Carthage recognizes that we need to meet the needs of students with food allergies. Parkhurst managers and chefs are trained in gluten education and food allergies by AllerTrain, a nationally recognized organization that both the American Culinary Federation and the American Dietic Association accredit.

Look for these icons anywhere daily menus are posted and within the dining spaces during service where daily offerings are labeled:

Food Allergy Labels

For catering, box lunches, or to-go orders, containers with any of the allergy-friendly meals will be clearly marked.

The Inspired Eats station in the Caf offers chef-designed menus free from the FDA’s nine most common allergens:

  • Dairy
  • Egg
  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Tree nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • Sesame.

Additionally, all the food prepared and served from our Inspired Eats recipe collection is gluten-free.

The overall goal of Inspire Eats is to provide our campus communities with delicious, allergen-conscious dishes. No student should feel alienated by their dietary needs and what they cannot eat. No students should feel shortchanged by their dietary needs, and we strive to not only meet students’ dietary needs but make them excited about food every day.

Students with an allergy or other dietary restriction or concerns should always notify the campus dining team either while visiting the Caf or by emailing The Parkhurst team is happy to discuss their cooking procedures, provide a tour of the dining facilities, and answer any questions students or parents may have.

Students with severe, diagnosed food allergies or medical conditions — such as Celiac Disease, airborne allergies, or disordered eating — can apply for a dining accommodation to ensure they have safe food options beyond the general daily offerings.

If you or your student falls into this category, you can apply for a dining accommodation by completing this short form to begin the process. These requests are reviewed on a rolling basis, and based on the type of request, a licensed physician may need to complete a medical form to accompany the accommodation request.