YEARS IN BUSINESS

36

LOCATED IN

Virginia

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

500

NUMBER OF BOARDING SCHOOLS WE SERVE

Schools

Meriwether Godsey

Marie “Rie” Meriwether Godsey and her husband, Eddie, started MG as a catering business in 1980. In 1985, while working for a large contractor, both became convinced that they could provide what larger operators could not: personal attention, customized solutions, and fabulous food. They realized that hands-on ownership, which is often found in the finest restaurants, also benefits contract dining programs. With these principles in mind, they formed MG and today the company has grown by word of mouth to serve partners throughout the mid-Atlantic from North Carolina to Massachusetts. We’ve remained smaller by design, and regional in focus so we retain these principles and live up to the promises embodied in our Core Values.

WHY BOARDING SCHOOLS CHOOSE US

This summer we celebrated 36 years with one of our first accounts, Virginia Episcopal School. That’s not because we’ve done everything right, or become huge in our industry, but because we have forged a strong working relationship. We take tremendous pride in every meal and we are accountable no matter what. Today, the majority of our customers (and daily meals) are in this market, which means all of our systems, research and development, quality assurance, and support are oriented to schools and achieving the highest standards of performance in that setting. It also means we constantly innovate, finding ways to bring popular restaurant trends to the dining room. And, we take very seriously our responsibility to model wellness and good nutrition by what we offer and how we serve it.

OUR MISSION

To be the partner of choice by making a difference every day in the lives of our staff and customers.
From our very first meeting and years now that we have enjoyed our partnership and relationship with Meriwether Godsey, we have placed our confidence and trust in you - and the rewards have accrued to us through this philosophical alignment and friendship.
Administrator, Norfolk Academy
I just want to thank you for always having such wonderful healthful choices that taste absolutely amazing! You have truly inspired my palate and given me new love for foods that were once far from comfort for me.
Student, The Madeira School
Thank you, once again, for all the hard work your team has put in over the past year and a half! The Yardley Crew (and food) is one of the things that makes Chatham Hall, Chatham Hall.
Administrator, Chatham Hall
I see your modeling of leadership through service and work ethic almost every day. Thank you for your ability to show us what is important, leading with service. You make us a better place.
Administrator, Mercersburg Academy