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Our Team

Wisam Makhoul - General Manager

Wisam Makhoul

General Manager
"Wisam Makhoul is our General Manager for food services Chartwells at Columbia International College. You can find him at the main school cafeteria or at the residences. He has been working for Chartwells, Compass Group Canada for the past 6 years. His experience with the food service industry for 25 years has found him working with more than 100 nationalities."
Roderick Gruffydd - Director of Culinary

Roderick Gruffydd

Director of Culinary

"Prior to leading the Columbia College Culinary team, Chef Rod's love for food and cooking has taken him from his home in New Brunswick to the pink sands of Bermuda. This journey has exposed him to a world of ingredients, flavours and cooking techniques. He has a passion for food, a creative mind and a drive for culinary innovation. He empowers his culinary team to have fun and be creative with food and to cook from the heart. He enjoys interacting with the students at Columbia International College and to see the look of pleasure on their faces after trying one of his menu creations. His goal with each recipe is to keep it simple and have fun, while using the freshest ingredients."

Hitendra Sharma - Food Service Manager

Hitendra Sharma

Food Service Manager

"Hitendra is our Food Service Manager at the main campus and  for the residences of Columbia International College. He brings with him a  varied experience in the food service industry which sums up to deliver excellent service to create customer delight. He has a pleasant demeanor, poised and driven to provide the Chartwells experience to the optimum level and enhance the dining experience of students and CIC staff along with the troupe of knowledgeable supervisors and equally trained associates". 

Steven Khor - Executive Chef

Steven Khor

Executive Chef

“With an extremely rich experience, Steven currently works as the Executive Chef at Columbia International College, Canada’s largest junior and senior boarding high school. The students’ nationalities are very diverse coming from 75 different countries from around the world. Steven has met the challenge of preparing menus for this diverse school population by researching the students cultural backgrounds and collaborating this with his own world experiences, he creates unique meals incorporating global flavors. Dishes are designed to highly accommodate a wide variety of nutritional needs and to fill the dining environment with an abundance of wholesome, fresh, nutritious foods that helps power a culture of health and well-being for everyone on campus.”

Carine Alcantara - Food Service Manager

Carine Alcantara

Food Service Manager

"Carine is our Food Service Manager at the main campus and  for the residences of Columbia International College. Through hard work and with over 10 years of experience in the field, she is an expert in the food service operations. With her friendly personality she conquers everyone around her and with her detailed oriented identity, she is always organized with all her responsibilities. With a background in Psychology, Carine has learned a lot about people, and that knowledge has supported her job as she deals with people all the time. For her, it is important to provide the most excellent food service experience to everyone on Campus, and that starts with the personal treatment one can receive. She is always seeking improvement in her work and making sure everything is working correctly and smoothly. If you ever need anything operational related, Carine is the one you should talk to. Her passion and accountability will certainly give you the best solution."