As April comes to a close, we’re reflecting on a fun-filled Team Member Appreciation Month. For the past few weeks, our sites featured beloved team members through customizable “We ♥ Our Team Members” marketing materials, like these social media templates for sites to share:
As you saw from our post earlier this month, these pieces also included a recipe card that featured one of our team member’s homemade banana bread recipe!
Our sites also hosted a lot of service awards, during which we honor and celebrate all Parkhurst team members, but especially the ones celebrating 1, 5, 10, 15, 20+ year (you get the gist) work-iversaries! These parties allow our teams to kick back and relax as a small token of our appreciation of the hard work that they do everyday.
Mark Broadhurst, COO of Parkhurst Dining, says of Team Member Appreciation Month:
“A mentor of mine from my previous career used to always quote Walt Disney when he would say, ‘You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes the people to make the dream a reality.’ We have built an incredible company at Parkhurst over the past 23 years. But without the incredible people in our locations taking care of our guests and clients on a daily basis, the dream of diversifying and starting a new brand back in 1997 would have never become the reality it is today. Our team members are the heart and soul of Parkhurst. I’m inspired daily by their passion for food, commitment to outstanding service and – above all – their ability to create smiles for everyone they encounter.”
While we appreciate our wonderful team members every day of the year, this month has been a great time of expressing that appreciation and celebrating all those who make Parkhurst who we are.