Jennifer, has come full circle right back home again. Conestoga Alumni graduate from Food and Beverage Management at our Waterloo Campus. Jennifer has over eight-teen years of experience in the food service industry with many of those years specializing in catering and event planning within her own family business, She was working with Eurest division of Compass prior to coming over to Chartwells. When she is not working, Jennifer loves the adventure of the outdoors, enjoying all seasons from snowboarding, skiing to sand, beach and crashing waves as well as exploring different cultures and cuisine. Jennifer is an energetic and well-managed Food Services Director for all Conestoga College campus locations. She is a strong leader and passionate about providing exceptional customer service. Jennifer is proud to be a part of the Conestoga Community and looks forward to continuous success and growth here!!
With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, John Yates is joining our Chartwells team as Chef Manager Cambridge Campus. John has gained a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of food services. He brings a passion for both people and food that translate to an emphasis on customer service! Being a chef allows him to interact with people on many levels. John feels like every day is an opportunity to make a new discovery and to make a positive impact on people, he is looking forward to interacting with students,faculty and all our guest. John door is always open so feel free to drop by anytime.
“Food can make you happy or sad, it can make your day and transform the way you feel” J.Yates
Suzanne was born and raised right here in the Tri-Cities. Her inspiration for cooking developed early watching her mother and grandmother cooking and baking for their family.
While attending Sheridan College Suzanne worked in an Italian/Portuguese bakery where that passion escalated. She completed several Wilton cake decorating courses and enjoys preparing fun elaborate cakes.
Suzanne brought her many years of experience here to Conestoga College in 2015. Her attention to detail, quality and most importantly customer satisfaction has brought Conestoga Catering department to a whole new level. “SEEING SMILES ON MY CLIENTS FACES, WHEN A BEAUTIFUL MEAL IS DELIVERED AND SET OUT IS VERY REWARDING” S.Wildfong.
Jen has been with Chartwells for 4 years. She comes from a lengthy experience in retail and food services. With a passion for people and food Jen incorporates her unique style and flavor. She is dedicated to providing you with exceptional dining experience at our Waterloo location. Please feel free to pop in and say hello.