Cooking Demo at Waste Oil Recyclers

Cooking Demo at Waste Oil Recyclers

Chefs from the Curtis Institute of Music recently armed teens from the Coatesville Youth Initiative with culinary skills using the garden-fresh vegetables and herbs they grow for local food banks in the MoGrenna Garden, a project of Waste Oil Recyclers in Modena, PA. Chefs from local restaurants and dining services locations that recycle their waste … Continue reading

Local Farm Visits

Local Farm Visits

I’m always exciting during this time of the year.  Local food production is at the height of the season and the schools are back in session. This means that many students will be experiencing the fresh and local products of Parkhurst Dining for the first time! Our FarmSource program allows us to source a variety of locally grown … Continue reading

Going to the Source

Going to the Source

Coffee is one of those beverages that you either love or hate.  My first coffee experience was when I was 18 and floating around the Atlantic Ocean in the Navy.  I couldn’t stand it!  But grew quite fond of it as 4:30 AM comes mighty quick and coffee was the one thing that I looked … Continue reading

Local Apples ALL YEAR ‘ROUND @ Bucknell University!

Local Apples ALL YEAR ‘ROUND @ Bucknell University!

By John Cummins; General Manager of Resident Dining at Bucknell University https://dineatparkhurst.wordpress.com/meet-our-contributors/ We’ve all heard it said, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” That axiom is particularly true at Dries Orchard here in the lush Susquehanna Valley. That’s because the dwarf trees they grow are so low to the ground that the apple really can’t … Continue reading

Sustainable from the Start

Sustainable from the Start

By Tim Fetter, Executive Chef at Duquesne University Starting with this academic year, Parkhurst Dining was proud to begin service to the campus and community of Duquesne University in the heart of our service region in Pittsburgh, PA. I was given the nod to take the job of Executive Chef for the campus, which consists … Continue reading