Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital opens café

Published July 18, 2014

You don’t need to be sick to eat at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, in Greensboro. You just need to be hungry.

The hospital announced that as of Thursday, July 17, the new eatery at the hospital is open for meals.

Service at the Good Samaritan Café will include a hot and cold breakfast bar, homemade salads, hot entrée and vegetable selections, a carvery or action station, and fresh desserts. The menu will feature smoked barbeque, fresh breads, a “great Sunday lunch” and themed specialty nights.

Good Samaritan hired executive chef Jeff Vanderver. Previously the executive chef at the Milledgeville Country Club, Vanderver has over 20 years of restaurant and country club experience. He served at Milledgeville Country Club for three years, two years at Silver Moon on Lake Oconee and five years as a sous chef at Athens Country Club.

“The kitchen here at Good Sam is, without a doubt, one of the best kitchens I have ever been in,” says Vanderver. “St. Mary’s has provided a facility that is beautiful and inspiring. I am proud to be joining the team and using my experience in this new environment. I want to bring the creativity and experimental mindset that makes cooking fun to the Good Samaritan café.”

“We want people to leave here, whether as a guest or as a patient, and just be blown away by the food they have eaten,” says Vanderver.

The cafeteria will be open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s located on the first floor. Just park in front of the hospital, enter through the main entrance and turn left past Registration.