About Parkhurst

Who We Are
Parkhurst Dining Services is a culinary-centered dining and catering services company. We are the leader in providing outstanding food service management to the finest colleges, universities, corporations and special venues. As a division of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, we have been built on a foundation that has been making guests smile for more than 60 years. We pride ourselves on building personal relationships and providing exceptional culinary experiences to all of our guests. Our dedication to continue our innovative approach to dining with extraordinarily gifted chefs, fresh, distinctive cuisine and superb service has our guests looking forward to their next meal at any Parkhurst location.

The Parkhurst Difference
Our success is a result of passion for our guests and commitment to the places in which we live and work. We have become a better neighbor and active contributor by supporting our local communities and cultivating personal relationships.

We nurture our guests by:

  • Using ingredients that are fresh, whole and prepared in a healthy and nutritious way
  • Purchasing at least 30% of our produce from local farmers, growers and cooperatives
  • Creating innovative menu options that include more healthful options

We support our local communities by:

  • Purchasing from more than 120 local growers, food producers and artisans
  • Contributing 5% of our pre-tax earnings to non-profit community initiatives
  • Volunteering at local food banks and soup kitchens
  • Encouraging internships from local schools

We sustain our environment by:

  • Converting our spent fryer oil into bio-diesel
  • Offering options of fairly trade coffees
  • Using only cage-free, organic shell eggs
  • Promoting the reduction of Styrofoam use
  • Using biodegradable containers for our "on the go!" program

Mission
Parkhurst Dining Services will provide consistent high-quality dining services to the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region -- dining services designed and developed in a culture that places a premium on culinary excellence and innovation, and guest service that exceeds expectations.

Parkhurst will continually nurture its relationships with clients and vendors by treating them as partners, delivering on promises and guaranteeing a highly personalized approach to contract dining services.

Our success will be predicated on recruiting and retaining a highly motivated, diverse and caring group of associates. Through career planning and training based upon the values of continuous improvement, we are committed to helping our associates achieve their professional and personal goals.