Testimonials

“I have had the opportunity to partner with Parkhurst Dining as a senior officer and as a president at three different private, residential, liberal arts colleges...what sets Parkhurst apart is their attention to each institution’s mission, culture, and student needs. Additionally, Parkhurst differentiates itself through their commitment to high quality food and using local and sustainable products. The variety and quality of Parkhurst’s products helped make the dining options at my institutions a selling point. Having worked with other food service companies in this industry, for me, there is no question that Parkhurst Dining offers the best-in-class approach for private liberal arts colleges.” 

Sue Stuebner, Colby-Sawyer College, President 

 

“As we were deciding on who our new dining partner was going to be, I kept going back to my positive experiences with Parkhurst at Delaware Valley University.  I had complete confidence that our students would be well taken care of despite the challenges laid out by implementing a 24/7 dining model in The View.  Additionally, at the time, they didn’t have another account less than 2 hours away.  This first year we have seen a spike in food quality as well as service both in our student dining and catering services.  Complaints regarding quality are now non-existent. Parkhurst has provided their high-quality dining concept to our campus in a manner that it seems personalized to our college and not just some type of cookie cutter program. Without hesitation, I now will bring a student, staff, or administrator over to our residential dining hall and be confident that they will have a positive dining experience as a result of what Parkhurst has brought to our dining program on campus.”

Arthur D. Glass II, Mount Saint Mary College, Vice President for Finance and Administration

 

"Parkhurst is a culinary-focused food service management provider that values quality, personalized guest services, professional catering experience and, just as important, an organization that makes a difference in the community.” 

Dave DiPetro, Duquesne University, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services.  

 

"A recent student article gave Loyola dining a 'thumbs down', asking, 'why do you make the food so good? I’m eating too much and gaining weight!', Parkhurst has gone beyond my expectations. More and more students are signing up for the board plan, and dining participation increases each week. If preparing the food too good is the only complaint, we are in excellent hands!" 

Mark Broderick, Loyola University Maryland, Director of Student Activities

 

“We were so impressed with how Parkhurst was able to customize the bistro to suit our needs, enhancing the variety and format of the PNC café menus to highlight health and wellness, while integrating day-to-day business practices with environmental responsibility."

Dirk Elston, PNC Realty Services