This poem was written by Sara T. after having seen Super Bowl ’13 commercial “So God Made a Farmer.”


And on the 8th day, God looked down and said I need a group who care
about Food, People, and Serving Others

so God made an MG employee

God said…I need someone who can be up before dawn to fix breakfast,
work all day to fix lunch and dinner, and stay late to be sure
everything is ready for the next day

so God made an MG employee

God said I need somebody willing to be the last one out the door after
a late night catering event, saying “things went well, but next time I
can make it even better”

I need someone who can get everyone fed with no power, stretch the
last pans of food to feed the 25 unexpected guests, put together 300
box meals before lunch, make leftovers into a fabulous new dish

so God made an MG employee

God said I need somebody strong enough to lift a case of number 10
cans, pull a case of chicken off the top shelf of the freezer, load
and unload the van for an offsite event, yet gentle enough to open a
milk carton for a child, carry a tray for someone who needs a hand,
carefully and thoughtfully listen to a customer concern

so God made an MG employee

It has to be somebody who will follow recipes and systems and not cut
corners; batch cook, bake, take temps, clean, sweep, mop, slice,
chop, garnish, hustle, juggle, serve, and laugh and then sigh and then
reply with smiling eyes “How can I help you?”

so God made an MG employee

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4944 Old Boonsboro Rd.
Lynchburg,VA 24503
434.384.3663

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Testimonials

Testimonials

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 delicious...so 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!

Administrator 

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

Administrator 

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.

Guest 

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!

Administrator 

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 wonderful...as 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.

Client 

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

Resident 

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!

Administrator 

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!!!

Administrator 

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