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Kenneth Lee - General Manager

Kenneth Lee

General Manager
604-323-5295

My first taste of the Food & Beverage Industry was at Burger King on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver flipping burgers during my early high school years.  And my love of food and servicing kept me in the industry for more than 30 years.

I came to the Compass Group Canada in 2019 in the Eurest Dining Sector and now to Chartwells.  Before I came to Compass, I was the Restaurant Manager at Garden Terrace, Assistant Culinary Operations Manager with Holland America Cruise Line and the Food & Beverage Manager at the Empire Landmark Hotel.  Times were spend at Renaissance Hotel Vancouver Harbourside, Four Seasons Hotel and 1886 Fine Dining Chinese Restaurant at Parq Casino as well to fine tune my service skills.

I am quite adventurous when it comes to food, especially the street vendors in Asia.  I love my wine, red or white depending on occasions and weather, and, of course, single malt.

Jennifer Lal - Food Service Manager

Jennifer Lal

Food Service Manager
(604) 323 5295

Jennifer is a Child Family Community Studies Graduate with a background in Psychology and Criminology, but her passion for food and thirst for culinary knowledge has allowed me to gain valuable experiences across the globe.

Her love for travelling led to her one-year experience aboard Princess Cruise Lines as an Activities Coordinator. Her most memorable experiences in hospitality have been catering movie sets for Lions Gate Films, PGA Canadian Open at Shaughnessy Golf Club, working alongside Mr. John Furlong during the Vancouver Olympics, and catering to the Aquilini’s and the Vancouver Canucks through The Arbutus and Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Clubs. 

William Chan - Executive Chef

William Chan

Executive Chef
(604) 323 5295

William has worked in the field of culinary arts throughout the Lower mainland of BC for the past 36 years, and has honed his skills at varies dining establishments during that time. He started out in local area, working at Westin Bay Shore Hotel, Elephant and Castle during Expo 86 and Fogg N Suds International. He moved on to open Buzzard’s Café/Restaurant in Langley BC.

After the venture, he returned to Fogg N Suds International and spent a decade as a Corporate Head Chef in Richmond, BC. His final venture was at the Executive Chef at Best Western in Mission before he moved to serve as the Executive Chef at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC for both Aramark Canada and Chartwell’s/Compass Group Canada.

Moving into Langara College as the Exectuive Chef, William will be sharing his talents with the team and hopes to pass on techniques, knowledge and insights to elevate the dining experience at Langara College.

Nafisa Sultana  - Chef

Nafisa Sultana

Chef

I am Chef Nafisa Sultana from Bangladesh. I started my first catering business in Bangladesh when I was 18 years old. At that time, I was the first Bangladeshi woman to start such a business and became a competitor with males. From my catering business, I was able to open three popular restaurants and five school cafeterias. All featured Bangladeshi, Thai, Indian and Chinese cuisine. within a year my restaurants became popular in town. I ran my business successfully for 18 years. my restaurant received many business awards for becoming the most renowned in Bangladesh.

 A couple of years after the fact I choose to turn into a gourmet expert. Then, at that point I began my investigation on culinary to satisfy my fantasies. After I completed my course, I joined a four-star hotel as a chef. I work there for two years with a good reputation and I was the first female chef in Bangladesh. 

In 2009, I moved to Vancouver where I enrolled in a Grade 12 English Course to enter Vancouver Community College’s and finished my culinary certificate course just as did my Red Seal Certified Program.

In 2013, I joined to Langara college cafeteria (compass group Chartwells) as a cook. Within a year where I rose to the position of Sous Chef. In the year 2016, I won the best-associated star awards from the compass group.   I continue to work hard at upgrading my position and became a chef manager. Since 2010 I have also been a chef at a free Saturday Breakfast program every week at Collingwood Neighbourhood House. Moreover, I work for Pizza Hut as a shift manager from 2009 to 2017.

I am a hardworking, passionate, creative, and loving person who will spend the rest of my life creating new fusion recipes.

Rajwant Khatra - Starbucks and Subway Manager

Rajwant Khatra

Starbucks and Subway Manager
604-323-5122

With over 14 years in the food service industry, Rajwant is a skilled and passionate Starbucks and Subway Manager, with excellent knowledge about coffee and leadership skills.

She is always creating an environment for customers to feel welcome and ensures they leave happy and recharged. Rajwant is known for going over and above! 

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