About UsFabulous Food, Employee Owned
Meet the Team
Director of Dining Operations
Phyllis, a Richmond native, has been with Meriwether Godsey for 20 years strong! Phyllis embodies ‘Being the Best Partner’, with happy clients, customers, & employees to prove it. Phyllis’ calm vibe and positive demeanor have been staples on the Capitol grounds & Roslyn Retreat Center & her favorite quote is proof of just that!
“Be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud”- Maya Angelou
Chef Randy came to Meriwether Godsey in the Fall of 2017 with mounds of experience in all facets of foodservice operations. With degrees in Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, & Culinary Management, it’s obvious Chef’s dedication to our ‘Learn, Grow, and Improve’ philosophy is unwavering. Hailing from Richmond staples like the Country Club of Virginia, Altria, and most recently MOSAIC, there is no doubt Chef will ‘Sweats All the Details’ to provide our communities daily menus with WOW!
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” -William James
Long’s passion for food and serving others started at an early age working in his family’s restaurants. A graduate of Virginia Tech’s Hospitality Program, Long was the chef operator of his own restaurants for many years before moving to contract dining. Long has leveraged his diverse experience to hone his culinary talents as well as his own unique leadership style. His commitment to excellence and tireless drive is a perfect fit for supporting our clients and our values.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We are invested in creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate in and contribute to the success of the business. This means fostering and protecting an inclusive environment in which all employees feel respected, are treated fairly and their viewpoints, thoughts, and ideas are encouraged and embraced, regardless of position, age, race, religion, beliefs, socio-economic background, gender, who they love, how they identify and of course, other protected statuses. We proudly support vendors, partners, and suppliers who share these values of inclusion.
We recognize that people are our most important ingredient and we provide them with the best resources, from training and support to progressive systems, so they may find satisfaction in what they do and feel appreciated for their hard work. We cultivate an atmosphere where we learn, grow and improve, constantly. This people-first culture fosters a better experience for each guest.