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Grand Re-Opening of Torvian

Event Details

Start Date:  January 23, 2013
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
End Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Torvian Dining Hall

A grand re-opening celebration will be held to promote healthier food options in the Torvian Dining Hall on Wednesday, January 23 from 11:00- 1:30 p.m. Saint Francis president, Father Gabriel Zeis, T.O.R., will serve as master of ceremonies. A Flash Fitness station will premiere and will feature turkey meatloaf with an orange sauce, cous cous and grilled vegetables. Similar food items will be offered daily. According to Leo Cavanaugh, Parkhurst Dining general manager, “We are happy to help educate our students on selecting food items that are healthier, contributing to the overall health and wellness for them on campus.”

The celebration will coincide with an entertaining Traveling Chefs event, a Parkhurst Dining promotion where executive chefs prepare healthy and fresh foods to order and in front of guests using authentic ingredients and food preparation techniques indicative of Southeast Asia. Chefs provide a culinary “education” as they describe the fresh ingredients and local agriculture used to prepare the selections, and will also make recommendations if guests ask for complimentary flavors.

Under the direction of Terry McMullen, executive chef at Saint Francis, chefs Armando Badlera and Steven Gill from Saint Francis, as well as “visiting” chefs from other Parkhurst-managed schools including Lycoming College, Bucknell University and Chatham University, will prepare the following recipes:

  • Spicy pork – bulgogi – Korean dish with spicy pork
  • Margarita chicken salad – and one plain for the vegetarians – one without meat
  • Rice noodles with stir fry vegetables – bun chay

Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form at http://francis.edu/accessibility-accommodation-request/.