Bridgewater College has announced a partnership with Parkhurst Dining to provide its food service management beginning July 1. It will be the company's first location in Virginia.
Bridgewater said in a statement that it selected Parkhurst to deliver a dining program that provides exciting venues and a high level of creativity and imagination. Sustainability is a key aspect of the program, and Parkhurst will work closely with the college to expand on its current sustainability efforts.
Through FarmSource, Parkhurst’s sustainable sourcing program, food is procured from more than 200 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 125-mile radius of its service areas. This greatly reduces the distance food travels from harvest to table.
“Our executive chefs will prepare fresh food from scratch utilizing local agriculture and incorporate produce from the college’s community garden into the dining menus,” says Bill Albright, Parkhurst vice president of education.“We look forward to our new partnership with Bridgewater College."