Washington, DC
Requisition #1175

 

Meriwether Godsey is looking for a Lead Cook, responsible for the preparation, cooking, and presentation of daily meals and special events at a private day school located in Northeast, DC. This role is an 9 month Full Time positions, following the academic calendar of the seminary. Some summer work may be available.

What you will do

  • Ensure the quality and timeliness of food production, using traditional, made from scratch batch-cooking methods to maintain quality and freshness of the product.
  • Maintain a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen and adhere to food safety, sanitation and all HACCP standards.

Lead Cooks

  • Assist in training and developing other cooks in MG recipes and approaches, guiding kitchen staff in safe operating procedures
  • Conducts daily pre-production/service meetings and conducts training for staff in an assigned area
  • Additional duties may include: purchasing/ordering necessary products, responsible for team production, quality assurance, and other
    duties as requested

Cooks/Line Cooks

  • Following prep list created by Chef, measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking
  • 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 food quality and performing tasks quickly and efficiently

What you need:

  • Lead Cook: Minimum of 4 years culinary experience desired
  • Knowledge of food preparation and presentation methods, techniques, and quality standards
  • Experience with high volume foodservice operations
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills; ability to work in a professional team orientated environment
  • Strong communication skills and customer service focused
  • Passion for reducing waste and promoting sustainable practices
  • ServSafe® Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
  • Reliable Transportation

What you will get:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Meals Provided
  • Uniforms
  • 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 and supported by people who are passionate about serving others.

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 Meriwether Godsey set the standard for hospitality in the DC, Maryland & Virginia market!

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We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, genetic makeup, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status or veteran status and all other statuses protected by federal, state, and local law.

Contact Us

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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
Faculty Member

Everything was wonderful…as usual! The food was scrumptious…and the weather was gorgeous!

Conference Client 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
Conference Administrator