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Rizwan Bandali - Food Service Director

Rizwan Bandali

Food Service Director

Length of service at Chartwells Langara: Since March 2012

Rizwan has 31 years of Hospitality experience, Riz has been able to acquire great strength and focus on extensive quality of Customer Service and Guest Satisfaction. After going through Chef School & starting first as a Cook working for The Westin Hotel Edmonton, and then shifting his passion into Baking. Working as an Assistant Pastry Chef at The Westin Hotel until moving to Vancouver.  Then Rizwan was a Pastry Chef at Monte Cristo Bakery until he opened his own Catering Company in South Vancouver. After successfully running it for 15 years he moved on to a position of General Manager at Wendy’s. He then worked for Compass at BCIT as a Unit Manager and is now the Food Services Director at Langara College. Worked from a “hands-on” to a Director’s position. Rizwan has a huge advantage of gaining knowledge and experience in both, back and front of the house operations. He is recognized as a highly motivated manager, with strong organizational and people management skills, constantly seeking for self- improvement and success of his team.

He is Family oriented and is the father of two sons and a daughter.

Patrick Villarama - Unit Manager - Cafeteria & Catering

Patrick Villarama

Unit Manager - Cafeteria & Catering

Length of Service at Chartwells Langara: Since September 2012

After graduating from UBC in 2006, Patrick started his hospitality career working in banquet and catering departments at 4 diamond hotels such as Hyatt Regency Vancouver and the River Rock Casino Resort. After gaining much experience in planning and execution of events and conferences, Patrick took his first step towards management in 2009 as the Food & Beverage Supervisor of Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond. Patrick oversaw food service operations for Quilchena’s fine dining room as well as its catering department.  Patrick later moved on in 2011 to expand his knowledge of banquet operations as Banquet Captain of Northview Golf & Country Club located in Surrey.

Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids - one daughter and one son.


Laura Preissl - Starbucks Manager

Laura Preissl

Starbucks Manager

Length of Service at Chartwells Langara: Since August 2015

Bio to come soon!!!!