie Museums cafes and restaurants at the Oakland facility, including Fossil Fuels and Carnegie Café , and the Science Center’s Riverview Café, where visitors often can enjoy the famous Eat’n Park Smiley cookie in special “Dino” forms. Now, visitors to The Warhol Café will also enjoy seasonal cutting-edge menu items prepared by Parkhurst and using foods from local farms, served with wines and microbrews.

Managed by its new “Special Venues” Off-Premise Catering Division, Parkhurst will continue to provide a variety of fresh food options procured through FarmSource, a local foods purchasing program, and several levels of professionally executed catering for executive functions, and special events including weddings, corporate and holiday parties for up to 2,000 guests at the museums.

According to Bryan Marince, Parkhurst vice president of operations , “Through Special Venues, we are excited to promote the museums’ open spaces as unique catering venues for anyone, including our existing corporate clientele, interested in holding a private event.”  In addition to the museums, Special Venues markets Parkhurst’s reputation for culinary service-centered dining and leadership to large off-site sporting, corporate and cultural events within 20 miles of Pittsburgh.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh:

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.2 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

About Parkhurst Dining Services:

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining Services provides exceptional culinary experiences and dining services to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Its foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of guests and associates every day. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ParkhurstEventCatering

Contacts:

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