Our Team


Meet Our Team

Megan Jones - General Manager

Megan Jones

General Manager

Megan has been working in the food industry for 15 years. She attended George Brown College to receive her Culinary Management diploma in 2006 and received her Red Seal Chef Certification in 2012. She then completed a Professional Certificate in Conflict Management at Western University while managing two Student Residences in 2014. Throughout her career, she has cooked and planned events for groups as large as 2000 guests. Her passion for food and providing great services keeps her motivated and dedicated to the food service industry. #parksidedreamteam

Christilyn Manzano - Assistant Manager

Christilyn Manzano

Assistant Manager

Christilyn started her career in the food industry in grade 11 when she worked as a prep cook at Milestones. She then attended Ryerson University for Public Health and Safety, graduating in 2014. While in school, she worked at various places, both in the retail and food industry, and as a food services student manager for 3 years at Ryerson’s residence buildings. After graduating, she went on to become an Administration Manager at George Brown College for Chartwells. Her love for food continues to flourish as she learns more about it everyday. It has been an exciting journey so far and she is excited to be a part of the #parksidedreamteam

Richard Rowe - Excecutive Chef

Richard Rowe

Excecutive Chef

Chef Richard Rowe is a graduated of the 4 year Culinary Apprenticeship Program at SAIT Polytechnic , completing his apprenticeship under world renowned, Executive Chef Gerd Steinmeyer of the Palliser Hotel in Alberta. Richard’s career took flight, gaining national hotel experience with Crown Plaza, Marriot and Pan Pacific across Canada and international placements in exotic locations. Through his travels, Chef Richard immersed himself on the unique, indigenous flavors of the many vibrant cultures he experienced, which has left its mark on his professional pallet.

Chef Richard is the Executive Chef with Chartwells at Parkside Student Residence, where he brings his infamous enthusiasm for the culinary art. #parksidedreamteam

His favourite motto: “To love what you do is the key to success!”