Job Summary
Participate in transporting, setting up, garnishing, maintaining, and breaking down of food and supplies to/in the serving areas. Maintain quality of food and presentation. Perform tasks with speed and efficiency. Must be positive and gracious, while ensuring the highest level of customer service. Receive payment for a-la-cart goods by use of electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment.

About the Opportunity
This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in the Culinary Catering industry–learning from one of the best! Meriwether Godsey offers significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. The work environment is fast-paced, team oriented, and high-energy. You’ll be surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do. Help Meriwether Godsey be a leader in the Culinary Catering industry!

Job Duties

  • Transport food and supplies to serving area
  • Set-up, maintain, breakdown food serving areas and set up beverage area
  • Serve resident with food and beverage as specified on menu
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Communicate “front-of-the-house” needs to Cook to ensure smooth flow of meal period and no interruption in service
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, dining tables and chairs, and equipment
  • Display cheerful, helpful, courteous, and professional appearance
  • Follow correct food handling procedures to ensure food safety

Company: Meriwether Godsey
Location:Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, (Richmond, VA)
Salary/Wage: TBD
Status: Part-Time, variable hours including nights and weekends
Job Category: Food Services/Hospitality

Education, Experience & Requirements

  • 1-3 years related experience.
  • Proficiency and growing knowledge of sustainable practices.
  • “Loves Food, People, & Serving Others”: passion for food and hospitality, in and outside the workplace.
  • Reliable transportation
  • ServSafe Food Food Handler Certification preferred.

Competencies Needed (and, most of all, the ability to inspire these talents in others!)

  • Professional conduct, appearance and communication
  • Versatility, flexibility, and “high energy” multi-tasking capabilities in work relationships and job function
  • Committed focus on customer service, quality, cost consciousness and safety
  • Committed focus on creativity, teamwork, orderliness and planning
  • Judgment, decision making and accountability
  • adaptability, flexibility, resilience

About the Company

Meriwether Godsey is an employee-owned Dining Management Company headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia. Founded in 1985 on the belief that true hospitality can exist in a “cafeteria”, we have built a family of employee owners who share our passion for food and commitment to service. As we grow, so does our family. MG employs over 500 talented and dedicated “owners” — managers, chefs, and service staff — operating throughout Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Smaller by design, and regional in focus, means real involvement by long-tenured senior management.

MG is a certified WBE (Woman Business Enterprise, VA Department of Minority Business),
and an equal opportunity employer whose people-centric culture leads to diversity at all levels.

To Apply
Please apply in person at
The Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens – Robins Room
(1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond VA, 23228)
Sunday August, 14th
12pm – 5pm

Contact Us

4944 Old Boonsboro Rd. Lynchburg,VA 24503 434.384.3663
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The food is just incredible! I really mean it...I hope you know that I am not just saying this. It's so colorful, fresh, and special every day!"

Faculty Member 

Just a note to say thank you for all of the delicious food you and your staff serve each day. I never knew kale could taste so good!


Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding people. I brag about MG to my peers at other schools, and even to my friends and family!


Thank you so much for all the gluten-free options this year! All of your staff have been so helpful. They make a point to come up to me at meals and let me know what options you have for that meal. Salads are great, but sometimes a warm meal is just what you need!

Faculty Member 

Thanks for all of the good work you and your team did to ensure that last night’s welcome gathering for new faculty went off without a hitch. I’m so grateful for Team MG working so hard to make sure things are done the right way.

Head of School 

It’s an understatement to say we were surprised by the excellent quality of the food. We could not recall having a better tuna dish, even at the four-star resturants we frequent in Raleigh. Duke Integrative is a special place.


Many times I find a favorite thing out of the many items served during lunch, and although the featured spinach and fruit salad was visually stunning; the SHOUT OUT winner of the day hands down was the very delicious unassuming Vegetarian Pinto Beans!!! The onions were glistening and the peppers served as a complimentary color to the two different shades of beans...I have one regret and that is I didn’t think to take a picture!


Thank you for making pimento cheese today! It not only is divine, but also hit the spot. I now regret wasting 62.5 years of life on this planet in which I did not eat this heavenly mix. As I explore different recipes in my home kitchen I will try my best to live up to the standard demonstrated by what I had today.

Faculty Member 

Everything was usual! The food was scrumptious...and the weather was gorgeous!

Conference Client 

I would not change a thing! Your staff was not only professional, but warm and caring. They truly set the tone for a memorable night. The food was delicious...our family and friends left with hearts and bellies full!

Catering Client 

I just wanted to thank you so much for all the delicious food at Duke. Your food was such a happy and positive experience and it made the days there so much more enjoyable to eat healthy, but tasty, great food.


Thanks for the delicious soup and the new harvest salad - and thanks for removing half the calories out of the Farm Basket brownie...haha.


THANK YOU for your help today with the open house! Our visiting families raved about the personalized environment. We had a student tell us that Guilford went from his 3rd to 1st choice!


Thank you for all of your hard work on the meals and breaks for the Alumnae Board. The food was outstanding; everyone raved about each meal. Favorites included the grits on Saturday morning and the butternut squash soup on Sunday. YUM!!!


The amazing characteristic is that, on a day by day basis, you give us nutritious, varied, interesting, delicious food...not just something special for company. Please know how much you are appreciated and loved by this community.

Conference Administrator