At Cedar Crest College, you will nourish your body, as well as your mind. Cedar Crest’s Dining Services loves food and it shows. We offer two main dining venues on campus - the Cedar Crest Bistro/Coffee Cafe and the Campus Dining Hall - where you can grab a quick bite on the way to class, or settle in for a relaxing respite from your studies. The Cedar Crest philosophy of educating the whole student body, mind and spirit is well employed here. You will find healthier food options alongside traditional fare, so you can make the choice that is right for you. In addition, Dining Services is as interested in sustainability as much you are! That’s why you will find locally grown and produced fruits and vegetables as well as organic fair trade coffee served in the Coffee Cafe. For more information on all the campus sustainability efforts click here.

Mission Statement

(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.

Dining Services 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.

Parkhurst Gold Standards

Hemisflavors Program

Looking to try something new and exotic? Hemisflavors showcases the varied flavors and culinary techniques of regional cuisines from around the globe. These dishes are created from fresh ingredients using authentic preparation methods. Sample the freshest and finest cuisines, with our experiences chefs as your guide. With a different country featured each week there will always be something new and exciting.

Farm Source Program

Our FarmSource program is an initiative to find and partner with some of the finest local growers and producers. With assistance from organizations like Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) we are able to enhance the freshness and quality of our product offerings without compromising our commitment to food safety… while supporting and strengthening the local agricultural community. We utilize only suppliers and growers who follow the high standards set forth by regulatory agencies like the FDA, the State Department of Agriculture and local health departments.

Dining Services Goes Green

With assistance from organizations like PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture), Dining Services is helping to support and strengthen the local agricultural community while enhancing the freshness and quality of product offerings by using such local vendors as Sun Coffee Roasters, Pocono Produce, Harrisburg Dairies and Hershey’s Ice Cream we guarantee that at least 20% of our products are locally grown or produced.

Fundraising

While anyone is permitted to hold a fundraiser within the campus community, please remember that Dining Services is always available to provide guidance or answer questions regarding any fundraising concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us regarding a variety of programs available to make your fundraiser run more smoothly. Reduced pricing for resale, kitchen usage, and student club discounts are just a few of the avenues to explore when planning your next food-related fundraising event. Please see the attached Student Club Kitchen Usage Request Form to place your requests.