Health & Wellness
Many students continue to struggle with food insecurity. At Perkins we work with local community organizations and student organizations to provide creative solutions to address their needs. In addition we address dietary needs including food allergies and lifestyle choices such as vegan & vegetarian. We offer the dietary and nutritional expertise and experience to support identified wellness goals of our clients.
Beyond the Palette
As with our college and university clients, we work with your staff to support initiatives to enhance life skills.
Perkins Management Services Company’s influence extends beyond the palate’ by partnering with our clients to create innovative and sustainable programs to increase awareness and educational opportunities for Students through our beyond the palate program.
- In 2013 Perkins Management Services Company announced a 10-year scholarship in honor of Chef Leah Chase of the world renowned Dooky Chases restaurant in New Orleans. Chef Chase is a 90-year old industry icon that was honored at Livingstone College this year as Perkins Management Services endowed a scholarship in her honor to support the hospitality program.
- Perkins Management Services Company endowed a 10-year scholarship in honor of Dr. A.G. Gaston to create an entrepreneurship program within the school of business at Livingstone College.
- Nicholas M. Perkins established an annual scholarship at Fayetteville State University for the students that wish to become entrepreneurs.
- Perkins Management Services Company endowed a 12-year scholarship at Benedict College in honor of Dr. A.G. Gaston.
Sponsorship and host for the 2018 Howard University School of Business Alumni Luncheon.
Perkins Management is very reflective of our impact on the environment. The Perkins Difference can be found in how we deliver our services. We are committed to a policy of incorporating sustainability practices into the planning, design, management, renovation, and maintenance of our managed dining facilities. These practices are directly geared toward the 9 impact areas for ASTEM/APEX: staff management and environmental policy, communications, waste, energy, air quality, water, procurement, and community partners. We inspire Sustainability and Green Practices throughout all of our services. Sustainability and green practices that are incorporated into operations include, but are not limited to:
- Ensuring Sustainable food purchases from local, regional and third-party certified vendors, with a focus on procuring and sourcing food from local farmers and farmer markets
- Implementing and maintaining continuous sustainable menu options including but not limited to “grass-fed beef, organic yogurt, humane chicken and cage-free eggs
- Use of eco-friendly cleaning supplies, products and practices
- Running a comprehensive recycling program at managed facilities
- Implementing Eco-friendly, reusable take-out container program
- Ensuring all on-site staff members are trained in practices of Sustainable operations
- Using energy management systems such as lighting and motion sensors, to reduce the overall energy usage
- Using low-emitting volatile organic compound (VOC) paints, adhesives, carpets, etc., that reduce indoor air contamination
- Partnering with community groups on Sustainability and Green initiatives
- Maximizing natural light and ventilation throughout dining facilities
- Using materials for renovations, food packaging, etc., that are made up of a targeted post consumer recycled content
We encourage feedback from our customers, so much that we establish focus groups on campus to evaluate the products and services.
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