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Jennifer Bruder - Food Services Director

Jennifer Bruder

Food Services Director
519-748-5039

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!!

John Yates - Unit Manager Cambridge Campus

John Yates

Unit Manager Cambridge Campus
519-748-5220 ext 4715

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

 

Dianne Hopfner - Chef Manager - Doon Campus

Dianne Hopfner

Chef Manager - Doon Campus
519-748-5039

Dianne has been in her role of Chef Manager at Conestoga College Doon Campus since 2014.  She was born and raised in Cambridge Ontario, where she was exposed to a lifestyle of cooking at a young age.  When she was 18 she began as a prep cook and quickly discovered her love for cooking.  Spending many years in Toronto and working alongside a number of talented chef’s she gathered a little knowledge from all.  Dianne is proud that she can incorporate some of today with her own style and finesse.   Dianne knew she enjoyed creating food to please her family and friends and once she received the opportunity to express her artistic flare and received customers positive feedback and reactions there was no turning back.   

Jacklyn Harriette - Assistant Manager/Marketing Coordinator

Jacklyn Harriette

Assistant Manager/Marketing Coordinator
519-748-5220 ext2426

Jackie is a passionate and energetic individual who’s number one goal is your satisfaction, providing exceptional customer service, her aim is to make your dining experience as positive as it can be. Jackie has been with Chartwells Conestoga at many locations for 7 years.  She is here to make sure the students experience in our cafe is a great one.  If you have any feedback or suggestions on your experience at any of our Campus locations, Jackie is always happy to meet with you. 

Bill Watson

Unit Manager Guelph Campus
5198249390 ex6125

Bill Watson

Suzanne Wildfong - Catering Coordinator

Suzanne Wildfong

Catering Coordinator
5197485220 ext3366

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.

Jennifer Ferreira - Unit Manager- Waterloo Campus

Jennifer Ferreira

Unit Manager- Waterloo Campus
519-885-0300 ex5266

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. 

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