Bethesda, MD
Requisition #1089


Meriwether Godsey is looking for a Director of Dining Services responsible for leading all dining, retail and catering operations at The Holton Arms School; an all-girls college preparatory school located in the woodlands of  Bethesda, MD that serves roughly 700 students, faculty, and staff. 


What you will do:

  • Manage all account activities to ensure operations run smoothly and efficiently and reflect the MG brand
  • Lead all phases of financial planning, budget/cost analysis and reporting to set, monitor and achieve operating and financial goals
  • Lead by example; engaging and developing direct reports and team members through ongoing support, monitoring, coaching, and feedback. 
  • Lead team in preparing meal production while embracing fresh, local, scratch; oversee menu development, purchasing, and production, incorporating the latest trends and practices
  • Deliver high-end catering; oversee booking, planning, execution and communication related to all campus catered events, as well as any off-campus events.
  • Foster an inclusive environment for all staff and guests; maintain effective client and customer-centric relationships. 
  • Maintain HACCP standards and healthy environment for clients, customers, and employees. 
  • Lead all personnel decisions, to include recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and firing, growth, and development of team members, and performance monitoring.


What you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or ten years of related experience
  • 5+ Years experience in Contract Food Service Operation, High-End Catering Management, and Campus Dining experience
  • Participative management style and excellent leadership skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Account and Project Management Skills 
  • Knowledge of food safety (HACCP), sanitation and overall workplace safety standards.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment while fostering strong client and customer relationships.
  • ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification preferred
  • Application and promotion of current food trends
  • Proficiency and growing knowledge of sustainable practices


What you will get:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Meals Provided
  • Benefits such as Health, Vision, Dental, and more!


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. Cultivate your culinary skills with an employee-owned, value-based company that prides itself in growing great talent.

The Holton Arms School’s mission is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” 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 the Holton Arms School and Meriwether Godsey set the standard for hospitality in the Maryland market!



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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