Food Recovery Network helps feed the hungry in Williamsport

For several years, Parkhurst at Lycoming College has maintained a partnership with the American Rescue Workers (ARW) where unused and perishable food from the dining services operation is donated to the organization at the end of each semester. In the fall of 2013, Michael Kane, a recent Lycoming College graduate and the men’s program director for ARW,…

Milky Way Farms – Local Beef

This entry was written by Leslie Ekstrand, General Manager of Lycoming College Executive Chef Frank Hummel was on the search for food, but not just any food. He wanted the best, locally-raised food the region could provide. The goal: To provide the best tasting and most sustainably-sourced meals at Lycoming College’s Wertz Dining Hall. Wertz provides an all-you-care-to-eat menu and…

2015 Local Produce

As you all know, this is my favorite time of year.  My visits to our vegetable farms are always a treat.  There is never a dull moment and I always seem to learn something new each one I visit. One of my first stops this season was to the Yarnick’s Family Farm in Indiana, PA….

Project Lunch Tray

This year, I celebrate my 15th year with the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group.  I’ve had the opportunity to work on some really exciting projects and events and this year so far has been no different! I was recently contacted by the Community Kitchen Pittsburgh to volunteer for a cooking event called “Project Lunch Tray.” The event lets…

Simplifying Food Waste Collection

Parkhurst Dining is responsible for providing the food service at Alcoa’s corporate campus in New Kensington, PA.  The café that we operate was recently renovated and now has a new recycling and waste collection program.  Parkhurst has assisted over 20 locations with implementing composting programs so naturally we were eager to assist with the conversion and education of the process…

Chef in the Schoolyard

Written by Tim Fetter, CEC, Executive Chef, Duquesne University and posted by Jamie Moore On Tuesday September 16, I had the privilege to spend the afternoon with some students at the Greater Pittsburgh Urban League Charter School in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Grow Pittsburgh has a terrific Edible Schoolyard program that creates on-site gardens…

Aquaponic Food Production

Before any of our locations purchase from a supplier, it’s my responsibility to meet them to fully understand their operation. In early December, I received a new supplier request from Charles Wise, Executive Chef at Allegheny College. Usually these requests are for a local farm that would supply the location with a variety of vegetables…