Composting and Campers @ Chatham University

By Leslie Ekstrand, General Manager at Chatham University Here at Parkhurst Dining Services at Chatham University, we are always searching for ways to lessen our carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.  Four years ago we started a before and after consumer composting program in our main dining hall.  […]


The Season is Finally Upon Us!

By Tim Fetter, CEC, Executive Chef at Highmark Pittsburgh Here in the Pittsburgh region, chefs, farmers, and the general public can rejoice that our growing season has finally arrived.  After what always seems like a long winter and now what as been a very wet spring, we are seeing some nicer weather that should produce […]


My First Year with a CSA

By: Scott Rattan, Executive Chef at Capital University I had the opportunity to attend the annual PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) conference last year as part of a chefs outing for our company.  It was a wonderful experience and I learned a great deal about farming and sustainable practices.  This year’s conference is being […]