Job Summary

Assist Director of Dining Services with any aspects of account management assigned: including, but not limited to management of food preparation methods, portion sizes, garnishing, flavoring of food in harmony with non-negotiable standards of quality and hospitality. Provide inspirational account leadership and direct production staff training and professional development. Assure the delivery of the MG Core Values while controlling costs and guiding account efficiency and systems adherence. Establish a strong long-term MG-Client relationship.

About the Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to be an inspirational leader in the day to day preparation of food with 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. Be a leader in a unique company in the Dining Management industry.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Client relationships and account retention
  • Operational and brand accountability
  • Production, Loss Control & Inventory
  • Product Ordering & Receiving
  • Safety & Sanitation
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Training, Counseling, & Evaluating Staff
  • Account Supervision
  • Customer Service
  • Quality & Brand Assurance
  • Presentation & Culinary Artistry

Company: Meriwether Godsey

Location: The Sheridan School  (Washington, DC)

Salary/Wage: $20.00 – $25.00 Hourly, Based on Experience

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Job Category: Food Services/Hospitality

Education, Experience, & Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree or five or more years related experience
  • 4-5 years experience in Chef/Management of Food Service Operations & Catering
  • Mastery of food production techniques
  • Culinary Artistry
  • Working knowledge of frontline operations
  • Experience in human resource management principles and procedures
  • Experience in economic and accounting principles and practices
  • Proficiency and growing knowledge of sustainable practices
  • ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and Personal Vehicle
  • “Loves Food, People, & Serving Others”: passion for food and hospitality, in and outside the workplace

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

  • Results oriented leadership and talent development
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic planning / action and project accountability / execution
  • Adaptability, flexibility, resilience and change management
  • Judgment, decision making, and accountability
  • Sales and marketing for growth
  • Reasoning, creativity, and innovation
  • Conflict management and team building
  • Quality, brand and regulatory assurance & attention to detail
  • Customer care and focus
  • Passion for fitness, wellness, and nutrition.

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 nearly 500 talented and dedicated “owners” — managers, chefs, and service staff — operating throughout Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.  Smaller by design, and regional in focus means real involvement by long-tenured senior management.


MG’s Culture is our most substantial benefit. Experience it – you will understand! Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, matching 401K, profit sharing, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, a vision-care plan, job training programs, and paid vacations. We also offer employee stock ownership to reward tenure with the company.

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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