Amherst, VA
Requisition #1056


Meriwether Godsey is looking for a Cook, responsible for the preparation, cooking, and presentation for daily meals and special events at Sweet Briar College a beautiful 3,250-acre campus located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


What you will do:

  • Ensure quality and timeliness of food production, using batch-cooking methods to maintain quality and freshness of the product.
  • Use traditional, made from scratch preparation methods and keep accurate production logs.
  • Work collaboratively alongside other production staff to incorporate key ingredients/products into recipe and menu offerings on a daily basis
  • Participate in transporting, setting up, garnishing, maintaining, and breaking down of food and supplies at assigned stations.
  • Assist in maintaining quality and performing tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Adhere to food safety, sanitation standards, and all HACCP recordings


What you need:

  • A minimum of 2 years of high volume culinary experience preferred
  • Experience with high volume foodservice operations, preferably school environments.
  • High levels of professionalism and strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and good organizational skills
  • Flexibility; ability to switch between locations and job duties
  • Growing knowledge of sustainable practices.
  • ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification preferred
  • Reliable Transportation


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 and supported by people who are passionate about serving others.

Sweet Briar College prepares its students to be productive, responsible members of a world community through a customized educational program designed to prepare career and individual development. Enjoy a small, community-focused environment where you may grow your leadership and hospitality skills and your career opportunities with an employee-owned, value-based company. Help Sweet Briar College shine and Meriwether Godsey set the standard for hospitality in the Central Virginia education market!



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